Fireworks over Havana, Cuba

Christmas in Cuba Tour: A Celebration of the Oldest Festival in Cuba

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Havana...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Experience exceptional holiday festivities with a tour of Cuba during Christmas and New Years. The pulse of salsa music complements the rhythmic sounds of crashing waves on the coastline. Antique sugar mills give way to gorgeous manors reflecting the former prominence of agricultural barons. Pig roasts signify the importance of family gatherings for holiday feasts. Firework displays create an illuminating spectacle of a friendly feud between neighborhoods. Whether exploring galleries at the Museum...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the colonial charms of the small towns at the island’s center, including fabulous Trinidad and often-overlooked Remedios
  • Relish the unique Christmas Eve celebration of a Remedios tradition during a competing fireworks display, the oldest celebration in Cuba
  • Visit the preserved home of celebrated author Ernest Hemingway for insight into his creative mind when he wrote award-winning novels
  • Visit the artisan market of Havana to view the sensational paintings and craftsmanship of local artists, from handcrafted textiles to woodwork
  • Trek through the wilderness of the Escambray Mountains to discover the refreshing waters of the El Nicho cascade
  • Indulge in a relaxing and scenic sunset cruise around the harbor of Cienfuegos
  • Wander the museum commemorating the battle at the Bay of Pigs, after the CIA attempted a failed coup against the Castro regime
  • Enjoy a convertible tour through Old Havana for insight into the hidden history of the antique city connected to the mafia of the 1920s-1950s
  • Traverse a traditional cigar factory to learn the history of cigars and tobacco in Cuba while watching workers hand roll the famous commodities

Starting Price

$5,455 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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