Welcome to the world of Habanos.
Escorted private or group tours, learn all about cigar making and tobacco planting, meet the celebrities in the cigar world, smoke some fabulous cigars and attend Gala dinners with an auction of unique humidors.
Pinar del Rio is the most westerly province of Cuba. Come with us on an escorted group or private tour to see the famous cigar plantations in Vuelta Abajo and the cigar factories of Havana
The Habanos festival is held annually in Havana, Cuba and is the mecca for the worldwide cigar trade and cigar aficionados. The most exciting week in the Cuban social calendar.
The annual Partagas festival held every November for the meeting of clients and friends of the Partagas Factory. A fascinating but less frenetic event than the Habanos festival.
The world's finest smokes are made in Cuba. Fidel Castro had Cohiba cigars especially crafted for him, while Winston Churchill puffed away on Romeo y Julietas. Tour a factory to watch cigars being hand-rolled (£8). Connoisseurs will want to see Cuba's tobacco heartland in the south-west of the island. Sign up for an expert tour with a fine farm lunch at Hector Luis Prieto's plantation. Be careful to buy cigars from Habanos state-run stores only – those purchased from street vendors may be stuffed with worthless filler. MY TIP: You'll get taken to the tobacco-growing heartland over three days when you sign up for a Cuba Welcome tour (£340pp, cubawelcome.com)
By CLAIRE BOOBBYER FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY, UK