New Year’s Eve 2020 in Havana Cuba

5 days 4 nights including Airfare
From $7500 pp
Limited to a maximum of 12 travelers

A great marvel for any globetrotter is encountering the familiar, something you can identify with, on a foreign land. New Years in Cuba is somewhat of an enigma. On the one hand there are Cubans who celebrate the January 1st, 1959 anniversary of when Castro and his revolution victoriously marched into La Habana. Other Cubans are hoping the new year will liberate them from the product of that same revolution. Hopes and political persuasions aside three things are for certain. Cuba is a rich and lively, complex and notwithstanding familiar set of coordinates for a New Year’s Eve celebration, Cubans are always ready for a party, and they are eager to celebrate it alongside you.

Bespoke Cuba Travel offers you the new year’s celebration of a lifetime. This is an exclusive invitation to explore a Cuba as seen by few, where the Cuban people welcome you rather than entertain you. Don’t contemplate for too long because this glorious private holiday is open to only 12 VIP insiders.

What’s included:

  • First Class roundtrip flight from Miami to Havana
    (includes American Airlines Flagship lounge access)
  • All baggage fees
  • Cuba tourist entry Visa
  • Cuban customs documentation
  • Cuban health form
  • Porter
  • 24 hour Concierge service
  • Personal Travel Assistant
  • 4 Days 3 Nights in a suite at Iberostar Parque
    Central Hotel (or equivalent 5-star property)
  • 24 access to a Classic convertible car and chauffeur
  • All meals at Havana’s newest paladars (restaurants)
  • Unlimited room service
  • Unlimited alcohol
  • All excursions, exhibits, concert tickets & admissions
  • Unlimited Internet access
  • A detailed tour history confirming your trip directly “benefited the
    Cuban People (US Govt requires you keep this for 5 years)”
  • 3 bottles of Cristal champagne on New Year’s Eve per person

Itinerary

Day 1
December 29, 2019

  • Meet at Miami International Airport American Airlines Flagship lounge
  • Depart Miami Florida on American Airlines at 11:40 AM for Havana in First Class; arrive Havana an hour later
  • Meet your respective travel assistant and chauffeur at the Havana airport
  • Receive welcome gift bag
  • Transfer directly to Boca Ciego beach (meanwhile you will be pre-checked into your hotel and your bags delivered to your suite)
  • Lunch on the beach
  • Transfer to your hotel suite
  • Late afternoon explore Havana at your leisure
  • Private dinner at Antojo, one of Havana’s hippest paladars (restaurants)
  • Live music and salsa dancing at Casa de La Musica
Day 2
December 30, 2018

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Depart for a salsa dance lesson
  • Tour of the Cuban capitol
  • Donate medical supplies to a local charity
  • Lunch at “Esto no es un Cafe”
  • The remainder of the afternoon at your leisure we suggest a visit to a winemaker or a guided walking tour of Old Havana
  • Dinner at Jibaro
  • VIP tickets to the outdoor Tropicana Cabaret for an evening of dazzling music and dance
Day 3
December 31, 2019

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Visit an elementary school and donate crayons and coloring books
  • Visit the private studios of renowned artists
  • Take in a private cooking class; lunch will be served
  • Afternoon at your leisure; may suggest visiting El Museo de Bellas Artes
  • Cocktails by the bay at the infamous Hotel Nacional
  • Dinner and New Year’s Eve champagne bash at La Fabrica de ArtemCubano. The NY Times describes it as, ‘a mix of CBGB, Art Basel Miami, a coffee shop, bar, movie theatre and a thumping nightclub.’

New Year’s Eve 10-Course Feast with Wine Pairings by Chef
Armando Ramon-Suarez

i Hors d’oeuvres & French Champagne
 Guava glazed chorizo and Croquetas de cangrejo

ii Sopa (Soup)
  Malanga and pumpkin puree

iii Aperitivos (Appetizers)
   Shrimp & fruta bomba a la parilla and Mini-tamales

iv Ensalada
   Cuban Salad

v Seafood paella and Yuca frita

vi Pit roasted pig, black beans and rice and  Sweet plantains

vii Rabbit fricassee, yellow rice & rum caramelized organic carrots

viii Sauteed saffron lobster, green bean citrico and tostones

ix Palate cleanser
   Granizo de jengibre

x Postre (dessert)
  Cuban rum cake
  Guayaba ice cream
  Espresso, Campesino Ports & Cigars

Day 4
January 1, 2020

  • Room service breakfast or brunch
  • A day trip to Varadero beach or a day trip to the Valle de Vinales, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding karst landscape, tobacco, agriculture as well as vernacular architecture, crafts and music.
  • Lunch in Varadero or lunch on a farm in Vinales. Visit an NGO and donate medical supplies
  • Dinner at the restaurant, El Cocinero, on its rooftop
  • Live music at Siá Kará, an Afro-Cuban expression meaning “to wash away the past” — described by The New York Times as, ‘an ideal salon, flush with good taste (great music) and liquor.’
  • Nightcap poolside on the rooftop of el Hotel Parque Central
Day 5
January 2, 2020

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Depart for Miami in the morning, afternoon or late evening. Suggested Itinerary depending on your departure time;
  • Havana at your leisure; we recommend going to;
  • Callejón de Hamel, an alleyway covered in palimpsestic layers of Afro-Cuban street art
  • Visit the assasination museum which curiously chronicles the many attempts the CIA made to kill Fidel Castro.
  • Lunch at LaGuardia paladar
  • Tour of the Revolution Museum
  • Shopping

You can extend your trip by 2,3,5, 7 and 9 days.