Essence of Cuba

10nts from £1,595.

Stay in Havana, Trinidad and Varadero and travel through off the beaten track Cuba in a complete comfortable way…

Direct flights from London with Virgin Atlantic included.
Extra nights from £25.

Regional daily departures via Paris or Amsterdam to Havana available with Air France or KLM.

Cuba multi centre tailor made holidays 2017 & 2018.

A designed tailor made holiday to Cuba combining a multiple stay in Havana, Trinidad, the scenic Escambray Mountains, Santa Clara, terminating in Varadero where you will be able to relax by one of the best beaches in Cuba. Our most popular multi centre holiday to Cuba for those wanting to see more than just Havana and Varadero.


Tour highlights: Havana – Cueva de los Peces ( Bay of Pigs ) – Guama Nature Reserve ( Zapata Peninsula ) – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Santa Clara – Varadero.

 

 

 

* Flight discount already applied on pricing above *

 We can extend this holiday to 14 nights or less nights, returning from Havana on a Monday or Thursday 

Contact us on sales@allabouttailormadetravel.com or call 0208 469 0516 for a quotation.

Price includes:

FLIGHTS.

  • Return scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic.

ACCOMMODATION.

  • 4 nights accommodation on B&B basis at Casa Flamboyan guest  house – Old Havana.
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  • 3 nights accommodation in a double room on B&B basis at Casa Buri y Nesti, Trinidad Old Town.
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  • 3 nights accommodation on All Inclusive basis at Blau Varadero.
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TRANSFERS.

  • Private transfer Havana airport – Havana guest house on day one.
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  • Sightseeing transfer Havana guest house – Trinidad hotel *
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  • Sightseeing transfer Trinidad hotel – Varadero hotel **
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  • Shared transfer Varadero hotel – Havana airport.

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* Sigtseeing transfer from Havana to Trinidad:

0800 hrs. Depart Havana and head South East through the Sugar Cane and Citrus plantations towards the UNESCO preserved Zapata National Park where the first stop will be at Guama. Guama is a replica village of Cuba’s earliest settlers the Taino Indians who lived on the island in the 1100s, the original settlers on the island. Located on a string of small islands and reached by an exhilarating boat ride through the mangroves, there are also a number of life size sculptures depicting the life of these early settlers. A crocodile sanctuary is also located here and you can enter the sanctuary to see the reptiles basking in the sun.

Continuing the journey into the Zapata National Park, you will reach the Bay of Pigs the site of the failed CIA backed invasion of Cuba that was repelled by Fidel and Che and their revolutionaries. Brief visit to the museum to gain an insight into one of the major world events from the 1960s an an important date in Cuba’s revolutionary history.
After a relaxing lunch in the area, travel along the South Coast as the afternoon progresses, where your next stop will be at Cueva De Los Peces, a natural salt water pool set in a beautiful and tranquil woodland location. Take an afternoon cooling swim in the waters and spot the huge variety of tropical fish or take a cocktail or a cool beer and sit and enjoy the sun for a while.

Your final visit of the day will be at Cienfuegos town, also known as the Pearl of the South, with a strong French colonial atmosphere and overlooking a beautiful bay. Wander through the central squares and along the “Malecon” promenade before continuing along the coast road to Trinidad where you will terminate after a great day out, arriving at your chosen hotel at around 19 30 hrs.

Shared sightseeing transfer from Havana to Trinidad includes:

Transport as required with driver/ guide , entrance to Guama and boat ride to the replica village, entrance to the Crocodile Sanctuary , three course lunch in the Playa Larga area with one drink included ( water beer soft drink rum based drink ), entrance to Cueva De Los Peces, tour of Cienfuegos.

** Sightseeing transfer from Trinidad to Varadero:

An early start at approximately 8am will take you inland, where you will ascend quickly into the Escambray Mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, spectacular views and one of the most scenic drives in Cuba (Topes de Collantes National Park).

Stop en-route at a viewpoint looking back at the colonial city of Trinidad and the shimmering Caribbean Sea. Continue your journey deeper into the mountains and pass by simple farmhouses surrounded by sub-tropical vegetation and tall royal palms.

Arrive in Santa Clara, a city of major historical significance. Visit “Tren Blindado” the train that was attacked by Che Guevara and the turning point in the Cuban Revolution as well as the final resting place of Che Guevara at the very symbolic Che Mausoleum. There will also be time to visit a museum dedicated to his life before we head for lunch in the city.

After lunch, head west along the very quiet autopista to Varadero or Jibacoa, where you will be dropped off at your chosen accommodation, at approximately 6pm.

Sightseeing transfer from Trinidad to Varadero includes:

Transport as required with driver/ guide, visit to the Che Guevara Museum and Mausoleum and Tren Blindado in Santa Clara. Lunch in the city also included. Drinks excluded.

ESSENCE OF CUBA ROUTE MAP.



OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED.

  • Meet at greet and 24 hour local rep service.
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  • Full ATOL protection/ATOL certificate.
  • Havana airport departure tax.

Price excludes:

  • Travel insurance, compulsory for entry in Cuba.
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  • Cuban Visas: £15 per person. Please ensure your passports are valid at least six months after your return date from Cuba.

Virgin Atlantic flight information to Havana.

Virgin Atlantic flights depart from London Gatwick South Terminal direct to Havana on Mondays and Thursdays. From November 2016, Virgin Atlantic will start a Saturday flight. Flights are operated by a newly refurbished Boeing 747-400 with a choice of economy, premium economy and upper class. Not only do Virgin offer the best and most direct scheduled flights to Cuba, they are also usually the best value for money.

Virgin Atlantic also operate flights from Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Newquay to Havana via London Gatwick  with Flybe Airlines.

Ask us about upgrading your flight to premium economy or upper class – it may be more affordable than you imagine!

Air France | KLM flight information to Havana.

Air France and KLM flights depart from Birmingham, Bristol, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Manston, New Castle, Norwich, Southampton, Teeside, Cardif, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness to Paris or Amsterdam and then on to Havana. Flights operate daily.

Air Europa flight information to Havana.

Air Europa fly daily from Gatwick via Madrid.

Additional information.

Prices are from, subject to availability and based on 2 people travelling together.

The beauty of tailor-made is that we can add or reduce the final number of nights, select a different room type or hotel, or even add another stop over to make your dream holiday come true.

Anything is possible – just ask us.

       

 

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