Announcing the 31st Annual Italian CHIN PARADISUS VARADERO CUBA Winter Picnic 2019

Announcing the 31st Annual Italian CHIN PARADISUS VARADERO CUBA Winter Picnic 2019

PARADISUS VARADERO CUBA BY MELIA will be hosting the 31ST ANNUAL ITALIAN CHIN WINTER PICNIC from February 4TH, 2019 to February 25TH, 2019.

ITALIAN CHIN WINTER PICNIC BRACELETS are required for all CHIN passengers for the following added value activities.CHIN bracelets will be issued only to AIR TRANSAT-CHIN REGISTERED PASSENGERS at hotel check-in upon arrival.

CHIN Radio will be showcasing a variety of Italo-Canadian entertainers and an international headliner direct from Italy (acts to be announced at a later date).

Spaghettata: A huge favourite with CHIN passengers! There will be an exclusive weekly Italian luncheon for all registered CHIN Winter Picnic guests.

Dancing Under the Stars: Dance the night away with great Italian music, provided by local entertainment in the theatre; International Headliner nights in an exclusive CHIN venue on the resort property for international week.

Gala Dinner/Dance: Exclusive event offered weekly for registered Italian CHIN Winter Picnic guests featuring Italian cuisine, plus a live show and dancing.

Weekly Tombola/Scopa Games/Bocce with prizes

CHIN Personalities: Each week a CHIN personality will be your host and master of ceremonies for all CHIN events.

Guest Star direct from Italy: The guest star performs exclusively for CHIN Winter Picnic guests during select days (TBA).

The 1, 2 and 3 week packages and corresponding departure dates are CHIN Winter Picnic exclusive by AIR TRANSAT. Any other packages found on other websites and/or air carriers are NOT with the Italian CHIN Winter Picnic group, and NOT included in the CHIN activities

Pricing – All Inclusive Meal Plan
  • Other room category available on request
  • Add an additional $357.78 for taxes
  • Prices are subject to change without notice

Passengers booked with deposit by December 1, 2018 qualify for the draw “WIN YOUR TRIP BACK”. Two trips for one will be drawn on a date TBA (two lucky winners will be reimbursed for the cost of the trip – excluding taxes)


A deposit of $200.00 per person will be required by Transat at time of reservation in order to confirm the booking.Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.

The final balance is due 60 days prior to the departure date.If the reservation is booked within 60 days prior to departure, then full payment is required at time of booking.

Reservations call 905-799-3000

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

You will visit the following 2 places:



Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the islands of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos in the Caribbean Sea. The capital and largest city Havana. Havana had a large number of shows, events, and casinos catering to tourists. Geographically, Cuba is considered part of North America and culturally, it is considered part of Latin America. The island became a U.S. protectorate in 1898, and in 1902 it gained substantial independence. Between 1902 and 1959, many U.S. citizens lived in Cuba or frequently travelled to Cuba. It is the largest island in the Caribbean, and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants. It is a multiethnic country whose people,culture and customs derive from diverse origins, including the aboriginal Taíno and   Ciboney peoples, the long period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves, and a close relationship with the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Cuba is ranked high in human development by the United Nations, and performs well in health and education. In 2015, it became the first country to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, a milestone hailed by the World Health Organization as "one of the greatest public health achievements possible".



Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, and one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean. The place was first used as a dry dock and the salt mines of the peninsula (closed in 1961) supplied most of the Spanish Latin America Fleet since 1587. However, the foundation date of Varadero as city was only on December 5, 1887, when ten families from the city of Cárdenas obtained a permission to build their vacation homes between today's 42nd and 48th Street. Varadero is foremost a tourist resort town, boasting more than 20 km of white sandy beaches. The first tourists visited Varadero as early as the 1870s, and for years it was considered an elite resort. In 1910 the annual rowing regatta was started; five years later the first hotel, named Varadero and later Club Nautico, was built. Tourism grew in the early 1930s as Irénée du Pont, an American millionaire, built his estate on the peninsula. Many famous and infamous people stayed in Varadero, for example Al Capone.

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