Thursday 03 January 2019

16 days

We’re going whilst the island still holds the charm which captivates the heart and soul of every visitor!



From the sight-packed city of HAVANA, Cuba’s intoxicating capital to the fascinating Cuban culture, which is diverse, complex and truly fascinating you will be enthralled with this beautiful island and its people. You’ll just LOVE it!

January is a wonderful time to visit Cuba. After the Christmas festivities and cold UK weather, over 20° degrees of sunshine would be a real tonic. The weather in Havana is beautiful all year long and is particularly enticing during the northern hemisphere’s winter. The average temperature ranges from 22°C  and 27°C. This is the coolest month and one of the most comfortable in which to visit Varadero. Due to the tropical climate it can be quite humid before it does rain and then again after with the average humidity in January around 80%.

With so many varying influences throughout its history, from Europe, North America and Africa, an incredibly unique Cuban identity has been shaped. Not only is Cuba a beautiful country, it also has a population that is very friendly and hospitable in spite of the economic difficulties in the last few years.

The Cuban revolution was one of the most fundamental changes to occur in Cuban history. The political and social upheaval that occurred has, without doubt, had a huge impact on the development of modern Cuban culture, so the best time to go is NOW, while the island is still holds the charm which captivates the heart and soul of every visitor.

If Cuba has always been on your bucket-list, but you’ve never got around to going, why not join us and make it easy for yourself! Travelling in a small local group is great fun, hassle-free and you will not believe how much you can see and do in such a short time.
Our luxury executive coach will transport you in style to London Gatwick airport. With the comfort of an airport lounge, personal travel treats and your Solent Events escort to ensure you are well looked after, you will enjoy this holiday of a lifetime completely stress-free and totally relaxed.  Whether you travel solo, as a couple of a small group friends, we will look after you all!

NB. For your comfort, a max of 25 passengers apply to this exclusive Solent Events tour (the normal public maximum being 45). Therefore, please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! See itinerary below.

£3349 pp

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Luxury Return Coach Travel to
London Gatwick Airport

Only FOUR local pick-ups

Travel Treats

The comfort of a UK Airport Lounge

Return Virgin Atlantic International flights

14 nights accommodation plus
1 overnight flight

27 included meals
(14 Breakfasts; 5 lunches:
8 dinners

Overseas transfers & other


All UK and overseas airport taxes
and security charges

Excursions as per itinerary plus
the opportunity to select personal
choice of excursions

Travelsphere Tour Manager

Solent Events Escort


For your peace of mind and financial protection, our holiday has been arranged 
with Travelsphere Worldwide Holidays who are fully bonded.

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An Exclusive Solent Events Tour!

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1 Thursday 03 January                        UK/Havana
Travel to London Heathrow by Luxury coach from our four local pick-ups and relax in an airport lounge before our Virgin Atlantic  flight to Havana, Cuba.  

DAY 2 Friday 04 January 2                          Guardalavaca
You’ll leave Havana this morning, but you’ll see more when you return later on in your tour. Now we’re going to fly to Guardalavaca, and you’ve a two-night stay in this idyllic beach resort to look forward to.

DAY 3 Saturday 05 January                        Guardalavaca
Today is yours to relax in Guardalavaca. The white-sand beaches are perfect for soaking up the sun and with crystal-clear waters, you might also be tempted to don a snorkel and have a swim. If you’d like to take an optional excursion, there’s the chance to explore a nearby Indian village. ​

DAY 4 Sunday 06 January                           Santiago de Cuba
Start your day with a morning on the beach and lunch at your hotel, before we journey by road to Santiago de Cuba. Named the ‘Heroic City’. On the way we’ll stop for a tour of Baconao National Park, where one highlight is Granjita Siboney, the farmhouse from which Fidel Castro launched his attack on the city.In Santiago de Cuba we’ll view the tomb of Cuban hero José Marti. Later, come with us to Casa de la Trova, one of the country’s best-known music venues, where you can join in the salsa dancing if you like.

DAY 5 Monday 07January                           Santiago de Cuba
Enjoy some time at leisure, before our afternoon of sightseeing begins with a relaxing lunch at a restaurant overlooking the sea. Afterwards our sightseeing tour includes Castillo del Morro, a magnificent UNESCO-listed castle.

DAY 6 Tuesday 08 January                         Camaguey
We’re heading for the city of Camaguey this morning, a journey which takes us through rural Cuba’s traditional villages and farming communities

DAY 7 Wednesday 09 January                    Trinidad
Back on the road, this time we’re heading to the cobblestone streets and pastel-coloured houses of Trinidad. En route we pass through the splendid colonial city of Sancti Spiritus.

DAY 8 Thursday 10 January                       Trinidad
The picturesque colonial architecture of Trinidad is the star of your morning tour. How you spend the afternoon is entirely up to you, the pristine sands of Trinidad’s beaches may prove tempting.

DAY 9 Friday 11 January                             Cienfuegos
Your explorations of Cuba now take you to the beautiful port of Cienfuegos, which retains a strong French influence thanks to the 19th century migrants from Louisiana. Before arrival at our hotel, we’ll visit the Botanical Gardens to see a staggering array of plants.

DAY 10 Friday 11 January                             Cienfuegos
Your explorations of Cuba now take you to the beautiful port of Cienfuegos, which retains a strong French influence thanks to the 19th century migrants from Louisiana. Before arrival at our hotel, we’ll visit the Botanical Gardens to see a staggering array of plants.

DAY 11 Sunday 13 January                           Havana
You’re heading back to where your tour began today, Havana. During four nights here there’s plenty of time to explore.

DAY 12 Monday 14 January                          Vinales Valley
There’s a feast for the eyes on offer this morning as we tour the lush Vinales Valley and the lovely city of Pinar del Rio. Another feast comes in the form of an included lunch.

DAY 13 Tuesday 15 January                         Havana
Cuba’s capital is the biggest city in the Caribbean, and with its grand architecture and classic American cars, it’s a delight to discover. Come with us to La Habana Vieja, or Old Havana, for a tour of its highlights. They include the Plaza de Armas, the former Presidential Palace and Cathedral Square

DAY 14 Wednesday 16 January                    Havana
Now you know Havana a little, it’s time to make your own discoveries. Later, there’s an exciting evening planned, with a farewell dinner and an optional visit afterwards to the world-famous Tropicana nightclub.

DAY 15 Wednesday 16 January     Havana/UK
After a morning at leisure we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Overnight flight to UK.

DAY 16 Thursday 17 January        UK
You’ll arrive in the UK today. Coach transfer to home area.

All flight times will be confirmed at a later date.

Solos: Single supplement £650pp (double room for single occupancy)
Deposit: Only £325 per person

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS – full details to be confirmed at a later date:

  • Visit a Traditional Indian Village
  • Santa Clara, including Che Guevara’s memorial
  • Cruise the bay of Cienfuegos
  • Guided Walk in Vinales
  • Cabaret Show at Havana’s Tropical Night Club

to 20 DAYS for ONLY £349
Extend your stay in Cuba with an extra four nights in Varadero, staying at the 3-star Hotel Sol Palmeras, a lovely hotel located right on the beach. The largest resort in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts an array of shops and stunning beaches, a great destination for relaxation. There will be plenty of time for you to explore this beautiful peninsula or you can simply spend time unwinding by the lapping waves of the turquoise waters on sandy white beaches that stretch for almost 20km.
NB. A Tour Manager will not be accompanying this ‘add-on’ destination.

Currency: Cuban Convertible CUC (for visitors) Cuban Peso (locals) NOT US dollars as 10%surcharge to change them.
Recommended BEST CURRENCY to take with you: – GBPs to exchange at banks
Meals: Inexpensive – with drinks £16 Drinks: Beer 80p-£1.60 Water: 80p  Cuban Rum: £6.30-£8.30 Taxi: (per km) 48p

The World Health Organization generally recommends the following vaccines for Cuba, but check with your doctor a few months before travel.
For the short-term traveller the vaccinations for Cuba include:
NHS Routine Vaccinations; Typhoid; Hepatitis A; Tetanus

Tipping: Gratuities for the Tour Manager, coach driver, local guides & hotel staff are at your discretion.

T & Cs: Travelsphere Terms & Conditions can be found on their website or by telephoning 0844 2735935.

INTERESTED? Please contact us as soon as possible or complete the online booking form below

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Our Proposed Hotels in Cuba

Days 1, 11 & 14                                     Havana
Melia Havana Hotel
Melia Havana is situated in the elegant district of Miramar. All hotel rooms are air-conditioned and have internet connection, satellite TV, safety deposit box, minibar and hairdryer.
Other hotel facilities include 3 pools opposite the sea with panoramic views, fitness centre, sauna and money exchange.

Day 2 – 3                                                 Guardalavaca
Playa Costa Verde Hotel
The Playa Costa Verde offers a warm Cuban welcome. Good accommodation spread out around the hotel’s grounds, a range of leisure and entertainment facilities, and some great restaurants and bars await. Laze on the beach or by the gorgeous pool, or indulge in a in a pampering massage.

Days 3-5                                                 Santiago de Cuba
Melia Santiago
The Melia Santiago Hotel is perfectly located boasting a stunning backdrop of the Sierra Maestra Mountain Range and close to Santiago de Cuba’s historical quarter.
Hotel facilities include restaurants, bars, nightclub, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pools and an evening entertainment programme. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilites and hairdryer.

Day 6                                                       Camaguey
Gran Hotel Camagüey           TBC
The details of this hotel are not yet available, but will be advertised as soon as possible.

DAYS 7 – 8                                                Trinidad
Brisas Trinidad
The Brisas Trinidad Hotel boasts a lovely beachfront location and is surrounded by the Escambray Mountains. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, daytime and evening entertainment, fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, safe and hairdryer.

DAY 9 – 10
Jagua                                                   Cienfuegos
The Jagua Hotel is centrally located in the residential area of Punta Gorda, overlooking the Bay of Cienfuegos. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and balcony or terrace.

DAYS 11-15
Melia Havana Hotel                                As per DAY 1

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel descriptions provided. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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