Tauck is heading to Cuba in late 2024 with the 7-day Cuba: A Cultural Odyssey.
The itinerary begins with an included overnight at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, located in Coral Gables, a tony Miami suburb, before guests fly the following morning from Miami to Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.
A subsequent 5-night stay at the Grand Aston La Habana in Havana serves as a base for exploring Havana and outlying areas. Travelers will explore the city’s Old Havana neighborhood (a UNESCO World Heritage site) during a walking tour, and learn about Cuba’s famous cigars during a visit to a tobacco farm in the Viñales Valley (and during a cigar-rolling tutorial and tasting). They’ll also travel to a vintage American car club to learn about the country’s iconic automobiles and tour the home of author Ernest Hemingway who spent time in Cuba. Throughout their journey, Tauck guests will meet and interact with a host of locals, including artists, musicians and dancers, farmers and a former baseball star.
2025 Departures for Cuba Still Available
Tauck’s initial six departures of Cuba: A Cultural Odyssey will all operate fall of this year. Although all 2024 departures are already sold out, 2025 departures will operate from January through April, and from October through December.
Included in the price are all accommodations (including the initial overnight in Coral Gables), on-tour flights between Miami and Havana, airport transfers, all sightseeing, excursions and entertainment, all meals (with the exception of one night when guests are able to dine at their leisure), most gratuities, luggage handling and more.
New Itineraries in Namibia & Italy
Tauck has upped its offerings in Namibia and Italy in 2024 with the 11-day Namibia: Epic Safari and the 8-day Tuscany, Cinque Terre & the Portofino Coast.
The Namibia itinerary begins with an overnight in Windhoek at The Weinberg Windhoek before subsequent 2-night stays in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Swakopmund and the Ongava Game Reserve before concluding with a final 2-night stay at the Omaanda Lodge outside of Windhoek.
Along the way, Tauck’s guests will join a local Bushman guide for a nature walk in the Namib Desert, star-gaze in the NamibRand Nature Reserve (one of the least light-polluted places on Earth), enjoy a hands-on encounter with baby baboons at a wildlife sanctuary, explore scenic Walvis Bay by catamaran or sea kayak, and experience Namibia’s red-tinted dunes of Sossusvlei. Included in Tauck’s tour price are five on-tour flights, airport transfers, 28 meals, all game drives, sightseeing and other activities, luggage handling, most gratuities and more. Tauck will operate 10 departures of Namibia: Epic Safari from April through October.
With the addition of its new Tuscany, Cinque Terre & the Portofino Coast itinerary, Tauck is increasing its portfolio of trips visiting Italy to 20.
This new Small Groups itinerary—averaging just 24 guests—begins with a 2-night stay at the Helvetia & Bristol in Florence, followed by two nights at the Grand Hotel Continental in Siena and an overnight at the Grand Universe in Lucca, before concluding in Santa Margherita Ligure with two nights at the Imperiale Palace Hotel.
Highlights of this active itinerary include a private, early-opening visit to Florence’s Basilica di Santa Croce (the final resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and more), a guided after-hours tour of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, a hands-on pasta making class in Lucca (with wine and olive oil tastings), an optional bike ride atop Lucca’s city walls, and a private visit to La Cervara, a 14th-century abbey overlooking the sea and renowned for its stunning gardens. Included in the tour price are 15 meals, all sightseeing and admission to all attractions, airport transfers, most gratuities, luggage handling and more.
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