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Havana is without doubt one of the most iconic cities on earth, conjuring up images of classic cars, pristine beaches, intimate music venues and long brown cigars sloping out of the mouths of wrinkled veterans, who themselves have lived through a tumultuous and fascinating period of Cuban history. But such images would not resonate quite so much if they didn't belong to a city so richly adorned by colonial era architecture, which has survived so well thanks largely to the isolation imposed on this tiny Caribbean islands over the past half-century. Decaying and often derelict buildings continue, for now at least, to hold their own alongside the renovations that have taken place and there remains many grand colonial era hotels in which to stay during your time in Havana.
One of the very best examples of a colonial era town in Latin America is laid-back Trinidad, in the province of Sancti Spíritus, on the Caribbean coast. Built from the riches of the 19th century sugar trade, it is a time capsule which transports visitors back to an age of prosperity. The cobbled streets are lined with colourful houses, colonial mansions and Baroque churches, enriched by vintage American cars and horse-drawn carriages and brought to life by the rhythmic melodies which emanate from the various music houses throughout the centre. Trinidad is also a great base from which to head out into the nearby Escambray Mountains
With its wide avenues, pastel coloured colonial architecture and its pretty waterfront Cienfuegos is another popular city. Nicknamed the 'Pearl of the South', it boasts the Jagua castle fort, an attractive main square and pristine white sandy beaches nearby. It is also close to the historic Bay of Pigs - site of the disastrous US invasion of 1961, during the Cold War.
10 Nights from £2,371 €1,945 $2,082
Cuba projects a surreal mise-en-scene of classic cars, cyclists and derelict buildings, standing next to pristine, beautifully renovated colonial squares, palaces and turn of…
10 Nights from £2,371 €1,945 $2,082Full Itinerary Contact Specialist
Day 1 - Departure from the UK
Day 2 - Old Havana Tour
Days 3-4 - Free to explore at leisure
Day 5 - Full day Tour Viñales
Day 6 - Bay of Pigs Museum & Cienfuegos tour
Day 7 - Transfer to Trinidad
Day 8 - Walking tour Trinidad
Day 9 - Trinidad at leisure
Day 10 - Visit Santa Clara continue to Havana to stay one night before returning home or continue to the beach at Varadero or Cayo Santa Maria for a few days of rest and relaxation.
Day 11 - Return to the UK
Havana city break Tour
6 Nights from £1,683 €1,119 $1,187
Explore the fascinating and surreal city of Havana. Enjoy the Caribbean climate and the relaxed pace of life, while learning about Cuba's dramatic history and its unique socie…
Ambos Mundos Tour
12 Nights from £3,315 €3,078 $3,309
The proud, defiant traditions of Cuba contrast with impressive Mayan pyramids of the Yucatan, both sharing similar Spanish colonial heritage but very different modern history…
12 Nights from £3,315 €3,078 $3,309Full Itinerary Contact Specialist
Day 1 - Travel to Havana
Day 2 - Havana city tour
Day 3 - Havana at leisure
Day 4 - Vinales
Day 5 - Havana at leisure
Days 6-7 - Yucatan
Days 8-9 - Chichén Itzá
Days 10-13 - Leisure in Playa del Carmen
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