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Highlights of Cuba incl Toronto Extension

Cuba, Canada

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  • Discover two incredible countries on this 14-night holiday to Cuba with a stopover in Toronto, Canada.
  • See Havana’s iconic highlights with a walking tour of Old Havana & a 1950’s classic car tour.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Hemingway on an excursion to his former home & haunts.
  • Visit a traditional tobacco farm & enjoy a boat ride through the Indian Caves on a day trip.
  • Explore the Cuban countryside on a scenic rail journey with a stop in the village of Hershey.
  • Uncover the highlights of Toronto with a guided city tour & enjoy free time to explore.

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HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
2 Adults

Your Guided Group Holiday To Cuba 

Join us to discover two distinct North American countries on this holiday to Cuba with an extension to Toronto, Canada. With beautiful weather, friendly locals and a rich history, Cuba is the Caribbean destination that has it all. On this incredible holiday, we’ll experience the island’s must-see highlights from the home of Hemingway to the Spanish colonial architecture of Old Havana. As well as excursions to beautiful beaches and traditional villages, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to sightsee and relax at a leisurely pace. As if Cuba wasn't impressive enough, this holiday also offers the opportunity to enjoy an independent three night stay in the city of Toronto at the end of our tour. Highlights of Toronto include the financial district, Casa Loma, the St. Lawrence Market, Chinatown and much more.

Please Note: Your extension in Toronto will be on an individual basis rather than as part of a group, and that guide services are not included for this part of the tour.

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Trip Itinerary

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Travel to Cuba

Arrive in Havana

Upon arrival in Cuba you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel in Havana. Light refreshments will be made available upon your arrival at your hotel.

Colonial Havana

Half Day Guided Excursion to Colonial Havana

Morning

After breakfast you will enjoy a half-day guided tour of the colonial city centre. Built in baroque and neoclassical style, Old Havana is truly a blast from the past. You wil see the Museo Capitanes Generales, the Castillo de la Real Fuerza (Castle of the Royal Force) as well as Plaza Vieja. From there you will visit the 18th century Cuban Baroque style Palace of the Generals and the fortress of Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Along the way you will stop off in two of Ernest Hemingway's old haunts; Bodeguita del Medio and the El Floridita bar.

Visit Cafè del Oriente

Evening

The afternoon can be spent at your leisure to explore the streets of Havana at your own pace before an evening excursion to Cafè del Oriente in Old Havana for dinner.

Hemingway's Havana

Visit Finca Vigia, Cojimar & Morro - Cabana

Morning

Begin the day with a half-day excursion to the places in Cuba that inspired Ernest Hemingway. You will visit his home, Finca Vigìa, where he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls in the 1930s. From there you will head out to the fishing village of Cojimar, which was the backdrop for The Old Man and the Sea. Enjoy a cocktail included in La Terraza before heading on to visit the 17th century Morro- Cabana, the largest fortress constructed by the Spanish in the New World. Lunch is included.

Experience Vintage Car Journey

Afternoon

In the evening you will travel on a guided excursion to 1950's Havana in vintage classic cars taking in Revolution Square, the Malecon and the famous Hotel Nacional. Dinner is included.

Pinar del Rio - The Tobacco Land

Full Day Guided Excursion to Pinar del Rio

Full Day

Depart your hotel for a full day excursion to the province of Pinar del Rìo. You will travel the tobacco route to the western part of the island and take a panoramic tour through the Viñales Valley. Afterwards, take a thrilling trip down an underground river through the cave Cueva del Indio. With its hanging vines and rocky wall surfaces, this extraordinary river region looks like it came straight out of a film. Inside the cave, see the 'Prehistoric Wall', complete with a huge mural depicting the history of evolution. Lunch in the afternoon and dinner are included. 

Travel to Varadero

Scenic Rail Journey

Morning

Morning transfer to the Hershey train depot station where you will board the Hershey's Electric Train for your scenic rail journey through beautiful Cuban landscape. Enjoy a tour of the village of Hershey, named after the American chocolate king, where you wil learn about the sugar cane industry before enjoying live music and refreshments in the gardens of Hershey. Lunch included.

Transfer to Varadero

Evening

Later you will transfer to the beach destination of Varadero, which will be your base for the next five nights on an all-inclusive basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner and locally produced drinks included each day). The journey today is 190km, from Hershey to Varadero is approximately one and a half hours (100km).

Varadero

Free Time in Varadero

Full Day

Enjoy a free day, to relax at your hotel and get to know your surroundings. Our local representative will offer an information briefing in the hotel, so that you can learn about the activities on offer in Varadero.

Jeep Discover Tour

Explore the Northern Province of Matanzas

Full Day

Today, explore the northern coast of the province of Matanzas by jeep as you drive through narrow roads, off roads and causeways in the midst of sugarcane fields and farmland. Stop for snorkeling at Playa Coral followed by a boat ride along the river Canimar. A typical Cuban lunch at a local restaurant is also included.

At Leisure

Explore Varadero at Your Own Pace

Full Day

You will have two days to spend at your own pace in Varadero. You can relax by the beach, shop or enjoy some more sightseeing. Your guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your preferences.

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Travel to Havana

Coach Transfer to Havana

Morning

After breakfast, travel by coach along the panoramic coastal road back to Havana, for your final night in Cuba.

Explore Havana

Afternoon

There'll be a free afternoon to lap up more of the sights and sounds of Havana, so you could walk along the Malecòn, stroll through Revolution Square, or revisit one of Hemingway's favourite drinking spots.

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Travel to Canada

Toronto City Tour

Full Day

Morning transfer with guide assistance to Havana City airport for your flight to Toronto. On arrival in Toronto, you will be met by our guide who will accompany you on a tour by coach, giving an overview of some of the city's most famous landmarks.

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At Leisure

Free Time in Toronto

Full Day

Enjoy Toronto at your own pace whether it be shopping downtown or taking a day trip to the spectacular Niagara Falls.

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Return Home

Depart Canada

You will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home. *Dublin-Toronto flight sectors are operated by Air Canada Rouge

* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer Reviews

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Varadero,  Cuba

Ocean Vista Azul

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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