VIP Music Tour of Cuba

The Most Luxurious Music Lovers Tour: Featuring Havana & Viñales Valley – 7 days/6 nights
Upcoming Dates: April 7th-13th, 2024

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Discover the Magic of Cuban Music with Our VIP Music Tour

Welcome to a world where every note tells a story, and every melody invites you to join in the celebration. Our VIP Music Tour of Cuba is a carefully crafted journey through the heart of Havana, blending luxury, culture, and authentic musical encounters.

Havana’s Musical Heartbeat: A Night to Remember

In Havana, music is an omnipresent force. We’ve arranged for you to have front-row seats to the city’s most mesmerizing performances. Each evening, our guides will lead you to a curated selection of events, showcasing Havana’s finest music. These experiences, from the exhilaration of live shows to the warmth of local musicians, are sure to be treasured memories.

Viñales: A Harmonious Blend of Nature and Culture

Venture with us to Viñales, a picturesque landscape where life’s tempo echoes the gentle strum of a guitar. In this serene setting, we’ll delve into the art of cigar making and savor a farm-to-table lunch. This day offers a perfect pause to relish the fresh air and life’s simpler joys.

Exclusive Musical Encounters: Tailored for You

Our team, composed of passionate musicians and Cuban music connoisseurs, has crafted unique experiences just for you. Imagine being part of a live studio session, absorbing the vibrant energy, or moving to the rhythm in a private salsa class. Don’t miss our exclusive opening party, featuring a lineup of Cuba’s finest musicians.

Epicurean Delights and Stylish Accommodations

Your stay at the luxurious Hotel Grand Aston promises stunning views of the Malecón and exquisite room choices. Each day starts with a delicious breakfast featuring local delicacies.

The culinary journey doesn’t end there. We’ll dine at the renowned Paladares in Havana, known for their rich flavors. Plus, our special lunch in Viñales showcases the region’s freshest produce.

Embark on a Musical Adventure: Book Your Spot

Join us on this unique tour, where every moment celebrates the magic of Cuban music. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot today for an unforgettable experience.

Havana-Music-Tours-Team-PhotoLooking for a seamless, authentic musical journey in Cuba? Our VIP Music Tour is your ideal choice. Beyond fantastic accommodations and cultural experiences, our team is our pride. Our professionals, comprising talented musicians from Cuba and the U.S., hail from esteemed institutions like Universidad de Las Artes de Cuba.

Our musician-only team ensures your tour is special and fulfilling. With us, exploring Cuba’s culture through its community becomes effortless and meaningful.

Hear It from Our Guests: Real Experiences, Genuine Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it. We are grateful for the beautiful and motivating testimonials that our previous clients have shared with us through our Tripadvisor profile, like the following:  

“The best thing about Havana Music Tours was the people. Chaz, Yamilka, their assistants Zack and Miguel, tour guides Alejandro and Ernesto, even the bus drivers — everyone was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and really, really nice. As well, our fellow tourists turned out to be excellent company, with a variety of ages, backgrounds and musical interests.”

As a U.S.-based agency, our tours comply with all OFAC travel rules for U.S. travelers. We provide a legal travel affidavit and a comprehensive itinerary, ensuring your tour aligns with OFAC guidelines. For more details about preparing for your Cuba trip, explore our Cuba Travel Checklist

What to look forward to during this Havana Music Tour?

  • VIP access/tickets and reservations to music events in Havana, Cuba.
  • Private Party the first night with our own band
  • Brand new Grand Aston Hotel reservations overlooking the Malecón
  • Bilingual musician tour leader and guides from Cuba and the U.S. (a tour from musicians for music lovers).
  • Convertible vintage car ride around all of Havana
  • Authentic cigars and farm-to-table experiences in Viñales
  • Real interactions with the Cuban people and professional musicians.
  • Dance or music lessons.
  • Authentic music and cultural experiences almost every day of your tour.
  • Fresh breakfast and authentic Café Cubano each morning in a luxurious villa with our wonderful traveler friends.
  • Taste of the best Paladares around Havana, Cuba (Private restaurants).
  • Transportation included all day and going to music at night (until 11pm/12am most nights – with exception of our New Years party)
  • Free time to shop and explore.

2024

April 7th-13th, 2024

  • Hotel Grand Aston: Deluxe Hotel Room: $4,945 per person ($685 single supplement)
  • Hotel Grand Aston: Premium Ocean View Room: $5,875 per person ($825 single supplement)
  • Premium or Suite Hotel Room: $7,645 per person ($1,250 single supplement)

Pricing and Payments:

Prices are per person and vary based on your selection of a Group Casa, Private Casa, Hotel, etc. Each tour has its own options for accommodations listed on the webpage. Some tours are only Casas, and some could be only a Hotel. All options have a private room and private bathroom.

To reserve your spot, we require a $500 USD deposit (50% of the total price for private tours.) Final payments are due around 60 days before tour departure. We have some options for multiple payment plans if needed. Just contact us and let us know.

The prices on our website are all in US Dollars and based on an ACH/Wire bank transfer from our 3rd party merchant or directly from your own bank. If you wish to use a credit or debit card, a 3.5% fee will be added. We do not accept cash or checks.

We have plenty of individuals, couples, groups, and families that travel with us, and everyone has a blast. If you have any special requests, please let us know. We will work with you to make sure you have the perfect space and feel comfortable during your stay.

If our dates do not work for you, keep in mind that we also do personalized tours with custom dates and group sizes. More info here.

Your tour includes the following:

  • Luxury Hotel Room at the brand-new Grand Aston
  • Bilingual musician tour leaders
  • Private opening party with our own band
  • Local expert tours guides
  • Support for the Cuban people and personalized interactions
  • Convertible vintage taxi ride around all of Havana 
  • Unique music studio listening experience with a live band in a private studio in Old Havana
  • Detailed Itinerary (Compliant for Group People to People – US Travelers)
  • Entry to the best music events available each day and night.
  • An excellent Cuban breakfast every day (Cafe Cubano, eggs, fruits, and much more)
  • Dinner every night except for one night at your leisure
  • 5 lunches, including a home-prepared meal and a farm-to-table lunch in Viñales
  • Entry and reservation into each scheduled music event, etc
  • Dance or Music lessons
  • Bottle of water every day
  • Day tours: walking tours, music history, Cuban history and culture
  • Transportation and day tour to Viñales Valley with your tour guide (Includes Lunch and Farm tour)
  • Nightly music tours with pro musicians and musicologists
  • Airport transport to and from José Martí international airport 
  • Transportation to all scheduled events.
  • Flight concierge (flights are not included, but we help you book the best one).
  • Restaurant reservations and recommendations.
  • O.F.A.C. General Travel License (U.S. Travelers)

Cuban Visas are to be purchased at your last airport before departing to Cuba. They are typically around $50-100. If you were born in Cuba, please contact us as you may have different Cuban visa requirements.

We not only give you a tour of the music and culture of Cuba, but we also include some of the best restaurants in all of Cuba. The private restaurants are called Paladares. We feature famous restaurants such as La Guarida, El Del Frente, Cafe Laurent, Atelier, La Tierra, and many more!

  Fresh prepared Lobster in Havana, Cuba

Coffe maker in Cuba with bread for breakfastFresh sourdough bread in Trinidad, Cuba Vegetable dish

Vista del mar restaurant in Havana GRoup dinner at Paladar La Guarida 

Day 1 

  • Arrival and Transportation to your Hotel. 
  • Included Lunch with Cuba orientation and afternoon exploration of Grand Aston and the Malecón
  • Convertible vintage taxi car ride around all of Havana: Visit Fusterlandia and Plaza de la Revolución
  • Welcoming private party with dinner and our own band!

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Hotel Grand Aston
  • Walking tour of Old Havana – Visit the 4  plazas and learn about history, architecture, and music in the colonial Habana Vieja (Maybe we will see some organic small group Son or “Sopa” groups in the streets)
  • Lunch in old Havana at La Vitrola (music and food!)
  • Afternoon free time
  • Rooftop cocktails at La Guarida
  • Dinner at the famous Paladar la Guarida
  • Experience the modern-day Buena Vista Social Club and Afro Cuban All Stars at El Guajirito

Day 3

  • Breakfast at Hotel Grand Aston
  • Live Private Studio Performance in Old Havana at a private music studio
  • Small lunch in the studio and hang out with the musicians
  • Meet the group at Malecón for sunset.
  • Dinner at Paladar Atelier
  • Latin Jazz Session – Famous music clubs like “La Zorra y El Cuervo” or a small bar/club with great music

Day 4

  • Breakfast at Hotel Grand Aston
  • Music history and vinyl record listening session with DJ Jigüe in central Havana
  • Casino de Salsa Dance or specific instrument music lessons
  • A special home-prepared and authentic Cuban lunch
  • Free time to explore Havana at your leisure.
  • Dinner at Paladar El Del Frente (Featured in the documentary Cuban Food Stories)
  • More Music!!

Day 5

  • Breakfast at Hotel Grand Aston
  • Agricultural exploration in Viñales Valley, Cuba.
  • Experience Cuban cigar farms and the way of life in the country.
  • Visit a cave on a short boat tour, the prehistoric mural, and the overview of Viñales
  • Farm-to-table lunch is included in Viñales.
  • Back to Havana for dinner at your leisure. Your tour leader can assist you with recommendations and reservations.
  • Optional Late-night music at a famous music club, if you so desire.

Day 6

  • Breakfast at Hotel Grand Aston
  • Free time to explore Havana on your own
  • Special pre-departure dinner at Paladar Vista Mar for Sunset
  • Optional Late-night music at a famous music club, if you so desire.

Day 7

  • Breakfast at Hotel Grand Aston
  • Flight Home (You won’t want to leave, but you can always come back – Maybe extend with a private tour?)

(All breakfast and lunches are included. The first welcoming dinner is also included in your tour package.)

This is a sample itinerary, actual music events may vary based on the best available performances the week of your tour…

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We spent six days in Cuba on a private tour with Havana Music Tours. This is a great personalized tour, specializing in authentic, non-touristy music experiences. Chaz Chambers, the owner, did a great job of putting together our itinerary, informing us what to expect and providing a wealth of information to prepare us for our trip. Read More

My wife and I went on the Jazz Plaza 2024 tour. Really excellent. Chaz and Yami have put together a great team of Cuban guides and facilitators: Rocio, Ismelys… were all wonderful. They go out of their way to personalize the experience and provide any support that is needed. Jazz Plaza is an incredible experience, and Havana Music Tours did a great job curating the adventure. Read More

Absolutely fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime custom-built musical and cultural tour around Havana! Chaz and Yami took all of our requests and constraints into consideration while planning and customizing our tour, which included mouth-watering dining in paladares, musical experiences & concerts, and walking & driving city tours. Read More

First off, It’s very easy to recommend any tour with Chaz and Yami. Period. Honestly, I was a little skeptical about so many glowing TripAdvisor reviews. Here comes another glowing review, haha. I can say easily, without hyperbole, that the experience with Havana Music Tours was life-changing! The trip exceeded expectations. Read More

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