Classic Car-Roundtrip "The wild West" - 7 days

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Classic Car-Roundtrip "The wild West": 7-day Cuba experience trip through the West for lovers of American classic cars of the 50s…

Cuba Cigars and Rum

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What is Cuba most popular for? Of course for its first-class tobacco, the world-famous cigars and the real rum...

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7 Days Tour - Cuba Total

Cuba Total: Visit Cuba from the East to the West in only 7 days! Highlights of this trip are: Holguin - Santiago de Cuba - Bayamo – Playa Santa Lucia - Camagüey – Sancti Spiritus - Trinidad - Cienfuegos – Santa Clara – Varadero - Havana - Pinar del Río - Viñales. 

Guided trip of 7 days from the East to the West - see almost all highlights of Cuba...

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Cuba Total - 7 days roundtrip through Cuba - from Santiago in the East to Viñales in the West - with a vintage car or van - plus driver and guide.

Route of the trip: Holguin - Santiago de Cuba - Bayamo – Playa Santa Lucia - Camagüey – Sancti Spiritus - Trinidad - Cienfuegos – Santa Clara – Varadero - Havana - Pinar del Río - Viñales

Travel Details

Program:                                                                                                                    

Day 1: Holguín - Santiago de Cuba
Arrival in Holguin at the airport in the evening and transfer to a hotel in Santiago de Cuba. Welcome cocktail and informative meeting and dinner at the hotel.
Visit of „Casa de la Trova“ famous music house with Cuban music in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel 4*, Melia Santiago, Casa Grande or similar.

 
Day 2: Santiago – Bayamo – Playa Santa Lucia
Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour of Santiago de Cuba: you explore the city during a guided city tour by visit Castillo El Morro, the cemetery Santa Ifigenia and the Moncada Museum.
Lunch at a local restaurant
In the afternoon we leave the “Capital of the Caribbean” for the mountains of Sierra Maestra and go to a stop at the breathtaking pilgrimage church El Cobre, the holy Virgin of Cuba. On the further way to Bayamo you will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the tropic forest of Sierra Maestra. Panorama tour through Bayamo - the city of the Cuban anthem. After we leave via Las Tunas we will be passing the long sugar cane fields to the north coast and the beach resort Santa Lucia.
Accommodation: Hotel 4*, Brisas Santa Lucia, Gran Club Santa Lucia or similar

Day 3: Playa Santa Lucia – Camagüey – Sancti Spiritus - Trinidad
Early breakfast.
After a short bath in the Caribbean sea our tour goes over the old colonial city Camaguey, crossing the sugar cane country over Ciego de Avila to Sancti Spiritus. Panorama tour through the historical province capital Sancti Spiritus (a world heritage site).
Lunch in Sancti Spiritus.
After lunch we will pass through the „Valle de los Ingenios“ (sugar-mill valley). Then you will visit the 45m tall historic building „Manaca Iznaga” - a tower built in the high times of slave trade.

 
The trip continues to Trinidad. This old famous colonial city of the sugar cane barons was built in the 18th century and just walking through its streets can feel as if time stands still there. The whole city is like a museum and an Eldorado for photo-stops. By night you find here hot open air Cuban bands playing and in the salsa night clubs you will enjoy an unforgettable Cuban night.
Accommodation: Hotel 4*, Grand Hotel, La Ronda or similar

Day 4: Trinidad - Cienfuegos – Santa Clara – Varadero
After breakfast we hit for Cienfuegos. Panorama sightseeing tour through Cienfuegos, which is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the South’. Cienfuegos is situated at the beautiful Cienfuegos bay. You can admire the neo-classical architecture of the city and visit Teatro Terry and Palacio del Valle.
Lunch in Cienfuegos.



Continue tour to Santa Clara, known as the city of Che. The legendary guerilla headman Ernesto „Che“ Guevara put up a battle in Santa Clara which sped up the victory against the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista. He also blew up the steel train bristling with weapons called „Tren Blindado“ in 1958, which can be visited as a revolution memorial today.
There is no way to skip the museum of Cuba’s most famous hero, whose bones rest in the crypt closeby, along with the bones of his companions killed in action in Bolivia. Also visit of the „Ernesto Che Guevara Plaza“in Santa Clara. After that we will bring you to Varadero, where you can spend the late afternoon relaxing at the beach.
Accommodation: Hotel 5*, Paradisus, Iberostar Varadero, Melia Varadero or similar

Day 5: Varadero - Havana
Early breakfast.
After a short trip to the beach our tour goes along the north coast with its famous little villages at the shore of the Playas del Este, passing the Cristo of Habana to the capital of Cuba.
Sightseeing tour of Old Havana, „La Habana Vieja“, which was declared as world heritage site by UNESCO and founded in 1515 along with the „first seven villas/cities“ of Cuba. Walk along the Arms Square, „Plaza de las Armas“, the „Templete“, the Fort „Castillo de la Real Fuerza“, the „Palace of Cuban Arts“ and the crafts market on the „Plaza de la Cathedral“.
In the afternoon after lunch at a local restaurant we will continue the tour with American vintage cars. En route to the Capitol, the parks „Parque Central“ and „Parque de la Fraternidad“, „Plaza de la Revolución“ and the world-famous „Colón“ cemetery.
In the evening „Fiesta Cubana“ with Cuban dinner, cocktails and music.
Accommodation: Hotel 5*, Parque Central, Saratoga, Santa Isabel or similar

 

Day 6: Havana - Pinar del Río & Viñales
After breakfast and check-out you will be taken to the region Pinar del Río. There you will visit the West Cuban city of the correspondent name. During your guided tour through the tobacco factory you will witness the process of manifacturing the cigars – so called puros. After a short panorama tour you will be lead to Vuelta Abajo, which is famous for the best tobacco in the world. At first you will see the local places of importance, tobacco plantations and old famous tobacco farms.



Lunch at the tobacco farm of Luis Pietro. Afterwards the tour continues to Viñales on the old route of “Panamericana”. Cruising the country of tabacco plantations, passing breathless photo stops, going over vintage iron bridges to Viñales and the characteristic hilly landscape (magotes). We visit the Cueva del Indio and the prehistoric wall. After the tour will end in the hotel Los Jazmines, where you can enjoy the peaceful and harmonious atmosphere of the country-side.
On the way back to Havana it goes through beautiful landscape of tropical mountains with fantastic photo stops on the main route to Havana.
Accommodation: Hotel 5*, Parque Central, Saratoga, Santa Isabel or similar.

 

Day 7: Transfer Havana Airport
After breakfast and some leisure time transfer to the airport Havana.

End of tour

Services&Price

Special Offer: Cuba Total                                                               

(7 day group culture trip with 6 nights from Holguin to Havana)

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Price per person in a double room:
 

2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons 10 persons
2.357 € 2.287 € 2.264 € 2.252 € 2.244 €
Vintage car Van

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Included in the price:
- Service: 7 day roundtrip/6 nights exclusive trip
- Ride in an air-conditioned vehicle or vintage car
- With chauffeur and qualified tour guide
- Qualified guide and assistance
- Accommodation in hotels with breakfast and dinner
- 6 overnight-stays as described in the program
- Lunch as described in the program
- Excursions and entry fees as described in the roundtrip-program
- Risk coverage certificate for the travel price

Not included in the price:
- Flight to Cuba
- Transfer ex/to the airport (please check with us)
- Additional accommodation
- Extra-charges
- Costs for services not mentioned in the program
- Optional excursions
- Tips
- Drinks in hotels and restaurants except for All Inclusive hotels.
- Tourist Tax Cuba and Handing Fee (p.P. 35 EUR)
- Tourist Card: 25 Euro - available from us
- Airport Departure Tax (p.P. 25 CUC)

Note: Changes and mistakes in the program, the offer, changes in due to unpredictable Euro-/Dollar-fluctuation, hotel accommodation and price are subject to change!
Please note: If you want to travel longer, you can always book additional nights in a hotel (at a beach) with us. Please ask for our special offers for the dream beaches!

Tip:
Book an additional island-beach-hotel, a dive package or a diving course!

Important information:
If the mentioned hotels are booked out we reserve our right to accomodate you in equivalent hotels.

Accommodation

Hotel
All nights and accomodations like mentioned in the trip details. Please notice that you might be booked into other, but equivalent hotels during high season!

1st day: Hotel 4*, Melia Santiago, Casa Grande or similar. Standard room with A/C, shower/WC, TV

2nd day: Hotel 4*, Brisas Santa Lucia, Gran Club Santa Lucia or similar. Standard room with A/C, shower/WC, TV

3rd day: Hotel 4*, Grand Hotel, La Ronda or similar. Standard room with A/C, shower/WC, TV

4th day: Hotel 5*, Paradisus, Iberostar Varadero or Melia Varadero. Standard room with A/C, shower/WC, TV

5th/6th day: Hotel 5*, Parque Central, Saratoga, Santa Isabel or similar. Standard room with A/C, shower/WC, TV



 

Flight

Arrival: For this journey we recommend flights with Aeroflot from Shanghai to Holguin. For example arrival in Holguín at 14:45h and departure from Havana at 20:45h with one stop in Moscow. For flights to Cuba, please search via a search engine in your country. 

Tips

Our advice: Please bring sturdy shoes and swimming gear for the excursions.

Travel Request

Watersport

There is the possibility to go diving during or in connection with your trip. Please let us know in advance, if you would like to go snorkeling or diving and we will be pleased to assist you in finding the right choice.

Further information you can find at www.cuba-diving.de/DIVE-CUBA/dive_cuba.html