What makes this trip special?
Cuba's unforgettable capital
Cigars, gardens & village life
Colourful and lively colonial town
Sweet like sugar
Valle de los Ingenios
Pine-forested hills, crystal clear rivers and tumbling waterfalls
Sierra del Escambray
Memories of Che
A story to tell
Day-by-day itinerary for 'Classic Cuba'
Guide prices for 'Classic Cuba'
||2 people sharing
|Upper range hotels*
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- Cuba Visa
- airport transfers
- all accommodation
- meals where specified, B = breakfast, L=lunch, D= dinner
- English-speaking local guide/driver "on tour"
- entry fees to attractions/museums described below
- all transport
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- travel insurance
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
Customer reviews for
Recent reviews are shown here from holidays based on this initial design. In each case the itinerary may have been modified
(a little or a lot) to suit the individual traveller.
We loved Havana in particular the art museum and architecture etc.
The varied and fascinating excursions. Having our own guide who spoke excellent English and was good, informative and fun company.
Cuban people, Havana, Coco taxis
All places were good for different reasons - not able to pick out one place! Excellent holiday overall.
Trinidad in particular - we could have done with another day or two.
Havana and Cayo Levisa
Old Havana, Vinales and the beach at hotel Ancon.
Seasonal information for 'Classic Cuba'
Along this route in January
Typical weather for January
Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.
Hotels for 'Classic Cuba'
Days 1 - 4
The Hotel Tejadillo is composed of three restored colonial mansions dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The location is ideal, just around the corner from Cathedral Square in the heart of Old Havana. Most of the hotel’s 32 rooms are arranged around a small, pleasant and tranquil courtyard adorned with a central fountain and pierced dramatically by a tall, tropical tree.
Hotel facilities include a bar, lifts, TV room, restaurant and tour booking desk.
Days 5 - 6
With stunning views over the valley of Vinales, Los Jazmines is an ideal spot to bask in the area's beauty. Rooms are clean and comfortable and feature French-doors opening onto a small balcony with fabulous views. The swimming pool is suspended on the very edge of the valley. Like all hotels in Vinales the food is poor and we recommend trying out a Paladar in the village.
Hotel Horizontes Villa Soroa
Hotel Soroa is located in Pinar del Río, the westernmost province of Cuba, surrounded by the spectacular Sierra del Rosario, defined since 1984 as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Only 75 km from the City of Havana, Hotel Soroa provides an attractive and yet relaxing environment for nature lovers, from bird watchers to trekkers and horse riding. Close to the Hotel, there is a 21-meter waterfall and the largest orhidarium and orchid gardens in the country, with over 700 varieties of orchids. From here you will be able to visit old coffee plantations originally owned by French settlers that fled to Cuba from the Haitian Revolution over 200 years ago.
Hotel Jagua, Cienfuegos
Spacious, clean rooms (149 rooms) and well run hotel next door to the Byzantine folly Palacio del Valle at Punta Gorda. Modern hotel. Great views. Large swimming pool. This hotel is used by groups. Services include curreny exchange, internet, laundry service,satellite TV area, parking.
Days 9 - 10
Costa Sur Hotel
Small all-inclusive hotel with swimming pool and plenty of daily activities to choose from, Costa Sur was refurbished in 2008 and is situated a ten minute drive from Trinidad at Playa Aguilar. Rooms are a mixture of two storey hotel, garden and bungalow rooms, some of which open straight onto a small private beach (good for snorkelling) set apart from the rest of the hotel and the main beach.