DAY ONE – HAVANA
Settling into the magic of Cuba! On Day One i will get your first taste of genuine Cuban hospitality as i move into your Casa Particular (Cuban home stay, or B&B, Cuban style!) in Central Havana. Here i will meet my guide to discuss the finer details of my tour itinerary and accompany him or her to a local Paladar, which is a family-run restaurant, for your evening meal. Afterwards there is the opportunity to sample some of Havana’s lively nightlife at one of the city’s famous Havana Jazz Clubs. A great way to statt your Classic Cuba Tour!
DAY TWO – SANTA CLARA VIA CHE GUEVARA MEMORIAL
On Day Two I will set off for Santa Clara. En-route we will visit the Che Guevara mausoleum and memorial, where the mortal remains of this Cuban revolutionary are interred. Here I will learn about how Guevara played a pivotal role in the demise of the dictator Batista and the rise of Fidel Castro, a turning point in the Cuban revolution.
Santa Clara was the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958, and there are many tributes to the city’s troubled history to be seen on my guided tour through the town. There are also many interesting buildings in rather eclectic architectural styles, and I can visit a really interesting cigar factory and the trendy La Casa de la Cuidad where the progressive young artists in the town can be found.
DAY THREE – TRINIDAD
After breakfast it’s on to one of the highlights of MY Classic Cuba tour – the lovely city of Trinidad. This Spanish colonial city is so beautifully preserved that many call it an “outdoor museum” where every building tells a story. My guide will take me on a city tour to showcase some of the highlights of the city and i can spend the evening soaking up the atmosphere in one of the music venues.
DAY FOUR – TRINIDAD
On Day Four, I have a whole day to explore! My guide is there to assist with booking any excursions I may like to go on. I can stay in town and meander along ancient cobbled streets enjoying the vibrant colours and sounds that are pure Cuba, or visit one of the great beaches nearby – Playa Ancon is the best. I can also visit some of the ruins of the 19th century sugar mills in the Valle de los Ingenios. After sunset its time to enjoy the music and the great atmosphere at a salsa show.
DAY FIVE – HAVANA
Back in Havana I have some unfinished business! There are many places to visit and booking a tour which focuses on my particular interests is the best way to fit as much as possible into a short time. My guide will be on hand to make the arrangements for me, and can also arrange airport transfers if required.On the last day of my tour I will have the opportunity to use MY guide to tick off any last minute activities I want to do. Airport transfers can be arranged on request.