Tour overview

Visiting: Dallas, Havana,  Pinar del Rio, Varadero, Cienfuegoss, Trinidad, Santa Clara, Los Angeles , Cruising  Mexico (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatian, Puerto Vallarta)

 

DepartReturnRegular Price*
(twin share)
Early Bird Price*
(twin share)
Secondary Deposit if tour is guaranteed (per/person)Status
30 Sep 202019 Oct 2020$8,780 (Cat IC Inside cabin)$8,380
Book before 31 May 20
$1,400Available
$9,180 (Cat BB Balcony cabin)$8,780
Book before 31 May 20
$1,800Available
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* Important notes

  • All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, land package, all taxes and gratuities ex Melbourne. If you are from another state please let us know.
  • Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.
  • Other expenses such as personal travel insurance, visas and immunisations are not included.
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Included

  • Return economy international flights & taxes
  • Cruise fare and taxes as per package
  • Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
  • English Tour guide and bus services
  • Accommodation & entry to places listed on itinerary
  • Prepaid gratuities

Not Included

  • USA ESTA form for AUS passport - $40AUD – subject to change
  • Cuba Visa- $130AUD – subject to change
  • Princess cruises - shore excursions
  • Travel insurance - We can assist with a quotation
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DAY 1. MELBOURNE / SYDNEY / DALLAS FORTWORTH

Ready for the trip of a lifetime? Today we depart from our airport in the morning for our flight bound for Dallas with Qantas (with a short transit in Sydney airport). Meet and greet with local tour guide and off to our hotel for check in and a bit of time to settle in. Not long after we regroup and have our first dinner together.

Meals – As per flight / D

Accommodation – Embassy Suites By Hilton Dallas Park Central or similar

DAY 2. DALLAS TOUR

Hopefully with a bit of rest you'll be ready for a full day of touring of Dallas! This morning, begin your day with a visit to the somber John F. Kennedy Memorial, designed to symbolize the freedom of his spirit. Continue to the Deep Ellum District to see how this former warehouse area has been magically transformed into a trendy center for live music. Drive to popular Klyde Warren Park, an oasis of green in the midst of the city. Pause at the “grassy knoll” before entering the Sixth Floor Museum. Here, remember the tragic events of November 22, 1963 that shook the country. Enjoy a bit of leisure time before departing to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. This complex presents stunning interactive exhibits covering Bush’s time in office, from his inauguration to world events of his presidency. Afterwards, a nostalgic visit to the Southfork Ranch where the “Dallas” TV series was filmed.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Embassy Suites By Hilton Dallas Park Central or similar

DAY 3. DALLAS / HAVANA

Very early this morning, we will make our way to Dallas airport for our flight for Havana, Cuba. We should arrive into Havana, Cuba a bit after noon and after formalities our local guide will be on hand to greet us. It has been a long day and so we check into our hotel for a bit of rest before heading out to dinner later on.

Please note that our morning flight is at 5:30am and we will have an additional stopover enroute to Havana airport, most likely Miami. Also lunch will not be provided as we will be flying and so please have funds to cover meals yourself whilst on board the flights.

Meals – B (breakfast box) / Own arrangements / D

Accommodation – Hotel Parkard or similar

DAY 4. HAVANA / PINAR DEL RIO TOUR / HAVANA

After breakfast, head to Pinar del Rio to visit the cigar plantation- LA FINCA DE MONTECIRO. Here, we will tour the area and listen to a master cigar maker who will explain the whole process from planting to cigar rolling. The world’s first brand Cohiba cigars are produced here. After our tour enjoy kiln roast pork with wild cassava for your lunch while listening to the music of a local band.
Afterwards we continue our tour with visits to large prehistoric murals and then it is off to explore the Indian Caves. Back to Havana in the afternoon.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Hotel Parkard or similar

DAY 5. HAVANA / POBLADO DEL COJIMAR / VARADERO

Today we bid farewell to Havana (for now) and leave for Museo Hemingway Finca Vigia - the home of famous American Novelist Ernest Hemingway. In Cojimar, we will also get to see the Memorial to Ernest Hemingway and afterwards head to Varadero, the city home to one of the world’s most prestigious natural beach. After a short rest and check in at our hotel, we invite you to put on your coolest day dress and participate in the hotel activities from listening to a piano solo at the bar or head to the Picante beach party with music and an open-air swimming pool.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Hotel Iberostar Bella Vista or similar

DAY 6. VARADERO

Today is a free day to enjoy the amenities this hotel offers. You can join a boat ride to the sea. Leave the dock through the lush
mangrove forests to the blue waves of the sea or just relax and enjoy the sea breeze. You can also choose to take a swim in the sea or snorkel. Your Captain and crew at the hotel will snorkel into the sea to catch lobster and other seafood, cooking it on board for everyone to enjoy with drinking Cuban rum while listening to the romantic Cuban music.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Hotel Iberostar Bella Vista or similar

DAY 7. VARADERO / CIENFUEGOS / TRINIDAD

We hope you enjoyed your stay at your resort in Varadero and today we head towards Cienfuegos - a bay on Cuba’s south coast. It's known for its colonial-era buildings. . Upon arrival, we will enjoy a city tour and then lunch. After we continue our journey to Trinidad which is about 1.5 hours away. Trinidad is a town in central Cuba, famous for it's neo-baroque main square, and grand colonial buildings. Once in Trinidad we will also have a relaxing city tour.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Hotel Ancon or similar

DAY 8. TRINIDAD / SANTA CLARA / HAVANA

Today we visit Iznaga Tower - The tower was erected in 1750 in order to observe and control the slaves working in the sugar cane fields around the hacienda (or plantation). At 7 stories high and 136 steps to the top, it’s worth the climb for the view of the valley. Afterwards we arrive to the world famous mausoleum of Che Guevara in Santa Clara. Ernesto "Che" Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist and was a major figure of the Cuban Revolution. After lunch we drive back to Havana.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Hotel Parkard or similar

DAY 9. HAVANA

Enjoy a whole day to explore Havana with a city tour! In the morning feel free to take part in a quick Salsa dancing course and then your guide will take you to a local cigar store and also a local rum museum. Our day tour will also cover old town, Plaza Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco and more. In the afternoon, you will also have the very unique opportunity to ride in the iconic antique vintage cars!

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation – Hotel Parkard or similar

DAY 10. HAVANA / LOS ANGELES

We bid farewell to Cuba this morning as we make our way to Havana airport. Our flight will also include a stopover en-route to Los Angeles airport (most likely Miami). Our flight arrives in the afternoon and we will check in right away at our hotel. Once we have settled in our local guide will take us out for our dinner. Please note you will also need to prepare funds to purchase lunch as we will be in airports/in flight.

Meals – B / Own arrangements / D

Accommodation – Holiday Inn Buena Park or similar

DAY 11. LOS ANGELES / ROYAL PRINCESS CRUISE

Enjoy an easy morning in our Los Angeles hotel and then before noon we will transfer to Los Angeles cruise port to board the Royal Princess cruise line. Like other Princess Cruises ships, Royal Princess embraces many traditional components cruisers love and, through partnerships and technology, adds extras appealing to first-time cruisers. After check in we invite you to have a bite at their restaurants and today is a chance to explore the ship before we arrive to our first port in Mexico.

Meals – B / L (cruise) / D (cruise)

Accommodation – Royal Princess

DAY 12. ROYAL PRINCESS / AT SEA

A whole day to partake in the many activities on board this marvelous cruise liner! If there are any shore excursion that you are interested in joining for the upcoming ports then we suggest you start making booking arrangements today.

Meals – B (cruise) / L (cruise) / D (cruise)

Accommodation – Royal Princess

DAY 13. ROYAL PRINCESS / ARRIVE CABO SAN LUCAS (MEXICO)

Centuries ago, Cabo San Lucas was part of the Mexican mainland. Then a massive rupture of the San Andreas Fault sent the waters of the Pacific crashing into the newly formed depression, creating the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas - or "Cabo" - is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. This place is home to many beautiful white-sand beaches. Your ship will anchor in Cabo San Lucas and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.

Meals – B (cruise) / L (cruise) / D (cruise)

Accommodation – Royal Princess

DAY 14. ROYAL PRINCESS / ARRIVE MAZATLAN (MEXICO)

Mazatlan boasts a superb year-round climate and it's name means "Place of the Deer. The climate, the beaches, and the world-class sport fishing have turned this commercial fishing port into one of the world's top resort destinations.

Meals – B (cruise) / L (cruise) / D (cruise)

Accommodation – Royal Princess

DAY 15. ROYAL PRINCESS / ARRIVE PUERTO VALLARTA (MEXICO)

Puerto Vallarta has transformed into an international resort as of recent. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film "Night of the Iguana," starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own "Gringo Gulch," a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping - which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts - and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

Meals – B (cruise) / L (cruise) / D (cruise)

Accommodation – Royal Princess

DAY 16. ROYAL PRINCESS / AT SEA

A whole day to partake in the many activities on board this marvelous cruise liner!

Meals – B (cruise) / L (cruise) / D (cruise)

Accommodation – Royal Princess

DAY 17. ROYAL PRINCESS / AT SEA

Our final day on the Royal Princess before we head back into Los Angeles. We hope you enjoyed your stay on this beautiful ship and made many lasting memories.

Meals – B (cruise) / L (cruise) / D (cruise)

Accommodation – Royal Princess

DAY 18. ARRIVE LOS ANGELES / UNIVERSAL STUDIOS / DEPART FOR HOME

The Royal Princess arrives back into the port of Los Angeles early this morning. Here we will have a nice and relaxing disembarkation process in which our scheduled transfer will then take us to the famous Universal Studios. We will then have an early dinner and make our way to LAX airport for our scheduled late evening Qantas flight back home.

Meals - B (cruise) / Dinner

DAY 19. IN FLIGHT

Due to time differences you will arrive back into Australia two days later.

Meals - As per flight

DAY 20. ARRIVE HOME

We arrive back home early this morning and from all of us at Friendly Travel, we hope you truly enjoyed your time abroad!

Meals - As per flight

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