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Cuba: A Taste Of Havana Private Tour

From €1,778pp tour-only
Depart From
Tour starts in Havana
Departure Date
Price based on travel Sept/ Oct 2020
Duration
3 Nights
Destination
Cuba
Price
From €1,778pp tour-only
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Add this three-day private tour of Havana to a beach stay in Varadero or Holguin. Ask our travel designers for inspiration!

No visit to Cuba is complete without exploring the island’s vibrant and fascinating capital, Havana. This four day private tour is a perfect introduction to the country’s history and culture and is an ideal way to begin your Cuban adventure.

After the tour, extend your stay with a few days at one of our beach hotels or try one of our other touring options which include the interior of the country - the choice is yours, so please do ask us to tailor your itinerary to suit your requirements.

 

Day 1 

On arrival into Havana International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Saratoga Hotel or the Iberostar Parque Central in Old Havana. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink and a short briefing with your guide.

Day 2

In the morning, horse-drawn carriages will take you via Calle Prado to the Cathedral Square, passing the famous Art Deco Bacardí building and the Museum of the Revolution.

Later, explore the old colonial town by foot. Your guide will point out the key sites, including the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (the former official residence of the governors of Havana), Plaza de Armas (the city’s main square), Hemingway’s favourite haunts in Old Havana and El Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a stone fortress on the western side of the harbour, dating back to 1562.

In the afternoon, visit the Colonial Art Museum or the National Museum of Fine Arts which houses an important collection of Cuban masterpieces. In the evening you’ll dine at one of Havana’s best private restaurants, or enjoy an optional excursion to the famous Tropicana.

Day 3

Today, visit one of the famous brand name cigar factories, such as La Corona or Romeo & Julieta, where you will see all the processes involved in the production of high quality Cuban cigars.

Afterwards, enjoy a tour in a classic American car into the world of the 1950s - Revolution Square, the Malecón esplanade and the legendary Hotel Nacional where you will learn all about the Mafia.

Then on to the famous 5th Avenue, the former upper class residential area of Miramar, where the beautiful mansions and the renovated Club Havana still remind you of bygone American times. You’ll love the architecture in this part of the city. Tonight, finish off the 1950s theme with dinner at La Esperanza.

Day 4 

After breakfast, your tour comes to an end, so why not stay a few extra nights in Havana or let us transfer you to a beach resort for a few days of relaxation. 

Perfectly located in the heart of Old Havana, there’s a wonderful atmosphere to this elegant hotel. A popular haunt of artists, writers and socialites in the 1930s, these days the Saratoga combines traditional designs with modern comforts and is still the best hotel in town.

You’ll be ideally situated for exploring this fascinating and vibrant city, but when you need a break from sightseeing the hotel’s delightful rooftop terrace and swimming pool provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle below.

The Saratoga gets extremely busy, especially between January - Easter, so you need to book early if you want to stay here.

Accommodation

There are 96 good sized rooms, junior suites and suites, all with air-conditioning, king or queen size bed, beautiful bathroom, satellite TV and DVD player. Deluxe Patio Rooms overlook the inside courtyard whilst the highly recommended Saratoga Junior Suites have wonderful views of the Capitol building just across the road. 

Restaurants & Bars

The Anacaona restaurant serves Cuban and international specialties, with an adjoining bar decked out with mahogany furniture and stained glass. The Mezzanine Bar overlooks the grand lobby area and the Mirador, on the roof terrace by the pool, serves light meals and cocktails throughout the day. 

Facilities

There is a small gym, a spa and a fantastic rooftop terrace with swimming pool and stunning panoramic views of the city. 

Situated one block away from Havana’s Capitol building and overlooking the Central Square, the Parque Central enjoys an unbeatable location with the city’s main attractions and vibrant nightlife just a stone’s throw away.

The hotel is perfectly located overlooking Central Square, and you can easily walk from here to most of Havana’s main attractions and vibrant nightlife. The Capitol, Museum of Modern Arts and famous Garcia Lorca Theatre are all very close

Accommodation

The hotel’s 427 rooms, junior suites and suites are stylishly decorated and located in two buildings, joined by an enclosed walkway; the original building is an elegant, Spanish, colonial design whilst the newer section offers a more contemporary feel. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV, a mini bar, in-room safe and a balcony or terrace. 

Restaurants & Bars

There are three restaurants including the superb El Paseo steak house and the Mirabana which serves international cuisine and modern Cuban dishes. 

Facilities

The Parque Central’s facilities include two delightful rooftop swimming pools which offer sensational views of the Capitol Building and Old Havana, a fitness centre, spa and five bars, including two rooftop poolside bars and two lobby bars where guests can enjoy regular live performances by local Cuban musicians.  

Please note that tobacco factory visits are subject to government permissions which are occasionally withdrawn. Tour itineraries are subject to change without notice.

"A perfect introduction to the vibrant city of Havana, the inclusions in this private tour have been handpicked by our team of experts and we’re sure you’ll be impressed with the quality.

A 3 night stay is included at the splendid Saratoga Hotel or the contemporary Iberostar Parque Central, both in Old Havana.

This tour can be extended or tagged on to a beach stay at the beginning or end of your holiday."

Price is per adult, based on 2 sharing and includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation at either the Saratoga Hotel or Iberostar Parque Central Hotel, in a twin or double room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Two dinners
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • An English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing as specified

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Add this private tour to a beach stay in Cuba, or continue on to Mexico or Miami. Ask our travel designers for inspiration!
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Price shown is based on low season travel.

 For more information on this luxury holiday, please get in touch:

  • Call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135
  • Email info@shandontravel.ie
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  • Or submit an enquiry through the form below

 Honeymooners can call our specialist on 0818 22 44 55 or email info@myhoneymoon.ie.

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