Apple Vacations will offer shorter and cheaper tours to Cuba

Posted: 29-Jun-15 17:00

Tour company Apple Vacations will be offering a range of new trips soon in order to provide for the growing demand from American visitors to travel to Cuba. It will offer two new itineraries that will start in 2015.

Apple Vacations will offer shorter and cheaper tours to Cuba

Apple Vacations will be offering new trips to Cuba as part of their efforts to give American travel agents a more affordable option to meet the new demand. According to company president Tim Mullen, Apple Vacations will be launching two different itineraries with five total trips planned to Cuba in 2015.

At the moment other travel agencies are only offering 10-14 night trips with prices that run around $7,500 per person. When these are the only options available it is difficult for the typical US traveller to afford a trip to Cuba. Apple Vacations says it strives to offer shorter and less expensive trips that will be more affordable for the average person.

The company is starting by offering a five-night tour called "Havana Getaway", which will offer a cultural overview of the city as well as authentic Cuban cuisine, a cigar rolling demonstration, musical performances and much more. Another option announced by Apple Vacations is the seven-night tour called "Colors of Cuba". It will include all of the activities in the Havana Getaway tour, as well as two nights in the colonial historic town of Trinidad – a lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site in the province of Sancti Spiritus.

The first Havana Getaway tours will leave on September 5 and October 17, 2015 and it will cost $2,233 per person – based on double occupancy. The Colors of Cuba tour, meanwhile, is priced from $2,733 per person and it offers departure dates on September 11, September 25 and October 8. Travellers will be able to make reservations for both of the trips on July 9.

This style of tour is different from the type of "flop and drop" vacations that Apple has offered in the past. It will be a guided tour that will meet the category of "people to people" which is one of the 12 types of travel to Cuba that is licensed by the US Department of the Treasury.

Apple Vacations will be working together with Cuba Travel Services, a US based and Cuba licensed company that charters flights from Miami to Cuba with American Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. Groups of up to 30 can be booked on the trip and the aircraft can accommodate a total of 180 passengers. The price of the trip will include tourist visa processing, fees, US taxes, health insurance and the flight.


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