The air of change set to sweep across the nation brings a holiday in Cuba to the forefront of every traveller’s mind. It’s certainly a destination to visit sooner rather than later, as it’s rich history continues to unfold a vibrant culture remains.
Combining bustling city life with white sanded Caribbean beaches, our Luxury Cuba Tour takes you to see real Cuba, in style. You’ll be treated to a chauffeur driven classical Cuban car, stay in elegant hotels and enjoy top notch services, such as the exclusive check-in where you’ll wait in the VIP lounge with a drink while your bags are attended to.
Cuba is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating islands as it boasts a rich Latin beat and a tropical joie de vivre. This journey begins in Havana with three nights in the Saratoga Hotel. Be sure to drag yourself away from the rooftop pool to visit Havana’s oldest streets and squares on a private tour that brings Hemingway’s path to life. Then on to La Vigia the former residence of the Nobel Prize winner for Cuba, where you can sneak a peek at the very hotel room in the Ambos Mundos Hotel where Hemingway wrote the first pages of his book; For Whom the Bell Tolls. Then take a trip to Cojimar – a fishing village – that provided the inspiration for the renowned The Old Man and the Sea novel.
With three days of exploring, you really get to grips with the city, as travel consultant Natalie Paiva says, “Havana is a gem of a city, and ideal to explore by foot – especially when wandering through Havana Vieja, going where the wind (or the mesmerising sound of salsa music) takes you.” We recommend sauntering along the cobbled streets, dropping into museums and galleries before finding a quirky bar for a tantalising mojito cocktail. To top off your Havana experience on one of the evenings you’ll take a private trip out to the notorious, extravagant cabaret show at Club Tropicana.
A Journey Latin America client recently fed back: “Havana for us was the best. Anyone interested in culture, history and other ways of life should visit this city. Many UK and Canadian visitors opt for the ‘all-in’ beach resort and never expose themselves to the real and remarkably beautiful Cuba.”
The tour also takes in Trindad which functions at a calmer pace. Here you’ll meander through the cobbled streets and explore parks, churches and mansions that this well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer. You’ll stay in a beautifully restored colonial hotel in the heart of town – an idyllic base from which to mosey around the rest of this stunning town.
Drive along the causeways to Cayo Santa Maria to reach your final destination, one that is full of rest and relaxation. The all-inclusive resort is stylish and contemporary, located on the undeveloped, rustic side of the island. Hotel Melia Buenavista hosts two of the finest beaches in Cuba.