Pilgrimage Havana

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4 Nights and 5 Days

Itinerary

Day 1 HAVANA

Arrival at Havana International Airport José Martí.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport.

Transfer In to Hotel in Havana and Check In.

Accommodation in H & B at Hotel Roc Presidente 4* or Hotel H10 Panorama 4* or Hotel Plaza 4*.

Dinner at the Hotel.

Free evening.

D (dinner included)

Day 2 HAVANA

08:00 Breakfast.

08:30 Departing for Mass.

08:45 Mass at Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen or Church Nuestra Señora de la Caridad.

10:15 Departing for Full Private City Tour of Havana. Starting the walking tour of Old Havana from the Templete, where Havana villa was founded in 1519. Walking through the Plaza de Armas and all other Squares of Old Havana: San Francisco de Asís Square, then to Old Square, visit the Cathedral Square. Seeing the monuments, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, the Cathedral. Visit also to the Fine Arts Museum.

12:00 Entrance to the Rum Museum.

13:30 Lunch at La Mina, bohemian restaurant in Old Havana.

15:00 Visit the Paseo del Prado Avenue, enjoying a majestic Avenue, visit the Grand Theater of Havana, the Central Park José Martí and the Capitol Building. From the Capitol Building, we will continuous the tour to Modern Havana in Old American Vintage Car (1 Hour), first visiting the Revolution Square, the Colon Cemetery, the Vedado area with its amazing Avenues, residences, buildings, the University of Havana, La Rampa on 23 Street, the Seaboard, then to Old Havana and back to Hotel Nacional de Cuba where you will see the Hotel, the Hall of Fame, visit the gardens to enjoy an excellent view over the Seabord and the Harbor of Havana, enjoy a Mojito cocktail (not included).

19:00 Back to the Hotel.

20:30 Departure to San Carlos de la Cabaña and Morro Fortress, built in 1774 during the Spanish Government in the colonial time; to enjoy the ceremony of canon fire exactly at 21.00 Hrs. This is a very old tradition intended to inform the inhabitant of San Cristobal de La Habana that the Doors at the Wall surrounding the City was going to be closed.

Back to the hotel.

21:45 Dinner at hotel´s restaurant.

Accommodation in H & B at Hotel Roc Presidente 4* or Hotel H10 Panorama 4* or Hotel Plaza 4*.

B, L, D (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 3 HAVANA

09:30 Breakfast.

10:00 Departing to "Santuario Nacional de San Lázaro", church dedicated to St. Lazarus located in the town of Rincón, in the municipality Boyeros, in the present province of Havana. The Pilgrimage to Rincón for the feast of San Lázaro that takes place on December 17 is the largest annual religious pilgrimage in Cuba. On this day, over 15,000 people from various parts of Cuba visit the church of the leper colony.

11:45 Visit and Mass at the "Santuario Nacional de San Lázaro".

14:00 Luncheon at local "Paladar".

16:00 Back to the Hotel.

The rest of the afternoon / evening is at your leisure to further explore on your own. You could easily spend your time wandering the streets and taking in the colours and sounds of this lively city.

Accommodation in H & B at Hotel Roc Presidente 4* or Hotel H10 Panorama 4* or Hotel Plaza 4*.

B, L, D (breakfast and lunch included)

DAY 4 HAVANA

09:00 Breakfast.

09:30 Departing to quaint village of Regla, located on the northeastern side of Havana’s Bay, to visit National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Regla, the Cuban black virgin dressed in blue. As with Our Lady of Charity, devotion for Our Lady of Regla is part of this wonderful potpourri, which, according to the Cuban scholar Don Fernando Ortiz, is the basis of the Cuban nationality. The Virgin of Regla is syncretized with the Orisha Yemayá, owner of the moon, the seas and everything that lives there. She is vested with marine symbols, such as shells, conches, anchors, boats, corals, seaweeds and starfish. And her color, of course, is blue like the sea. While the pilgrimage of the patron saint of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity, is filled with yellow, the pilgrimage of Our Lady of Regla, the Cuban black virgin, is blue, as befits the Queen of the Seas.

Any trip to Regla and Guanabacoa should be rounded out with a visit to the latter’s excellent municipal museum. Suffice it to say, here you can take a closer look at recreations of many home-temple shrines and altars, and also speak with guides intimately knowledgeable about the religious traditions of the area.

Next, let’s see the Bay of Havana up close! We will take a ferry boat across the bay to the Old Havana’s ferry terminal and return later to town of Regla. Travel with locals on the “Lanchita de Regla”.

13:00 Continuation of trip to Casablanca, to visit the monumental Havana Christ Statue, later visit the "Morro - Cabaña Park".

14:00 Optional lunch in any of restaurants of Park.

17:00 Back to the Hotel and free time.

20:00 Dinner at the Hotel´s restaurant.

Accommodation in H & B at Hotel Roc Presidente 4* or Hotel H10 Panorama 4* or Hotel Plaza 4*.

B, L, D (breakfast and dinner included)

DAY 5 DEPARTURE

Breakfast.

Breakfast.

Free in the morning.

Check Out on time to Havana International Airport to take flight back home.

B (breakfast included))

 

END OF SERVICES


Included:

Accommodation in B & B as indicated in the Program.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport.

Private Transfer In.

Tour Guide in full command of English and/or other foreign language for the whole staying in Cuba.

All the tours as indicate with the Entrances pointed out in the Program, with explanation of Specialist when mention.

Private Transportation for all the tours.

Luncheons and Dinners as indicated.

Transfer Out.

Not included:

Airfare.

Tourist Visa.

Medical Insurance.

Services not mentioned in the Program.

Hotel Presidente
hotel president in havana

The Roc Presidente Hotel is one of our most special hotels: a hotel in the centre of La Habana, Cuba, 200 metres away from its famous pier and built in the once tallest building of the capital, with Cuban colonial inspiration and historical pieces of art in its interiors. Located only 3 kilometres away from La Habana Vieja, the Hotel Roc Presidente combines elegance and comfort at the heart of Cuba. Almost every room offers Sea Views, swimming pool, solarium, terrace cafeteria, parking. Immerse yourself in the real essence of Cuba.

Capitanes Generales
capitanes generales museum in havana

Museum located in the old Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, opposite the Plaza de Armas. It is the representative city museum. Its more than thirty rooms exhibit valuable collections of plastic, decorative and utilitarian objects that recreate the historical and cultural evolution habanera arts. The main entrance to City Museum overlooking the street Tacon, between Bishop and orelly. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.

Paseo del Prado Avenue
paseo del prado ave in havana

The Paseo del Prado emerged as a need for growth of the city, beyond the limits they imposed the walls. At that time the public spaces in the area intramural, for recreation and social life outdoors were insufficient. The walk or extramural mall, built by the Colonial Government, was about one kilometer long and spread over the earth wall and between the two doors that counted. It was called "Nuevo Prado" and went on to become the center of social life in Havana at the time. Ecured

Cannon Shot Ceremony
ceremonia el cañonazo in havana

Punctually beyond the accuracy, every day of the year, at nine in the evening, a minute or a minute less, from the Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña a cannon shot fired, calling reviewing watches. He converted today in a colorful show, originally was the official formula notice to residents and visitors of the Cuban capital, that from that moment remained behind the thick walls along dozens of kilometers around the villa for safekeeping against attacks by corsairs and pirates.Ecured.cu

National Shrine of St. Lazarus church
san lazoro church

National Shrine of St. Lazarus church dedicated to St. Lazarus is in the town of Rincón, in the municipality Boyeros, in the present province of Havana. One of the most popular manifestations of religious fervor in Cuba, is the annual pilgrimage to the National Shrine of St. Lazarus on December 17, to the San Lazaro miraculous Cuban, or Babalu Aye arrive devotees from all provinces of Cuba and abroad.

 

havana highlight

Museos

  • ✓ Museum National of Bellas Artes
  • ✓ Museum of the Revolucion
  • ✓ Napoleonic museum
  • ✓ Museum of Chocolate
  • ✓ Museum of the Rum Havana Club
  • ✓ Pharmacy Museum
  • ✓ Museum of the City
  • ✓ Hemingway Museum Finca Vigia
  • ✓ Scale model of Havana
  • ✓ Museum of Guanabacoa
  • ✓ National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • ✓ Wilfredo Lam Center

Churches and convents

  • ✓ Havana Cathedral
  • ✓ Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi
  • ✓ Church of Paula
  • ✓ Church of the Merced
  • ✓ Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral
  • ✓ Church of Jesus de Miramar
  • ✓ Holy Spirit Church
  • ✓ St. Christ of Good Trip Church

Nightlife

  • ✓ Cañonazo ceremony
  • ✓ Marti Theather(programmed function)
  • ✓ Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (programmed function)
  • ✓ National Theather(programmed function)
  • ✓ Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center (programmed function)
  • ✓ Tropicana Cabaret
  • ✓ Havana Cafe, Melia Cohiba
  • ✓ Parisien Cabaret National Hotel
  • ✓ Havana Cafe, Melia Cohiba

Restaurants >>>>

  • Art Cafe Aguiar
  • Porto Havana
  • Cafe Espada
  • La Guarida
  • Habana 61
  • Donde Lis
  • San Cristóbal
  • Mediterráneo
  • Café Laurent
  • Los Nardos