Thomson has re-introduced holidays in Cuba from Summer 2009, and its new year round programme offers a range of exceptional holiday experiences, from all inclusive hotels to twin centre holidays, as well as some unforgettable tours. However, rumour has it that President Obama plans to ease the longstanding U.S. restrictions on travel, so Cuba could change in the years to come to cater for the mass American tourist market right next door… So, have a cigar, and enjoy an authentic Cuba holiday experience with Thomson - while you still can!
Cuba is famed for its exciting history and extraordinary music and dance traditions, as well as its vibrant capital city, Havana. Expect rumba beats, daiquiri cocktails and an endless choice of great venues in a city that loves to party where, with no official licensing hours, clubs and bars tend to stay open until the last customer leaves!
However, holidays in Cuba offer all of this and so much more, as it is also home to unspoiled palm-fringed, white sandy beaches that characterise the Caribbean. Thomson’s ‘Twin Centre’ holidays allow you to combine the best of both world’s in an unforgettable holiday experience. Passengers can book either a traditional package break or twin centre holiday, combining the sights and sounds of holidays in Havana with a beach holiday in Varadero or Guardalavaca, with prices starting from just £1126 per person*.
If you prefer to get a further taste of this country, then the Sierra Maestra Tour** is a must. This tour is included in a 14-night stay that starts with a 6-day exploration of Cuba’s most historic, and scenic spots, that include the city of Holguin, Santiago de Cuba (the home of Bacardi rum), La Plata (the headquarters of Fidel Castro) and of course, the Sierra Maestra mountains. Relax and reminisce on all that you have seen for the second week, as you kick back at the beach hotel of your choice in Guardalavaca. Thomson recommends the Playa Pesquero resort, a large resort set on a beautiful beach and home to Cuba’s largest pool.
“We’re thrilled to have re-introduced the destination of Cuba to the Thomson brand”, says Shona Swain, Acting General Manager, Longhaul Product, TUI UK, ”it is a magical Caribbean experience offering so much more than just a beach holiday. The city of Havana is an absolute must and in my opinion is one of the most exciting cities in the world. There has never been a better time to visit.”
Thomson offers flights direct to Cuba from London Gatwick and Manchester airports. London Gatwick has a year round weekly service flying into Holguin and once a week service for the winter to Varadero. Thomson also has a year round weekly service flying into Varadero from Manchester. Flight only prices start from just £494 return, including taxes and charges, based on a seven night departure on 20th July 2009, from London Gatwick. All Thomson flights are now ATOL protected so customers can be confident that their money is safe.
For further information or to book visit http://www.thomson.co.uk
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Twin Centre – Havana/Varadero
*Thomson offers fourteen night Havana twin centre holidays in Cuba, staying at the NH Parque Central, Havana for 3 nights and the Iberostar Tainos, Varadero for 11 nights from £1126 per adult, based on two sharing on an all inclusive basis. This price includes flights, accommodation, in-resort transfers and all taxes and charges and is based on a departure from Manchester Airport on 11th September 2009. For more information, or to book, visit your local travel agent, go to www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 2313234. Thomson also offers Havana / Guardalavaca twin centres.
**Sierra Maestra Tour
Thomson offers fourteen night Sierra Maestra Tour & Stay holidays in Cuba, touring for 6 days and staying at the Playa Pesquero resort, Guardalavaca for the remaining 8 days, from £1065 per adult, based on two sharing on an all inclusive basis. This price includes flights, accommodation, in-resort transfers and all taxes and charges and is based on a departure from London Gatwick Airport on 14th September 2009. For more information, or to book, visit your local travel agent, go to www.thomson.co.uk or call 0871 2313235.
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