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2017 End of February - early March. The Habanos festival is held in Havana, Cuba, and is the quintessential cigar festival to visit in the world. One of the most exciting weeks in the Cuban calendar when Cigar aficianados come from all over the world to participate in this event which has masterclasses about cigars, new cigar releases, special humidors, gala dinners and much more.
DAY 1 Monday
Meet and greet at Havana airport and transfer in private taxi to Havana hotel. Check into one of the charming historic hotels in old Havana such as the Conde de Villanueva for the next 7 nights B&B or the Hotel Nacional 4 star with pool or stay in a private penthouse with terrace, 1950’s decor and luxuriously appointed details. Dinner at the beautiful house of paladar restaurant San Cristobal in old Havana.
Morning guided tour of old Havana to see all the interesting sights. Visit the iconic cigar shop and bar of Hotel Conde de Villanueva and sample a cigar and rum. The cigar roller here, Jorge, who was trained by Reynaldo, is considered one of the best 'torcedores' in Cuba. Lunch at a restaurant in old Havana. Free afternoon. Habanos welcome night including dinner, cocktails, special cigars and superb entertainment.
Habanos visit to the famous cigar plantations of Vuelta Abajo in Pinar del Rio Province. Learn about the cultivation of tobacco plants. Full day including ranch style lunch. Free evening.
Habanos visit to the Partagas and Upmann cigar factories in the morning. Free afternoon. Evening dinner at the paladar Le Chansonnier. Options include visiting the Jazz cafe, El Cuervo y el Zorro, in Vedado afterwards.
Visit the home of a cigar memorabilia collector in the morning. Free afternoon. Evening Habanos Gala dinner (not included) or our own special Cubawelcome dinner including special cigars, place to be advised. Cigars included.
Morning tour of the best cigar shops in Havana. Lunch at the Casa de Habanos in 5th Ave. Free afternoon.
DAY 8 Monday
Departure day. We can also add on a few days in a luxury all inclusive resort by the beautiful beaches of Varadero or visit the colonial gem town of Trinidad. Please contact us for more information; email@example.com
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Accommodation in 4 star hotel or private home in Havana with breakfast
- Meet on arrival and private transfer airport to hotel
- All excursions mentioned in itinerary including transport
- All lunches and dinners in itinerary except Habanos Gala dinner
- One drink included per meal
- Bilingual guide
- SOME GREAT CIGARS
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
- We supply Cuban visas.
- Travel insurance (Medical insurance is obligatory for travellers in Cuba)
- Flights (please enquire for flights from Europe and the USA
- Gala dinner (approx US$590 )
Please note that if you cannot make the exact dates of the suggested itinerary, we can help you with a tour to fit your schedule. For small groups we can offer a luxury villa in Havana if preferred, complete with staff.
If you are in the cigar trade, instead of our suggested tour, maybe you would prefer to have the complete Habanos programme including Welcome night, International Seminars on cigars and tobacco, factory visits, dinner with tribute to cigar brand, Plantation visit to Vuelta Abajo, Gala Dinner, 7 nights in hotel in Havana 4 star B&B, transfer on arrival in Havana, all transport for events.
PRICE for the above sharing double/twin room is US$1950 per person. (Check www.xe.com for change rates). Flights extra. A direct flight with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick to Havana. Premium economy and Upper Class, please enquire: firstname.lastname@example.org
For US visitors, please contact us about legally visiting Cuba including direct flight to Havana from Miami.