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Cuba

Our verdict:

Cuba is the ideal combination of city and beach, culture and indolence. Spend a few days strolling the streets of Old Havana, visiting cigar factories, drinking mojitos and dancing in salsa bars. Explore the colonial city of Trinidad or the verdant Viñales Valley before kicking back on Cuba's beautiful beaches.

Recommended tour operator: Cuba Direct

 

Cuba Direct says

Cuba is our heartland and our passion, as you might expect from a tour operator founded and managed by a Cuban family living in London. With offices in both London and Cuba, we have the insider knowledge, contacts, creativity and on-the-ground expertise to ensure that our holidays deliver the best possible experience, competitive prices and outstanding value for money.

In our view, Cuba is quite simply the most fascinating of all the Caribbean islands, boasting picture-postcard beauty and a distinctly Latin beat.

  • Multi-centre holidays
  • Private and group tours
  • In-depth knowledge

Our range of holidays showcase the very best that Cuba has to offer from Havana-and-beach two-centre itineraries to self-drive itineraries, private guided tours and activity holidays. Accommodation ranges from top notch luxury hotels and resorts to charming casas particulares – privately-run guesthouses.

Cuba begs to be explored and so the most popular option is a multi-centre holiday, combining one or more of Cuba’s cities and lush green inland regions with some down time on the beach.

Highlights of Cuba is an independent tour (with private transfers throughout) that takes you to atmospheric Havana, the picturesque Viñales Valley, the Francophile coastal city of Cienfuegos, the historic colonial city of Trinidad and the white sand beaches of Varadero.

We can also arrange a private escorted tour with your own driver-guide and a wide choice of itineraries. You could opt for a self-drive tour – it’s currently a more expensive way to discover Cuba because of high fuel prices and the cars are not of the best quality but chat to us if it’s your preference.

If you would prefer a bit less travelling time, check out our Havana and Beach two-centre holidays with options to suit all budgets.

Romance and Cuba are a perfect fit! We have created a selection of honeymoon ideas staying in some of Cuba’s most luxurious hotels and we can arrange some salsa dancing lessons.

If you are looking for inspiring holiday ideas with your hard-to-please teenagers, Cuba is a great choice with its vibrant music scene, colourful classic cars, living history and cool beaches. Check out our suggested holidays for families.

Bird-watching, fishing, cycling and trekking are amongst our range of group and private activity holidays.

Our team can tailor-make your holiday to fit your interests, available time and budget. We’ll chat to you about what you’re looking for and put together the perfect, seamless itinerary.

We arrange everything from the moment you leave the UK so all you have to do is relax and soak it all in.

Find out more about our holidays to Cuba, and see the best time to visit Cuba.

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