Our “Taste of” signature city stays invite you to linger longer and delve deeper…and as one of the world’s great cities, Havana is the perfect place to start! Naturally you’ll want to explore the historic centre of Old Havana, sample a mojito and visit a cigar factor. And how about a salsa lesson to get you ready for those sultry Havana nights? Of course, a ride in an iconic classic car is a must. But how about visiting a local mechanic and learning about what it takes to keep these beauties on the road? Or meeting some of Cuba’s up-and-coming artists and entrepreneurs?
Further afield you’ll discover the timeless charm of rural Cuba with a day trip to Viñales Valley. This is one of our favourite parts of the country and it is well worth lingering a few days if you have the time. Hike amongst tobacco, pineapple and coconut plantations and meet local farmers. Or hop on a bike and cruise the country roads. Alternatively you can take the ultimate in Cuban transportation and explore on horseback. To spend time in rural Cuba it to leave the stress and worries of the modern world behind.
There are countless unusual options for one-of-a-kind experience in Havana – talk to one of our expert consultants about getting the Cuban experience you crave!
Arrival transfer to your accommodation in Old Havana. Experience Cuban hospitality tonight with a special dinner at a local paladar.
Stroll along the cobblestoned streets of the historic centre on this fascinating walking tour. Visit the four main plazas before heading to the Gran Teatro for a guided tour of this majestic building. This afternoon, enjoy a private 90 minute salsa class!
Morning tour by vintage car, focusing on the city’s eclectic architecture. You’ll see Art Deco, Art Nouveau, neo-Classic and neoGothic architecture, and some of the city’s most iconic buildings. This evening, visit the famous La Cabaña Fortress to witness the cannon shot ceremony. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at a local paladar before hitting a bar in Old Havana for live music and a few classic Cuban cocktails.
Enjoy a full day tour to Cuba’s western Pinar del Rio Province. You’ll depart from Havana, travelling through the spectacular Sierra del Rosario and stopping briefly at the Cafetería Las Barrigonas to visit a small tobacco plantation. Arriving in the city of Pinar del Rio, we visit a cigar factory and learn about the artisanal manufacturing process of Cuba’s most famous export. Afterwards we’ll continue to the stunning Viñales Valley and enjoy panoramic views from the Los Jazmines lookout. You’ll have some time to explore the sleepy town of Viñales before touring the lovely Dos Hermanas Valley. We’ll see a prehistoric mural and visit the Cueva del Indio where a boat tour will take you along an underground river. Enjoy a typical Cuban lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel this afternoon.
Day at leisure. This evening, farewell Cuba with another night of traditional live music at Cafe Taberna Benny More.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.