Day 1
Check-in to Hotel Conde de Villanueva  or similar (according to availability) in Old Havana area; Welcome cocktail.


Hotel Conde de Villanueva
Hotel Conde de Villanueva

Day 2
Get together with your guide who will give you a run through of the days to follow. During the morning a visit of Old Havana and its famous buildings and architecture with explanations by your guide, a visit of the oldest cigar factory in Havana, the "Real Fabrica de Tabacos Partagás” where you see the whole process of how selected and dried tobacco leaves transform to a handmade, world class cigar. To be followed with a lunch in a cozy restaurant amidst colonial Havana.
During the afternoon meeting in a Smokers Lounge with an expert on tobacco. Explanation of the history of tobacco and cigar manufacturing process including first impressions of a cigar tasting and assortment of Cuban rum. Accommodation at Hotel Conde de Villanueva or similar.
At La Cabaña, the fortress of Havana, overlooking the bay and port which offers a magnificent view of Havana by night you will enjoy dinner. In a small shop at the fortress, the longest hand-rolled cigar of the world is exhibited and Cueto, its producer, is holder of the Guinness Book of records.  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. Then return to the hotel. For the more adventurous there is still enough time to explore the nightlife of Havana.


Habano Cigars
Entrance sign of tobacco factory "Partagás"

Day 4
When returning to Havana, a detour to Soroa will allow for the visit of Cuba’s largest Botanical Orchid garden. On arrival in Havana visit of the "Casa del Tabaco" and lunch at the onsite restaurant El Ranchón, well known for its delicious Cuban cuisine. A stylish, and above all well-stocked, tobacco shop offers a great opportunity to purchase the, in some cases, hard to find brands and their respective formats.
Enjoy sightseeing in Classic Cars of the 50s which will lead up to the Fortress La Cabana, along the promenade of the Malecón waterfront, through the Diplomats Quarter of Miramar, the Yacht harbor Marina Hemingway, through a prestigious district with grand villas and further along the famous Necropolis cemetery back to the hotel.
Evening: A fine dinner
will round off this journey beautifully and will give opportunity to reflect the experience and knowledge having gained about the magic of the “Habano” cigar.
Accommodation at the Hotel Presidente, or similar.

Hotel Presidente Havana Cuba
Hotel Presidente


This journey for lovers of Cuban Habanos
, recommended for avid beginners as for Aficionados, imparts, besides the sights of impressive architecture of the old colonial city of Havana and the stunning views of the valleys and tobacco plantations of the province of Pinar del Rio, a profound knowledge about the plantation and the harvesting (harvest November to April), until the final product, the hand-rolled Habano cigar. Tastings of cigars and rum do not come short and will pamper your palate and senses.

De Soto Classic Car Havana Cuba
'De Soto' Classic Car


Cigar Aficionado

"MINI-CIGAR AFICIONADO" TOUR

This tour focuses on a “get-to-know” Havana, visit of a famous tobacco plantation in Pinar del Rio area and the Viñales Valley, knowledge of cigar production with explanation by experts and tasting of cigars, aged rum and cognac
(please note that harvesting season is Nov-Apr). Ideal to combine it as part of your extended holiday planning.

Well suited for avid starters who want to experience an introduction to the magic of the Habano cigar in a relatively short time. A 5 day / 4 nights stay including first day of hotel check-in.

Photo Gallery: Cigar Aficionado


Alejandro RobainaOne of the former 'famous' workers in "Partagás" tobacco factory

Day 3
Excursion to the tobacco province of Pinar del Rio, where the most famous Cuban tobacco is grown. Visit of a tobacco plantation and meeting with the farmer. Lunch at a charming restaurant with tasting of local, freshly rolled cigars. The Viñales Valley, one of the most impressive landscapes of Cuba, delivers its beauty by the contrast of the lush vegetation of the Mogotes (Cone rocks) whose rocky soil is home of many plants, and the red clay of the earth. In the evening you enjoy delicious Cuban cuisine in a "Paladar", a privately owned restaurant. Accommodation at the Hotel Los Jazmines / La Ermita in the Valley of Viñales or the beautiful restored Hotel Vueltabajo in Pinar del Rio.

Vinales Valley
Valley of Vinales


Day 5
Breakfast in hotel. Check-out time about 12:00 am.
Luggage can be stored for later retrieval.

"MINI - CIGAR AFICIONADO"
  Dates 2012 Price in EUR
CA10 15.10. - 19.10. 640
CA11 19.11. - 23.11 690
CA12 10.12. - 14.12. 690
CA12 17.12. - 21.12. 745
  Dates 2013  
CA01 07.01. - 11.01. 690
CA02 04.02. - 08.02. 690
CA03 18.03. - 22.03. 690
CA04 08.04. - 12.04. 675
 
Per person in double room, single room suppl.: 98 EUR
Number of participants: 6-10
Price offer for less than minimum number required:
4-5 participants: 720 EUR
3 participants: 795 EUR
2 participants: 850 EUR
Also available at your requested date - please contact us.


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> Included:
> English speaking, qualified guide of Cuban tobacco
> All transfer in air-conditioned vehicles
> 2 nights in Hotel Conde de Villanueva 4*
> 1 night in Hotel Presidente 4*
> 1 night in Hotel Los Jazmines, La Ermita or Vueltabajo 3*
> Hotels according to availabilty, your stay will be in same star category and quality
> Meals as per itinerary
> Visits, excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary
> Tasting of cigars and and rum, as indicated
> Farewell dinner
> Travel information

> Not included:
> Tips for bell boys, hotel maids etc.
> Visa (Tourist Card)
> Flight ticket: Feel free to contact us for your flight booking

> RESERVATION REQUEST "MINI - CIGAR AFICIONADO"


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