Pilgrimage to Cuba

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7 nights and 8 days
great pilgrimage around cuba

Itinerary

3 nights in Havana
2 nights in Trinidad
1 night in Camagüey
1 nights in Santiago de Cuba

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 - CIENFUEGOS - TRINIDAD

07:30 Breakfast.

08:15 Check Out and departing for Cienfuegos City.

12:45 Visit and Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, or at Church Our Lady of Charity, or Church of Our Lady Lourdes.

14:00 Lunch at the Restaurant in the Nautical Club (in Cienfuegos City).

14:45 Tour of the City of Cienfuegos, declared by UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site of Humankind (also Havana, Trinidad and Camaguey). Visit the Martí Park, the Terry Theater, the Alameda (Central Park), the Seaboard (one of the prettiest Bay in Cuba) seeing the French Style mansions built by the settlers of Cienfuegos who came from Louisiana, USA in the XVIII century, visit the Palacio del Valle.

17:00 Continuation of the trip to Trinidad.

18:30 Check In at the Hotel in Trinidad.

20:00 Dinner at hotel´s restaurant.

Accommodation in All Inclusive in a Beach Resort at Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar 4* or Hotel Costasur 3* (in superior rooms of Costasur named Tropical Rooms and Bungalows Room) or Hotel Las Cuevas 3* in the City in H & B.

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

DAY 4 TRINIDAD

07:30 Breakfast.

09:00 Mass at Church of the Santísima Trinidad or similar in Trinidad.

10:00 Tour of the City of Trinidad, the quintessential of Cuba Colonial City, best preserved historical Center in all the America´s, established by the Spaniards in 1514 and lined with cobblestone streets and colorful houses, the town of Trinidad is easy to wander around and almost every scene offers superb photographic opportunities – from locals casually smoking their huge cigars on the doorsteps of their homes to old Chevrolets cruising by. Visit Santa Ana and the Major Square. Entrance to the Cantero Palace, entrance to the Canchanchara Bar with a welcoming drink, visit the Handcraft Fair.

13:50 Back to the Hotel for lunch.

14:45 After lunch departing for Tour of the Sugar Mills Valley, visit the Viewpoint, and the Manaca Iznaga, experiencing the Sugar Cane Juice and the explanation of the house the history and legends of the site. Free time to enjoy the handcraft textiles being produced in the area.

16:00 Back to the Hotel and free time.

20:00 Dinner at the Hotel´s restaurant.

Accommodation in All Inclusive in a Beach Resort at Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar 4* or Hotel Costasur 3* (in superior rooms of Costasur named Tropical Rooms and Bungalows Room) or Hotel Las Cuevas 3* in the City in H & B.

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

DAY 5 TRINIDAD - SANCTI SPIRITUS - CAMAGUEY

07:00 Breakfast.

08:00 Check Out and departure to Camaguey vía Sancti Spiritus.

08:45 Visit the Manaca Iznaga Tower, taste the guarapo (Sugar Cane Juicy experience).

10:00 Continuation to Sancti Spiritus.

11:00 Mass at Church of The Holy Spirit or similar in Sancti Spiritus.

12:10 City Tour of Sancti Spiritu, visiting the historical center, seeing the Puente Yayabo.

14:00 Lunch at Yayabo Taverna.

15:20 Continuation to Camaguey City.

20:30 Check In at Hotel in Camaguey.

Free evening.

Accommodation in H & B at Hotel Colón 4* or Hotel Grand Hotel 4*.

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

DAY 6 CAMAGUEY - BAYAMO - SANCTUARY OF CARIDAD DEL COBRE - SANTIAGO DE CUBA

07:30 Breakfast.

08:00 Check Out.

08:30 Mass at Church Our Lady of Mercy or at Church Our Lady of Charity or at Church of Bon Voyage.

09:30 Starting the City tour of Camaguey declared by Unesco as Cultural Heritage of Humankind, visit the historical Center, the Agramonte Square, the Museum of Agramonte, the City Museum, visit the main squares, the principal Church. Experience the Bici Taxi which is a way of transportation in the City.

11:00 Continuation to Bayamo City, the cradle of the cuban nationality.

14:45 Luncheon at Royalton Restaurant.

15:30 Panoramic Tour of Bayamo. Tour of the historical center of Bayamo City Visit the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Park, and the Anthem square, the Nationality Museum, the house of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, the Church.

17:00 Continuation to Santiago de Cuba.

19:25 Check In at Hotel in Santiago de Cuba.

19:30 Dinner at the Hotel´s restaurant.

Accommodation in H & B at Hotel Casagranda 4* or San Basilio or Las Américas 3* plus or Hotel San Juan 3* or similar.

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

DAY 7 SANTIAGO DE CUBA - HAVANA

07:30 Breakfast.

08:00 Departing for Sanctuary of Caridad del Cobre to visit the Basilic of Our Saint Patron of Cuba.

08:40 Mass at the Basilic of Caridad del Cobre (if available, possible), or at Church.

10:30 City Tour of Santiago de Cuba, with entrances to Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba, entrance to Diego Velázquez House, entrance to Rum Museum, visiting Pico Street, Enramada Street, the Céspedes Park, the Moncada Barrack Museum.

13:45 Luncheon in a Family Restaurant or Paladar (light, quick luncheon) in local restaurant.

15:15 Continuation of the tour, visiting the Santa Efigenia Cemetery, visit the Morro Fortress of Santiago de Cuba.

18:00 Back to the hotel.

18:00 Check out and dinner in a local restaurant.

19:30 Departing for Santiago de Cuba Airport to take flight to Havana.

Meet and Greeting.

Transfer in to Hotel in Havana.

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

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

DAY 8 DEPARTURE

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 presidente 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 and features, in addition, swimming pool, solarium, terrace cafeteria, parking… Immerse yourself in the real essence of Cuba and book this historical hotel in La Habana at the best online rate.

El Templete in Havana
el templete havana

El Templete is a monument in Havana, Cuba, that pays homage to the place where the foundation of the town of San Cristóbal de la Habana was celebrated in 1519. The monument consists of bust of Christopher Columbus and three canvases painted by Jean Baptiste Vermay. It is a Neoclassic building, typical example of colonial architecture. Close to the Templete, there is a column which replaces a silk-cotton tree, under which the first mass and the first Council of Havana were celebrated.Wikipedia

Plaza Vieja in old Havana
plaza vieja in havana

The plaza was originally called Plaza Nueva (New Square). It emerged as an open space in 1559, after the Plaza de Armas and San Francisco. In colonial times it was a residential neighborhood of the Criollo plutocracy. Plaza Vieja was the site of executions, processions, bullfights, and fiestas all witnessed by Havana's wealthiest citizens, who looked on from their balconies. The urban architectural complex of Plaza Vieja is represented by valuable colonial buildings from the XVII, XVIII and XIX and some examples of the early twentieth century. Wikipedia

Jose Marti Park, Cienfuegos
jose marti park in cienfuegos

Located in the historic center of Cienfuegos, declared by UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in 2005, it is one of the greatest symbols of culture and identity of the province known as the Pearl of the South. On April 22, 1819, the day of the founding of Fernandina de Jagua, the commander of the Royal Navy, Felix Bouyon, took as its starting point a majagua for the layout of the square block of the entire village.

Hotel Brisas Trinidad del Mar
palacio cantero trinidad

It is a cultural institution museum type. The Palace was built by José Mariano Borrell and Padron a sugar planter for dwelling house in first half of the nineteenth century. Going from family to family until was bought by Justo German Cantero in 1842. In 1947 passes to the Association Pro-Trinidad who dedicated during long time to School of Arts and Crafts.

Cantero Palace, City Museum
palacio cantero trinidad

It is a cultural institution museum type. The Palace was built by José Mariano Borrell and Padron a sugar planter for dwelling house in first half of the nineteenth century. Going from family to family until was bought by Justo German Cantero in 1842. In 1947 passes to the Association Pro-Trinidad who dedicated during long time to School of Arts and Crafts.

Principal Theater, Camagüey
Principal Theater Camaguey cuba

The city of Camaguey has had an important cultural performance throughout the years. Cuba’s National Poet Nicolas Guillen was born in this city as well as Cuban singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez. The main Principal Theater was opened in 1847 and had a capacity for 1,500 spectators, the stage was large and was considered one of the best in the country for its acoustics. In May 1920 there was an unfortunate fire that destroyed the theater in a few hours. But in 1926 it opened a new one with three floors can accommodate nearly 1,400 spectators, who still works for music, theater and dance.

Sanctuary Basilica Caridad del Cobre
Principal Theater Camaguey cuba

The Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary located in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. It was built in 1926 in the village of El Cobre about 12 miles west of Santiago de Cuba. It is a 3 aisled church on the hill "Cerro de la Cantera" and is linked to the village by a flight of 254 steps. It has a central bell tower and two side towers crowned by red-brick domes. Wikipedia

Cespedes Park, Santiago de Cuba
cespedes park santiago de cuba
 

Attractions Havana-Trinidad-Cienfuegos-Santiago de Cuba

Havana

  • ✓ 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

Trinidad

  • ✓ Plaza Mayor.
  • ✓ Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
  • ✓ Romance Museum
  • ✓ Convento de San Francisco de Asis
  • ✓ Parque Central Cespedes
  • ✓ Museo de Historia Municipal
  • ✓ Trinidad Architecture Museum
  • ✓ Yudit Vidal Faife Gallery
  • ✓ Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery.
  • ✓ Santeria Israel
  • ✓ Guamuahaya Archaeology Museum
  • ✓ Iglesia de Santa Ana

Camagüey

  • ✓ Camagüey Center
  • ✓ Plaza del Carmen
  • ✓ Plaza San Juan de Dios
  • ✓ Agricultural Market El Rio
  • ✓ Casino Campestre
  • ✓ Coco Beach
  • ✓ Rancho King Touristic Farm
  • ✓ Principal theater

Santiago de Cuba

  • ✓ El Saltón
  • ✓ Baonao Park
  • ✓ Aquarium Baconao
  • ✓ San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle
  • ✓ Santa Ifigenia Cemetery
  • ✓ La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)
  • ✓ Jardin Ave del Paraiso
  • ✓ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
  • ✓ Siboney Beach
  • ✓ Granma Island (Cayo Granma)
  • ✓ Jardin de los Helechos
  • ✓ Salto del Guayabo