★ Meet and greet at the airport, luggage assistance & private transfer to Havana City.
★ Evening: a cultural, historical and musical excursion that includes the traditional cannon blast, dinner in a restaurant at the fortress, and a show at the Cabaret Parisien.
★ Visit Parque Morro, a Spanish fortress built in 1519 to protect the city against pirate attacks, followed by dinner at La Divina Pastora restaurant. Witness one of the city’s oldest traditions, the cannon firing at 09.00 pm, once the signal for closure of the city gates for the night.
★ Follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Buster Keaton, and Winston Churchill – just to mention a few! - former guests at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, opened in 1930. Enjoy a spectacular show at the Cabaret Parisién, a fusion of Indo-American, Latino and African cultures, the blend of which created modern Cuban culture.
Upon arrival in Cuba you will receive:
★ 100 CUC (the local currency): to help you get out and about into your first day. This will prevent you from standing around, waiting to exchange cash in the airport
★ WiFi scratch card: wherever you find WiFi available, you’ll be able to log on using this card
★ Phone & charger (on loan): the phone comes pre-installed with numbers for our local representatives. It also contains 45 CUC of calling / texting credit.
Accommodation in Havana is in hotel Mercure Sevilla, a four-star property (according to Cuban standard). The hotel dates from 1880 and is located in the old city centre, alongside the elegant del Prado promenade with many cafés, restaurants and theatres nearby. Facilities include a street-level pool with palm trees and sun deck.
★ You can upgrade your stay in Havana to the ‘It’ hotel of the moment, the fabulous five-star Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski (opening June 2017). This is the first true luxury hotel in Cuba. Facilities include a stunning rooftop pool area with Spa and spectacular views over the old city.