Cuba Luxury Educational Trip

Luxury Private tour

5 nights and 6 days.

A tailor made Educational People program for individuals, families, group of friends as well as for small and medium size Groups.

Itinerary

Day 1 Havana

Arriving into Havana airport you will be met by your tour leader and transferred to your hotel. The Saratoga hotel is centrally in central Havana and makes it an ideal base for exploration. It is distinguished for its elegant eclectic structure predominantly neo-classic style with a view of the prestigious Partagas Cigar Factory and the Grand Theater of Havana and the Capitol Building. The Saratoga is a 5 Star Superior hotel with 96 rooms distributed in 13 floors that make up the construction. It is now on of the most luxurious hotel in Havana with excellent services and very good Mediterranean and international cuisine.

The rest of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Leader will be to your disposal for recommendation of things to do and how to get it.

Accommodation in B & B at Junior Suite Saratoga at Hotel Boutique Saratoga 5*

Day 2 Havana

08:00 Breakfast.

Havana (known locally as La Habana) is the centre of all things Cuban and to walk around its streets is like being on the set of a Hollywood movie. 1950s and 1960s American cars cruise wide boulevards, while paint peels from glorious Spanish colonial buildings. Old men in straw hats puff on huge Cuban cigars as Cuban 'son' music fills the air; it's hard not to be drawn in by this evocative atmosphere. There is much to see in Havana and over the next days we explore both old and modern districts.

10:00 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.

09:45 Continuation to Pinar del Río City where you will visit a Cigar Factory to learn of the process of rolling the Havano Cigar.

12:45 Entrance to the Capitanes Generales Museum and the Small Scale Museum where an specialist will explain the process of Refurbishing of Old Havana, when it started, what has been accomplish, what is the plan for the next years.

Visit La Bodeguita del Medio, one of the classic and more bohemian restaurant in Havana , existing since the 40´s, get a Mojito, the cocktail created at this place that now enjoy worldwide famous.

Optional Luncheon.

16:00 Entrance to the Cigar Factory for knowing how famous Havanos are roll hand made.

17:00 Continuing through the Old Quarter of Havana, visit the Prado Avenue, the Great Theater of Havana, the Capitol building.

Free time , may be for a rest at the Hotel.

20:00 Your Tour Leader will pick up at the Hotel for having special dinner at El Cocinero one of the best Private Family Restaurant in Havana. The restaurant is located in an old Fabric of Poultry of Havana which was abandoned for more than 40 years, and thanks to a private efforts has been refurbished. It has this Restaurant plus a Cultural Center name FAC (The Fabric of Cuban Arts which expose fine arts, also it includes presentations of novel musicians and is one of the more visit places in Havana at night to meet friends.

After your dinner you will get an entrance to FAC.

Then back to your Hotel for a rest.

Accommodation in B & B at Junior Suite Saratoga at Hotel Boutique Saratoga 5*.

B, D ( breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3 Havana

09:00 Breakfast.

After breakfast, you will visit the Modern section of Havana, visiting the Vedado with the incredible architecture Heritage, including main Avenues, the Revolution Square, the Colombus Cemetery, the Havana University, then moving into Miramar and Siboney areas.

Driving into Jaimanitas to appreciate the Project Fusterlandia organized by the famous Cuban painter Jose Fuster; after that a visit to the Fine Arts Museum, the School of Fine Arts, one of the most interesting buildings built after 1959.

Free time for lunch (suggestion at Private Restaurant San Cristobal in Central Havana, recently visited by President Obama in his historical visit to Cuba in March 2016).

Free time.

18:00 From Saratoga Hotel, you will start an Hour Drive in Old American Vintage Car through Old, Central and Modern Havana, visiting the Seaboard, entrance to the external area of Morro Cabaña Fortress.

19:00 Drop Off at historic and beautiful Hotel Nacional de Cuba, built in 1930, a building declared National Monument which has been witnessed of many historical events in Cuba. Over the years, the Nacional has hosted many international dignitaries and well-known entertainers, as evidenced by the photographic memorabilia displayed throughout the hotel. You will enjoy a Mojito at the Bar of the Hotel Nacional.

This evening you will enjoy a Dinner and Show at the Hotel Nacional Hall 1830 of the Saga of Buena Vista Social Club.

23:00 Back to the Hotel.

Accommodation in B & B at Junior Suite Saratoga at Hotel Boutique Saratoga 5*

B, D ( breakfast and dinner included)

DAY 4 Havana - Cienfuegos - Trinidad

08:00 Breakfast.

09:00 Check Out and departure for Trinidad City in the Central South of Cuba, one of the best preserved colonial cities in Las Americas.

12:30 Arrival to Cienfuegos City, declared by Unesco a World Heritage City, it appeal lies partly in the European flavor of its colonial hub, with a wide Parisian-style boulevard and elegant colonnades, and there is an ambience to inspire Cuba’s most celebrated Son singer Benny More to write the words “Cienfuegos is the city I like best”.

Enjoy a City tour of this lovely Caribbean city founded in 1819 by French settlers who arrived from Louisiana. Visit the Marti Park, center of the City, entrance to the Terry Theater, then visit the Alameda, the Seaboard, the Nautical Club, and the Palacio del Valle neoclassical building.

17:00 Continuation to Trinidad.

18:30 Check In at the Hotel Boutique Iberostar Grand Trinidad

20:30 Dinner at the Private Restaurant Museum 1514 in the Plaza Major of Trinidad.

Enjoy the evening in Trinidad with entrance to Casa de la Trova.

Back to the Hotel.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Iberostar Grand Trinidad 5*

B, D ( breakfast and dinner included)

DAY 5 Trinidad - Havana

08:00 Breakfast.

After breakfast, City Tour of Trinidad, established by the Spaniards in 1514 and lined with cobblestone streets and colourful 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 Drive to Manaca Iznaga Tower and community and to the Sugar Mills Valley, experience the sugar cane juice, and get the information as well as legends how this are became rich in the XVIII Century and the greatness of Trinidad City as a result of the production of sugar cane based upon the African slavery which was brought to the island.

14:00 Back to Trinidad.

14:30 Lunch at La Cubita Private Family Rstaurant or Solananda or Sol y Son with a local drink included.

16:00 Departing for Havana.

19:45 Check In at the Hotel.

Free evening.

Accommodation in B & B at Junior Suite Saratoga at Hotel boutique Saratoga 5*

B, L ( breakfast and lunch included)

DAY 6 Havana - Departure

After breakfast, Free time.

Transfer Out on time to Havana International airport to take flight out of the country.

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 Saratoga
Hotel Saratoga Havana

At Hotel Saratoga, belonging to the tourism company Habaguanex SA and symbol of Cuban hotels, was awarded an official ceremony held on Friday November 13 the title of Leader of the Collective Quality, awarded by the National Union of Hotels and Tourism in salute to its 20th anniversary. Highlight, encourage those groups that in the tourism sector have achieved a superior category recognized by foreign companies and agencies of national and international travel that place, according to customer feedback, these spaces as top rankings in the country is the target This Leader Award for Quality, obtained by the Saratoga.

Old American Vintage car
old auto havana

Cuba has a wide variety of American cars of the 50s maintained with the efforts of Cubans, some over love and others over necessity. The splendor of the island by the interest of tourists to enjoy a trip through Havana in these wonderful jewels on wheels, has allowed them out of workshops or abandoned courtyards.

Partagas Cigar Factory
partagas cigar factory habana

The construction of this cigar factory responded to the boom in the second half of last century experienced the industry, which was unique in that most large buildings devoted to it were located in the central area of the city. The original building, which includes an inner courtyard surrounded by an arcade and currently covered, was expanded at the beginning of this century with the construction of the top floor of a two-story annex.

El Cocinero Bar/restaurant
el cocinero bar restaurant

The open space at El Cocinero is fully integrated with the dynamic activity of contemporary popular cultural center Fábrica de Arte Cubano. El Cocinero is a cool and trendy bar located in Vedado in the building close to the iron bridge with the big chimney. This place has a renovated industrial space look, good music, nice décor and has attracted a mixed crowd of affluent young Cubans.

Columbus Cemetery
colon cemetery havana

The Columbus Cemetery, or more fully in the Spanish language Cementerio de Colon, was founded in 1876 in the Vedado neighbourhood of Havana, Cuba on top of Espada Cemetery. Columbus Cemetery is one of the great historical cemeteries of the world, and is generally held to be the most important in Latin America in historical and architectural terms Wikipedia

Jose Marti Park, Cienfuegos
jose marti park 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.

Trinidad
trinidad cuba

Trinidad, officially founded as Villa of the Holy Trinity was the third village founded by the Spanish crown in Cuba in early 1514. In 1988 UNESCO inscribed on the World Heritage List the historic center of Trinidad near the Valley of the Sugar Mills

 

Attractions Havana-Trinidad

Attractions 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

Atrractions Havana

  • ✓ 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

Attractions 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

Attractions Trinidad

  • ✓ Ancon Beach
  • ✓ Salto del Caburni
  • ✓ Valle de los Ingenios
  • ✓ Iznaga Tower
  • ✓ Parque el Cubano
  • ✓ Embalse Hanabanilla
  • ✓ Cascada de Javira.
  • ✓ Cerro la Vigia
  • ✓ La Boca