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Havana: 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 whisked off to your new home away from home; Penthouse Ydalgo. Your evening will be spent enjoying a Mojito on the roof terrace where you can soak up the views of the city, before 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 four plazas of Old Havana. 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. As night falls get ready to embrace the new Cuban Gastro Revolution at a hidden supper-club opulent mansion in Leafy Vedado, before rounding off your evening by experiencing Havana’s famously vibrant nightlife and dancing in a salsa bar, or checking out some of the up and coming talent at one of the legendary Troubadour sessions.

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 from the water. Try your hand at catching some fish before heading to ‘Santis’ for the best sushi in Havana. For those art buffs, you’ll relish the chance to spend the 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’ll then enjoy a traditional Cuban spread at Suite Havana, socialising with locals, sampling the local fare and listening to the sounds of the Rumba from the streets of Old Havana below.

For your last day, 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 jewellery and handmade artisan products. 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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