The Splendid Havana and Varadero Tour explores this once forbidden city from the perspective of its people! Havana is a gem with such…
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- Visa & Travel Certification
- Lodging at Bed and Breakfast (Hotel Quote Upon Request)
- Airport Transfers and Daily Classic Car Transport
- 4 Days English/Spanish Speaking Guide
- Cannon Fire Ceremony, Capitol Building Tour, Finca Vigia
- Day Tour to the splendid Varadero Beach with Lunch
- 2 Lunches (appetizer, main dish, beverage, dessert, coffee)
- 2 Dinners (appetizer, main dish, beverage, dessert, coffee)
Check In, Visit with Host, Welcome Dinner, Cannon Fire
Our Letty's Cuba driver and English speaking guide will welcome the group at Jose Marti International Airport. On your way to your accommodations, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Plaza of the Revolution, Old Havana and Vedado. At the Bed and Breakfast, the host will be waiting with a delicious Cuban coffee. You may visit with the host and learn about owning a Bed and Breakfast in Cuba. Note: Staying at a Bed and Breakfast is a great way to support the Cuban people!
Next, Ivan's El Carbon Restaurant, will pamper our senses with an outstanding, family style welcome dinner. For example, the menu includes typical Cuban dishes like "arroz con pollo" and "masitas de cerdo." Chef Ivan uses new recipe ideas from his travels around the world to create his flavorful "Cuban fusion" cuisine. Join the list of many happy clients including the King of Spain, Will Smith, Ben Affleck, Penelope Cruz and others!
Conclude your first evening in Havana by taking a drive to the fairgrounds of Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabaña. An spectacular sunset and view of the city awaits you. Meet tourists and locals who visit the fort to witness the unique tradition of the Cannon Fire Ceremony. Since the 1700's, this event takes place at 9 pm, signifying the closing of the city doors. Furthermore, you may shop for souvenirs at the end of the event.
Capitol Building Tour, Lunch at Los Antojos, Finca Vigia
Our Old Havana adventure starts today with a tour of the incomparable Capitolio Nacional. This is Havana's most ambitious and grandiose building. The outside renovation project was recently completed. The gold plated copula shines with the island's sun, a truly magnificent site. The main doors open into the Room of the Lost Steps, so named because of its unusual acoustics. The lobby displays the impressive statue of La República, the third largest indoor statue in the world stands 17.6m tall. The tour continues to the palatial hallways, the chamber of representatives and the newly established Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Lunch today will be at Los Antojos Restaurant. This cozy restaurant in Old Havana offers a variety of delicious Cuban cuisine.
Next, We will drive to Hemingway's home in Havana, Finca Vigia, now a museum. The famous American writer wrote a number of popular novels like "The Old Man and the Sea" at this country home.
For the evening, you will have an opportunity to have dinner and explore Havana on your own.
Varadero Beach Day Tour
Varadero is one of Cuba's jewels, a charming town known for its powder white sand beaches and laid-back atmosphere. The ride will take about two hours. On the way to Varadero, we will stop at the impressive Bacunayagua look out point, and take in a panoramic view of the Matanzas province. Once in Varadero, delight on lunch at a local, private restaurant. Then, enjoy the Varadero beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Last, visit the town and connect with local vendors. Return to Havana in the late afternoon.
Colonial Plazas, Cigar Rolling
This morning we will tour the four colonial Plazas in Old Havana, listed as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. The four plazas, La Catedral, De Armas, San Francisco de Asis, and Plaza Vieja offer beautiful Old World charm and another opportunity to connect with local Cubans. The iconic Bodeguita del Medio, made famous but Ernest Hemingway is a most stop!
El Cañonazo Restaurant - This cozy restaurant will be the perfect place for a relaxing and delicious meal.
Cigar Rolling (Mon – Sat/11 am – 4:30 pm) - Let’s take a drive to the San Carlos Cabaña Fort, La Triada, in which you will meet Jose Castelar Cairo, Cueto, who holds the World Guinness Record for rolling the largest tobacco (Habano). Jose will help you roll your cigar. The workshop also has a photograph of the largest tobacco in the world. Photo opportunity!
Back to lodging to freshening up.
Farewell dinner at La Cocinita Restaurant (Included).
Goodbye Cuban Friends!
This Splendor of Havana and Varadero trip has reached its end. Thanks for traveling with Letty’s Cuba Travel and Tours. We hope that your experience was amazing! Our friendly driver will transfer you to Jose Marti airport. Please be aware that check in is two and a half hours prior to departure time. Until next time!