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15 Day Best of Cuba

  • Explore the vibrant cities & landscapes of Cuba
  • Discover Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos & More
Includes Return International Flights

Cuba is no wallflower. From the exotic streets and energetic plazas of Havana, where it feels like you’ve stepped into a time warp from the 1950s, to UNESCO listed Cienfuegos and the tropical islands of the Jardines del Rey, every inch of Cuba is more beautiful and surprising than the last.

This 15 day ‘Best of’ tour is a chance to uncover the hidden gems and highlights of colourful Cuba. Begin with a night in colourful Mexico City and then jet across to Havana to begin your exploration. Uncover the best of this passionate city on tour, including the Plaza de la Revolución and Morro Castle, and travel to Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba. Take in the village of Cumanayagua at the foot of Escambray mountains; explore trendy Trinidad, known for its pastel-hued colonial architecture; admire the 18th century Convento de San Francisco; and stroll the gorgeous plazas of Camaguey, Cuba’s third-largest city. Stay at a beautiful all-inclusive resort at Cayo Coco, a tropical island off the coast of Cuba; delve into the history of the Cuban Revolution in Santa Clara; enjoy a drive through Havana in a 1950s car and more! Package includes return international flights, 12 nights hotel accommodation, 22 meals, selected transfers and more.

Fancy seeing more of the Caribbean? Choose the 22 day package with MSC cruise extension to explore vibrant Ocho Rios in Jamaica, exclusive Ocean Cay Marine Reserve and more.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Cancun! Fly with United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Fiji Airways, Aero Mexico and airline partners to name a few (subject to availability). 

Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and be transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Blanca or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast enjoy free time in the capital and largest city of Mexico. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Havana, Cuba. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in a vintage Cuban car.

Overnight: Hotel Armadores de Santander or similar, Havana
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Havana. See the iconic Plaza de la Revolución, the Havana Malecon and Prado Boulevard. Visit Old Havana with your tour guide and experience the different colonial squares and streets. As you depart Havana, stop at Morro Castle and take some time to soak in the view overlooking the city.

Afterwards, depart for Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba. This beautiful, clean and spacious city is known as ‘the Pearl of the South’ for its hospitable populace, an abundance of neoclassical architecture and elegant seafront boulevard. It was founded in the early 19th century – later than the other main cities of Cuba – by French immigrants from both France and Louisiana. This gives the city a different flavour and architectural appearance. In 2005, Cienfuegos’ historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a city tour of the city and visit the stunning Teatro Tomas Terry (entrance included).

Overnight: Hotel La Union or similar, Cienfuegos
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, drive to the village of Cumanayagua at the foot of Escambray mountain range. Here, 4WDs will be on hand to drive through the rugged terrain of the Nicho Valley. The trail will lead along beautiful waterfalls surrounded by tropical forest. For those wishing to get wet, it’s also possible to swim in the falls. In the afternoon, enjoy a traditional lunch at a restaurant before continuing onwards to Trinidad. This evening your guide will take you out for a stroll in the historic city centre.

Overnight: Hotel Las Cuevas or similar, Trinidad
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of Trinidad, nestled between the Escambray Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Trinidad is a unique destination with its colonial baroque architecture and quaint, pastel-coloured houses with red-tiled roofs. Among the handful of museums in Trinidad, Museo Romántico stands out (entrance included). It overlooks the town’s main square, the Plaza Mayor and features an excellent exhibition of romantic style porcelain, glass, paintings and decorative furniture, dating from 1830.

The Museo Palacio Cantero is an interesting museum (entrance included) and explains the extraordinary history of the region. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant before continuing the tour. You will also see one of the most photographed buildings in Trinidad, the former 18th century Convento de San Francisco. Continue onwards to the outskirts of Trinidad to Sugar Mill Valley, where the fabulous wealth of Trinidad in the 16th century was generated, with great views from Manaca Iznaga Tower (entrance included).

Overnight: Hotel Las Cuevas or similar, Trinidad
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, drive to the city of Sancti Spiritus and visit the historic centre of this attractive colonial town. Continue to Camaguey, Cuba’s third-largest city and is easily the most sophisticated after Havana. Enjoy a ride in a traditional bicycle taxi where you explore hidden plazas, baroque churches. In 2008, Camaguey's historical centre was made Cuba's ninth Unesco World Heritage Site. 

Overnight: Hotel Encanto Camaguey Santa Maria or similar, Camaguey
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Cuban landscapes towards Cayo Coco, one of the key areas of Jardines del Rey. Your journey will conclude at an all-inclusive resort on the beach.  All-inclusive covers all drinks and meals, use of the resort, pool, beach and entertainment program.

Cayo Coco is a tropical island in the Jardines del Rey chain, located off the north coast of central Cuba. Known for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs, Jardines del Ray hosts an array of natural features including lagoons and marshes that are home to birds such as the white ibis, as well as a native colony of pink flamingos that ranked among the largest in the Americas.

Overnight: Hotel Melia Los Jardines Del Rey or similar, Cayo Coco
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy today at leisure, giving you the chance to bask in the wonderful warm waters of the Caribbean.

Overnight: Hotel Melia Los Jardines Del Rey or similar, Cayo Coco
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, drive back to the mainland of Cuba and head to yet another highlight of Cuba in Varadero. On the way, you will stop in the city of Santa Clara.

Among Santa Clara's original settlers were several families from Remedios, who fled from the pirate attacks besieging the town at the time. Centuries later, Santa Clara was the site of the final battle of the Cuban Revolution. The guerrilla attacks were led by Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. Santa Clara was finally captured on the 31st of December 1958. This victory is considered a decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution. Erected twenty years after his untimely death, the Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara is the city’s main tourist attraction and a pilgrimage site for many. The awe-inspiring mausoleum houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 in Bolivia (entrance included). You will also visit the Armoured Train, memorial park and museum of the Cuban Revolution (entrance included). Afterwards, continue to Varadero, a popular beach resort town, where you can relax with all-inclusive meals and drinks.

Overnight: Hotel Melia Marina Varadero or similar, Varadero 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After lunch, drive back to Havana. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Cuba’s exotic capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Armadores de Santander or similar, Havana 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today, you have a real treat in store: classic American vintage cars of the ’50s are waiting for you on a guided tour through the city. Visit the areas of Miramar, Vedado, Centro Havana, with stops at the ‘Plaza de la Revolucion’ and panoramic viewpoint from Morro Castle.  Finish up in Old Havana, where you will be provided lunch at a colonial restaurant (not included). Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour through the Old Havana passing by the colonial squares and streets, many of the colonial buildings have now been modified into bars and restaurants.

Optional Activity: Cuban Dinner and Traditional Live Music at Buena Vista Social at Café Taberna - $80 per person
This evening, take the opportunity to join an optional tour. This includes a short transfer to Old Havana for dinner at Rosalía de Castro Cultural Centre. Enjoy a Cuban dinner with traditional live music, featuring Buenavista Social Club music and dance. At the end of the night, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Armadores de Santander or similar, Havana 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Havana Airport for your return flight back to Mexico City, Mexico. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note:If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Blanca or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, please make your own way to Mexico City Airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Please note: If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Cancun! Fly with United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Fiji Airways, Aero Mexico and airline partners to name a few (subject to availability). 

Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and be transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Blanca or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast enjoy free time in the capital and largest city of Mexico. At the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Havana, Cuba. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in a vintage Cuban car.

Overnight: Hotel Armadores de Santander or similar, Havana
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Havana. See the iconic Plaza de la Revolución, the Havana Malecon and Prado Boulevard. Visit Old Havana with your tour guide and experience the different colonial squares and streets. As you depart Havana, stop at Morro Castle and take some time to soak in the view overlooking the city.

Afterwards, depart for Cienfuegos on the southern coast of Cuba. This beautiful, clean and spacious city is known as ‘the Pearl of the South’ for its hospitable populace, an abundance of neoclassical architecture and elegant seafront boulevard. It was founded in the early 19th century – later than the other main cities of Cuba – by French immigrants from both France and Louisiana. This gives the city a different flavour and architectural appearance. In 2005, Cienfuegos’ historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a city tour of the city and visit the stunning Teatro Tomas Terry (entry included).

Overnight: Hotel La Union or similar, Cienfuegos
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, drive to the village of Cumanayagua at the foot of Escambray mountain range. Here, 4WDs will be on hand to drive through the rugged terrain of the Nicho Valley. The trail will lead along beautiful waterfalls surrounded by tropical forest. For those wishing to get wet, it’s also possible to swim in the falls. In the afternoon, enjoy a traditional lunch at a restaurant before continuing onwards to Trinidad. This evening your guide will take you out for a stroll in the historic city centre.

Overnight: Hotel Las Cuevas or similar, Trinidad
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of Trinidad, nestled between the Escambray Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Trinidad is a unique destination with its colonial baroque architecture and quaint, pastel-coloured houses with red-tiled roofs. Among the handful of museums in Trinidad, Museo Romántico stands out (entrance included). It overlooks the town’s main square, the Plaza Mayor and features an excellent exhibition of romantic style porcelain, glass, paintings and decorative furniture, dating from 1830.

The Museo Palacio Cantero is an interesting museum (entrance included) and explains the extraordinary history of the region. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant before continuing the tour. You will also see one of the most photographed buildings in Trinidad, the former 18th century Convento de San Francisco. Continue onwards to the outskirts of Trinidad to Sugar Mill Valley, where the fabulous wealth of Trinidad in the 16th century was generated, with great views from Manaca Iznaga Tower (entrance included).

Overnight: Hotel Las Cuevas or similar, Trinidad
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, drive to the city of Sancti Spiritus and visit the historic centre of this attractive colonial town. Continue to Camaguey, Cuba’s third-largest city and is easily the most sophisticated after Havana. Enjoy a ride in a traditional bicycle taxi where you explore hidden plazas, baroque churches. In 2008, Camaguey's historical centre was made Cuba's ninth Unesco World Heritage Site. 

Overnight: Hotel Encanto Camaguey Santa Maria or similar, Camaguey
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a scenic drive along beautiful Cuban landscapes towards Cayo Coco, one of the key areas of Jardines del Rey. Your journey will conclude at an all-inclusive resort on the beach.  All-inclusive covers all drinks and meals, use of the resort, pool, beach and entertainment program.

Cayo Coco is a tropical island in the Jardines del Rey chain, located off the north coast of central Cuba. Known for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs, Jardines del Ray hosts an array of natural features including lagoons and marshes that are home to birds such as the white ibis, as well as a native colony of pink flamingos that ranked among the largest in the Americas.

Overnight: Hotel Melia Los Jardines Del Rey or similar, Cayo Coco
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy today at leisure, giving you the chance to bask in the wonderful warm waters of the Caribbean.

Overnight: Hotel Melia Los Jardines Del Rey or similar, Cayo Coco
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, drive back to the mainland of Cuba and head to yet another highlight of Cuba in Varadero. On the way, you will stop in the city of Santa Clara.

Among Santa Clara's original settlers were several families from Remedios, who fled from the pirate attacks besieging the town at the time. Centuries later, Santa Clara was the site of the final battle of the Cuban Revolution. The guerrilla attacks were led by Ernesto Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. Santa Clara was finally captured on the 31st of December 1958. This victory is considered a decisive moment in the Cuban Revolution. Erected twenty years after his untimely death, the Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara is the city’s main tourist attraction and a pilgrimage site for many. The awe-inspiring mausoleum houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 in Bolivia (entrance included). You will also visit the Armoured Train, memorial park and museum of the Cuban Revolution (entrance included). Afterwards, continue to Varadero, a popular beach resort town, where you can relax with all-inclusive meals and drinks.

Overnight: Hotel Melia Marina Varadero or similar, Varadero
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After lunch, drive back to Havana. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Cuba’s exotic capital city.

Overnight: Hotel Armadores de Santander or similar, Havana 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today, you have a real treat in store: classic American vintage cars of the ’50s are waiting for you on a guided tour through the city. Visit the areas of Miramar, Vedado, Centro Havana, with stops at the ‘Plaza de la Revolucion’ and panoramic viewpoint from Morro Castle.  Finish up in Old Havana, where you will be provided lunch at a colonial restaurant (not included). Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour through the Old Havana passing by the colonial squares and streets, many of the colonial buildings have now been modified into bars and restaurants.

Optional Activity: Cuban Dinner and Traditional Live Music at Buena Vista Social at Café Taberna - $80 per person
This evening, take the opportunity to join an optional tour. This includes a short transfer to Old Havana for dinner at Rosalía de Castro Cultural Centre. Enjoy a Cuban dinner with traditional live music, featuring Buenavista Social Club music and dance. At the end of the night, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Armadores de Santander or similar, Havana 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Havana Airport for your return flight back to Mexico City, Mexico. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Please note:If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Overnight: Hotel Casa Blanca or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, please make your own way to Mexico City Airport for your flight to Miami,USA. On arrival, make your way to Miami cruise port to board your seven night Caribbean cruise. The cruise departs at 7:00pm.

Please note: If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Divina / Meraviglia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Divina / Meraviglia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Ocho Rios means eight rivers in Spanish, and it is precisely its rivers, as well as its crystalline sea, that are its main characteristics; characteristics that will not disappoint visitors to Jamaica wishing to immerse themselves in the lush vegetation of these marvellous dream locations.

Just like a mirage, the white buildings of Ocho Rios seems to appear unexpectedly from lush vegetation covering the coast. On Main Street, you will be able to shop or pass your day on solid ground. However, during your MSC Caribbean cruise, we suggest you try the many outdoor activities offered on its rivers, such as kayaking and tubing.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Divina / Meraviglia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Once disembarked in the Cayman Islands, the cruise goer is welcomed by the port of George Town. The capital of the island and of the country, it is a traditional Caribbean city with colourful wooden houses that alternate with newer buildings.

The houses on the narrow George Town streets are interspersed with artisan workshops, where you can find some rarities to take home as a reminder of your cruise in the Caribbean Sea.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Divina / Meraviglia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

A forty-kilometre-long island directly off the coast from Playa del Carmen, Isla Cozumel is a renowned cruise-ship call: nearly every day, up to ten cruise ships dock at one of the island’s three dedicated piers, all just south of the only town, San Miguel.

A holiday to Mexico with MSC Cruises will present you with restaurants, souvenir shops and jewellery stores, all along the malecón (Av Rafael Melgar) in downtown San Miguel. 

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Divina / Meraviglia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Divina / Meraviglia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover MSC’s exclusive Bahamian destination: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. Here you can spend a one-of-a-kind experience on an authentic Caribbean Marine Reserve, while connecting with the natural world, feeling the warmth of the Bahamian spirit and immersing in an eco-friendly environment. 

On Ocean Cay you can enjoy a relaxing massage in a cabana, discover the beauty of the sea and explore the area with dedicated excursions.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - ‘MSC Divina / Meraviglia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking and make your own way to the airport for your return flight home to Australia. 


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • A cultural odyssey taking in the very best of Cuba 
  • Visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Varadero and more
  • Enjoy two nights in the marvellous Mexican capital city of Mexico City
  • Experience the crumbling beauty of Havana on tour 
  • Discover Havana in a classic ‘50’s American vintage car 
  • Take in the iconic Plaza de la Revolución, the Havana Malecon and Prado Boulevard
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage city centre of Cienfuegos
  • Discover Cumanayagua village, at the foot of Escambray mountain range
  • Experience the gorgeous Escambray Mountains and Nicho Valley by 4WD
  • Visit the Museo Historico, Plaza Mayor and Sugar Mill Valley in Trinidad 
  • Admire the colonial architecture of trendy Trinidad
  • Stop in the charming town of Sancti Spiritus
  • Stay in Camaguey, one of Cuba’s most sophisticated cities
  • Learn of the Cuban revolution in historic Santa Clara
  • Visit the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument, where the remains of Che Guevara are housed
  • Stay at all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean Varadero and Cayo Coco
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 2 x additional international flights: Mexico City, Mexico to Havana, Cuba
 
  • 12 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 22 meals including daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • All parking and check point charges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Day 1: Mexico City airport to hotel
  • Day 2: Mexico City hotel to airport
  • Day 2: Havana airport to hotel
  • Day 12: Havana hotel to airport
  • Day 12: Mexico City airport to hotel
    All of the 15 day package plus:
  • 1 way international flight: Mexico City - Miami
  • 7 night MSC Caribbean Islands cruise
  • Sail aboard the incredible 4-star ’MSC Divina’ ship or ‘MSC Meraviglia’ ship
  • Soak up the culture and colour of Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Visit the sunny George Town in the Cayman Islands
  • Witness dazzling white beaches on the island of Cozumel, Mexico
  • Cruise to MSC’s exclusive Ocean Cay Marine Reserve in the Bahamas
  • Dock in the cosmopolitan city of Miami, Florida
  • Enjoy 20 additional meals

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 25th of October 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of applies:
15 Day Package: $575
  
22 Day Package
- Inside Cabin: $1590
- Ocean View Cabin: $1900
- Balcony Cabin: $2170
 
Departure Dates (2021)
May: 4, 18
June: *15
July: 27
October: 11, 25
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $400 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide, or *Perth
  
Departure City Surcharges
Adelaide: $150 per person
Perth: $250 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Virgin Australia, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Fiji Airways, Aero Mexico and airline partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Mexico City, Mexico
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
* 10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
* 25 March 2021 - 19 April 2021
* 16 June 2021 - 19 July 2021
* 9 September 2021 - 4 October 2021
* 22 November 2021 - 29 November 2021
* 6 December 2021 - 28 January 2021
 
Stay behind in Mexico City, Mexico
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates:
* 10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
* 25 March 2021 - 19 April 2021
* 16 June 2021 - 19 July 2021
* 9 September 2021 - 4 October 2021
* 22 November 2021 - 29 November 2021
* 6 December 2021 - 28 January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (Australia - Mexico - Australia): *Starting from $2499 per person
- Business Class (Australia - Mexico - Australia): *Starting from $6599 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


3 - 5 Star (self-rated)

- Mexico City Mexico: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico City or similar

- Havana, Cuba: Hotel Armadores de Santander or similar

- Cienfuegos, Cuba: Hotel Union or similar

- Trinidad, Cuba: Hotel Las Cuevas or similar

 -Camaguey, Cuba: Hotel Encanto Santa Maria or similar

- Cayo Coco: Melia Los Jardines del Rey or similar (all inclusive)

 -Varadero: Melia Marina Varadero or similar (all inclusive)

 

4 Star (self-rated) (Extension Package only)

- MSC Cruise Lines ‘Meraviglia’ ship 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available. 
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 11: Cuban Dinner and Traditional Live Music at Buena Vista Social Club Taberna - $80 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Mexico but is a strict requirement for Cuba and USA or Canada if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Optional gratuities/tipping 
* 4 CUC (Cuban Peso) per person, per day payable to the Tour Leader
* Cruise (extension only) $12.50 USD per person, per day, payable at the end of the cruise
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Transfers:
* Day 13: Mexico city hotel to airport
* Day 13 (extension package only): Miami airport to cruise terminal
* Day 20 (extension package only): Miami cruise terminal to airport
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Cuba and Caribbean Islands:
Cuba and the Caribbean both have a tropical climate. The average temperature during the day throughout the year in Cuba is between 25 and 35°C. There almost always blows a breeze from the North-East to help cool you off in the hot weather.
 
Mexico City:
- The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Mexico City in May/June/July is 13.0°. The average maximum temperature lies around 27.0°C. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than these months are great period to visit Mexico City.
- The best time to visit Mexico City is March-April and October-November for dry and mild weather. The weather during the day is great for being outside, with average temperatures hovering around 24°C-26°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
22 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is 3 CUC (Cuban Pesos) per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver, and will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at $12.50 USD per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Cuba


A Tourist Card visa is required for entry into Cuba if travelling on an Australian Passport. The visa is valid for 30 days for one entry and one exit only. You must apply for this visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure from Australia. Please click below to contact your nearest Cuban Embassy or Consulate for instructions on how to apply in person or via post. The Cuba Consular Services Web Page is http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/australia/consular-services

 

Mexico
For stays in Mexico for 180 days or less on an Australian Passport, you won’t need a visa. But you’ll need to complete a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) and make sure your passport is stamped by Mexican immigration officials on arrival. If you fail to complete this form or to have your passport stamped upon entry into Mexico, you could be detained and deported. If you enter Mexico by air, you can either complete the FMM in advance online or on arrival. Present your completed FMM for inspection at immigration. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Mexico for up-to-date information.
 
United States (connecting flights or Extension Package)
A ESTA (Visa Waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
 
Canada (connecting flights)
If your flights are ticketed with Air Canada you will be required to obtain an ETA visa waiver. You can apply via this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp Flight information will be provided in your travel pack which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to your departure
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



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Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.