Cuba and New York City

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Dates & Prices
  • Accommodation

After 54 years of political conflict and frozen diplomatic ties between Cuba and the US, the first commercial flight between Havana and New York took off in 2015. Thanks to the recent rapprochement between these two fiery and fascinating countries, you can now explore – for the first time in history – the contrasts between Havana’s sensual and colonial glamour, Varadero’s paradise beaches, and New York City’s modern glitz and pizazz. Open your heart to different perspectives, uncovering the stark contrasts between the Paris of the Caribbean and the Big Apple, the different realities between communism and capitalism, and the diverse atmosphere in Latin culture and cosmopolitan society. Unwind in between with 4 nights at an all-inclusive hotel in Cuba’s most popular beach, enjoying dips in the Caribbean Sea, mojitos at sunset, and salsa dancing under the starlit sky. Don’t miss out on the most unique trip of a lifetime. All the Cuba holidays on our website can be tailor-made to your exact needs. Please get in touch with your travel consultant to personalise.


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Includes international flights

  • Havana + Varadero + New York City
  • 10 nights
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Arrive in Cuba

Fly to Havana

This package includes flights to Havana's José Martí International Airport. A Cuba Direct representative will meet you at the airport. Bienvenido a Cuba!

Days 1-3: Havana

Private Transfer for Accommodation

You will enjoy a private transfer from your hotel straight to your accommodation in Havana. Sit back. relax and enjoy your first glimpses of the city!

Discover Cuba’s Lively Capital, Havana

Few cities in the Americas or the Caribbean boast the life and soul of the sultry showgirl that is Havana. To know Havana is love her – her buzzing street corners, where the bored and the busy-with-gossip congregate; her gorgeous colonial cityscape, her virtuoso musicians and dancers; her antiquated classic cars and her socialist slogans. Havana is at its busiest with tourism and private enterprise since 1959, with a new restaurant, shop, art project or hip private villa opening seemingly every week, regardless of announcements emanating out of the States. There’s never been a better time to join the party.

Transfer Havana to Varadero

Leave the bustle of Havana for some much-deserved relaxation on Cuba’s most popular beach: Varadero.

Days 4 -7: Varadero

Varadero: Cuba's most popular beach.

With its crystal-clear waters and powdery soft sands, Varadero is the ideal haunt for couples and families alike. A beach as vibrant underwater as it is above land, Varadero is the perfect place for relaxation and water-based activities. Spend your days basking in the beautiful rays of sun in an all-inclusive beach-front resort, or scuba diving and snorkeling in the tropical sea, discovering thousands of varieties of fish and colourful coral.

Fly to New York

This package includes flights to New York Newark Liberty International Airport

Days 8-10: Discover the world’s most famous metropolis, New York

New York, New York! A city that needs no introduction. With innumerable glitzy attractions – including the Empire State Building, Broadway, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and the Statue of Liberty – you’ll be diving straight into the hectic New Yorker lifestyle as you uncover the hottest sites in this concrete jungle. Dig into the trendiest cuisines around, soak up the avant-garde art scene, let loose with the shopping spree of a lifetime, and party at some of the world’s most legendary nightclubs. There’s nothing stopping you in the city that never sleeps.

Day 11

Say goodbye to New York and make your way to JFK airport for your flight back home.

Dates & Prices

Please note:- Dates and Average Prices by month to help you plan ahead. Prices are approximate, updated daily, and may vary depending on your choice of airline, hotel, and optional extras such as visas, car-hire, transfers, and personal guides. Circumstances beyond our control such as flight fare changes and hotel availability may also affect prices. To get an exact quotation for your Cuba holiday, please speak to one of our consultants on 0207 148 3042.

Hotel Sevilla

Located on a calm street in Old Havana next to Paseo del Prado, the Hotel Sevilla is just five minutes away from the historic centre and the Old Quarter's main. Built in 1880, Hotel Sevilla stands out due to its unique architecture and exquisite decor, inspired by the Moorish motifs of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. The hotel offers a number of excellent services and facilities (including a street-level pool flanked by palm trees, and evening entertainment on a stunning rooftop terrace). Owned by a Uruguayan gangster in the 1940s, the hotel has a rich history, and has welcomed a series of notable guests (including Al Capone, Enrique Caruso and Josephine Barker). The Hotel Sevilla is an irresistible choice as it is one of the few 4 star hotels in Old Havana with a pool.

Blau Varadero

Surrounded by beautiful gardens and unforgettable views, Blau Varadero is an elegant beach-facing resort solely for adults. With its modern design, high quality services and special Cuban flair, Blau Varadero is a fantastic choice for those looking to enjoy an idyllic all-inclusive holiday. The resort offers an extensive range of room amenities, along with a wide range facilities including a spa and hot tub, outdoor pool, fitness centre, a variety of bars and restaurants and entertainment activities. Blau Varadero offers wheelchair-accessible rooms and is very accommodating for guests with disabilities. 

Fairfield Inn & Suite by Marriott

Just a few blocks down from Times Square, and smack-bang in the centre of Manhattan, the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott offers guests the ideal location in the world’s most famous metropolis. The hotel’s facilities and décor bring together all the best that America has to offer: comfort, modernity and glitz. Rooms are stylish and sleek, including complimentary WiFi, a flat-screen TV with HBO, an iPod docking station and an ensuite bathroom. You can dive straight into the New York way of life with a grab-n-go breakfast bar, an on-site Starbucks Café (all coffees on the house!) and 24-hour fitness centre. Finish off the day with a martini at the hotel’s Sky Bar, a phenomenal rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the entire city.

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