There’s no country that offers more contradictions than Cuba: it is timeworn, and yet elegant – peaceful, and also chaotic – but whatever contrasts the country has, the one thing this Caribbean island has is a large dose of charm.
From its kaleidoscopic heritage buildings to the iconic retro American cars gliding down its streets, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable experience in this vibrant island. Luxury cruiseliner Silversea have opened several new voyages to the country for 2019 and 2020, and to accompany these voyages, they’ve also got a slew of unique land excursions on offer, each tailored to cater to a unique experience for every type of traveller.
With over 34 new shore excursions on offer, travellers can opt to visit mesmerising World Heritage sites, listen to local virtuosos delivering inspired musical performances, or even travel with the top down on a picturesque classic American car.
Some highlights include a visit into Trinidad, where guests can take a stroll back in time at Old Town, with its cobblestone streets, neo-baroque main square, grand colonial buildings and magnificent old churches. There, the group will stop at the Potter’s House, where artisans work in a traditional open-air workshop. The tour rounds up with a visit to the top of the panoramic Valley of the Sugar Mills, giving guests a grand view of central Cuba.
No trip to the country is complete without a ride in a classic American car, so take your pick from a range of colourful Pontiacs, Chevrolets and Cadillacs and hit the streets with a private guide beside you. Take a scenic cruise along Havana‘s spectacular waterfront, and wind down with a delicious cocktail at the historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Its the perfect way to experience the city’s most scenic landmarks. ◼
© This article was first published online in Feb 2019 – World Travel Magazine.