Historic Havana: 5-Night People-to-People Tour

Included in your package 5 nights at the Memories Miramar, Havana
With Round-Trip Air from Miami and most meals from only $1999†† per Person

See important booking information below regarding travel to Cuba.*

The 5-night escorted tour explores the full spectrum of Havana, both old and new. Experienced, bilingual tour guides will lead your small group around local artists’ studios, tobacco farms, the Angeles del Futuro children’s community project for circus and acrobatics and UNESCO World Heritage sites. At times you’ll even tour Cuba in a fleet of classic American cars from the 1950s.

You’ll be moving all day, so be sure to pack some good walking shoes. And, though your meals and drinks are provided, you might want to think about bringing snacks, hand sanitizer, sunblock and any other small things you think might make your trip more comfortable.

Your charter flights out of Miami and Havana will most likely leave in the early morning or afternoon to make sure you get to spend the most time possible in Cuba. After you book, you will receive your travel documents that will contain your definitive flight time. Even if you’re just considering traveling to Cuba in the future, sign up for our emails and webinars to learn more.

Scroll down to see what’s in store on a 5-night escorted tour in Cuba, which includes roundtrip charter flights from Miami to Havana, transportation throughout the island, hotel stay in Cuba and so much more.

*This itinerary is not set in stone; other exciting visits and experiences could be switched with the below activities. Travelers must participate fully in itinerary.

    • Included in your package:
    • Roundtrip charter flights from Miami to Havana, Cuba*
    • One free checked bag and one carry-on bag (max 44lbs total for both items)
    • Activities as outlined in the itinerary of your choosing
    • Bilingual tour guide and driver
    • Most gratuities
    • Transportation throughout Cuba
    • Hotel stay in Cuba at hotel outlined in the itinerary of your choosing
    • 2 bottles of water per person per day
    • Most meals while in Cuba: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
    • Cuban health insurance, standard travel visa and Cuban departure fee
    • Not included in your package:
    • Pre-departure hotel in U.S.
    • Tips for housekeeping staff and Tour Director
    • Travel insurance
    • Recommended:
    • Arrival into Miami the night before departure
    • Tipping allowance of $7-10 USD per person per day for the Tour Director and $1-2 USD per person per day for housekeeping staff
    • Travel insurance (TIP) from $119 per person
Day 1: HAVANA - Arrival
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Your early morning flight from Miami to Havana will give you time to enjoy a panoramic overview of Havana on the way to La Torre where you’ll get to enjoy your first delicious Cuban meal with a backdrop of Havana’s skyline. After lunch, you’ll check-in to your hotel, take some time to settle in and then enjoy a ride in a caravan of antique American cars on your way to dinner.

Tour: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: HAVANA - Historic Center
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Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a leisurely walk through Old Havana’s historic center, which includes visiting a graphic arts studio and the Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos where you’ll learn the latest restoration techniques used to preserve historic buildings and homes in the city. Then, take a break for lunch at La Casa Paladar, followed by a visit to the large San Jose craft market and Vocal Clave de Sol kids’ project before returning to the hotel to prepare for dinner at Jardin de los Milagros.

Tour: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: HAVANA - Pinar del Rio
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After breakfast at the hotel, you will head out to Pinar del Rio enjoying a scenic drive of the lush countryside with a stop at Los Jazmines Hotel for a breathtaking view of Viñales valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once you arrive in Viñales, you’ll visit a local tobacco farm and learn how world-famous Cuban cigars are made by the farmer and his family. After experiencing life on the farm, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at Palenque de los Cimarrones and visit La Cueva del Indio where you’ll experience what it’s like to cruise along an underground river. From there, you’ll visit the city center of Viñales, known for its colorful homes, then return to the hotel to freshen up then go to dinner at La Fontana restaurant with the group.

Tour: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: HAVANA - Art Walk
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Once breakfast has been eaten, you’ll start the day learning about the Cuban economy’s complex past from a local professor who will give insight into what the future may hold for the largest island in the Caribbean. Afterward, tour the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana with a local art expert and learn about Cuban contemporary art, followed by lunch at La Fontana. You will then ride to Jaimanitas to visit the studio of the famous Cuban artist and ceramic sculptor Jose Rodriguez Fuster and hear from community leaders on the impact of Fuster’s art. Afterwards, you’ll visit the Angeles del Futuro children’s community project for circus and acrobatics. End a day full of Cuban culture with a ride back to the hotel, then dinner at Café Laurent.

Tour: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: HAVANA - Agriculture & Art
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Head out to the University of Havana after breakfast to learn about education in Cuba, then enjoy a visit to La Fabrica de Arte gallery with a presentation on the current exhibit and discussion with young Cuban artists. Next, interact with the family and workers at Finca La Yoandra, an organic urban farm, where you’ll hear about the organic cultivation practice in Cuba. After lunch at Il Divino, you’ll visit a local artist’s studio to hear about art in Cuba. To end the day, you’ll return to the hotel then head to dinner at Rico.

Tour: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: HAVANA - Departure
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As your last day in Cuba, you’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then check-out and depart for the airport full of lasting memories and new friendships you formed while experiencing the vibrant country and culture of Cuba

Tour: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast


5-NIGHT HISTORIC HAVANA TOUR - Select Your Booking Date Below
Mar. 28 - Apr. 2, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $2795†† Single Occupancy: $3020††
Apr. 25 - Apr. 30, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $2499†† Single Occupancy: $2799††
May 30 - Jun. 4, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $2249†† Single Occupancy: $2549††
Jun. 13 - Jun. 18, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $2495†† Single Occupancy: $2795††
Jun. 27 - Jul. 2, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $2495†† Single Occupancy: $2795††
Jul. 11 - Jul. 16, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $2495†† Single Occupancy: $3795††
Jul. 25 - Jul. 30, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $1999†† Single Occupancy: $3224††
Aug. 15 - Aug. 20, 2016 | Mon-Sat Double Occupancy: $1999†† Single Occupancy: $3224††
Triple occupancy available upon request.
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Vacation Express is selling escorted people-to-people tours as an agent of Cuba Travel Services, Inc. ["CTS"], the travel service provider and operator of the people-to people tours. The people-to-people tours may include public air charter service in which case are subject to the terms and conditions of the CTS Public Charter Operator-Participant Agreement which must be executed by each passenger along with a Visa Application Form and the Self-Certification Form for travel to Cuba. If you purchased hotel-only, scheduled air-only or a People-to-People Tour only [without air charter service] or a combination thereof, then you are responsible for obtaining your own visa.

††Restrictions apply. Advertised prices available for bookings made electronically through your travel agent or on cuba.vacationexpress.com; small service fee of $10 applies when booking with Vacation Express Travel Advisor. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Only valid for new bookings. All bookings are subject to the terms and conditions liste here. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. Some upgrades are subject to availability upon check-in. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Registered Florida seller of travel no. St 38441. State of California Seller of Travel Certificate of Registration #2107538-40.

*COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. LAW: U.S. law prohibits U.S. travelers from traveling to Cuba for tourism. U.S. travelers can only go to Cuba for one of 12 authorized reasons, including family visits and people-to-people educational activities. The 12 categories are listed in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations [CACR] at Section 515.560 (a)(1)-(12) and described in more detail in those identified sections of the CACR, HERE. It is the U.S. traveler’s sole responsibly to understand and comply with existing restrictions under U.S. law. Each U.S. traveler is required under U.S. law to retain records of their travel to Cuba for five years. The U.S. government could ask you to produce those records.

*CUBA TRAVEL CERTIFICATION: Each U.S. traveler must complete a written certification, available HERE, identifying the travel category that authorizes his or her travel to Cuba in order to allow Vacation Express to book that travel. Vacation Express must obtain this certification and retain it for five years, as required under Section 515.572(b) of the CACR. Should you have any questions about the requirements of U.S. law relating to your travel to Cuba, please consult a lawyer.