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In-depth tour with Santiago and Baracoa in the East

14 Night Itinerary from  £4,762

Baracoa Tour

In-depth tour venturing east, with our guide, to explore lesser-visited towns and villages Baracoa, Camaguey and Santiago, and including also Santa Clara, Vinales, Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • An in-depth tour exploring the colonial gems in the South of Cuba
  • Experience the historic centre of Havana with our expert local guide
  • Use time at leisure to watch live music and choose our optional excursions
  • Explore the countryside, visiting an underground river and tobacco plantation in the Vinales Valley
  • Stop at the historic Bay of Pigs Museum on the way to Cienfuegos
  • Be guided around the cobbled streets of Trinidad's colourful colonial centre
  • Travel to lesser-visited Camaguey and Santiago de Cuba
  • Explore life, music and dance in sleepy Baracoa

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Havana 1950s cars

Havana - 4 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Havana

Day 2 - Old Havana Tour

Day 3 - Full day tour to Vinales Valley

Day 4 - At leisure in Havana 

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Monday, 21 June 2021

Fly to Havana

Depart on a daytime flight direct to Havana. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your chosen hotel for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. You guide will be on hand to advise you on any questions you may have and discuss your programme ahead.


Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Old Havana Tour

Enjoy an included guided tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World heritage site, with beautifully renovated squares and magnificent architecture of baroque colonial style, contrasting with 1950's cars, derelict buildings and cyclists. Visit the Museum of the Revolution, Memorial to Jose Marti, the Plaza de Armas and the Malecon on the seafront.

 


Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Full day tour to Vinales Valley

Heading out of Havana today to the beautiful countryside in the Vinales Valley. On the way, we stop at the ecological reserve of La Moka and take a short walk exploring the area with rivers, waterfalls and rolling hills.  Continue to Viñales, where we take a walking tour of this picturesque provincial town. Lunch is included today in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we visit more of the surrounding countryside, including the underground river at El Indio caves and a tobacco plantation and workshop at Pinar del Rio. Return to Havana for the night.


Thursday, 24 June 2021

At leisure in Havana

Explore and discover the wealth of history, politics, local life, music and dance that makes Havana such an irresistible city. You guide can arrange a wide choice of optional tours and excursions, depending on your interests. And in the evening, why not visit the famous Casa de la Musica for a great night of salsa music?

Hostal Guido

Havana - Tourist Homestead

This large boutique colonial house is a wonderful option for those preferring to stay in Havana's Vedado neighbourhood. It is tucked away down a quiet residential street, close to the Hotel Nacional, the Colon Cemetery and the Malecon waterfront. This area is known for its interesting shops, restaurants and night life, where many locals prefer to spend their evenings. Particular highlights are the Fabrica de Arte Cubano, perfect for cultural shows and live music, and the Patio de la Rumba African drumming on Saturday afternoons.

Three spacious bedrooms all have private ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and hairdyers, with one opening out onto a large living room and balcony overlooking the street. Guests can relax in the large living room, replete with elegant antique furniture, whilst breakfast is served in the traditional dining room.

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Saratoga

Havana - Deluxe Hotel

The hotel Saratoga has been famous since the 1930s as a favourite haunt of artists and socialites. An elegant building with a predominance of the neoclassical architecture, it has been rebuilt behind its original facçade in order to blend style with luxury. The hotel is located in one of the busiest streets of the Cuban capital, with a great view of the Capitol building, the Parque de Fraternidad and the Partagas Cigar factory. The 96 rooms reflect the elegant proportions with french windows and noise reducing glass. It also has a rooftop pool with a magnificent view of the city.

Saratoga Hotel
Sugar Valley, Trinidad

Trinidad - 2 Nights

Day 5 - City tour of Cienfuegos

Day 6 - Walking tour of Trinidad

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Friday, 25 June 2021

City tour of Cienfuegos

We leave Havana today and take a scenic drive to Cienfuegos, where we stop for an included city tour. Here, explore this quiet provincial town with its pretty squares, cathedral, gardens and Museums. The centre is a UNESCO protected World Heritage site. After an included lunch, continue to Trinidad, via the Escambray mountains and check-in to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Saturday, 26 June 2021

Walking tour of Trinidad

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cuba's best preserved colonial town including lunch. This colourful, historic town is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the cobbled streets with their colonial mansions, churches, 19th century cathedral and squares. Many of the buildings are painted in delightful bright yellow, blue and pink.

 

Hostal Colina

Trinidad - Tourist Homestead

Located in the heart of Trinidad's UNESCO World Heritage centre, Hostal Colina is just moments from the city's biggest square, popular restaurants and the best live music venues. Three spacious rooms are clustered around a large central courtyard brought to life with exotic trees and lush plants and inhabited by colourful lizards. All rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities, efficient air conditioning and a refrigerator.

Within the courtyard there is a welcoming bar and seating area to relax with a drink, as well as areas to receive WIFI (scratchcard required). A fresh fruit and egg breakfast is served each day, as well as an excellent dinner prepared for you on the first night.

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Hostal de Vivian

Trinidad - Tourist Homestead

Comprised of two large colonial houses nestled in the oldest part of the city, Hostal de Vivian is a long-established and highly-regarded homestay. Modern rooms come well equipped, each with private bathrooms and quiet air conditioning among the facilities. Throughout the house you will encounter antique furniture and delightful traditional details.

From the rooftop you can enjoy wonderful views across the red rooftops of central Trinidad, a UNSECO World Heritage site. Each day guests enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and a welcome dinner is included on the first night.

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Santa Clara Iglesia Nuestra Sen Del Buen Viajar (2)

Camaguey - 1 Night

Day 7 - Drive to Camaguey

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

Drive to Camaguey

Today we drive south to Camaguey where we stay for 1-night on a bed and breakfast basis. Cuba's third largest city, Camaguey has a lot to offer, particularly the well-preserved colonial architecture, relaxed bars and restaurants and stunning historical centre.

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Santiago de Cuba - 3 Nights

Day 8 - Drive to Santiago de Cuba

Day 9 - Santiago de Cuba

Day 10 - Santiago de Cuba

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Monday, 28 June 2021

Drive to Santiago de Cuba

Our scenic journey continues today as we drive further south to the beuutiful city of Santiago de Cuba, facing out to the Caribbean Sea. The city is full of life and was the location where Fidel Castro launched his revolution. Don Bacardi based his first-ever rum factory here, and Cuban music from such as salsa resonates from street corners. 

Check into your chosen hotel for a 3 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Tuesday, 29 June 2021

City tour of Santiago de Cuba

Today enjoy a guided tour of Santiago de Cuba, visiting the Moncada Barracks, Revolution square, the Caney Rum bar and the House of Habanos. We will also visit the Museum Diego Velazquez, the colonial fortress San Pedro de la Roca and the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. Lunch is included today.


Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Santiago de Cuba

At leisure in Santiago de Cuba.

Baracoa

Baracoa - 2 Nights

Day 11 - Drive to Baracoa

Day 12 - Walking tour of Baracoa

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Thursday, 01 July 2021

Drive to Baracoa

We leave Santiago de Cuba and drive along the coast to Baracoa, Cuba's oldest town nestled by the sea on the windy side of the Cuchillos del Toa mountains. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Friday, 02 July 2021

Walking tour of Baracoa

Enjoy a walking tour of Baracoa, the town where Christopher Columbus landed on the 15th August 1511 on his first voyage to the Americas. We will visit the cathedral, the central square, Independence Park and one of the three historic forts. There is also a beach on which to relax in the wonderful Cuban sunshine.

Santiago De Cuba

Return to Camaguey - 1 Night

Day 13 - Return to Camaguey

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Saturday, 03 July 2021

Return to Camaguey

Today we drive back to Camaguey, where we stay for the night on a bed and breakfast basis.

2697 Santa Clara & Havana Or The Beach

Havana and fly home - 1 Night

Day 14 - Return to Havana

Day 15 - Fly back to the UK 

Day 16 - Arrive in the UK

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Sunday, 04 July 2021

Havana

Drive back to Havana today to spend out final night in Cuba enjoying the famous nightlife of Havana. 

 


Monday, 05 July 2021

Fly back to the UK

Last day to explore Havana, before transferring to the airport for your return overnight flight home. 


Tuesday, 06 July 2021

Arrive in the UK

Arrive back in the UK in the morning.

Hostal Guido

Havana - Tourist Homestead

This large boutique colonial house is a wonderful option for those preferring to stay in Havana's Vedado neighbourhood. It is tucked away down a quiet residential street, close to the Hotel Nacional, the Colon Cemetery and the Malecon waterfront. This area is known for its interesting shops, restaurants and night life, where many locals prefer to spend their evenings. Particular highlights are the Fabrica de Arte Cubano, perfect for cultural shows and live music, and the Patio de la Rumba African drumming on Saturday afternoons.

Three spacious bedrooms all have private ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and hairdyers, with one opening out onto a large living room and balcony overlooking the street. Guests can relax in the large living room, replete with elegant antique furniture, whilst breakfast is served in the traditional dining room.

Hostal Guido Havana (4).jpg

Saratoga

Havana - Deluxe Hotel

The hotel Saratoga has been famous since the 1930s as a favourite haunt of artists and socialites. An elegant building with a predominance of the neoclassical architecture, it has been rebuilt behind its original facçade in order to blend style with luxury. The hotel is located in one of the busiest streets of the Cuban capital, with a great view of the Capitol building, the Parque de Fraternidad and the Partagas Cigar factory. The 96 rooms reflect the elegant proportions with french windows and noise reducing glass. It also has a rooftop pool with a magnificent view of the city.

Saratoga Hotel

Price Guidelines

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Travel Dates Jan-Jun, 02 Sep-16 Dec 1 Jul- 1 Sep, 17 Dec -31 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,762 £5,578 £5,896 £6,877

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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