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School Leisure & Tourism Trip to Havana

Cuba is a spellbinding cocktail of epic colonial architecture, wonderful white, sandy beaches, swaying fields of sugar cane, beautiful scenery, Che Guevara murals and passionate young salsa dancers; stirred with a dash of rum. Old Havana is a unique, crumbling gem, beguiling, captivating and frustrating; whilst the cities of Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Santiago offer charming colonial architecture and ecotourism. This is an island of unique historical heritage floating amid a sea of encroaching globalisation: the growing tourist sector juxtaposed against the Cuba of communist myth.


Tour highlights
Sample itinerary
What's included
Day 1
Morning Depart UK for Havana

Arrive Havana

Group to be met on arrival and transferred by private coach to accommodation

Evening Evening at leisure
Day 2
Morning Visit to a cigar factory
Afternoon Visit to the Rum Museum
Evening Evening at leisure
Day 3
Morning Leave Havana travelling east through the sugar plantations for the city of Santa Clara to see the final resting place of Che Guevara
Afternoon Continue journey through the foothills of the Escambray Mountains to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world
Evening Evening at leisure
Day 4


Afternoon Spend the day at a local beach
Evening Evening at leisure
Day 5


Afternoon Day at leisure to explore Havana - a guided tour can be arranged
Evening Evening at leisure
Day 6


Afternoon Day at leisure for shopping
Evening Evening at leisure
Day 7


Afternoon Day trip to Las Terrazas - 'Love, Nature and History' tour, including welcome drinks, tour around local village, lunch at farmer's house, visit to the ruins of the coffee plantations and a swim in the river
Evening Evening at leisure
Day 8
Morning Optional salsa lesson
Afternoon Transfer to airport and overnight flight to UK


Day 9
Morning Arrive UK




The ‘Pearl of the South’, located on the southern coast of Cuba, this area has beautiful bays, former I… Read more

La Canchanchara

La Canchanchara

The delightful old house setting and the lure of the pergola during the hot afternoon hours make this bar difficult to… Read more

Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas

French settlers who fled Haiti in 1792 planted coffee in these hills. After the plantations failed, the local campesinos… 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 columns that… Read more

Museo Romántico

Museo Romántico

Trinidad has a number of museums in colonial mansions but one of the best is the beautifully renovated Museo Romántico… 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 one particularly… Read more

Rum Museum

Rum Museum

This is a remarkable tour of the Havana Club Rum Museum installations, which recreate a traditional rum distillery. The… Read more



Cuba's premier beach resort, Varadero, is situated on a spit of land that reaches out into the Atlantic, a two-hour… 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

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Hotel Plaza
Hotel Plaza

At the Hotel Plaza you will find rooms perfect to unwind in, after a day of exploring magical Havana. The hotel offers two restaurants and an excellent rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy unique views of the city.

All 188 rooms are furnished in colonial style and offer air-conditioning with a private bathroom, shower, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, radio, safety box and a minibar option.


Bedford Girls’ School, April 2019

I cannot think of any improvement to suggest. Would like to mention how brilliant your staff have been throughout all the planning period. They always listened and tried to find a solution to all our requests even though some of them were made at a very late stage and all communication was excellent. We are delighted and will definitely book out next trip with Halsbury.

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