Give your Cuba holiday the most magical head start with our West Beach and Heritage Tour, taking you on an incredible 6-night journey during which you'll be stopping at some of the island's most iconic cities to see amazing landmarks and absorbing the rich culture.
After enjoying guided tours plus some time at leisure to explore at your own pace you finish off the experience by enjoying a further four days of rest and relaxation on the glorious Varadero Beach. For this part of your trip you'll be staying at the Blau Varadero, a fabulous all inclusive property rising tall among Varadero's collection of modern resorts and offering exceptional levels of comfort across its varied range of facilities and services - ideal for couples, families and groups.
- Departs: london
- Arrives: havana, Cuba
- Departs: havana, Cuba
- Arrives: london
West Beach and Heritage Tour
- As Per Itinerary
- follow in the footsteps of Hemmingway
- Havana's most famous and treasured sites
- Historic cities, museums and monuments
The West Beach & Heritage Tour visits some of Cuba's most famous attractions. The tour starts in the charming capital Havana. Explore the paved streets and colonial buildings of Old Havana, follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and enjoy the vibrant Cuban music and dance at the famous Tropicana Cuban Club. The tour then visits the Che Guevera Monument in Santa Clara and travels to Sancti Spiritus, a town famous for its Romanesque stone bridge. A highlight of the tour is a visit to the fascinating town of Trinidad, one of the finest colonial towns in all of the Americas. The West Beach & Heritage Tour comes to an end in the popular beach resort of Varadero.
West Beach & Heritage Tour Highlights
- Tour of Old Havana
- Dinner at Tropicana Cuban Club
- Santa Clara - Che Monument & Armoured Train Museum
- Sancti Spiritis
- Colonial Trinidad
Day 1. London - Havana
Arrival to Havana airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at Iberostar Parque Central hotel (BB).
Day 2 Havana
Breakfast. City Tour Age and Modern Havana. Includes visits to the most representative areas of the City like the forth main Squares of the historical centre of the city where you will enjoy a walking tour around, Capitol Building, the cultural section and Revolution Square. Also, the great opportunity to visit Ernest Hemingway’s home, where you will be able of getting closer to the life and work of this famous writer of “For whom the bells tolls”. Continue to Cojimar Town, setting of “The Old Man and The Sea”. Return to the city for lunch. After lunch visit Floridita Bar-Restaurant (Included one coctel), one of the seventh most important in the world. Return to the hotel.
At evening, dinner at La Bodeguita del Medio restaurant, where Hemingway spent part of his leisure time. After, transfer to Morro Castle to be witnesses the Cannon Shot Ceremony, one of the oldest and most popular traditions in Havana City.
Transfer to La Zorra y el Cuervo nightclub to enjoy a good alive Latin jazz music up to late in the evening. Return to the hotel.
Day 3 Havana
Free Day for optional activities.
At evening, transfer for a special night in Tropicana where you will enjoy a great dinner and show with Cuban rhythms, dancers and alive music. Return to the hotel.
Day 4 Havana – Santa Clara- Remedios
Breakfast. Departure to Santa Clara. Panoramic City Tour of Santa Clara including visit to Che Square and the Armour Plated Train Monument. Lunch at La Granjita restaurant. After lunch, continue the trip to Remedios, one of the most religious country town on the west side of the Island with a peaceful atmosphere and beautiful people. Accommodation at Mascote Hostel (BB).
Breakfast. Departure to Sancti Spiritus. City Tour including the National Monument Bridge Yayabo, brief walking tour with promenade by the pedestrian boulevard. Lunch at Meson de la Plaza restaurant. Accommodation at El Rijo Plaza Hostel.
Leisure time to enjoy optional activities and relaxing.
Day 6 Sancti Spiritus - Trinidad
Breakfast. Departure to Trinidad. On the way visit Manaca-Iznaga Tower where you can see all Sugar Can Valley from the top of the tower. Continue to the City Tour of Trinidad including visits to Canchanchara Bar where you will taste a typical Cuban cocktail, the representative Romantic Museum. Lunch at Plaza Mayor restaurant. Time to take pictures. Return to the hotel in Sancti Spiritus.
Evening free for optional activities.
Day 7 Sancti Spiritus – Cienfuegos - Varadero
Breakfast. Transfer to Cienfuegos. Panoramic City Tour. Lunch at La Union Terrace. After lunch, continue the journey to Varadero. End of services.
*It may be possible to change the final transfer to Varadero to take guests to the final hotel in Havana, Cayo Santa Maria or Cayo Coco where the tour will then end. Please enquire about this at the time of booking.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for those with mobility or walking difficulties.
The tour was well organised and we got to see a lot, the guide was excellent.
Yvonne Ray reviewing West Beach and Heritage Tour (11-Dec-2011)
- All Inclusive
- exclusive offers for couples
- 24 hour drinks & snacks and healthy options available
- beautiful beachside location on the white sands of varadero beach
Emerging from the sand and warm tropical waters, the Blau Varadero is the tallest hotel in Varadero. This hotel enjoys a privileged location in an area of virgin beach with pristine waters. Its elegant guest rooms enjoy views of the sea and sky. With excellent service and facilities, this hotel offers an experience of distinct quality. Blau Varadero offers a superb range of water and land activities as well as a fabulous live music and entertainment programme. Guests can snorkel on the offshore reefs and enjoy one free scuba diving lesson, allowing you to explore a little deeper. Modern design, Cuban flair and a great location make Blau Varadero an idyllic holiday destination.
*Blau Varadero is an adults-only hotel (18+)
* Minimum 5 nts stay required
Wonderful beach, great location, plenty of nice quality food and drink, the staff were always attentive. The evening shows weren't our cup of tea , but we were happy doing our own thing
Michelle Deahl reviewing Blau Varadero (05-Sep-2018)
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