Explore the wonder of Cuba and visit some of it's most famous and historic attractions with this exciting 6 day Cuban tour. Dine at the famous La Floridita and La Bodeguita, where Hemingway spent the majority f his time, before exploring other historic attractions.
There's plenty of leisure time to explore at your own pace, however the expert guided tours are both informative and interesting, giving guests a uniquely educational break from the norm.
- Departs: london
- Arrives: havana, Cuba
- Departs: havana, Cuba
- Arrives: london
West Beach and Heritage Tour
- As Per Itinerary
- follow in the footsteps of Hemmingway
- Havana's most famous and treasured sites
- Historic cities, museums and monuments
The West Beach & Heritage Tour visits some of Cuba's most famous attractions. The tour starts in the charming capital Havana. Explore the paved streets and colonial buildings of Old Havana, follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and enjoy the vibrant Cuban music and dance at the famous Tropicana Cuban Club. The tour then visits the Che Guevera Monument in Santa Clara and travels to Sancti Spiritus, a town famous for its Romanesque stone bridge. A highlight of the tour is a visit to the fascinating town of Trinidad, one of the finest colonial towns in all of the Americas. The West Beach & Heritage Tour comes to an end in the popular beach resort of Varadero.
West Beach & Heritage Tour Highlights
- Tour of Old Havana
- Dinner at Tropicana Cuban Club
- Santa Clara - Che Monument & Armoured Train Museum
- Sancti Spiritis
- Colonial Trinidad
Day 1. London - Havana
Arrival to Havana airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at Iberostar Parque Central hotel (BB).
Day 2 Havana
Breakfast. City Tour Age and Modern Havana. Includes visits to the most representative areas of the City like the forth main Squares of the historical centre of the city where you will enjoy a walking tour around, Capitol Building, the cultural section and Revolution Square. Also, the great opportunity to visit Ernest Hemingway’s home, where you will be able of getting closer to the life and work of this famous writer of “For whom the bells tolls”. Continue to Cojimar Town, setting of “The Old Man and The Sea”. Return to the city for lunch. After lunch visit Floridita Bar-Restaurant (Included one coctel), one of the seventh most important in the world. Return to the hotel.
At evening, dinner at La Bodeguita del Medio restaurant, where Hemingway spent part of his leisure time. After, transfer to Morro Castle to be witnesses the Cannon Shot Ceremony, one of the oldest and most popular traditions in Havana City.
Transfer to La Zorra y el Cuervo nightclub to enjoy a good alive Latin jazz music up to late in the evening. Return to the hotel.
Day 3 Havana
Free Day for optional activities.
At evening, transfer for a special night in Tropicana where you will enjoy a great dinner and show with Cuban rhythms, dancers and alive music. Return to the hotel.
Day 4 Havana – Santa Clara- Remedios
Breakfast. Departure to Santa Clara. Panoramic City Tour of Santa Clara including visit to Che Square and the Armour Plated Train Monument. Lunch at La Granjita restaurant. After lunch, continue the trip to Remedios, one of the most religious country town on the west side of the Island with a peaceful atmosphere and beautiful people. Accommodation at Mascote Hostel (BB).
Breakfast. Departure to Sancti Spiritus. City Tour including the National Monument Bridge Yayabo, brief walking tour with promenade by the pedestrian boulevard. Lunch at Meson de la Plaza restaurant. Accommodation at El Rijo Plaza Hostel.
Leisure time to enjoy optional activities and relaxing.
Day 6 Sancti Spiritus - Trinidad
Breakfast. Departure to Trinidad. On the way visit Manaca-Iznaga Tower where you can see all Sugar Can Valley from the top of the tower. Continue to the City Tour of Trinidad including visits to Canchanchara Bar where you will taste a typical Cuban cocktail, the representative Romantic Museum. Lunch at Plaza Mayor restaurant. Time to take pictures. Return to the hotel in Sancti Spiritus.
Evening free for optional activities.
Day 7 Sancti Spiritus – Cienfuegos - Varadero
Breakfast. Transfer to Cienfuegos. Panoramic City Tour. Lunch at La Union Terrace. After lunch, continue the journey to Varadero. End of services.
*It may be possible to change the final transfer to Varadero to take guests to the final hotel in Havana, Cayo Santa Maria or Cayo Coco where the tour will then end. Please enquire about this at the time of booking.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for those with mobility or walking difficulties.
The tour was well organised and we got to see a lot, the guide was excellent.
Yvonne Ray reviewing West Beach and Heritage Tour (11-Dec-2011)
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