Cuba Discovery

From: $3925

per person dbl*

CUBAN TRAVEL VISA REQUIRED

CLASSIC TOURS

• Museum of the Revolution
• Old Havana Walking Tour 
Artist Jose Fuster
• Cigar Factory Tour
• Colon Cemetery
• Havana Club Rum Museum 
Hemingway’s Farm 
Habana Compas Dance Group Performance
• Old Style Classic Car Club
• Nacional Hotel Tour
• Pinar Del Rio & Vinales Valley 
Tobacco Farm & Farmhouse Visit

5 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Bilingual Cuban Tour Guide, Premier Tour Director, 12 Meals – (5B, 4L, 3D), People to People Interactions, Admissions per Itinerary, Baggage Handling at Hotel, Air Conditioned Motorcoach, Hotel & Airport Transfers In Cuba, Gratuities for Hotel Porters, Wait Staff at, included Meals, Local Step on Guides and, All People to People Visits & Interactions, Cuban Health Insurance

February 26 March 11, 18 April 15
September 23 October 14, 21
November 4, 11
$3925 dbl**

5 Night(s) – Quinta Avenida Hotel, Havana or Grand Aston Hotel

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $200 PER COUPLE/$100 PER PERSON

Cuba Discovery

6-DAYS

DAY 1: DEPART USA – ARRIVE HAVANA CUBA
Upon arrival in Havana at the Jose Marti International Airport and clearing customs, meet your local English speaking Cuban Tour Guide outside the baggage terminal. Your drive from the airport orients you with Cuba’s enigmatic capital city, whose nearly 500-year Old Havana is home to the largest collections of Spanish-Colonial architecture in the Americas. Make a photo stop and learn more about the Plaza de la Revolucion, the center of Cuban political life where millions of Cubans listened to speeches of Fidel Castro.  Check into your hotel and unpack for your five night stay. Dinner is included this evening.
(D) Overnight: Havana

DAY 2: OLD HAVANA (UNESCO) – MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION – JOSE FUSTER
This morning enjoy a guided walking tour of pedestrian only Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the beautiful Cathedral de la Havana, built in baroque style in 1748 and learn about its preservation and continuous restoration. Next, enjoy a fascinating tour of the Havana Club Rum Museum with a local Cuban rum expert to learn about the history and process of making Cuban Rum and an opportunity to sample the differences. Following lunch at a local Paladar in Old Havana this afternoon we visit the famous Museum of the Revolution that displays documents and artifacts, weapons and planes from the revolution. Learn about the Bay of Pigs, the 1961 historic clash between the CIA trained Cuban exiles & rebel forces. Next head to the charming fishing village of Jaimanitas to visit the incredible Home and Work Shop of world famous artist, painter and ceramicist Jose Fuster, often called the “Picasso of Cuba”. He has adorned an entire neighborhood with colorful ornate mosaics. Here we spend time with to discuss the influence of the artist’s work and their lives and community. Dinner is on your own this evening allowing you to explore the fine restaurants, cuisine and Jazz clubs of Havana. Perhaps even take in the world famous Tropicana Cabaret Show on your own that offers an evening of music and history at this famous nightclub show that presents song-and-dance performances of 1950’s Cuba. 
(B,L) Overnight: Havana

DAY 3: CIGAR FACTORY – HABANA COMPAS
This morning following breakfast we begin the day with a fascinating visit and guided tour with a local cigar expert to the La Corona Cigar Factory. See firsthand and learn about the history and the process of Cuban cigars being hand rolled. The factory rolls such brands as Hoya de Monterrey and Cuaba & Punch. Next enjoy a performance by the amazing Habana Compas Dance Group. Interact with the students and teachers to learn more about the Cuban dance culture. Next, tour the famous Nacional Hotel, once Havana’s flagship hotel that has hosted celebrities and world leaders during its heyday, such as Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Free time to explore this historic property housing pictures and nostalgia from a by gone era or enjoy a Mojito. Meet a former professional Cuban baseball player and join in a discussion regarding the history and love of this game in Cuba. Religion has always played an important role in Cuban society. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the Colon Cemetery founded in 1876, and noted for its elaborate sculpted memorials containing more than 500 major mausoleums and chapels. The cemetery is the final resting place for famous Cubans including artists, writers, musicians and ballplayers. Dinner is included this evening at a local Paladar.
(B,L,D) Overnight: Havana

DAY 4: VINALES VALLEY (UNESCO) – PINAR DEL RIO
Today we travel out of Havana and into the rural Cuban countryside to the Vinales Valley located in the western most mountainous range in Cuba and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This region, the western province of Pinar del Rio is known for its stunning scenery, a landscape of prehistoric looking flat-top mountains or “mogotes”, tobacco plantations, caves and rivers. Next, visit a traditional Tobacco Farm and Farmhouse to meet with the farmer to learn about tobacco cultivation, the drying process and experience a cigar rolling demonstration inside the drying hut. Enjoy a visit inside his farmhouse, meeting and interacting with his family and maybe even enjoy some Cuban coffee. An incredible opportunity to witness up close, how Cuban families live in a rural setting. Next enjoy lunch at the beautiful Finca Paraiso Paladar (organic farm) offering incredible panoramic views of the Vinales Valley and an opportunity to meet the Cuban family that owns this organic farm. Later stop at the Los Jasmines viewpoint offering panoramic views of the Vinales Valley and an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery and take photos of this beautiful and unique region of Cuba. Return to Havana later this afternoon with the evening on your own to explore Havana’s many outstanding Paladars, Jazz clubs or simply relax. 
(B,L) Overnight: Havana

DAY 5: HEMINGWAY FARM – CLASSIC CAR CLUB 
Next enter the world of Ernest Hemingway with a visit to Hemingway’s Farm, Finca La Vigia (meaning ‘lookout house’). This beautiful property hosts the house where the Nobel Prize winner lived with his wife Martha for 21 years. View the perfectly preserved home where many of the Hemingway personal furniture and belongings remain intact. View his famous boat on display, the Pilar in which he used to patrol for Nazis in the Caribbean waters and featured in his novel “Islands in the Stream”. A photo stop is made at the Morro Castle, built in 1589, to protect the mouth of the Havana Harbor. “Morro” in Spanish means a rock which is very visible from the sea and therefore serves as a navigational landmark. Perched on the headland on the opposite side of the harbor from Old Havana it can be viewed from miles around as it dominates the port entrance. Next visit the San Jose Craft Market and Art Center to meet and interact with the local artists to discuss and learn of the importance of their art in Cuban culture. Learn from the artists who share their experiences of pursuing the arts with limited access to materials and funding. Before dinner, meet the local Cuban Old Style Car Club owners. A chance to interact and talk with the owners and learn why Havana’s streets are filled with vintage American automobiles and understand what it takes to keep them on the road. Enjoy a drive through the streets of Havana in a vintage car to your farewell dinner at a one of Havana’s top Paladars. After dinner you have an opportunity to meet and discuss with the owners how this private Paladar enterprise works in Cuba.
(B,L,D) Overnight: Havana

DAY 6: HAVANA – FLIGHT BACK TO USA 
Following breakfast, this morning, we’ll transfer to the airport for our return flight home with incredible memories of the amazing people and culture of your Cuba.
(B)

Single Room Supplement + ($625) Triple Room Reduction  – ($50) per person. **Rates are Land only, per person double

Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

Land only rates do not include hotel transfers.
Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers
On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details – Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.  Cuban Visa/Fees – $100pp are not included in land rates above and will be invoiced with final payment.

CUBAN TRAVEL VISA is required for travel to Cuba and applies to US citizens only. The Cuban Visa cost is $100 per person including processing fees and is Not Included in the tour rates. Cuban Visa cost will be invoiced with your final payment and is subject to change. Cuban born passengers require a different Visa process and additional costs.

U.S. TRAVELERS CAN STILL TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGALLY! 

Premier World Discovery offers you the opportunity to travel legally to Cuba under the new OFAC Regulations which were published June 5, 2019.  Our scheduled tours follow the General License category of “Support for the Cuban People” and our itineraries include activities that are intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba.  Every day’s program is designed to promote independence for the Cuban people and is complete with meaningful interactions with the Cuban people. 
We operate these tours under an OFAC (the Office of Foreign Assets Control) general license, under section 31 CFR  § 515.572(a)(1) to provide travel services to U.S. travelers to Cuba.  Our tours meet all requirements listed by section 31 CFR § 515.574 for Support for the Cuban People. We also organize tours in several of the other 11 categories of travel that are permitted, including:  § 515.565 (educational activities), § 515.566 (religious activities) and, § 515.575 (humanitarian projects).
Our immersive Cuba tours provide a rich and authentic way to learn about the lives of Cubans, while also sharing with them our perspectives on the world.  Our goal is for there to be a mutual benefit to all involved as we learn from each other.  Your participation in our Cuba tours support the Cuban entrepreneurs that provide us with private services along the way.
Traveling to Cuba with Premier World Discovery provides a hassle-free, fully legal way for Americans to visit, experience and check off that “bucket list” to Cuba you have always dreamed of.  With over 25 years specializing in global group travel, and operating tours in Cuba since 2012 while servicing thousands of travelers and hundred of groups to Cuba. We are experts in finding and offering authentic experiences that get you behind the scenes to understand the rich culture and history of Cuba. Our extensive network of guides, drivers, restaurant owners, artists and more is essential to the success of your travels in Cuba. We offer pre-set /scheduled departures to Cuba that allow you to book onto and enjoy immersive tours to Cuba with the experts that provides a unique exposure to a dynamic and diverse culture.
Travelers must have a full-time schedule of activities that enhance contact with the Cuban people and result in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba. Our expertly designed tours provide this rich content every day.
Premier World Discovery’s tours include a schedule of interesting, educational, interactive and meaningful exchange activities, and as such these tours are not self-directed or self-guided. Trips are fully scheduled, and activities are immersive and incredibly insightful for the Cuban visitor.