Day 1: HAVAPT / VARADERO APT – HAVANA.
Transfer IN. Accommodation at Htl Memories Miramar or similar 4 *. Dinner at the Htl.
Day 2: Havana.
Breakfast. Visit to the Casa del Habano. Brief explanation of the history of tobacco, its origins, varieties and other data. Explanation and demonstration of how a cigar is made by the master twister of the House. Learning how to select a Habano and how to differentiate it by its strength, shooting, aroma, assisted by a specialist. Demonstration of the smoking ceremony and tasting of a Habano accompanied by a cup of Espresso Coffee and a glass of Cuban Añejo Rum.
Walking tour through the Historic Centre of Old Havana declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site (Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas).
Lunch a nice City restaurant . Panoramic tour by bus through modern Havana that includes stops at Central Park and the Capitol. Visit Callejón de Hamel, a community cultural project linked to Afro-Cuban culture. Return to the hotel and dinner.
At night departure in vintage cars to the Tropicana Show (Show). Return to Htl by bus.
Day 3: Havana-Viñales-Havana.
Breakfast. Excursion to the Tobacco Route around Pinar del Río, the westernmost province of the island of Cuba, where the famous Cuban tobacco is grown. Stop at the Information Centre of the tobacco route at KM 118 of the highway (Las Barrigonas). Trip continuation towards the Quemado del Rubí farm, tour round the tobacco curing house the plantation (during the growing season); as well as the humidor and other facilities of the place. Creole lunch. Appreciation of the production of cigars with leaves from the farm. Return to the hotel in Havana City. Free dinner and night time.
Day 4: Havana
Breakfast. Travel along the route of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway. Visit to the Hemingway Museum in the La Vigía farm, a Cuban residence where the Nobel Prize lived. Panoramic tour around the town of Cojímar, the site of his writing “the Old Man and the Sea”, and where a monument to his memory was erected.
Lunch at Las Terrazas Restaurant, where Hemingway used to have lunch. Visit the Bar-Restaurant Floridita and Bodeguita del Medio, places which the writer frequented.
Cocktail lessons to learn how to make typical Cuban drinks such as Mojito, Cuba Libre, among others.
Return to Htl. Free night time to fully enjoy Havana’s nightlife. Return to Htl.
Day 5: Havana -Varadero.
Breakfast. Visit to the tobacco factory and the Ron Museum (specialized explanation ending up tasting Habana Club Rum). Lunch at a restaurant of the zone.
Departure to Htl in Varadero. Accommodation in Htl 4 *. Dinner and free night.
Day 6: Varadero.
Free morning to enjoy the Htl. Lunch.
Brief city tour around Varadero and free time at Artisans Square to buy souvenirs. Return to Htl. Dinner.
Enjoy the Varadero Night. Visit to the Cultural Centre “La Comparsita”. 90 min of popular dance music live with the first level group with Open Bar (00.00 – 01.30 hrs). DJ with recorded international music.
Return to Htl.
Day 7: Varadero
Breakfast. Departure to Cárdenas. Tour to the Sugar and Steam Museum “José Smith Comas”. Visit to a Sugar Cane plantation with demonstration of manual cutting. Welcome and tour through the interior of the old factory, where machines and equipment that were used in the process of obtaining cane sugar are displayed.
Tasting “Guarapo” the juice of the sugar cane.
Ride on a train pulled by an early twentieth century steam locomotive to the railway station of Cárdenas, built in 1875. Lunch. Brief city tour around Cárdenas. Back to the hotel. Dinner and free night.
Day 8: Transfer Varadero- HAVAPT
Transfer OUT or beach extension.
- Gala Dinner New Year:
*Havana (24.12): 60.00 USD/pax/Dinner (Mandatory in HB).
*Havana (31.12): 70.00 USD/pax/Dinner (Mandatory in HB).
*Varadero (24.12, 25.12 & 31.12): 15.00 USD/pax/Dinner
- Tropicana Havana (27.12.16 – 02.01.17): 10.00 USD/pax.
*Will be possible to visit another Cultural Center (instead Tropicana) from 27.12 to 02.01.17.
- Allotment: ON REQUEST
- Discount for 15 pax or more.
- For more than 25 pax there is 1 Tour Leader Free.
- In case of overbooking, other hotels of similar or superior category will be possible use.
- Program with bus and tour guide disposition.
- Will be possible to visit another Cultural Center in Varadero (instead ”La Comparsita”).