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Rich Culture and Vintage Charm in Cuba
Embrace the sovereign state that time forgot with an unforgettable eight night Cuban escape. Enjoy a five night private tour through Havana, Trinidad and Cayo Santa Maria before wrapping up your Cuban holiday with an all inclusive three night stay at a five star beach resort - from only $2,199 Per Person (twin share) valued up to $3,943
Experience Cuba at your own pace on this refined private tour – allow your guide to tailor your experience to make sure you visit all your must-see sights plus indulge in authentic Casa particular stays
Relax into the Caribbean beach lifestyle and top off your stay with an all inclusive three night stay at the five star Melia Las Dunas including all meals and beverages. Check out the resorts eight restaurants, four bars and six cafes
Tours conveniently begin and end in Cuba’s bustling capital city Havana with departure dates available until October 2017. See below for more information
Land in Havana to find your private chauffeur waiting for you at the airport - they will exclusively assist you for the entire duration of your six day tour
Uncover Cuba’s old colonial architecture and chequered history with a guided walking tour through Havana’s old city where you’ll discover the country’s iconic pastel coloured houses, 1950s era cars, the Plaza de la Cathedral, the El Palacio de los Capitanes Generales – the former governor’s house that now houses the city museum and much more (some sights attracts a small supplement). Experience both old and new with a tour through the modern city in a vintage American car
Enjoy a day trip to Vinales where you’ll spend the morning admiring Cuba’s natural wonders before discover the secret behind the famed Cuban cigar at a 176-year old active tobacco farm. Round out your day with typical Cuban cuisine at your inclusive three course lunch and then enjoy the option of stopping at the Indian grotto on route back to Havana (supplement charge applies)
On your way to Trinidad you'll stop by Cienfuegos, the city dubbed the Southern pearl, where your guide will tailor your tour (supplement charges apply) to include an afternoon visiting Trinidad’s museums, a crocodile farm or a swim with the dolphins at the Delphinarium of Cienfuegos should your heart desire
When you visit Santa Clara on your journey to Cayo Santa Maria, you'll enjoy the chance to discover the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and the famous train (supplement charge applies) that the marxist revolutionary and his men derailed in December 1958
You'll top off your package with three nights of all-inclusive bliss at the five star Melia Las Dunas resort in Cayo Santa Maria
Embrace authentic Cuba with five nights of traditional accommodation in a Casa particular (Cuba’s answer to a bed and breakfast), hand picked by Destination Premium
Top off your stay with three nights of all-inclusive luxury at the five star Melia las Dunas resort. Enjoy all meals and beverages and experience complete relaxation along the white sandy beachfront of this small Caribbean Island
Feast on select meals during your tour including daily breakfasts, and two mouth-watering three course Cuban lunches featuring traditional Cuban fare such as hearty options of chicken, fish and pork
Explore Havana’s old city with a guided walking tour and discover the island’s colourful history as you experience Havana's old world charm
Blend old and new with a one hour ride through modern Havana in a vintage American car
Enjoy a day trip to the World Heritage Listed Vinales Valley and discover Cuba’s diverse natural wonders plus learn the art of the Cuban cigar at a tobacco plantation that has been operating since 1840
Learn about Cuba’s communist history with an included visit to the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and surrounding museums
Relish in the VIP experience with your own personal English-speaking guide and private chauffeur for the entire duration of your six day tour
Travel in air-conditioned comfort throughout your tour and enjoy convenient airport transfers to and from Havana airport at the beginning and end of your holiday
Choose what suits you! Choose your prefer period and travel whenever you want!
Only $2,199 per person (twin-share) to travel from 7 September 2016 till 21 December 2016 or from 1 May 2017 till 14 July 2017, $2,399 per person (twin-share) to travel from 25 August 2017 till 31 October 2017 or $2,599 per person (twin-share) to travel from 3 January 2017 till 30 April 2017 or 15 July 2017 till 24 August 2017. Valued up to $3,943
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the resort. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the resort directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher
Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer
What We Like
Your time in Havana wouldn’t be complete without taking in a spectacular cabaret show at the world famous Tropicana nightclub, shows run from 9pm Tuesday to Sunday in the open-air Salon Bajo Las Estrellas (additional charges apply)
Experience a bygone-era and enjoy stepping back in time as you enter Trinidad. Locked in the 1850s, you’ll never grow tired of wandering through this perfectly preserved town. With less traffic than 1940s Britain, do as the locals do and rent a bicycle to explore all the time-frozen elements
Perfect for couples who want a unique escape, this package offers an authentic experience in a culturally diverse and historic country
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Valid for travel on select departure dates until 24 October 2017 (bookings must be made by 30 November 2016)
These packages are for accommodation and tour only. Flights are not included and need to be purchased separately
You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking. If travelling alone, you must still purchase and redeem two vouchers
Blackout Dates: Travel only available within travel period selected at checkout and appearing on your voucher
Option One: Valid for stays from 7 September 2016 to 21 December 2016 and 1 May 2017 to 14 July 2017
Option Two: Valid for stays from 25 August 2017 to 31 October 2017
Option Three: Valid for stays from 3 January 2017 to 30 April 2017 and 15 July 2017 to 24 August 2017
IMPORTANT: All bookings must be made by 30 November 2016
Guests must make their own travel arrangements to ensure they are in Havana on their chosen tour departure date
Package does not include the following: International or domestic flights (unless specified), insurance, tipping, laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling, entrance fees to monuments, beverages or meals (unless specified
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis
Tour Capacity: As this is a private tour the minimum and maximum tour capacity is two adults
Tour is suitable for participants 16 years and over
Tipping is not mandatory but guests are welcome to tip the driver and guide at the end of the tour
Airport transfers are available on the first and last day of your tour only
Vouchers are valid for one adult. Please note, you must purchase two vouchers to redeem your tour
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.
Connecting rooms are not available
Please note, Casa particular accommodation is hand-picked by Destination Premium and is subject to Casa availability
Voucher must be presented at check-in
Additional tour options, including but not limited to Capitanes Generales, crocodile farm, Indian grott, Terry theatre, Palacio Valle, Indian Village and Che Guevarao etc. are available for at an additional small supplement. Surcharges range from approximately 3cuc - 12cuc (NZD$2 - NZD$9) subject to change
All surcharges are payable directly to Destination Premium
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change
Meal reservations for included meals are required upon check in at Melia Las Dunas
Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher. Travellers must present proof of comprehensive travel insurance in order to enter Cuba. Travellers who plan to participate in high risk sports and travellers of 70 years of age and older are required to purchased additional insurance from Asistur, the Cuban insurance provider
Cuba does not accept credit cards, debit cards and travellers’ cheques issued by US banks or Australian banks affiliated with US banks (this includes all American Express cards, Visa and Mastercard depending on issuing bank). Westpac bank cards, as well as Australian and US currency cannot be used or exchanged in Cuba. Contact your bank prior to travel about using your bank card in Cuba. ATMs are extremely limited
Please note, internet in Cuba is limited. Government owned internet cafes offer access however internet is illegal in private homes. As of 2015, the Cuban government has opened the first public wi-fi hotspots in 35 public locations. Please ensure you make preparations for limited access
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour operator’s discretion/policy
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher
Package cannot be split
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas
A visa is required for travel to Cuba. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.
The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the resorts published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving
All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
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Day 1 – Arrive in Cuba
Land at Havana airport where your tour guide and chauffeur will be waiting for you. Get your first glimpse of Cuba’s colonial treasures and untouched historical heritage on your private transfer to Casa particular.
Meals: Not included
Day 2 – Havana Tour
Enjoy an included breakfast at your accommodation before meeting your guide at the reception area of the Casa at 9am. Depart for a walking tour with your English-speaking guide to discover the city (tickets to attractions are at a supplement): Plaza de la Cathedral, La Calle Obispo, El Palacio del Marques de Arcaos, Empedrado road, La Plaza de Armas, El Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, La plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja. Sit down for your included three course lunch and select options off the menu such as chicken, fish or pork. Your guide is available for any extra visits you would like to take in the afternoon. Tour the modern section of Havana with a one hour ride in a Vintage American car. Dinner not included.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 – Day Trip to Vinales
Start your day with included breakfast at the Casa before your private chauffeur whisks you away for a day trip to Vinales (minimum 6 hours drive during the day). Located on the western part of the island you’ll discover the fascinating scenery of the Caribbean (your chauffeur can stop at the Mirador Los Jazmines whicih overlooks the valley if you would like to take in the views). Your day trip includes a visit to La Finca El Paraiso and Benito Camejo – a tobacco farm that has been active since 1840 where you’ll discover the different steps behind the famed Cuban cigar. Buffet lunch at Vinales is included, you will be able to sample typical Cuban fare such as creole with pork, chicken or lamb before finishing with dessert and coffee. The chauffeur and guide will be available to you for the rest of the day, we recommended stopping at the Indian grotto on the way back to Havana. Dinner not included
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: La Havana > Cienfuegos > Trinidad
Wake up to a delicious included breakfast at the Casa before departing Havana. During the day you will discover Cienfuegos, the city dubbed the Southern pearl. Talk to your guide and chauffeur about what you would like to see and do in the afternoon, the options are endless with different museums, a crocodile farm and a dolphin aquarium (all at extra cost). Lunch and dinner not included.
Day 5: Trinidad
Begin your day with included breakfast at the Casa before spending half a day exploring Trinidad with your local guide. Lunch and dinner not included. Enjoy a free afternoon to do as you please.
Day 6: Trinidad > Santa Clara > Cayo Santa Maria
Prepare yourself for the day with included breakfast at the Casa. Your guide and chauffeur will then begin the journey to Cayo Santa Maria. Stop in Santa Clara where you can discover the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and the famous train he and his men took in December 1958. Arrive in Cayo Santa Maria around 1pm, where your guide and chauffeur services will end. Your chauffeur will take you to Melia Las Dunas where you will begin your three night, all inclusive, five star resort stay
Overnight: Cayo Santa Maria
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 & 8: Cayo Santa Maria
Relax into your three night stay at the five star Melia Las Dunas hotel with an all inclusive stay
Overnight: Cayo Santa Maria
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (both days)
Day 9: Cayo Santa Maria > Havana
Complete your stay with a lazy included breakfast before your private transfer picks you up and takes you to Havana Airport (around five hours drive)