Havana International Ballet FestivalA One Week All-Inclusive Adventure Led by Locals Featuring the Ballet Festival
Cuba is an island bursting with life, vibrant art, music and rhythm. Located only 90 miles south of the United States, Cuba is the gem of the Caribbean. This island nation, its tropical climate and delightful people are accessible again to American travelers after half a century. Lose yourself along cobblestoned streets, feast on homemade food in the family-run paladares, and attend nightly performances of the National Ballet!
TOUR ITINERARYHighlights Of Your Journey
Departure to HavanaWelcome dinner in the hotel with traditional live Cuban music, food, and drinks. Mojitos!
Leave from Miami International Airport for a short one hour flight to José Martí International Airport, Havana, Cuba. Upon arrival, you will be transported in 1950s classic cars to the hotel in Habana Vieja (Old Havana).
Tourist Attraction:1950's Classic Cars
Local Currency:Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)
DAY one HIGHLIGHT:Dinner, Drinks & Dancing
Walking Tour of HavanaExplore Havana's Four Major Plazas
During the walk you will discover the cultural heritage of Cuba, where you can see architecture dating back to the 18th century. Our walking tour will explore: Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral San Cristobal de La Habana, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza San Francisco de Asis. Lunch at Ambos Mundos, one of Old Havana’s finest hotels. This hotel was once home to writer Ernest Hemingway; he occupied a room on the fifth floor where he began writing For Whom the Bell Tolls. Tour members will dine on a terrace overlooking the old city and the harbor. During the evening, attend a performance at the International Ballet Festival.
Tourist Attraction:The Four Main Plazas of Havana
What to Purchase:Guayaberas: Classic Cuban Linen Shirt
Indulgence:Lunch with a Harbor and Old City View
DAY two HIGHLIGHT:Classic Colonial Architecture
Artists and Ballet DancersGuided Tour of Havana’s Artistic Landscape
Guided tour of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Arte Cubano) where you can see a variety of Cuban and International artists. Afterwards, enjoy a classic car ride through the city and along the Malecón, the sea wall. Lunch will be provided at one of the best paladares (family restaurants) in the city. During the evening, attend a performance at the International Ballet Festival.
Tourist Attraction:Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
What to Purchase:Ballet Festival souvenirs
Indulgence:Agua de Coco (Coconut Water)
Activity:Discover Havana's Art Scene
DAY three HIGHLIGHT:Classic Car ride along the Malecón
¡Viva la Revolución!From Pre-Columbian Times to Modern Socialism
Guided tour of the Cuban Museo de la Revolución, where you can learn of the history the nation, from its Pre-Columbian times to its present day socialist government. The museum itself is located in the former Presidential Palace! Classic car ride through the city to the historic Revolution Square (Plaza de la Revolución), where you can walk around the monument, take great pictures and breathe the fresh air. Dine in one of the best paladares and visit the fort, Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, to watch the cañonazo ceremony where actors dressed in 18th-century military regalia reenact the firing of a cannon over the harbor.
Tourist Attraction:Revolutionary Sites
What to Purchase:Che Guevara T-Shirt
Indulgence:Homemade Cuban Dishes
Activity:Cannon Firing Ceremony
DAY four HIGHLIGHT:Shimmering Room of Mirrors designed by Tiffany’s of New York
Ballet SensationA Day Devoted to Dancing
Tour the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Cuban National Ballet) School on Paseo del Prado, the second largest ballet school in the world. Attend a class/rehearsal and meet some of the dancers and instructors. During the evening, enjoy a dance performance at the Gran Teatro de La Habana.
Tourist Attraction:Catedra de Danza (Ballet School)
What to Purchase:Poster prints of Alicia Alonso, Cuba’s most famous ballerina
Indulgence:Seeing where the world’s best prima ballerinas train
Activity:Witness dance rehearsal
DAY five HIGHLIGHT:Talking with professional Cuban ballet dancers
Adios Havana!Return Flight to Miami
Start your day off with breakfast at the hotel. Transport to José Marti International Airport and flight to Miami International Airport.
Tourist Attraction:Last Stroll through Havana Vieja
What to Purchase:Postcards to Send Home
Indulgence:Cuban Café con Leche
Activity:Return Flight to Miami
DAY six HIGHLIGHT:Farewell Breakfast
A large part of your in-country programming is customized to maximize your cultural experience during the specific tour dates. This program should be considered as a sample only -- your particular tour may vary. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.
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ALL-INCLUSIVE$2,495 Per Person Includes...
Airfare & Transportation
Round trip economy class air travel from Miami, Florida. Round trip private airport transfers; and all transportation to tour activities in 1950's classic cars.
Lodging accomodations for five nights as specified based on two people sharing a double room (queen bed or two single beds available).
Private sightseeing and excursions with professional, English-speaking Cuban guides including all admission and entry fees as described. All Access Pass to Havana International Ballet Festival.
Daily Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Breakfast each morning in the hotel, and either lunch or dinner, depending on the day’s program in Havana’s best restaurants.
Health Insurance & Entry Visa
Official Asistur Cuban health insurance coverage. Cuba entrance/exit Visa.
24/7 Support & Assistance
Support from TryCuba.com Staff in Cuba to accompany you throughout your tour.