Cuba: Rhythms and Revolution

Havana, Santa Clara and the Caribbean Sunshine

January 15 - January 26, 2025

Welcome to Cuba

Experience Cuba in all its glory with a trip that takes you on a journey through vibrant cities to sparkling coastlines. Uncover the history of Havana, walk on the soft sands of Varadero, soak up the colourful town of Trinidad, and discover that there’s much more to Cuba than its distinctive cigars and delicious rum. From the ornate buildings of Old Havana and the seductive sounds of salsa music to the classic 1950s cars that roll along the streets, a trip to Cuba really is like taking a step back in time. Join Traveleyes on an exhilarating trip across this history-rich Caribbean island and decide for yourself whether it’s the culture, architecture, beaches, or daiquiris that make it so special.

Tour Highlights

  • Relax on the white sand beaches of Varadero, Cuba’s most popular coastal resort
  • Tour the streets of Havana in a classic 1950s car
  • Visit a rum museum and cigar factory on a walking tour of historic Havana
  • Discover the eclectic palaces and colonial-era buildings in Cienfuegos, Cuba’s “Pearl of the South”
  • Sip on Cuban mojitos in colourful Trinidad
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  • Dates & Prices

    The prices shown below include return transport from a specified UK departure point. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .

    January 15 - January 26, 2025 (12 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £3699 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £2799 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return transport and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 3299 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 2399 GBP Contact us for availability

    Aerial view of Trinidad skyline with lush palm trees in the foreground and forest covered mountains in the background. To the right is the Convent of Saint Assisi with its yellow bell tower rising up.
  • Beautiful beach of Varadero in Cuba on a sunny summer day with clear turquoise water

    What's Included

    • UK price includes return flights from London Gatwick, including hold baggage and transfers
    • 4 nights’ accommodation at Sevilla Hotel, Havana
    • 3 nights’ accommodation at Memories Hotel, Trinidad
    • 3 nights’ accommodation at Sol Palmeras, Varadero
    • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • City tour of Havana including visit to a rum museum and cigar factory
    • Ride around Havana in a classic 1950s car
    • Panoramic tour of Cienfuegos
    • Trinidad city tour with a stop at a cocktail bar
    • Tren Blindado and Che Guevara’s Museum and Mausoleum in Santa Clara
    A group of Cuban men playing music on a cobbled street

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 15th January 

Fly to Havana, the lively capital of Cuba.

Once we’ve landed in Havana, we’ll transfer to our hotel where we can relax in preparation for our city tour the following day.

Overnight in Havana.

Thursday 16th January 

Our day begins with a sightseeing tour around the historic old quarter of this wonderful city. Founded in 1519, San Cristobal de la Habana is a treasure trove of historical interest and Old Havana has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Be wowed by colourful Art Deco buildings, avant-garde street art, and soak up the atmosphere of faded grandeur as we wander over cobbled stones through San Francisco de Asis Square, the Old Square, and the Arms Square, eventually reaching Cathedral Square. Here, we’ll visit the Palace of Cuban Arts and Crafts where fascinating cultural artefacts reveal the island’s many stories of human existence and historic strife. As part of the tour, we will enjoy a traditional Cuban lunch.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Havana.

Friday 17th January 

Today you can experience an exhilarating ride around the city in one of Cuba’s iconic 1950s American convertible cars. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure in Havana. One highly recommended option is to take a stroll to the end of Calle Obispo to El Floridita bar and perch at the same spot along the bar where Ernest Hemingway once did, whilst enjoying one of their deliciously refreshing daiquiris.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Havana.

Saturday 18th January 

A free day to relax around the hotel or immerse yourself in the exotic sights, sounds and rhythms of Havana.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Havana.

Sunday 19th January 

En route to Trinidad we’ll stop off in the quaint city of Cienfuegos for an afternoon tour. This includes a visit to the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, a stroll through the grand Spanish buildings on El Bulevar (Boulevard) of Cienfuegos, and a chance to admire the Terry Theatre (founded in 1890 and now a national monument). Before continuing our journey to Trinidad, catch the glittering blue waters of the Bay of Cienfuegos, watched over by the towering ramparts of the Spanish-built Castillo de Jagua.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Trinidad.

Monday 20th January 

Today, we’ll take a tour of the charming city of Trinidad, one of the best-preserved Spanish cities in the Caribbean. We’ll explore the beautiful colonial architecture of the city with its maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with pastel-coloured buildings and once grandiose mansions. We’ll also visit a local museum and enjoy a welcome drink in the La Canchanchara bar. This house of hospitality is named after the famous concoction made from raw rum, water, and honey. After we’ve quenched our thirst, it’s time for a lovely local lunch in a traditional Cuban restaurant.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Trinidad.

Tuesday 21st January 

A free day to relax and enjoy the many facilities of our all-inclusive resort. Alternatively, explore Trinidad’s historic centre or take a tour of a plantation out in the countryside where sugar cane has been grown for centuries.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Trinidad.

Wednesday 22nd January 

Today we’ll head to Santa Clara to visit the Museum of Che Guevara and the final resting place of this revolutionary hero. Find out how the combined forces of Fidel Castro and the famous beret-wearing insurgent finally defeated Cuban dictator, General Batista, in 1959. Inside the museum, Guevara’s personal effects such as his gun, binoculars and water bottle add a personal touch. Also displayed here is the same armoured train which Guevara’s troops derailed during that pivotal moment of history. The train wreckage was subsequently preserved and declared a national monument. Outside, there’s an enormous bronze statue of Guevara looking towards the mountains where his 8th column fought.

After enjoying lunch in a local restaurant, we’ll continue to Varadero.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Varadero.

Thursday 23rd January 

Varadero has one of the finest beaches in the entire Caribbean. It offers over 12 miles of perfect white sand, which sweeps down to meet the gently lapping, warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Here you can either try your hand at a variety of different water sports, swim with the dolphins, or simply relax and soak up the glorious Caribbean sunshine.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Varadero.

Friday 24th January 

Our final day offers some free time to relax and explore Varadero at leisure. Live your best life by the beach or head into downtown Varadero to shop for souvenirs. In the evening, join us for a farewell get-together as we enjoy live Cuban music and relive the highlights of our fantastic Caribbean adventure.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Varadero.

Saturday 25th January 

Transfer to Havana airport for our international departure.

Breakfast included. Overnight on flight.

Sunday 26th January 

Arrive home.

If you’re entering Cuba as a tourist, you’ll need to get a tourist card before you travel. If you are travelling with us from the UK, we can arrange this for you and will be in touch nearer the time of departure to collect this information.