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Cuba Holidays

Unique society, colonial gems and idyllic Caribbean beach

10 Night Itinerary from  £4,074

Escambray Tour

Explore Cuba's rich culture and history, admiring the colonial facades in Havana and Trinidad. And relax on a white sandy Caribbean beach

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Culture, history, colonial splendour and relaxation on the beach
  • Experience the historic centre of Havana with our expert local guide
  • Free time to wander the streets, watch live music and soak in the atmosphere
  • Enhance your stay with our behind the scenes optional tours and excursions
  • Visit historic Cienfuegos as you travel cross-country
  • Be guided around the cobbled streets of Trinidad's colourful colonial centre
  • Enjoy 3 nights of relaxation on a white sandy Caribbean beach

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

Cuba Road Trip

Havana - 4 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Havana

Days 2-4 - Exploring Havana

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Sunday, 03 March 2024

Fly to Havana

Depart on a daytime non-stop flight to Havana. On arrival, your guide will meet you and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 4 night stay. Your guide will discuss your trip and any questions you may have. 

Monday, 04 March 2024

Exploring Havana

Explore and discover the wealth of the culture, history, politics, local life, music and dance that makes Havana such a wonderful place. And enjoy the excitement and lively ambiance in the evenings in the many bars, cafes, restaurants and historic hotels. Perhaps take in a show or visit the famous Casa de la Musica for a great night of salsa music?

We have a wide range of authentic optional excursions available, bookable through your guide when you arrive:


  • Walking tour of historical Old Havana
  • Colonial museums of Old Havana
  • Panoramic tour of modern Havana
  • Cuban African heritage: religious dieties and tradition
  • Havana architecture and fine arts
  • Cuban art
  • Dinner at a Cuban family "Paladar": La Cocina de Lilian
  • Rum museum visit
  • Salsa Dance and salsa lessons
  • Tropicana and Parisien cabaret shows
  • Vinales Valley and nature tour
  • Las Terrazas and nature tour
  • "La Serafina" trekking
  • Jeep safari and birdwatching
  • Nature tour at Jibacoa

Tuesday, 05 March 2024

Exploring Havana

At leisure in Havana, exploring at your own pace.

Wednesday, 06 March 2024

Exploring Havana

At leisure in Havana, exploring at your own pace.

Hostal Luz 115

Havana - Tourist Hostel

This delightful and recently renovated casa particular homestay is nestled in the heart of Havana's old town, just a few minutes walk from Plaza Vieja's live music bars and numerous nearby restaurants. The five spacious air-conditioned rooms of this 19th century colonial mansion are spread out around two levels of a colourful internal courtyard. They are tastefully and cheerfully decorated and each has a safe and private bathroom. Throughout the house you will find authentic original features and furnishings, whilst abundant plants add further exuberance and enhance the welcoming feel.

Breakfast is taken in the early morning sun on the welcoming roof terrace. A range of exotic Cuban fruits and juices are served along with bread and your choice of egg dishes. Downstairs there is a large living area in which you can relax and practice your Spanish with the staff should you wish, perhaps over a mojito?

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Santa Isabel

Havana - First Hotel

The Santa Isabel Hotel is located in the very heart of Old Havana facing the charming Plaza de Armas (a cobbled square flanked by colonial-era buldings, museums & restaurants), a perfect location walking distance to Old Havana and the Malecon. A former mansion of the Santovenia Counts, the hotel came into being in 1867. Colonial grandeur can be admired with crystal chandeliers, period furnishings and the Spanish-styled courtyard takes one back in time.

The hotel has twenty-seven rooms all decorated in nineteenth-century style. There is a small inner courtyard, lobby bar, cafe, boutique, FREE W-Fi, and restaurant.

The rates include breakfast.

Santa Isabel Hotel
Old Town, Trinidad

Trinidad - 3 Nights

Day 5 - Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Day 6 - Walking tour of colonial Trinidad

Day 7 - At leisure in Trinidad

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Thursday, 07 March 2024

Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Today we drive to Trinidad, spending half the day unveiling the secrets of Cienfuegos, also called the Pearl of the South. Enjoy a panoramic tour through the National Monument (La Punta), El Palacio de Valle and El Paseo del Prado. We stroll along the boulevard to visit the monument to one of Cuba's most treasured musicians - Beny Moré, visit the Cathedral, as well as the Thomas Terry Theatre; one of Cuba's oldest and most beautiful theatres. Lunch is included at a local restaurant and the tour and transfer is on a private basis.

We then continue to Trinidad, Cuba’s best preserved old colonial city - a simply wonderful place to experience. The historic city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is an almost-perfectly preserved jewel of Spanish Colonial architecture. Trinidad grew rich on sugar from the nearby Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Mill Valley), and this wealth is still evidenced in the magnificent colonial mansions, airy courtyards, baroque church towers and Carrara marble floors. The churches, art galleries and museums are all worth visiting, as they allow you to see inside these magnificent buildings.

You will stay for 3 nights at a charming private homestay in the heart of the colonial centre. You will enjoy the comforts of home and perhaps take the chance to practice Spanish and generally learn about the Cuban way of life. 

Friday, 08 March 2024

Walking tour of colonial Trinidad

Enjoy a walk along Trinidad’s historical centre. The city has an extraordinarily dense concentration of old colonial houses, many still inhabited by descendants of the old families. Admire the details of windows and balconies, the spacious interiors, the irregular cobble-stoned streets; all of this in an atmosphere of vibrant music and open friendly people. A visit to one museum is included as well as a complimentary drink at a local bar. 

Saturday, 09 March 2024

At leisure in Trinidad

One day to enjoy the local life at your own pace. Life moves slowly in Trinidad, and horses still draw carts along the main street. There are interesting excursions up the hills on horseback or have fresh lobster on the nearby beach. At night soak up the atmosphere on the cafe terraces with live music and salsa dancing.

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.

Hostal Colina

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.

Hostal de Vivian
Beach Palm Trees

Cayo Santa Maria - 3 Nights

Day 8 - Transfer to Cayo Santa Maria 

Days 9-10 - Relax on a Caribbean beach

Day 11 - Return flight to UK

Day 12 - Arrive in the UK

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Sunday, 10 March 2024

Transfer to Cayo Santa Maria

Travel across the island to the Melia Hotel, Caya Santa Maria, for a 3-night stay on an all-inclusive basis in a lovely bungalow. The hotel is located on the beachFacilities include 6 restaurants, 5 bars, swimming pools, watersports, spa, jacuzzi, games room, snorkelling and kayaking.

Monday, 11 March 2024

Relax on a Caribbean beach

Enjoy the facilities of your hotel and relax on the white sandy Caribbean beach at Cayo Santa Maria, regarded by many as one of the best beaches in Cuba - bliss!

Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Relax on the beach

Relax on a golden beach. 

Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Return flight to UK

Transfer to Havana Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Thursday, 14 March 2024

Arrive in the UK

Price Guidelines

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Travel Dates Jan-Jun, 02 Sep-16 Dec 1 Jul- 1 Sep, 17 Dec -31 Dec
Room Arrangement First First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,074 £4,580

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

What's Included

  • 12 Days / 10 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 (twin share)
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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