British Travel Agents Urge Tourists to Travel to Cuba Now
Everyone seems to be heading to Cuba this spring. The Rolling Stones are performing a free concert on March 26. President Obama will be dropping in for a visit this month too.
It’s almost 55 years since the Bay of Pigs invasion and Obama’s trip will be a sign that the ban on US citizens taking a holiday on the island nation is finally over.
To beat the rush of Americans feasting on cigars, palm trees, classic cars and mojitos you’ll have to act fast – Cuba is set to see tourism explode.
Explore’s Cuba Libre tour gives 15 days of beach mixed with a jungle trek plus time in Havana and Trinidad. Tours start at £1,245pp without flights, (£1,999pp with), including board, some meals and all transport.
Mercury’s eight-day Rhythm of Cuba tour, which splits time between Havana, Trinidad and Varadero, costs from £1,499pp including flights, travel, accommodation, most meals and excursions.
Virgin Atlantic operates direct flights to Cuba, as does Thomas Cook and Thomson starts flights from Gatwick in May. Wait until October and you can get £200 off a Virgin Holidays escorted tour. The eight-day Cuban Experience costs £1,649pp including flights, mixed board and sightseeing.
Cut costs by staying put or doing day trips from your hotel. You’ll get beach and Havana’s heritage by staying at the Cubanacan Comodoro. A seven-night break in June starts at £685pp with Lowcost Holidays , including flights and B&B.
Thomas Cook has seven nights from £729pp in November, flying from Manchester, including flights and an all-inclusive stay at the four-star Playa Pesquero at Holguin.
Source: The Daily Mirror