VIP Music Tour of Cuba

The Music Lovers Tour: Featuring Havana, Viñales Valley, and Trinidad Cuba

6 days/5 nights – (10 days/9 nights with Trinidad Add On)

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The VIP Music Tour is our ultimate music tour of Cuba. Features visits to famous music cities like Havana and Trinidad. We even like to take a day trip to Viñales to explore the agriculture in the Cuban countryside. Each night features a premium curated Havana music schedule. We will attend the best music events each night with prime reservations (as available).

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, or how about a front-row attendance to one of Trinidad’s last folkloric groups, Las Tonadas Trinitarias.

Each day on our VIP Music Tour includes a lush breakfast with eggs, fruits, bread, coffee, juices, and other unique items. We have group casas and private casas for those who prefer their privacy and others who want a more social experience, and we also offer Hotel options. Each Casa Particular (Bed and Breakfast style home) is unique and gives you an authentic experience of a Cuban home.

The food on our tour is just as good as the music. We will eat at some of the top-rated restaurants around Havana, Viñales, and Trinidad. 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.

Bilingual musicians tour guide from Cuba and the U.S (a tour from musicians for music lovers).

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 from 11 am to 11 pm (which includes most evening music). 

Free time to shop and explore.

2023

February 22nd-27th, 2023 – Featuring VIP entry to Havana’s Salsa Festival

  • Casa Particular (Group Villa/BnB): $2,895 per person ($2,395 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Private Premium Casa Particular (All Yours!): $3,565 per person ($2,998 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Deluxe Hotel Room: $4,235 per person ($3,750 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Premium/Suite Hotel Room: $5,285 per person ($4,650 per person until December 30th, 2022)

*February 27th-March 2nd, 2023*Trinidad Add On 3 nights/ 4 days 

  • Casa Particular (Group Villa/BnB): $1,295 per person ($999 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Deluxe Hotel Room: $1,635 per person ($1,399 per person until December 30th, 2022)

April 3rd-11th, 2023

  • Casa Particular (Group Villa/BnB): $2,795 per person ($1,999 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Private Premium Casa Particular (All Yours!): $3,465 per person ($2,999 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Deluxe Hotel Room: $3,945 per person ($3,699 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Premium/Suite Hotel Room: $4,645 per person ($4,190 per person until December 30th, 2022)

*April 11th-14th, 2023*Trinidad Add On 3 nights/ 4 days 

  • Casa Particular (Group Villa/BnB): $1,295 per person ($999 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Deluxe Hotel Room: $1,635 per person ($1,399 per person until December 30th, 2022)

December 28th, 2023 – January 2nd, 2024 – (A Special VIP Music Tour featuring a New Year Rooftop Party in Havana)

  • Casa Particular (Group Villa/BnB): $2,995 per person ($2,799 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Private Premium Casa Particular (All Yours!): $3,665 per person ($3,399 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Deluxe Hotel Room: $4,245 per person ($3,999 per person until December 30th, 2022)
  • Premium/Suite Hotel Room: $4,945 per person ($4,599 per person until December 30th, 2022)

Hotels:

Havana: The Grand Aston

Trinidad: Mystique Trinidad La Popa

Pricing and Payments:

(**For discount prices, the tour must be paid for in full at the time of booking/invoicing.)

Prices are per person based on one private room and bathroom. If you are a solo traveler we would love to have you! We do not have any single supplement fees.

The price stated above 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 there will be a 2% fee 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 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:

  • Casa Particular: Luxury Group Villa or Private Luxury Casa
  • Bilingual musician tour guides
  • Support of the Cuban people and personalized interactions
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • The Best Music Events Happening in Cuba
  • An excellent Cuban breakfast every day (Cafe Cubano, eggs, fruits and more)
  • Dinner every night except for one night at your leisure (Only 1 dinner for the Trinidad Add-On)
  • Lunch/brunch on the first day and in Viñales Valley (3 Lunches for the Trinidad Add-on)
  • 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. Citizens)

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 Casa or Hotel. Including a quick tour around Havana.
  • Lunch with Orientation and Afternoon Exploration
  • Welcoming Dinner and Festival including performances by members of Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro-Cuban All-Stars. (Entry/dinner included in the package)

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Private vintage car tour of La Habana
  • Walking tour of Old Havana (Check out some organic small group Son in the streets)
  • Late night Afro Cuban Jazz Night featuring local group, “Interactivo”

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Live Private Studio Performance in Old Havana at a private music studio
  • Meet the group at Malecón for sunset.
  • Latin Jazz Session  – Famous music clubs like “La Zorra y El Cuervo”

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Dance and music lessons after breakfast
  • Free time to explore Havana at your leisure.
  • Experience different forms of modern Cuban music at places like “Fabrica de Arte Cubano.”
  • Late night music at a famous club around Cuba (based on different tour dates). Some tours include private performances in the Casa. Email us for more information.

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Agricultural exploration in Viñales Valley, Cuba.
  • Experience Cuban cigar farms and the way of life in the country.
  • Lunch is included in Viñales.
  • Back to Havana for dinner at your leisure. Your tour leader can assist you with recommendations and reservations.
  • Late night music at a famous music club, if you so desire.

Day 6

  • Breakfast and Flight Home (You won’t want to leave, but you can always come back)
  • Transport for Trinidad Add-On Guests (begin Trinidad Itineray)

(All breakfast and lunches are included. The first welcome 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…

After some of our VIP Music Tours, we have an optional additional 3-night and 4-day Trinidad add-on… (For those of you who aren’t ready to go home yet!)

Villas/Casas Options:

Premium Group Villas only. (Everyone will have their own bedroom and bathroom.)

Inclusions:

  • Private Roundtrip Transportation from Havana to Trinidad
  • Transportation (as needed to each included event. Trinidad is a very small town and cars are not allowed to drive much, if at all in the main area. At times we may just walk a few blocks to dinners, music, etc.)
  • Accommodations in your Casa Particular (Private guest house)
  • 3 Breakfasts (Each morning)
  • 1 Dinner
  • 3 Lunches
  • Musician Tour Leader and Local Cuban Guides
  • Unique musical and cultural experiences
  • Historical day walking tours
  • Private music experience with Tonadas Trinitarias, one of the last Folkloric music groups left in Trinidad, Cuba

Highlights:

  • Music, art, and cultural tours
  • Dinner reservations at prime restaurants
  • Local tour guides and workshops
  • The best music events during tour dates
  • Unique musical experiences unlike any other tour
  • Included transportation
  • Detailed itinerary of events

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1 (Havana —> Trinidad)

  • Early morning breakfast, then check out from your Casa or Hotel in Havana
  • Private transfer with your tour leader to Trinidad (Apr 5-6 Hours)
  • Included Lunch
  • Check in to Casa Particular in Trinidad
  • Welcoming dinner (included)
  • Late night music in Trinidad, Cuba (Folklorica, Son, Salsa, and more)

Day 2 (Trinidad – Day tour and Folkloric Music Experience)

  • Fresh breakfast at your Casa (Eggs, Fruits, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Bread, Veggies and Meats)
  • Walking tour of Historic Trinidad with a local Cuban bilingual guide. Learn about the history, architecture and culture.
  • Included Lunch
  • Unique immersive experience with Tonadas Trinitarias. See why this group is so unique to Cuba, featuring spiritual group vocals and Afro-Cuban style percussion.
  • Free time to relax or explore on your own before dinner.
  • Dinner on your own. (We can help you make reservations)
  • Optional evening music event.

Day 3 (Trinidad – Optional morning experiences, return to Havana)

  •  Fresh breakfast at your Casa (Eggs, Fruits, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Bread, Veggies, and Meats)
  • Optional experiences: Hiking in Grand Parque Natural Topes, Horseback riding, massages, and more
  • Afternoon Transportation back to Havana (Quick driving tour of Cienfuegos)
  • Included Lunch
  • Evening on your own in Havana

Day 4 (Havana – Airport Transfers)

  • Fresh breakfast at your Casa (Eggs, Fruits, Juices, Coffee, Tea, Bread, Veggies and Meats)
  • Included Airport Transfer

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