Experience the Mexican zest for life
Step back in time in colonial Cuba
Please Note: Once on the cruise, there is no sightseeing included as part of your Bunnik Tour. Should you like to book sightseeing (shore excursions) from the ship, this will need to be either pre-booked via Princess Cruises website or on board.
Please Note: On the cruise breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the main dining room. Princess Cruises does have specialty restaurants that can be enjoyed for a small surcharge. Meals are included when in port, but only available on the ship. If you decide to take a day tour or leave the ship you will need to purchase your own lunch/dinner.
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
|07 Apr 2019||07 May 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $15,340|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
TRAVEL TIP! Mexico City is a fascinating place and many world class museums can be found here including the Anthropological Museum, Frida Kahlo Museum, Templo Mayor Museum, Bellas Artes Museum and Leon Trotsky's house to name a few. Our sightseeing program in Mexico City is quite full so if you have an interest in visiting any of these museums we would recommend booking at least 2 nights pre tour accommodation to give you time to see those places that may be of particular interest to you.
Bienvenido a Mexico! We arrive in the capital, Mexico City, buzzing with life and full of history.
Today we explore the site of Teotihuacan, considered one of the most impressive and mysterious archaeological sites in Mexico. The city was established in 100BC and the name Teotihuacan roughly translates as 'Birthplace of the Gods'. We also visit the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe today, arguably the most important Christian pilgrimage site in Latin America. Tonight we enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,L,D]
Day 3. Mexico City
Our day begins with a tour of bustling Mexico City. We visit the Zocalo and the National Palace.
Special Experience: Board an authentic Mexican trajinera for a traditional lunch and cruise through the waterways of Xochimilco.[B,L]
TRAVEL TIP! Cuban Charm: A trip to Cuba is a unique and rewarding experience, a country largely untouched until now. This means that hotels, transport and facilities sometimes lack creature comforts. Accommodation may be of varying standards as tourism demands are surpassing current infrastructure and it is possible there can be unexpected changes. As such, travel in Cuba requires an adventurous spirit, flexibility and an open mind.
We fly to Havana, Cuba's vibrant capital. [B,D]
Special Experience: Step back in time to the 60s and discover the history and charm of Old Havana on a walking tour this morning.
This afternoon we'll witness the contrasts of 'New' Havana, including the artistic areas of Hamel Island, Fusterland and the Fort of Havana. [B]
Special Experience: Marvel at the incredible valley dotted with limestone hills, known as mogotes, as we travel through the beautiful region of Vi ales to Pinar del Rio.
We'll stop to visit a tobacco field and drying house and have lunch with a local family at a traditional Cuban paladar and then continue to Los Jazmines lookout, for views over the village of Vi ales. [B,L]
Today we travel to the busy, colonial-era port of Cienfuegos, the 'Pearl of the South'. Along the way we'll stop at the infamous Bay of Pigs, where the failed US Military invasion of 1961 was undertaken. [B]
This morning we'll discover beautiful Cienfuegos on a walking tour, visiting the impressive Teatro Tom s Terry and the historic town centre. In the afternoon we'll cruise to the end of the bay to visit Jagua Castle and wander through the village. [B]
On the way to Trinidad we'll stop to discover El Nicho Falls. Tonight we'll enjoy an evening of music and dancing, Cuban-style, at Casa de la Trova. [B]
Special Experience: Wander the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Trinidad and discover its colonial past.
This perfectly preserved settlement is one of Cuba's most enchanting cities. We'll also stop at the famous Canchanchara Bar. [B]
We return to Havana, visiting the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara along the way. [B]
A day at leisure to enjoy charming Havana, before dinner at a local paladar. [B,D]
Special Experience: Cruise through Old Havana's Malecon and Revolution Square districts by classic car.
Today we fly to Miami. [B]
This morning we travel to Fort Lauderdale to board the Coral Princess for a 15-night cruise of the Caribbean and Mexico, taking in the Panama Canal. [B,D]
Tour highlights of this 15-night Princess Cruise include, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, San Juan del Sur, Huatulco & Puerto Vallarta
Embark Cruise: Fort Lauderdale [B.D]
Day 15. Cruising at sea
Day 16. Cruising at sea
Day 17. Cartagena, Colombia
Day 18. Panama Canal, Panama
Day 19. Panama Canal, Panama
Day 20. Cruising at sea
Day 21. Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Day 22. San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Day 23. Cruising at sea
Day 24. Huatulco, Mexico
Day 25. Cruising at sea
Day 26. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Day 27. Cruising at sea
Day 28. Cruising at sea
Disembark Cruise: Los Angeles, begin journey home [B]
Except for embarkation/disembarkation days, Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included daily while cruising. The cruise itinerary may change due to local conditions subject to the cruise line's discretion.