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A unique Cuban city break

American traveling to Cuba?  Please have a read of this information.

Any Cuban adventure worth its salt has to start in Havana, and on this five night cultural Cuban jaunt we will show you the very best that this wonderfully seductive city has to offer. With its rich colonial history and beautifully faded art-deco architecture just waiting to be explored, our expert guides will make sure you experience a slice of the ‘real’ Havana with insights from local taste-makers who are intrinsic to the city’s character. Look forward to days spent navigating the cobbled streets of Havana’s old town; Havana Viejo in a vintage open top car, to getting backstage access to some Cuba’s cultural and artistic highlights, and nights sampling the vibrant alfresco salsa bars and live music venues. In just a few days you’ll have embraced the Cuban way of life on this eye-opening adventure.

Your Cuban Casa

After you touch down in Cuba you will be met by one of our expert guides at the airport and whisked off to your new home away from home; Penthouse Ydalgo. This authentic and stylish penthouse suite is fabulously located above the hip neighbourhood of Vedado which is peppered with artists studios.With its own roof terrace complete with a private plunge pool, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day exploring the sights of the city. Alternatively we can arrange for you to stay at the timeless classic; The Saratoga hotel.

Your evening will be spent enjoying a Mojito on the roof terrace where you can soak up the views of the city, before enjoying a delicious Cuban-Creole style meal – the perfect way to settle into Havana life.  The following day you’ll experience some of that culture and walk in the footsteps of Havana´s greatest influencers visiting the 4 plazas of Old Havana, the UNESCO world heritage site. Once you’ve got your bearings you’ll hop in your very own genuine 1959 Buick for a classical tour around the city tailored to your personal interests, be that art, literature, or architecture. You’ll be shown the impressive Bacardi building and Revolution Square where you can grab that iconic shot of the legendary Che Guevara.  What better way to wrap up your day of culture than drinks at the Hotel Nacional followed by cocktails and live music and salsa lessons from a renowned local dancer.

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The sounds of Cuba

Your second day will start off in true Cuban style with a specialised ‘Rumba’ Tour. You’ll be shown to your very own private concert in the home of Cuba’s most respected Rumba bands and even get the chance to try the dance for yourself with a demo from the musicians.  All of this sightseeing can be tiring, so why not opt for a relaxing afternoon at the nearby white sand, turquoise sea Playa Del Este and re-charge those batteries in the Caribbean sun. As night falls get ready to embrace the new Cuban Gastro Revolution at a hidden supper-club opulent mansion in Leafy Vedado, a great way to discover the secrets of modern Cuban cuisine (be sure to try the aubergine caviar).  Round off your evening by experiencing Havana’s famously vibrant nightlife, dance in a salsa bar, or check out some of the up and coming talent at one of the legendary Troubadour sessions – with a mojito in hand of course .

Follow in the footsteps of Hemingway

Today you’ll take to the seas with a morning fishing trip from Marina Hemingway and enjoy the spectacular views of Havana city from the water. Try your hand at catching some fish in the very same spots that Hemingway himself frequented. After all that fishing you are bound to have worked up an appetite, time to head to ‘Santis’ which has the local reputation of having the best Sushi In Havana – a must. For those art buffs relish the chance to spend your afternoon visiting four Cuban artists in their very own studios, whether you’re interested in photography, sculpture or painting there is something for all tastes. Tonight you can enjoy a traditional Cuban spread at Suite Havana , socialising with locals, sampling the local fare and drinks on the roof terrace listening to the sounds of the Rumba from the streets of Old Havana below.

For your last day you’ll be able to explore the city at leisure, using your new local knowledge to get you around town. Or perhaps you’d like to take a private shopping tour – our in the know guide will take you to the all the secret hot spots for vintage jewelry and handmade artisan products – make sure there is enough room in your case.  Enjoy your last evening in the city before catching your flight home laden with memories of magical Havana.

American traveling to Cuba?  Please have a read of this information.

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