CIGAR TOURS • HAVANA & VIÑALES - 7 Days / 6 Nights

We will spend a weekend enjoying the world´s best cigars. Cubans, Montecristo, Cohiba and Romeo y Julieta are smoked by Cigar lovers all over the world and now, after over 50 years, American can once again enjoy the pleasures of these famous cigars!

May 21, July 22, September 23

DAY 1 - In the morning we will depart early from Miami International Airport at 11:00 am. Once in Havana we will start with a late lunch at a traditional Cuban restaurant El Arjibe that features a 62-year-old secret recipe for roast chicken that has drawn the likes of Hollywood star.

After lunch we will check into our accommodations a beautifully restored home.

In the evening you will be picked up by a fleet of convertible Classic Cars for an unforgettable tour of Havana on our way to drinks at Hotel Nacional for mojitos in the gardens overlooking the Malecon. After, we will have a welcome dinner at paladar in Starbien. (L,D)

DAY 2 - Walking tour of Old Havana, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, and visit all four squares: Arms Square, Saint Francis of Assisi Square, Old Square and Cathedral Square. During our Tour we will visit La Casa del Habano, a shop at the Hotel Conde de Villanueva in Old Havana. The shop has a good selection of cigars where cigar lovers can select from open boxes to enjoy at the bar and smoking lounge. The store is run by Antonio Hevea, who has more than five decades in the cigar business; the famous La Bodeguita del Medio, where Hemingway went to have his mojitos and conclude our walking tour at the end of Calle Obispo at El Floridita Bar were you are free to enjoy a traditional daiquiri (not included).

The afternoon is free to have lunch on your own and explore Old Havana on your own. We recommend paladar Juan Justo and then a tour of the Rum Museum.

In the evening we will have dinner at paladar El Cocinero restaurants; and conclude the night at Fabrica del Arte (The Art Factory), an avant-garde new art venue that is the home to everything art: theater, jazz, contemporary dance, exhibitions, etc. (B ,D)

DAY 3 - After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart to visit Finca La Vigia Museum -Hemingway’s former residence. On the way to San Francisco de Paula we will see the harbor, Virgen del Camino neighborhood and the outskirts of the southeast of the city. Then we will take a panoramic tour around Cojimar, the fishing village that inspired Hemingway's The Old Men and the Sea, including a brief visit to the Hemingway monument, the local Malecon (seafront), and the fort. Stop at La Terraza bar-restaurant to try the cocktail Don Gregorio and then lobster lunch overlooking the ocean at paladar Vista Mar .

After lunch we will tour Modern Havana and the neighborhoods of Vedado and Miramar including: Malecon seawall, University of Havana, Cristobal Colon Cemetery, with a stop at Revolution Square, and Hemingway Marina.

Our tour ends at La Casa del Habano in Miramar, regarded as one of Cuba’s finest cigar stores, Cigar Aficionado regards it as simply one of the world’s premier cigar shopping—and smoking—experiences. The shop is run by Osmany Rios, who has been here for more than 10 years, and Carlos Robaina (the son of legendary Cuban tobacco farmer Alejandro Robaina), who has worked here for the past four. The shop sells fine cigars, has a vast array of rooms and even cigar-friendly dining areas where you can puff on what you purchase. Also this is one of the hottest spots in Havana to hear a variety of non-traditional music – mainly jazz-based, but with other influences like rock and trova.

Evening - you are free to have dinner on your own to enjoy Havana’s night life. We recommend going to Cabaret Tropicana (B,L)

DAY 4 - After an early breakfast at 7:30 am we depart to Viñales Valley called "the garden of Cuba", place of the best tobacco in the world. On the way, stop in a Tobacco Plantation, visiting the famous rum distillery Guayabita del Pinar, then continue to Viñales Valley, visiting the Indian Cave with a boat ride along the cave, Los Jazmines lookout point, and the Prehistorical Mural.

We will have a traditional Cuban lunch with pork, rice and beans in one of farms in the area.

After lunch we will visit the Cueva del Indio, used by the Guanahatabey Amerindians as a burial site in ancient time, and as refuge from the Spaniards for both Indians and Black slaves alike. We’ll take a short boat ride on the subterranean river running through the cave. Then we will return to Havana. Free for Dinner - (B, L)

DAY 5 - Relaxing lunch in the beautiful Club Habana; the fully restored old Biltmore Yacht and Country Club a stately 80-year-old building with a terrazzo roof that backs up to a beach.

After Lunch you are free to go on your own or stay in Club Havana to enjoy the facilities – pool, beach or conclude the afternoon with drinks and cigars (not included) in La Casa del Habano the shop is situated in the Club.

The evening we will enjoy dinner at Rio Mar (B,L,D)

DAY 6 - After breakfast, we will depart to visiting the famous Cigar Factory Partagas, founded in 1845 by Spaniard Don Jaime Partagas. Don Jaime owned many of the best plantations in the Vuelta Abajo tobacco-growing region of Cuba and being able to choose from among the finest tobaccos on the island made the brand Paratagas incredibly successful. And attend a private lecture with a Cigar expert that will be able to answer any remaining question you may have about cigars.

The afternoon is free to see Havana and have Lunch on your own.

Evening: Meet for a farewell dinner at Atelier Restaurant for a special meal prepared by Chef Nuria (B, D)

DAY 7 - After Breakfast we will visit Havana’s largest arts and crafts market, Los Almacenes San Jose. This is an excellent opportunity to see Cuban modern art and talk to the artists selling their work. (B)

We will have lunch and at 2:00 pm we will drive to the airport for our flight that departs Havana at 6:00 pm and arrives in Miami at 7:00 pm.

$3,250 per person. Includes Air and Land.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is $300.
Price can change without notice.

To make a reservation, we only require an $800, non-refundable booking deposit payment. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later. We will send a Reservation formed once we receive it with a copy of your passport we will send you a Pay Pal Invoice and you can pay with credit card.

• Non-stop round trip flights from Miami to Havana via U.S. Government-licensed charter service
• Cuba Entrance Visa
• All land transportation, transfers in Cuba
• 6 nights superior first class hotel accommodations in Cuba
• 14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
• Professional, English-speaking local guide
• Old Havana Walking Tour
• Modern Havana Bus Tour
• Convertible Classic Cars Tour
• Cigar Factory Tour in Havana
• La Casa del Habano at Hotel Conde de Villanueva in Old Havana
• La Casa del Habano in Miramar
• Club Habana
• Ernest Hemingway Tour
• Day Trip to Viñales Tabaco Plantation Tour
• Mandatory Health insurance in Cuba

Private Homes / Bed & Breakfast.
We have secure a group of homes in the best area of Havana that have been completely renovated into Bed & Breakfast that have between 5 to 7 private guess rooms. Each room has their own private bathroom and many have safes and mini-bars.

We have contract with the major US Government Authorized Charter Companies. We utilize different airlines: American Airlines, Easter Airline and Jet Blue that have planes ranging from B737-800 to their B777 jumbo jets.

• Gratuities for tour guide, bus driver, restaurant staff
• Cuban airport departure tax of US $30 paid in Miami Airport to the Charter Company
• Optional travel interruption and cancellation insurance
• Airline baggage fee $20 per piece and excess baggage fee of $2.00 a lb. after 44 lb.

To Arrive in Miami the night before since departures and check-in times are early in the morning.

Participants should know that Cuba is a special destination, and activities and accommodations are subject to change. The tour leader reserves the right to make changes to the published itinerary whenever, in his sole discretion, conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the program.  Be assured that all efforts will be made to provide a comparable alternative should an item on the itinerary need to be changed or cancelled.