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Cuba tour with beach holiday in Varadero

Experience Cuba’s historic capital, Havana, the beautiful Viñales valley, charming Trinidad and round it all off with a beach holiday at the beach paradise Varadero.

Cuba tour with beach holiday in Varadero
Cuba tour with beach holiday in Varadero
14 days

Cuba tour with beach holiday in Varadero

Experience Cuba’s historic capital, Havana, the beautiful Viñales valley, charming Trinidad and round it all off with a beach holiday at the beach paradise Varadero.

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What is included in the price?
This package includes the following
  • Return flights from the UK to Havana (enquire regarding direct flights)
  • Transfers from and to the airport in Havana
  • Travel by bus: Havana – Viñales – Trinidad – Varadero – Havana
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in casa particulares incl. breakfast
  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation at a beach hotel in Varadero with all-inclusive
  • 1 x lunch (day 4)
  • Tourist visa for Cuba
  • Individual tour, however, all excursions are in small international groups with local English speaking guides
  • Telephone hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • ATOL certificate included
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants
  • Possibility of daily departure

Comprehensive package of excursions:

  • Welcome meeting and sightseeing in Havana’s old quarter
  • Excursion to the Viñales Valley, including a visit to a tobacco plantation and a limestone cave
  • Sightseeing in Trinidad’s old quarter
  • Admission tickets to the attractions mentioned

THE TOUR IN SHORT

Look forward to experiencing Cuba’s absolute highlights combined with a beach holiday in the beach paradise of Varadero.

The tour begins in Havana, the capital of Cuba, where well-preserved, colourful colonial buildings, cosy squares and old American cars embellish the cityscape.

From here, you head west to the lush Viñales Valley, where scenic experiences including stalactite caves and a visit to a tobacco plantation await you. The area is also known for its characteristic limestone mountains called “mogotes”, sticking up in the middle of the beautiful valley.

In the UNESCO-listed city of Trinidad, you can look forward to strolling around cobbled streets with beautiful, colourful colonial houses and churches. In the evening, the salsa music emanates from the all the cosy cafés and bars, and it can be difficult to keep your feet still.

The tour rounds off with a few relaxing days on Varadero’s stunning white sandy beach with swaying palm trees and turquoise-blue sea.

Why choose this tour

  • Fall in love with Havana’s beautiful old district, which exudes life and history
  • Visit a tobacco plantation in the lush Viñales Valley, where some of the world’s best tobacco stems from
  • Listen to vibrant live music and taste Cuba’s national drink, the mojito, in colourful Trinidad
  • Experience a Caribbean mood at Varadero’s beautiful, alabaster sandy beaches with azure waters, where your tour concludes with a beach holiday

Our prices always include

  • All international and domestic flights
  • All destination transfers
  • All specified excursions and activities
  • All accommodations
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Departure from the UK

Departure day, where you will fly to Havana with connecting flights along the way. In Havana, you will be met by a driver who will take you to your accommodation.

Accommodation:
Day 2: Welcome meeting & sightseeing in Havana

After breakfast, our partner in Cuba will meet you at your accommodation and hold a short welcome meeting of approx. 30 minutes. This is an opportunity for you to run through your tour together and get answers to any questions you may have about the tour or other practical questions about travelling around Cuba.

You will then set off on your exciting guided walk around Havana’s beautiful old town, which is on UNESCO’s list of sites worthy of preservation. Look forward to experiencing the cosy cobbled streets, where impressive squares, cathedrals and colonial-era buildings take you back to ancient times.  You’ll experience the contrast between the newly-renovated and well-maintained streets and buildings, and the more dilapidated areas that make Havana so unique. Highlights of the tour include Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza de la Catedral and Plaza de las Armas, which is the city’s oldest square where the city museum and the Governor’s Palace are located.

You have the afternoon and evening to yourself.

Day 3: Havana on your own

Havana is at the ready with even more experiences, and the day is yours to do as you please. You set the pace and choose what you do yourself, but we highly recommend purchasing one of our exciting excursions from home.

Enjoy a unique glimpse of the city from the backseat of a genuine American car or work up a sweat dancing Cuban salsa.

There’s every opportunity for a day packed with experiences.

Day 4: Havana – Viñales – excursion to Viñales Valley

Today, you’ll be leaving Havana and heading for the Viñales Valley, where stunning nature experiences await you.

On the first part of the tour, you’ll be driving along the main road, but the last stretch into the small village, takes you along cosy, narrow, winding country roads. The drive takes about 4 hours.

In the afternoon, you’ll be visiting the highlights of Viñales Valley. The tour starts with a lovely lunch at a traditional Cuban restaurant. Your hunger sated, you’ll be accompanied by your guide to a small tobacco plantation, where you gain a fascinating insight into the work of the tobacco farmers who produce Cuba’s world-famous cigars. The Viñales area is known to have some of the best tobacco plants in the country. This is where the tobacco for the famous Cohiba and Montecristo brands of cigars comes from.

You’ll visit, Cueva del Indio, a limestone cave once inhabited by indigenous people. After a short walk in the cave, you’ll board a small boat and sail gently down the river, back to the daylight outside.

Just outside Viñales, you’ll find a pride and joy of the town; Mural de la prehistoria, a gigantic mural which symbolises the evolution of mankind. It was painted by local artist, Leovigildo González.

The last stop of the tour is at a vantage point affording an incredible panoramic view of Viñales Valley, with its characteristic limestone mountains, also called “mogotes”, rising dramatically from the lush fields. You’ll then be driven back to your accommodation.

Day 5: Viñales on your own

The day is yours to do whatever you please. You can explore the scenic Viñales area on your own, or pick one of the excursions below. We highly recommend a hike in the area.

Day 6: Viñales – Trinidad

You’ll be picked up early from your accommodation and driven to the colonial gem that is Trinidad. On the road, you’ll see weird and wonderful vehicles with composite parts, bullock carts and horse drawn carriages.

Late afternoon, you’ll arrive in the charming town of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with beautiful colonial buildings.

Day 7: Trinidad

Join us on a guided city tour of Trinidad’s beautiful old quarter. Get your good walking shoes on, as Trinidad’s charming topped cobblestone streets are very uneven.

You will visit locations including the picturesque square, Plaza Mayor and the city’s cathedral, “Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad”, one of the biggest churches in Cuba. Your guide will tell you about the city’s exciting history and architecture on the way. The tour ends with a drink at one of the city’s cozy bars.

Day 8: Trinidad

The day is yours to do with as you wish: explore the delights of Trinidad for yourself, or choose one of the following excursions.

Day 9: Trinidad - Varadero

Today it is time for you to leave Trinidad and continue your journey to Varadero, the undisputed beach holiday paradise on Cuba. Varadero is a 20 km tongue of land blessed with white sandy beaches by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The trip from Trinidad to Varadero takes approx. 5-6 hours.

Days 10-12: Relaxation at the holiday paradise

The days here are yours to do with as you wish. The all-inclusive hotel is located right next to the beach, so you have every opportunity to relax, spend time on the beach and take part in a variety of sports and water sports (some of which cost extra). You can also visit the town of Varadero, which has a small number of shops and market stalls.

Day 13: Start of the trip home

Bid farewell to Cuba and begin the trip back to the UK. You will be collected from your hotel and driven out to the airport to start your trip home. You will fly to the with connecting flights along the way.

Day 14: Return trip

Return flight to the UK.

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