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A Taste Of Havana

A Taste Of Havana

Adult from: £1,699    Child from: Please call for details 
Offer based on:
A Taste Of Havana valid: 01/05/2014 to 30/09/2014
Duration: 3 nights
Departure airport: London (Gatwick)
Board basis: Tour
Hotel details
No visit to Cuba is complete without exploring the island’s exciting and fascinating capital, Havana. This 4 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 in Varadero (see pages 166 & 167 for details) or try one of our many 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 in Old Havana. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink and a short briefing with your guide.

Day 2 After breakfast, visit El Capitolio, the impressive pre-Revolution seat of the Cuban Government. Nearby horse-drawn carriages will take you via Calle Prado to the Cathedral Square, passing the famous Art Deco Bacardi building and the Museum of the Revolution. Later, explore the old colonial town by foot. Your guide will show you the most interesting and important places, 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 and considered to be the oldest in the Americas. In the evening enjoy dinner at La Divina Patora, overlooking Havana Bay.

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 1950’s - 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 1950’s theme with dinner at La Esperanza.

Day 4 After breakfast, transfer to your chosen Varadero hotel for a few days relaxing on the beach, or continue exploring the island on one of our other tours.

Saratoga Hotel
There’s a wonderful atmosphere to this elegant hotel which recalls its heyday in the 1930’s when the original hotel was a famous haunt of artists, writers and socialites.

Rebuilt on the same site, it’s a great credit to the designers that they have managed to capture much of that same spirit, combining traditional designs with modern comforts. You’ll be ideally situated in one of the best locations in Old Havana for exploring this fascinating and vibrant city. Watch out for popular Cuban orchestras who often perform here, reinforcing the hotel’s desire to be recognised once again as the most stylish establishment in Havana.