|Apple Vacations' new Seascape Discovery tour to Cuba will include a stop to the beach town of Varadero. // Photo by Joe Pike|
With Apple Vacations's tours to Cuba completely sold out for 2015 and 2016 departures selling quickly, the tour operator has created an exclusive eight-night Seascape Discovery tour.
This new tour features one pre-night in Miami, four nights in Havana at the Iberostar Parque Central, three nights in Varadero at the Iberostar Varadero, comprehensive sightseeing tours, interactions with local artists, salsa lessons, a boat ride through an underground river, pottery demonstrations, rum and cigar tastings, and authentic Cuban cuisine.
"Following the extremely successful Cuba tour program we launched in July, we have added a third tour for 2016," said Tim Mullen, president of Apple Vacations, in a written release. "Cuba is a hot selling destination and we are meeting the demand of travelers looking to immerse themselves in Cuban culture, and engage with the Cuban people."
The eight-night Seascape Discovery is priced from $5,550 per person, based on double occupancy, with the following departure dates: February 13, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24 and October 29, 2016.
Prices include Cuban health insurance, charter flights departing from Miami (connecting flights from other US cities available), Cuban tourist visa processing, and U.S. taxes and fees. A Cuban departure tax of $25 per passenger will be collected upon check-in at Miami International Airport.
Apple is working with U.S.-based Cuba Travel Services, a Cuba-licensed operator that charters flights from Miami to Cuba with XTRA Airways and American Airlines. Connections to Miami can be arranged from all major U.S. gateways.
Travel to Cuba must be booked 64 days in advance of departure to allow ample time for the processing of required documentation. Travelers will receive an orientation in Miami to ensure familiarity with Cuban laws, policies and traditions prior to arrival in Cuba.