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The most unique island to be found in the Caribbean, Cuba has certainly been spiralled into the global spotlight in recent years and there couldn’t be a more culturally fascinating or uncharted country to explore. As the world watches the ground-breaking steps being taken between the Cuban and U.S. governments as their infamous relationship slowly thaws, there is no doubt that Cuba is set for some serious and imminent change. We feel there is no more exciting a time to witness the country first hand, as the old-school island, completely lost in time, is entering a new age and the modern world is beginning to have an immense influence on the Cuban way of life. Venture deep into the heart of the island for truly enriching cultural exchanges, explore its unmanicured countryside, colourful colonial cities and most importantly, meet the charming characters of rural Cuba who just love to share their stories of local life on the island. With The Private Travel Company, we steer you away from the tourist trails to take you deep into the real and beautiful Cuba that is so worth the journey. Discovering a country with such personality and flair, so different from anywhere else in the world and completely charming in its originality and its people’s zest for life, makes travelling there such a special and rare experience, that we couldn’t encourage you more to embark on. The highlights of buzzing Havana, a rainbow of colour from the mass of vibrant classic cars, beautiful Trinidad with its sensational jazz music joints and Cienfuegos with its outstanding, crumbling architecture are real must-see’s. However, it’s from hiking the outback of Vinales to learn about the renowned cigar culture, or visiting the old rebel strongholds hidden in the spectacular Sierra Maestra Mountains, where you’ll see the jaw-dropping wonders of Cuba, the magic at the heart of the country, that give an in-depth understanding of Cuba’s unique culture, fraught history and fascinating politics. With long stretches of unspoilt beaches to compliment its rich culture, Cuba is the perfect place to relax on the white-gold sands and enjoy swimming in the warm shallows or try out deep sea fishing like the famous Ernest Hemingway. Varadero on the North coast is a must for a luxury beach experience and there are some fantastic all-inclusive hotels here, where you won’t have to worry about lifting a finger. Accommodation in the cities of Cuba is still fairly basic, but the cities are enough to captivate you in themselves and there’s a real charm to the rusticity and authenticity. The focus should certainly be on experiential travel over a pampering hotel stay, but Cuba is catching up quickly, and there are some wonderful boutique hotels which make the perfect bases for sight-seeing. Basing yourself on board a luxury cruise ship is also a wonderful way to stay in gorgeous accommodation, whilst still experiencing the best of Cuba on exciting day trips inland. This is a blissful island to discover and Cuba is sure to astound in more ways than you could possibly imagine.


Spanish is the main language, but English is spoken in most hotels.

Flight Time

Flight Time From London

10 hrs 10 mins

Time Difference

Time Difference

4 hours behind GMT and 5 hours behind BST



CUC (pegged at the dollar) can be obtained on arrival into Cuba at the airport. They are of no use outside Cuba and must be changed before leaving the country. Non-American issued credit cards are accepted but may be subject to a local charge.


All British nationals require a visa to enter Cuba, which must be purchased prior to travel.

Top Hotels in Cuba

The Silver Explorer

The Silver Explorer is a small and intimate classic cruise ship with an incredibly exclusive atmosphere, exceeding expectations with its spacious and elegant suites, which offers the highest level of luxury and sophistication to be found in the Caribbean. Designed as an expedition ship, her build is focussed on stability, one of the many aspects that make her the most comfortable of homes for navigating these remote destinations.

Hotel Saratoga

Hotel Saratoga is an illustrious address in the heart of Old Havana, perfectly located for wandering around the old town and taking in the buzzing atmosphere of this unique capital city. This historical hotel is traditional and elegant in d...

Top Things To Do in Cuba

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Our travel experts are waiting to take your call, so they can discuss, book and plan your dream holiday. We follow the steps below to make sure that all the stress and hassle is taken out of your booking, leaving you free to look forward to your perfect escape.


Wherever you want to go on your next luxury escape, just pick up the phone and speak to one of our travel experts here at The Private Travel Company, who have travelled throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, the USA, Arabia and the Indian Ocean. They’ll discuss your plans with you in detail and start working on a bespoke travel proposal. They’ll then send you a quotation within an agreed time frame.



Once you have received your quotation your travel expert will give you a call to check whether you need further information or some changes to your bespoke travel itinerary. Alternatively, we may have hit the nail on the head first time around and you’ll be ready to book your holiday.



We are always on hand to answer your queries and make any additional holiday arrangements (restaurant bookings / guided sightseeing / activities) for you. Do call us any time prior to travel as nothing is too much trouble for us to arrange.



When you are ready to book your holiday we ask for a non-refundable deposit (which may vary according to date of travel and local booking conditions) in order to secure your flights and accommodation. We will then confirm all of your arrangements and send you a hard copy of your luxury travel itinerary and invoice.



Two to three weeks prior to travel we will send you your travel documentation in the post. Then all you have to do is pack, fly and enjoy your holiday, knowing you are in safe hands. We will be on hand 24hrs a day during your holiday in case of any emergencies. On your return we will give you a call to see how things went.


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Tel: 02077510880

The Private Travel Company
210 New Kings Road

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