School trips to Cuba offer students the unforgettable opportunity to explore the largest island in the Caribbean, which also happens to be one of the remaining Communist states.

A school trip to Cuba is, of course, a great choice for groups studying Spanish, geography and history, as well as those who want to improve students’ intercultural understanding and broaden their horizons, making them better global citizens.

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Why visit Cuba?

Fascinating history and politics

Cuba has a fascinating history, from the conquistadors to the Cold War, and learning more about this will help your students to better understand some significant events in world history.

In particular, on a school trip to Cuba, your students will have plenty of opportunities to learn more about the Cuban Revolution and some of its key figures, with visits to Che Guevara’s Mausoleum and the Museum of the Revolution.

They’ll also learn more about Cuba’s role in the Cold War with a visit to the Museo de Playa Girón, which is dedicated to the Bay of Pigs Invasion – a pivotal moment in Cold War history.

Explore Havana

Most groups who choose an educational tour to Cuba tend to base themselves in its capital city, Havana. Old Havana is a unique, crumbling gem - beguiling and captivating with plenty of vibrant culture to discover.

Founded in the 16 th century, Havana was an important trading post through which products from the New World made their way to Spain.

On your school trip to Cuba, you will, of course, have time for a guided tour of the city, taking in all the sites of interest. And we can even arrange for you to enjoy a sightseeing tour in the classic ‘50s cars that are so ubiquitous in Havana!

The vibrant culture

Cuba is a melting pot of Hispanic and African cultures and this is perhaps most evident in the country’s musical traditions, which are now known all over the world.

On your school trip to Cuba, your students will have lots of opportunities to explore the local culture, from the cultural hotpot of Havana to the traditional Taino village of Guama, where your students will discover what life was like for the indigenous people of Cuba in the pre-Columbian era.

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Take a look at our range of Cuba school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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School Trips to Havana

A school trip to Havana offers your students the opportunity to explore one of the world's most vibrant cities!

Havana school trips are most popular as a cultural experience for students, to broaden their horizons. Your students will love exploring this exciting city, learning more about Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution, and even taking a tour in the ubiquitous classic '50s cars!

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Activities and excursions in Cuba that your school group will love

Cueva del Indio

Cueva del Indio

Part of the largest cave system in Latin America, the Cueva del Indio (Cave of the Indian) is located near… Read More

Mausoleo Che Guevara

Mausoleo Che Guevara

Santa Clara was the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in late 1958. There were two guerrilla… Read More

Museo Giron

Museo Giron

This fantastic museum will give your students a better understanding of the events that unfolded here in Cuba, including the… Read More

Partagas Cigar factory

Partagas Cigar factory

A visit to a cigar factory is one of the most ‘Cuban’ things to do in Havana. If there is… Read More



The ‘Pearl of the South’, located on the southern coast of Cuba, this area has beautiful bays,former Indian settlements and… Read More

Criadero de Cocodrilos

Criadero de Cocodrilos

This crocodile farm is a breeding facility forlarge aquatic reptiles, where you can see them at every stage of their… Read More

National Aquarium

National Aquarium

The National Aquarium opened in Havana in 1960, filled with many varieties of marine creatures, it continues to attract many… Read More

Vinales and the Vinales Valley

Vinales and the Vinales Valley

A beautiful, peaceful and romantic village, Vinales is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Cuba, the Vinales… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:

  • Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
  • Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
  • Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.

The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.

And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.

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As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your next school trip 12-18 months before your travel date. This gives you plenty of time to get sign-off from senior leadership and to launch your trip in school to students and parents. Planning early will also mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options.

If you start planning your trip later, don't worry. It is definitely possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. We're here to support you and we have a selection of templates and useful guides to guide you through the process.

Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.

You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above.

All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year.

Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!