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Havana, Cuba

April 25-May 2, 2019   SOLD OUT

May 2-9, 2019   SOLD OUT

November 11-18, 2019 SOLD OUT    

November 15-22, 2019  SOLD OUT 

NOTE:  Havana's 500th anniversary is November 16, 2019 and celebrations are taking place throughout the year!

The many, vibrant cultures of 'Cuba' get the giant/IMAX screen treatment. Here's the exclusive USA Today trailer.


Let's start by saying YES, Americans can legally travel to Cuba, thanks to legislation enacted by President Barack Obama in 2014 and still recognized by the current administration.  And because of the tremendous number of American visitors to the island, Cuba has stepped up their welcoming efforts providing first class accommodations, myriad dining options and guides who provide an insight into the Pearl of the Caribbean.


Going Places International has traveled to Cuba since 2015 and provides an itinerary you won't find elsewhere.  From a cooking class in a local Cuban restaurant, to Salsa classes with one-on-one instruction, our tours stand out from the rest and enable our guests to experience the REAL Cuba.  

There's never been a better time to visit Havana than in 2019 as the excitement of their 500th anniversary will be visible throughout the city.   


  • Legal documentation for Americans traveling to Cuba

  • Visa processing

  • Meet and greet at the airport by Cuban representative

  • Round-trip airport transportation

  • Accommodations at 5 Star Melia Habana Hotel

  • Welcome reception

  • All breakfasts

  • All land transportation in classic American air conditioned cars from the 1940s and 1950s with licensed, experienced chauffeurs

  • Accompaniment by U.S. Going Places representative at all activities

  • Entrance fees for all activities included in itinerary

  • Guided city tour in classic cars

  • Guided visit to Christ of Havana & Morro Castle

  • Cigar and/or rum factory tours

  • Guided tour of Old Havana with English speaking historian

  • Tour of El Capitolio

  • Tour of Cuban Revolutionary Museum

  • Guided tour of Guanacaboa Museum in honor of the Santeria religion (optional)

  • Live Cuban jazz at La Zorra y el Cuervo Jazz Club including cocktails

  • Cuban salsa instructional video prior to departure

  • Two one-on-one personalized salsa classes

  • Salsa dancing at nightclub with salsa instructors

  • Cuban cooking class (optional)

  • Visit to jazz studio with presentation by music professor from University of Havana (optional)

  • Evening at Fabrica de la Arte Cubano (music venue and museum of modern art) 

  • Evening at the Tropicana Cabaret

  • Visit to Almacenes de San Jose Artist Market for souvenirs, gifts, art and more

  • Visit to a local micro-brewery

  • Farewell dinner


  • Viñales in Pinar del Rio, including tobacco farm visit, Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden cave tour and lunch.


  • Roundtrip airfare U.S. - Havana (flights can be booked directly through Going Places)

  • Cuban entry visa fee

Group requirements are 7-15 persons.  If you are not able to coordinate a group, you will be placed with an established group with the same travel preferences.


Package price - $3050 based on double occupancy. Single occupancy supplement - $1402

​A $500 non-refundable deposit per person is required to reserve space with minimum monthly payments of $500 per person.  Total payment due 60 days prior to departure.


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Check into the Five Star Meliá Habana Hotel where luxury abounds.  Enjoy a tour of the city in a Classic American car and end the evening at a private restaurant in Old Havana.  Welcome to Cuba! You've started your trip in grand fashion!


Start the day with one-on-one Salsa classes from the premier Salsa instructors in the city.  After lunch enjoy a tour of Central Havana and partake in a fun evening including dinner and jazz at hidden, underground jazz venues in Havana.  Still not tired?  Party at a local club and practice your newly-learned dance skills.

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Visit the Christ Statue and the Morro Castle, and after lunch enjoy Sabado de la Rumba, a beautiful and raw experience that celebrates our African roots.  Dine at the favorite hangout of President Obama and his family, San Cristobal, it's a real treat!!!

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Today we'll take a quick ride to the outskirts of the city and relax on Santa Maria Beach, the most popular beach among both Habaneros and visitors.  You'll find lodgings, restaurants, watersports, grocery store and a pharmacy and of course white sand and warm waters.  We'll return to Havana for dinner.



Today is a day of options.  Like to cook?  You'll enjoy this personalized cooking class and learn recipes to take home.  Jazz afficionados will enjoy a personal jazz education class with a Cuban quartet.  The evening includes dinner an the Fabrica de Arte Cubano


When Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba, he said it was "the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen".  He was in Viñales.  Today we'll visit Northern Cuba where all the Cuban tobacco leaves are grown.  We'll also visit a tobacco farm, take a cave tour and explore the countryside on horseback.  

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The Revolution Museum is the first stop of the day and is a real eye-opening experience.  After- wards, we'll visit the rum and cigar factories. Following dinner you'll enjoy the amazing Tropicana Cabaret on 16,000 acres of lush tropical land.  Finish the evening on stage with the dancers!

NOTE:  The above descriptions do not include all activities for the day.  Also keep in mind that Going Places International prides itself on creating personalized itineraries for our clients.  If so desired, we will work with you to identify your travel desires and develop an itinerary that will make them come true!

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