VIP Music Tour of Cuba

The Most Luxurious Music Lovers Tour: Featuring Havana & Viñales Valley

7 days/6 nights

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The VIP Music Tour is our ultimate luxury music tour of Cuba. Features visits to famous music cities like Havana and Viñales. We will take a day trip to Viñales to explore agriculture, tobacco farms, famous cigars, and more in the Cuban countryside. Each night features a premium curated Havana music schedule. We will attend the best music events each night with many prime reservations.

We are a team of musicians and musicologists working within the Havana music scene for years. With our connections, we help to create unique experiences within the musical realm. Experiences like a live listening experience in the studio, or Casino de Salsa dance lessons in a small private studio in the heart of central Havana, and even a private opening party with our own band featuring some of Cuba’s top musicians.

Each day on our VIP Music Tour includes a lush breakfast with eggs, fruits, bread, coffee, juices, and other unique items. We will stay at the brand new Hotel Grand Aston overlooking the water on the Malecón in the Vedado region of Havana. We have many different choices of rooms with ocean views and suites at the Grand Aston. 

The food on our tour is just as good as the music. We will eat at some of the top-rated restaurants around Havana, and even have a farm-to-table lunch in Viñales. Our VIP Music Tour includes multiple meals at 5-Star Paladares such as La Guarida, El Del Frente, Atelier, La Tierra, and others. (A Paladar is a name given to private restaurants in Cuba.)

Why should you travel with us?

If your goal is to enjoy a smooth, authentic, and musical travel experience to Cuba without missing any important bucket list detail we think our VIP Music Tour is your best option. More than the amazing accommodations and exceptional cultural experiences, we really believe that our most valuable thing is our people. We are very proud of our talented team of musicians (unique within the Cuba Travel industry) from Cuba and the United States, excellent professionals who graduated from prestigious music schools like Universidad de Las Artes de Cuba. 

Havana-Music-Tours-Team-PhotoOur wonderful musician-only team will make sure that you are part of a very special Cuba Tour, without any awkward moments or unfulfilled expectations. We make it possible and easy for you to explore Cuba and its culture through the local community

But, don’t 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.”

Also, we are a U.S.-based tour agency, and this tour fulfills all of the legal OFAC travel rules for United States Travelers. You will be given a legal travel affidavit and a full-time itinerary to confirm your tour is permitted under the OFAC guidelines. For more info about Cuba and your trip preparation, check out 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.


December 26th, 2023 – January 2nd, 2024 – (A Special VIP Music Tour featuring a New Years Rooftop Party with our own band in Havana)

  • Hotel Grand Aston: Deluxe Hotel Room: $5,345 per person ($585 single supplement)
  • Hotel Grand Aston: Premium Ocean View Room: $6,475 per person ($725 single supplement)
  • Premium or Suite Hotel Room: $8,645 per person ($1,150 single supplement)
  • ASTON SUITE (Limited Availability): $9,750 per person ($1,625 single supplement)

April 7th-14th, 2024

  • Hotel Grand Aston: Deluxe Hotel Room: $4,945 per person ($485 single supplement)
  • Hotel Grand Aston: Premium Ocean View Room: $5,875 per person ($625 single supplement)
  • Premium or Suite Hotel Room: $7,645 per person ($950 single supplement)

Pricing and Payments:

The above price is in US Dollars and based on an ACH bank transfer from our 3rd party merchant. If you wish to use a credit or debit card, a 2% fee will be added. We do not accept cash or checks.

Prices vary for different tours and accommodations styles such as Casa Particulares, Villa, Hotels, Suites, etc. We have plenty of individuals and couples 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 ensure 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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