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Hemingway's Cuba

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Western Cuba’s colourful cities, colonial heritage and natural beauty, reveal the many facets of the island, from cigars to sugarcane, cafés to cabaret and revolution memorials to countryside

With legends of Hemingway and heroes of the revolution, vintage vehicles, cocktails, cathedrals, and multi-coloured colonial façades, from a distance Cuba seems like the most clichéd place on the planet. Up close it is so much more; an experience of bygone times, from the mansions of its oldest town to the remnants of sugar estates, from botanical gardens to blissful valleys.

On this varied journey, we take time to explore Havana, where Hemingway’s old haunts are now a heady mix of Floridita daiquiris and faded grandeur, music bars, 1950s cars, and effervescent energy. Viñales Valley, the home of the Cuban cigar, teaming time-honoured traditions with a blend of Spanish-conquistador and Afro-Cuban culture; and stay in the ‘Pearl of the South’, seductive Cienfuegos, where French élan meets fine architecture.

Overview

  • Havana  - 3 nights
  • Viñales Valley  - 2 nights
  • Havana  - 2 nights
  • Trinidad  - 2 nights
  • Santa Clara  - 2 nights
  • Varadero  - 3 nights
  • Flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Havana classic car experience
  • UNESCO Site: Trinidad
  • Revolutionary Santa Clara
  • UNESCO Site: Historical Cienfuegos
  • Cuban cocktail and dance lesson 
  • UNESCO Site: Viñales

Western Cuba’s colourful cities, colonial heritage and natural beauty, reveal the many facets of the island, from cigars to sugarcane, cafés to cabaret and revolution memorials to countryside

Notes:

On occasion, the cigar and rum factory (Day 6) and steam train ride (Day 11) may be replaced with an alternative visit due to closure at short notice.

Travelling in Cuba is a unique experience, however, tourism is still under state control and on occasion hotels of a similar standard to those listed in the itinerary may be used. Advance notification of this is not always possible.

Half board is included in most hotels on the tour and food can be quite basic, consisting of rice, beans, pork, chicken and fish, although international cuisine is available in Varadero (all inclusive basis) and Havana.
All vehicles are air-conditioned and the highways are reasonable, whereas minor roads can be in poor repair.

WiFi is available at hotels in Viñales and Santa Clara at a charge with the purchase of an internet login scratch off card, connectivity can be intermittent and expensive for one hour intervals.

Accommodation

Iberostar Parque Central Hotel - Havana

A 5-star hotel situated in the Old Town of Havana, just a short distance from the Capitol building. Restaurants, bars, rooftop pools, jacuzzi, WiFi (free) and stunning city views. 427 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV. Accommodation is in the main building or the new Torre section.

La Ermita - Viñales Valley

Located in peaceful surroundings with stunning views of Viñales Valley. A 3-star hotel with restaurant, bar, pool, WiFi (chargeable) and 62 air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV.

Iberostar Heritage Grand - Trinidad

Located in the heart of the city, this boutique 5-star adults-only hotel offers Trinidad’s most sought-after accommodation. The colonial 16th-century building houses a restaurant, lobby bar, spa, jacuzzi and WiFi (free). 40 spacious air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Hotel E Central Villa Clara - Santa Clara

A 3-star hotel in the centre of Santa Clara with restaurant, bar and 26 rooms.

Iberostar Tainos - Varadero

A 4-star hotel located on a beautiful beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. Restaurants, bars, fitness room, gift shop and pool. 272 air-conditioned spacious rooms with mini-bar and satellite TV.
Notes:

Tourism is still under state control and on occasion hotels of a similar standard to those listed in the itinerary may be used. Advance notification of this is not always possible. Half board is included in some hotels on the tour and local restaurants where food can be quite basic, consisting of rice, beans, pork, chicken and fish, although international cuisine is available in Varadero, (all-inclusive basis) and Havana. In the rest of Cuba, especially in the west and centre of the island (excluding Trinidad), accommodation options are more limited and often simple so we have selected the most suitable hotels, a basic 2 and 3-star standard.

Extra Nights

Stay in Varadero before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements
Iberostar Tainos - All Inclusive
(per night)

2024: £90 (Apr-Nov £65)
2025: £80 (May-Nov £55)

Single supplement
2024: £30 (Apr-Nov £22)
2025: £24 (May-Nov £17)

Arrival or departure transfer £70

Iberostar Tainos - Varadero

A 4-star hotel located on a beautiful beach and surrounded by tropical gardens. Restaurants, bars, fitness room, gift shop and pool. 272 air-conditioned spacious rooms with mini-bar and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
Air Europa from Gatwick (2025 - Air France from Gatwick)

May
May 4 (Saturday)
  • No Single Supplement
  • On Request: Please Call
October
October 19 (Saturday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £3145

£ 2995

November
November 9 (Saturday)
  • Spring Sale

Was £3145

£ 2995

Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 14 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 4 lunches & 14 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

Please be advised that any British citizen with a Cuban stamp in their passport, is currently disqualified from using the Esta visa waiver scheme to enter the USA within 11 years of the date of entry into Cuba

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: May
  • 2025: May, Oct

  • 2025: Jan, Feb
  • £295
  • 2025: Nov
  • £245
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £750
  • Arrival transfer
  • £24 (2025 £25)
  • Departure transfer
  • £100 (2025 £110)

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