Day 9 of the itinerary - Day 12 of the itinerary
Day 9: Havana
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Havana. Your accommodation for the night is in a centrally located hotel in the heart of Old Havana close to museums, plazas, art galleries and prominent buildings dating back to the 18th century. In the evening, we have arranged some salsa dancing and typical Cuban music, provided by Dulce Maria, who leads a cultural project for the community and today she will open her home to your group. (B)
Day 10: Havana
A day tour of Havana awaits including a stroll along the Paseo de Marti (el Prado), a pedestrian promenade lined with examples of Moorish-influenced architecture. You will get the chance to visit to the Capitolio Nacional, a fabulous monumental building, obsequiously similar to the US Capitol Building, and crowned by a 300ft high dome. You will get to see the former Centro Gallego. It was built in 1915 by Belgium architect Paul Belau, and currently houses the Gran Teatro de La Habana, home of Alicia Alonso's Ballet Nacional del Cuba. In the afternoon, you will visit Revolution Square the place where most of the political rallies take place in Cuba and where Pope John Paul II gave his main mass during his visit to Cuba in 1999. Overnight in a centrally located hotel. (B)
Day 11: Relax/ Depart
Most of the day is free to stroll around and stumble across some of Havana’s many hidden cultural, historical and political treasures. After dinner, you will check in at Havana Airport for your return flight to London with via Madrid. (B) [Please note that where possible the overnight flight will be booked, however it might be necessary to take an earlier flight if the overnight flight is not available.]
Day 12: Arrive Home
Arrive in the UK.
- All accommodation on a twin share basis at Hotel St John's, Havana* on a bed & breakfast basis
- Entrance fee to the Capitol building and Garcia Lorca Theatre
- Salsa lessons on Day 9
- Guided sightseeing on day 10 (bilingual guides) & transport
- Travel Insurance extension (if purchased through Charity Challenge)
- Transfer to the airport
- Personal expenses (ie: gifts, extra soft drinks or alcohol, laundry etc)
Please note that this extension is subject to minimum numbers and flight availability and should be booked no later than 10 weeks prior to departure. In some cases, a surcharge may need to be applied in which case we will inform you prior to confirming your booking. Full payment must be received no later than 8 weeks prior to departure or your place on the extension may be cancelled. All bookings will be confirmed no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
The advertised costs for this extension are per person on twin sharing basis. If you are a solo passenger, We will accommodate you in a room with someone of the same sex.
*= Please note that we reserve the right to change accommodation. Where this is necessary, alternative accommodation will be of an equal or better standard.