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Vintage Cuba 6 days 5 nights Havana Remedios Cabarien Santa Clara

Explore Habana Vieja | Explore the town of Remedios via bici-taxi | Ride on an Antique Steam Train | See Hemingway's Home | Visit a Dance Community Project | Enjoy a Concert with Piquetes, a 19th Century Band | 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site 

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It’s often said that visiting Cuba is like traveling back in time.

Indeed, the classic cars, weathered buildings, and unique history create an unforgettable experience in this enchanting country, one that stays with visitors long after they return home.

While Cuba is changing more than ever, its one-of-a-kind yesteryear is the inspiration for insightCuba’s Vintage Cuba tour. This six-day trip takes guests on an extraordinary journey through Cuba’s colorful, complex history via the places and people who bring it to life.
Architecture of Santa Clara, Cuba
Santa Clara / Remedios
Day 1

After clearing immigration and customs, begin your Vintage Cuba experience with a delicious welcome lunch (guests arriving before or on recommended flight time only). Partake in an exchange with musicians who play nineteenth-century Cuban music on 200-year-old instruments. They will be accompanied by the Alegrias de Vivir dancers, who will teach you their national dance.

Next, we visit Santa Clara’s town center and a local artist’s studio. Then we’ll head to Remedios, where you’ll check in to your hotel and meet for orientation.* Tonight you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local paladar with your traveling companions.

Meals | Lunch, Dinner

*Check-in begins roughly at 3pm ET. The tour start-time will vary slightly depending on flight arrivals.

A Caribbean beach in Cuba
Remedios / Caibarién
Day 2

After breakfast, we’ll depart for Caibarién, where you’ll meet members of a traditional printing house that makes its own paper and uses 19th-century printing presses. Next, visit with local children and the head artist at an important community project before heading to the sugar mill museum to see how sugar cane is processed and learn about the extraordinary history of what was once the country’s major export. Then, it’s all aboard the train, a timeless mode of transit still used in certain areas, back to Remedios where you’ll savor island flavors over lunch at a traditional Cuban restaurant. After lunch, you’ll return to Caibarién to meet with residents at the Casa de las Tradiciones. Later head back to the hotel before gathering for dinner at a delicious paladar with the group.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jazz musicians pose with their CD in Cuba
Remedios / Santa Clara / Havana
Day 3

This morning, we’ll take a bicitaxi ride through Remedios. After, you’ll visit a local church and stop at the Museo de Parrandas. Then we’ll depart for Santa Clara for a visit to the Che Guevara Memorial. After lunch at a local paladar in Santa Clara, we’ll begin our journey to the country’s capital city. Tonight after checking in to your hotel in Havana, we’ll enjoy dinner at popular paladar.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The streets of old Havanna, Cuba
Day 4

In the Cuban capital, we’ll explore enchanting Old Havana, whose cobblestone squares echo with memories. We’ll meet with a PhD from the university, who will share his insights on social equality in Cuba. After lunch, we’ll visit a hairdressing salon that also acts as a museum, displaying antique tools and art inspired by the trade. Tonight, you’ll dine on your own at a paladar, a private, family-owned restaurant. Your tour leader, an expert in the dining scene, can make outstanding recommendations.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Vintage cars line the streets in Havana, Cuba
Day 5

We’ll continue soaking up Havana’s nostalgia the Cuban way, by taking the ferry across the harbor to the town of Casablanca. Next, explore Cuba’s colonial history with a visit to the third-largest fortress in the Americas. Then, depart for the seaside village that served as inspiration for one of Ernest Hemingway’s best-known novels, The Old Man and the Sea. Visit the acclaimed writer’s home after lunch at a local café.

Later, meet the talented jazz dancers who make up a local community organization. This evening, share favorite moments with your traveling companions during a farewell dinner at a landmark Havana restaurant.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A vintage car in Havana, Cuba.
Day 6

¡Adios, Cuba! After breakfast, bid farewell to Cuba and board your flight back home.

Meals | Breakfast

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Due to the unique nature of our programming, each departure is custom designed and not every activity listed on this itinerary is always available. Please rest assured that our team in both Cuba and the U.S. take special care in planning each excursion and draws from almost two decades of experience, relationships, and activities to make each itinerary exceptional. Each tour provides a full-time schedule of educational people-to-people exchange activities and is fully compliant with U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba. These same regulations provide that guest participation on each tour is mandatory.

  • Welcome reception and tour orientation

  • Three nights standard accommodations at the Hotel Mascotte or similar in Remedios

  • Two nights superior accommodations at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana

  • InsightCuba exclusive-guided programming, including: unique handpicked people-to-people activities, insider access to Cuba's famous places and those rarely seen, and private visits and lectures with Cuba's renowned experts

  • Experienced insightCuba tour leader

  • Expert Cuban guide

  • All meals while in Cuba, except for one paladar evening dining experience on your own

  • Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license

  • Small group size (usually 16 or fewer guests; never more than 24)

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via luxury motor coach*

  • Private Cuban driver

  • Fresh bottled water while touring

  • InsightCuba travel guidebook

  • 24 hour emergency customer service hotline

  • Gratuities for luggage handling, restaurant service, and programmed activities throughout tour**

  • Flight concierge service (flight cost additional) 

*Transfers available for group blocks or recommended flight arrival and departure times.

**Customary end-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide, driver, and tour leader are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received.

Vintage Cuba Tour
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
Jan 19 – Jan 24, 2018$4,195$99  

NEW!! PREPAYMENT DISCOUNT: Pay in full at the time of booking and receive $200 OFF the full price! *Must book 120 days in advance of the departure date. This may not be combined with any other promotions. Normal terms and conditions apply. 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy , add $995.

Group Rates: 5% off land for groups of 5 - 9 guests. 10% off land for groups of 10 or more.

Not combinable with any other offer or a private group. Will be applied at final payment.

Vintage Cuba Tour

Once you have booked your tour, our flight concierge will gladly assist you with all of your flight needs. Call us at 914-380-8303 or click here for an air quote.

The recommended flights* for all guests on this tour are:

JetBlue                        387      FORT LAUDERDALE-SANTA CLARA (FLL-SNU)           

JetBlue                        800      HAVANA-FORT LAUDERDALE (HAV-FLL)       

Flight times may vary, please consult the airline's website for the most up to date flight information on your particular dates of travel.  

*Group airport transfers are included for recommended flights only.

Visit our Flights to Cuba page for important information on the best way to book your flights, as well as group airport transfersPlease note that the tour you have chosen is a land based tour only, flights costs and Cuban visas are not included in your tour package.

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