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Cuba Tour: Learn Spanish in Cuba

Our 2 week Learn Spanish in Cuba programme is the perfect way to really improve your Spanish and absorb the local culture, whilst getting to know various parts of Cuba including Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara.

The first week is spent in Havana where you will have intensive Spanish lessons and stay in homestay accommodation where you practise your Spanish and really get to know the locals. Havana, the capital of Cuba, is a fascinating city with its colonial architecture, vibrant culture and nightlife.

The second week is spent discovering Western and Central Cuba, accompanied by your teacher, improving your Spanish and learning about the local culture and people.

  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • 2020 Start dates: Jan 5/19; Feb 2/16; Mar 1/15; Apr 5/19; May 3/17/31; Jun 14; Jul 5/19*; Aug 2/16; Sep 6/20; Oct 4/18; Nov 1/15; Dec 6/20

    * the programme will not be affected by the national holiday

  • Cost:  £1,975 single room / £1,675 per person shared room*
    *only available for friends/couples travelling together

 

Flights
We hold an ATOL licence (no. 6387) and can arrange both international flights to Cuba and domestic flights within Cuba on request.

Entry Visa
All visitors to Cuba require a visa to enter the country known as a tourist card. We can provide you with this and it costs £25 plus postage.  If you are flying from the US, you must purchase your tourist card from a US travel company.  The visa is valid for 30 days from the date you enter Cuba. Please note that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from date of entry to Cuba.

Public Holidays
1/2 Jan, 1 May, 25/26/27 Jul, 10 Oct, 25/31 Dec 2020
The school in Havana is closed on public holidays, and where a public holiday falls on a Monday, the course will start on the Tuesday. Any missed lessons will be rescheduled.

Guaranteed Departure
The Spanish travelling course is guaranteed to take place and there is no minimum number of students required.

Week 1 

Sunday                           Arrive Havana
Arrive  Havana airport and private transfer to homestay. Half board homestay accommodation in Havana x 5 nights

Monday – Friday        Havana
Intensive Spanish Course at our school in Havana, 25 group lessons + cultural activities throughout the week such as a city tour, visit to rum or cigar factory.

Friday                            Havana – Viñales 
Depart in the afternoon for Viñales, famous for its spectacular landscapes including the mogote limestone cliffs and tobacco fields. Arrive Viñales, orientation and free time. Homestay accommodation in Viñales x 2 nights

Saturday                        Viñales
Visits to Cueva del Indio, the Prehistoric Mural, Palenque, a local tobacco farm and also a viewpoint with panoramic views of the valley. Salsa in the evening.

Sunday                          Viñales – Havana
Free day for optional activities such as horse riding or an excursion to the pristine beach on Cayo Jutias. Group transfer to return to Havana in the evening. Homestay accommodation in Havana x 1 night

Please note that the Vinales itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Week 2 

Monday                         Havana – Cienfuegos
Depart Havana for Cienfuegos. 2 Spanish classes + 2 cultural lessons such as city tour, Parque José Martí, Teatro Terry 1889, Malecón, Punta Gorda, Palacio Valle. Optional activities: Cabaret, Casa de la Música. Homestay accommodation in Cienfuegos x 1 night

Tuesday                      Cienfuegos – Trinidad
Depart Cienfuegos for Trinidad. 2 Spanish classes + 2 cultural lessons such as city tour, Plaza Mayor, Museo Histórico, Museo Romántico. Homestay accommodation in Trinidad x 2 nights

Wednesday                  Trinidad
2 Spanish classes + 2 cultural lessons such Valle de los Ingenios, Torre Manaca-Iznaga. Optional activities: Ancón beach, Casa de la Trova, salsa night.

Thursday                      Trinidad – Santa Clara
Depart Trinidad for Santa Clara. 2 Spanish classes + 2 cultural lessons such as city tour, Parque Vidal, Teatro La Caridad, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Tren Blindado and Club El Mejunje. Homestay accommodation in Santa Clara x 1 night

Friday                            Santa Clara – Havana
Depart Santa Clara for Havana in the afternoon. Homestay accommodation in Havana x 1 night.

Saturday                       Havana
Check-out of homestay.
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Included:

  • Transfer: to your homestay on arrival to Havana airport
  • Accommodation: Homestay accommodation during the whole trip with half-board meals – single or shared double/twin room
  • Spanish Course: 1 week group Spanish course x 25 lessons in Havana, and 20 Spanish lessons during week 2 whilst travelling.
  • Transport: by private transfers or public transport between destinations
  • Excursions/activities: mentioned in the itinerary including entrance fees and transport where necessary.
  • Accompanied by Spanish teacher on the travelling programme

 

Not included:

  • international flights and visas
  • personal expenses or tips
  • optional activities on free days
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary