TRIP OF THE WEEK
IF you have been inspired to visit Cuba by the recent Che Guevara movies, you may fancy a nine-day trip with Explore which is a bit more about the history and culture of Castro’s Communist paradise than a mere whizz through Havana before flopping on to a beach.
Called Backroads and Beaches of Cuba, it begins in colonial Havana taking in the spectacular (if crumbling) architecture, and includes a visit to a Cuban cigar factory and a night of salsa before basking on the sandy beaches of Trinidad and walking the nearby forest trails. It concludes with a trip to Ché Guevara’s impressive mausoleum. Departing 15 November, the tour costs £1,185 per person (based on two sharing) and includes flights, all transportation, seven nights’ B&B and the services of a tour leader (0844 499 0901; www.explore. co.uk).