Cienfuegos
01/27/2020 12:00 AM
01/27/2020 12:00 AM
Revisit cold war-era tensions at the Bay of Pigs, the site of a failed CIA-backed invasion of Cuba in April 1961. Interactions with your local guide and Cuban experts will help you learn how the battle affected Cuba's relationship with the United States and Soviet Union, and how its ramifications are still felt today. Or, head to Havana and experience a cultural journal that includes meaningful interactions with Cuban artists, community leaders, musicians, and more. At night you may dine at one of the city's leading private restaurants, locally known as paladares, and later perhaps visit a show at the legendary Tropicana nightclub, which was home to celebrities, mobsters, and showgirls during its pre-revolution heyday.,

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Trinidad's Colonial Magic (8 hours)
Explore Santiago de Cuba’s historical significance to the Cuban revolution, with stops in Parque Cespedes, as well as its connection to U.S.-Cuba relations with a visit to San Juan Hill, where Teddy Roosevelt famously led an important victory in the Spanish-Cuban-American war of 1898. Journey to El Cobre, Cuba’s most sacred church, whose beauty and that of the surrounding views will take your breath away, leaving a lasting impression of tranquility for your return home.


Highlights:
  • Visit to Valle de los Ingenios (sugar mill ruins)
  • Lunch in Trinidad
  • Walking tour of Trinidad
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light / Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • All activities on the itinerary
  • Lunch
Not Included:
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
French-inspired Cienfuegos (8 hours)
Explore the French architectural influences in Cienfuegos, known as Cuba’s “Pearl of the South”, with a walking tour of the bustling town’s main sites and squares, including Jose Marti Park. Step inside the grand Teatro Tomas Terry, a 950-seat old-world theatre with gold leaf accents and hand-carved hardwood ornamentation. Lunch in Punta Gorda, a lovely neighborhood bounded by blue Caribbean waters and gentle sea breezes. After lunch, stroll through the Cienfuegos Botanical Gardens, which house 2,000 species, primarily dedicated to trees rather than flowers.


Highlights
  • Walking tour of Cienfuegos
  • Lunch in Cienfuegos
  • Visit to Botanical Gardens
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: Full day
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light / Moderate

Inclusions: 
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • All activities on the itinerary
  • Lunch

Not Included:
  • Gratuities for guide and driver