Day 1 - Havana
Check-in at a premium private stay in Old Havana area; Welcome cocktail.
Day 2 - Havana
Get together with your guide who will give you a run through of the days to follow. During the morning a stroll through Old Havana with its famous buildings and places with explanations by your guide. Time for a lunch (not included).
Visit of a cigar factory where you walk the halls of production an will see the whole process of how dried and selected tobacco leaves transform to a handmade, world class cigar. Return to your accommodation.
Early at the evening you will enjoy a trip to "La Cabaña", the fortress of Havana, overlooking the bay and port which offers a magnificent view of Havana by night. You will attend the traditional ceremony of the "Cañonazo", led by a march of the guards in traditional costumes and followed by a cannon shot, fired every night at 21:00 h.
After the ceremony return to your accommodation. For the more adventurous there is still enough time to explore the nightlife of Havana. We help with hints or organize tickets according.
Day 4 - Pinar del Rio
You will visit one of the most famous tobacco plantations (Vega) in San Juan y Martinez where you will get an introduction into the cultivation and storage of the precious tobacco leaves. Visit to the “Casa de Selección” with competent explanations of the further processing of the harvested and dried tobacco leaves. You will have the chance to try yourself to roll a cigar. Also, you will receive a cigar for tasting which was rolled here by a professional. Lunch will be served at in-house rural restaurant with delicious Pinareanian dishes.
Return to Havana and check-in at your accommodation.
The evening is at your disposal. We are glad to provide you with ideas and hints where to go and what to do.
Day 5 - Havana
Breakfast in hotel. Check-out time about 12:00 am.
This day concludes the introduction to the city of Havana and its vibrant culture and the introduction and experience of Cuban tobacco culture and tasting of cigars and rum. On request your luggage can be stored during the same day until your proceeding travel or return flight.