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'A Cuban Romance'

What makes this trip special?

Laid-back sun worship

Laid-back sun worship

Jibacoa

The lovely beach at Jibacoa, backed by trees and sheltered by coral reefs makes a perfect, relaxing start to your trip. Spend your days swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling.

Cuba's unforgettable capital

Cuba's unforgettable capital

Havana

There is no other capital city in the world quite like Havana. Impossible to sum up in only a few words its combination of magificently restored buildings, crumbling apartment blocks, classic cars, lively atmosphere and sense of defiance will stay with you for a long time.

A story to tell

A story to tell

Havana Vieja

Narrow streets, lively plazas and romantic decrepitude all make up Old Havana. Explore by foot with your guide the area, history and encapsulate an aspect of Cuban life.

Colourful and lively colonial town

Colourful and lively colonial town

Trinidad

The magnificent colonial town of Trinidad has recently been restored under UNESCO World Heritage, with brighly painted facades, cobbled streets, bands playing and horse drawn carts the town feels very much alive.

Colonial elegance

Colonial elegance

Cienfuegos

Founded by French immigrants, Cienfuegos has elegant colonial squares and boulevards. It is a pleasant place to stroll around and absorb the local culture and history.

Day-by-day itinerary for 'A Cuban Romance'

DAY 1
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Jibacoa

Arriving at Havana international airport, you are met and transferred directly to Jibacoa and your chosen all-inclusive hotel right by the beach, where you stay 5 nights. Your hotel has an excellent swimming pool, a tennis court and a gym. The beach is of velvety sand, fringed by sea-grape trees, lapped by turquoise waters and great for sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling.

DAY 2
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At Jibacoa.

DAY 3
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At Jibacoa.

DAY 4
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At Jibacoa

DAY 5
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At Jibacoa

DAY 6
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Havana

At a leisurely hour you are collected from your hotel by your private driver and driven to a romantic boutique hotel in a converted mansion in Old Havana, your home for the next 3 nights. Around midday you meet your local English speaking city guide for a private tour of some of Havana’s highlights. Dinner, which is not included, might be arranged at your request at the romantic paladar ‘La Guarida’.

DAY 7
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Your guide takes you on a private walking tour of Old Havana today. Old Havana encapsulates most aspects of Cuban life with its many international influences, Spanish, Byzantine, African Caribbean, British, French and American, and its history of trade from Incan treasure to coffee, tobacco, and sugar. You visit the plazas of Old Havana, the Museum of the Revolution, and a cigar factory or other sites such as the Museum of Colonial Art or the City Museum.

DAY 8
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There’s lots to see in Havana and having sampled a few highlights yesterday with your guide you spend today exploring the city independently. See the panel on page 9 for ideas.

DAY 9
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Trinidad

Today you are collected from your hotel in Havana and driven to your next hotel in the town of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trinidad grew wealthy on the sugar trade, but then fell on hard times, its grand buildings and cobbled squares from the colonial and early republican period becoming preserved by neglect. You stay 3 nights at a delightful colonial hotel in the town, handy for the excellent Casa de la Trova and other nightlife.

DAY 10
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A leisurely morning, meeting your local Trinidad guide in the hotel reception at 11am for a low-key tour of the town, including the bell tower and Museo Romantico, and with cocktails and lunch at Canchanchara.

DAY 11
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A free day in Trinidad.

DAY 12
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Havana

This morning you are collected from your hotel by a private driver and driven to Cienfuegos–a French-influenced colonial town–and onwards to Havana. You spend your final night in some luxury at the Hotel Saratoga, one of Havana’s best hotels.

DAY 13
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A free morning in Havana relaxing by the pool or last minute shopping before your transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Guide prices for 'A Cuban Romance'

options based on all year low season mid season high season peak season other season
Mid-range hotels, travel by shuttle bus 2 people sharing £1,315 £1,550
Mid-range hotels, travel by private transfers 2 people sharing £1,550 £1,730
Upper range hotels*, travel by shuttle bus 2 people sharing £1,645 £2,055
Upper range hotels*, travel by private transfers 2 people sharing £1,830 £2,205
Prices are per person and include:
  • Cuba Visa
  • airport transfers
  • all transport
  • all accommodation
  • meals where specified, B = breakfast, L=lunch, D= dinner
Prices do not include:
  • international flights
  • travel insurance
  • items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc

Customer reviews for 'A Cuban Romance'

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.

Average customer rating 87%

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Seasonal information for 'A Cuban Romance'

Along this route in January

Day Location Max °C Monthly rainfall
1 Jibacao 27°C rainfall 61mm
2 Jibacao 27°C rainfall 61mm
3 Jibacao 27°C rainfall 61mm
4 Jibacao 27°C rainfall 61mm
5 Jibacao 27°C rainfall 61mm
6 Havana 26°C rainfall 62mm
7 Havana 26°C rainfall 62mm
8 Havana 26°C rainfall 62mm
9 Trinidad 28°C rainfall 23mm
10 Trinidad 28°C rainfall 23mm
11 Trinidad 28°C rainfall 23mm
12 Havana 26°C rainfall 62mm
13 Havana 26°C rainfall 62mm

Typical weather for January

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Max °C figures are the average daily maximum temperatures for the month. Rainfall is the average precipitation for the month.

Hotels for 'A Cuban Romance'

Days 1 - 5

Memories Jibacoa

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Average rating 4.5 (13 ratings)

Nestled in a beautiful bay with lush green hills protecting the invitingly white sandy beaches, Breezes Jibacoa is a haven for anyone looking for a relaxed holiday. All 176 garden/pool view rooms are well furnished and offer air-conditioning, private bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, safety deposit box and balcony/patio. The 10 tropical suites offer an additional mini-bar and separate living area. There is plenty to do at Hotel Jibacoa with its numerous leisure facilities, including swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, tennis courts and water sports.

Memories Jibacoa
Days 6 - 8

Tejadillo

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.

Tejadillo
Days 9 - 11

Las Cuevas

Trinidad

The hotel Las Cuevas, Trinidad, is located just above  historic town of Trinidad, with  panoramic views of the Caribbean and  the town. It is a short walk from the town's centre. `Las Cuevas' literally translates as `the caves', and this is a suitable name as the hotel is placed above an open cave which used to house a popular disco!

The hotel has  a buffet and a la carte restaurant, a snack bar, swimming pool, nightclub, internet access, tennis courts and car rental. It also offers horseback riding for those who want to explore the surroundings in a more natural way! Each of the Hotel Las Cuevas' 110 air conditioned rooms contains satellite TV, a safe deposit boxes and terraces .

Las Cuevas
Day 12

Hotel Sevilla, Havana

A bustling and lively hotel in the heart of Old Havana with an elegant, spacious lobby. Its rooftop pool and restaurant makes it a good choice for families.The public spaces are magnificent and the hotel has lots of character and history.

Hotel Sevilla, Havana