Sunwing did an excellent job! The transfer from Varadero was well organized and smooth. The rep was a very nice fellow and we booked tours with him as follows:
Havana City Tour: This was excellent. Our guide spoke very good English, was very well prepared and it was a full tour - city sights, cigar factory, walking tours, harbor boat tour (see photo, left), pub stop with musicians.
Tropicana: This was a highlight. Our cab driver, Eric, had a 1929 Ford Model T open car and it was about a 20 minute ride so it was quite the treat. Hair a bit windblown but I was prepared and had it tied back. Our driver also made arrangements to meet us after and take us back, and it all worked out perfectly. He was very open with his thoughts about the lifestyle and the government in Cuba.; a very interesting - and good looking! - young man. The Tropicana show was wonderful; Our seating was excellent and a mickey of rum and a cigar came home with us as gifts!
Vindales: This was a long bus ride but the Vindales valley is beautiful. Our guide was excellent and our group small. The arranged lunch was the best food of the week!
Parque Central Hotel was EXCELLENT! Beautiful location, great room, fantastic staff and service. We absolutely loved the location and all the walking that we did. The rooftop pool was lovely and we used it pretty much every day. It had a spectacular view.
Nora and Ross