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Best of Cuba 13 DAYS (Thessaloniki)
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Best of Cuba 13 DAYS (Thessaloniki)

Planned Tour
Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Ref ID: 8967147
price per person From
2.685 €
Based on 2 adults
Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Transport to Havana
Thessaloniki
Havana
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Day 1+2: Thessaloniki - Flight to Havana - Varadero

Meeting at the airport and evening departure to Havana via Istanbul. Overnight stay on the plane.

Arrival in the morning of the 2nd day in Havana. Meeting with our guide and road departure for Varadero, via a

an interesting route along the northern coastline. We will see the old oil pumps, we will pass by the

the city of Matanzas, considered the city of intellect and we will stop at the Bacunayagua bridge to

enjoy the unique view of the area. Arrival at the hotel and free time to relax in the

magical coast with an All Inclusive program (all meals and drinks at your hotel are included in the price).


Day 3: Varadero

Day 3. Free day to enjoy your hotel facilities, the tropical beach of

Varadero for swimming and various water sports. Optionally, you can choose the one-day cruise with

Catamaran to the island of Cayo Blanco. The excursion starts in the morning from Varadero Marina and includes

unlimited local cocktails and refreshments on board, and seafood lunch on C. Blanco. You will also have the

opportunity to admire the coral seabed at a specific point of the route with equipment (mask,

snorkel and flippers) provided free of charge and the unique experience of swimming with trained

dolphins, in the presence of instructors in a specially designed dolphinarium in the open sea. Upon arrival in Kagio

Blanco, you will have free time on the beach and a seafood lunch at the island's seaside tavern

(indicative cost 115 € per person). Return to the hotel in the afternoon.


Day 4: Varadero - Wama - Bay of Pigs - Sienfuegos - Trinidad

Breakfast, room delivery and road departure for Trinidad. On the way we will stop at the Peninsula

Zapata in Guamá, the largest natural lake in Cuba. In "La Boca" we will visit the farm

crocodile breeding farm. These animals, an important part of Cuba's wildlife, are protected in their natural habitat.

from uncontrolled hunting. Afterwards we will board the boat, which will take us to the

Lake of Treasures. We continue through the mangrove forest of Zapata, until we see the lacey shores of the Zambezi River.

of the Caribbean, to the Bay of Pigs (famous for the failed American landing on the island in

1961). Stop at a marine oasis, where the crystal clear turquoise waters form a natural 'aquarium'.

pool", a place ideal for swimming & snorkeling, drinks and seafood snacks (drinks included - open bar -

and lunch). Our next stop is Sienfuegos, a town built in 1819 by French colonists and a

and one of the most important ports in the country. We will take a panoramic tour of the city with a stop at the central

square with the white statue of the goddess Athena, dominated by the Tomas Terry Theatre, the Town Hall and the classic

University building. On the sea, on the narrow peninsula of "Punta Gorda" we will visit the "Palacio del

Valle", a very impressive 100 years old building, an architectural masterpiece, a combination of romantic, gothic, Venetian and Gothic architecture.

and Moorish style. We continue to Trinidad. Arrival and settling into the rooms. Dinner and free

evening for a first introduction to the city.


Day 5: Trinidad, city tour

Breakfast and tour of traditional, colonial Trinidad, a city founded by the Spanish in the early 16th century,

declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Visit to the main square

(Plaza Mayor), surrounded by colonial buildings, the museum of colonial architecture and the traditional

La Canchánchara café, where we will enjoy the local drink made of rum, honey and lemon that the colonialists used to give

to the slaves to give them strength. Free time to stroll through the picturesque cobbled streets with their

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colourful shops or shopping in the open-air bazaars. Return to our hotel and dinner. In the evening you will have

time to walk around the historic centre again and enjoy music and dancing.


Day 6: Trinidad - Santa Clara - El Nijo - Havana.

Breakfast and departure for the spectacular El Nicho Falls, in the heart of the lush green city of Santa Cruz.

Escambray mountain range. Bathe in its crystal clear waters that form small, natural pools - in

three different levels - adorned by mother nature and a magnificent view from the nearby observatory that

enchanting. We depart by road for Che Guevara's hometown, the heroic Santa Clara, a city directly associated with

the great revolutionary. Visit to the Mausoleum and the Che Museum, in the Leóncio Vidal Park. At the entrance of the

mausoleum is dominated by the imposing, approximately 7 meters high, bronze statue of Comandante with the gun perched on his head.

hand. Today's unforgettable day will end with arrival and check-in at our Havana hotel.


Day 7: Havana, City Tour & American Antique Ride

Breakfast at the hotel and then depart for our guided tour of the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. We will

start from Revolution Square with its huge portraits of Che Guevara and Camilo

Cienfuegos. Then we will pass by the University of Havana, cross the "modern" district of

Vedado with its main square Copelia and the famous Malecón promenade, we will end up at the Capitol,

an exact replica of the one in Washington, D.C., United States. Our tour changes pace and we enter the

Habana Vieja or Old Havana, a cultural heritage of humanity and protected by UNESCO since

1982, which is home to some of the finest colonial buildings in the Caribbean. We will tour the museum of

museum of rum where we are offered a drink, we will visit the only Greek Orthodox church in the Caribbean, St.

Nicholas and then walk to the Plaza de San Francisco de Assisi (Plaza de San Francisco de

Asís), the Old Square (Plaza Vieja), the Plaza de Armas (Plaza de Armas) and the Cathedral Square (Plaza

de la Catedral), the Templete 'temple' and the Castillo de La Fuerza Real. Lunch at a local restaurant. We will

end our walk with a visit to the pirate fortress El Moro, in a peripatetic position at the entrance to the port and

with a magnificent view. Return to the hotel and free rest of the day. We will just "steal" a little bit of

your time by offering you an unforgettable ride in antique cars in the lush green forest of Havana.


Day 8: Havana, full day excursion to Vignales

After breakfast we depart for the majestic Viñales Valley in the westernmost province of Cuba and the Pinar

del Río (Pinar del Río), where the tobacco for the best cigars in the world is grown. A visit to a manufacturing plant

to see how they are processed. Our walk in the valley of Vignales will be unforgettable:

Green velvety hillsides, known by the name of mogotes (mogotes), found nowhere else in the world,

spring up from the valley, lush and almost eerie... towering palm trees, waterfalls and subterranean

caves with rivers make up a magical landscape. Visit to the huge Mural of Prehistory (Mural de la

Prehistoria) and the Cave of the Indian (Cueva del Indio), to cross its underground river in a small boat.

Lunch at a local restaurant in a unique setting with live music. Returning to Havana,

we will stop at the Los Jazmines Observatory with its magnificent view of the entire valley of the

Vignales valley. Arrival in Havana and free for the rest of the day.


Day 9+10: Havana, free days.

Breakfast. Two free days in Havana to enjoy this unique city with the charm of the 60's, to enjoy this unique city with the charm of the 60's, to

wander around its historic centre, try the delicious cocktails with the sounds of live music in its dozens of bars and restaurants.

bars and do your shopping. We recommend you to visit some of the city's very worthwhile museums,

while your guide will give you all the necessary information to discover the unknown and hidden corners of the city.

of the city. In the evening we recommend you to take a stroll in Habana Vieja and enjoy some of his favourite drinks

Ernest Hemingway: daiquirí (daiquiri) at Floridita and mojito (mojito) at Bodeguita del Medio.


Day 11+12: Havana, return flight - Arrival in Greece

Breakfast at the hotel and we depart already with a sense of nostalgia for Havana airport , from where we will fly to the airport of Havana

We will take our return flight via Istanbul. Arrival in Greece the next day full

unique images and unforgettable memories.

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Destinations 4
Transports 2
Accommodations 5
Tours 1
Tour summary
Meeting point
Thessaloniki Airport
Included
  • Air ticket in economy class with departure from and to Athens 
  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharge, Cuban visa and personal travel insurance (790 €) 
  • Two (2) pieces of luggage and one piece of hand luggage each 
  • 5 nights' accommodation in Havana with breakfast 
  • 2 nights in Trinidad with half board 
  • 2 or 3 nights in Varadero with all inclusive meals 
  • Meals: breakfast daily and nine (9) meals/dinners on the 12-day program or eleven (11) on the 13-day program 
  • All transfers and excursions as indicated in the program by air-conditioned bus 
  • Panoramic tour of Havana in old American cars 
  • All entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites as listed in the program 
  • Greek-speaking experienced guide/guide of our office 
  • Printed material, Liability Insurance & VAT
Excluded
  • Personal expenses (tips, telephone calls, medical expenses, etc.)
  • Optional excursions or activities not mentioned in the daily programme
Possible accommodations depending on the modality
Havana
Nacional de Cuba
Nacional de Cuba
Royalton Paseo Habana
Royalton Paseo Habana
Varadero
Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero - Adults Only
Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero - Adults Only
Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa
Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa
Trinidad
Mystique Trinidad By Royalton
Mystique Trinidad By Royalton

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