Cuba's Charming Colonial Cities & Havana

Day 1 - Miami. Arrive in Miami and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Globus Group Leader for a 6 pm welcome drink. This is a good time to meet fellow program participants, get your questions answered, and prepare for your trip to fascinating Cuba.
Day 2 - Miami - Camaguey, Cuba. This afternoon, a short flight brings you to Camaguey, Cuba's third-largest city. Meet your Cuban National Tour Director, who will show you the city's beautifully restored plazas and explain why Camaguey is nicknamed the "City of Squares." One of the first seven villages founded by the Spaniards, much of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a bici (bike) taxi RIDE before dinner this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Camaguey. Excursion to King Ranch. Today, meet dancers with the world-renowned Camaguey BALLET COMPANY, which has performed in over 40 countries. You'll have a chance to meet and interact with the dancers, teachers, and costume makers. Journey to KING RANCH, an expansion of the famous Texas ranch of the same name, and its neighboring village, including stepping inside a home and school to discuss rural life and education. Then, over a barbecue lunch, connect with the cowboys who call the ranch home. Stop at Casanova POTTERY STUDIO to learn about Camaguey's famous tinajones"large red pots found outside homes, a symbol of the city. See the traditional way of making the vessels and interact with the artists to learn the local legend. A relaxing dinner is at a local paladar (special, privately owned restaurant). Over dessert, discuss with the owner and staff the differences between a paladar, co-operative, and government-run restaurant in Cuba. Before returning to the hotel, meet members from the American Car Association and enjoy a ride in an OLD STYLER car. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Camaguey - Trinidad - Cienfuegos. Travel to Trinidad, crown jewel of Cuba's colonial cities, founded in 1514 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at a Casa Particular (bed & breakfast) and discuss private enterprise in Cuba with the owners and staff. This afternoon, stroll the streets of Trinidad, a cobblestone showcase of colonial architecture and pastel-colored houses decorated with wooden shutters and wrought-iron grilles. Caged songbirds outside the home are a Trinidad tradition. Interact with the librarian at the local LIBRARY, built from the estate of an American woman in the early 1900s, and learn about the library system in Cuba, including censorship and how the facilities are supported. Spend time at TEMPLO YEMAYA to discuss the Santeria religion. The religion was first brought to Cuba by African slaves who worked at the sugar plantation, and it has connections to Roman Catholicism and Native Indian traditions. Continue to Cienfuegos for a two night stay. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Cienfuegos. Settled by French immigrants more than 150 years ago, Cienfuegos is often referred to as the "Pearl of the South" because of its impressive beauty and colorful history. Your Cuban Tour Director will take you for an informative walk around the city's main square. Next, an opportunity to engage with tobacco rollers at a CIGAR FACTORY, and to learn about the importance of tobacco, both culturally and commercially, for Cuba. Join in a discussion with artists at a graphic arts STUDIO and learn more about their lives, work, and how their art is created. Lunch is served at a waterside paladar. Before returning to your hotel, enjoy a performance and discussion with the CIENFUEGOS CHOIR. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Cienfuegos - Bay of Pigs - Havana. After breakfast, travel through the countryside, passing sugar cane fields and banana plantations. We'll stop in Playa Giron for a guided visit of the BAY OF PIGS MUSEUM. Nearby is the old sugar mill used by Fidel Castro as his center of operations during the 1961 invasion. Over lunch, join in a DISCUSSION with a local Naturalist as well as the family that runs the restaurant. Arrive in Havana, Cuba's vibrant capital city. Before dinner this evening, meet with jazz musicians from the CUBAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC. Enjoy a discussion to share the importance of music in everyday life and then be treated to a performance. Afterward, enjoy a tour of the illustrious HOTEL NACIONAL DE CUBA, a symbol of history, culture, and Cuban identity. The hotel has hosted celebrities and world figures over the decades, including Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, and Steven Spielberg. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Havana. Your day begins with a DISCUSSION with a local architect. Topics include Havana's unique architecture, the challenges of renovating the city's exquisite historic buildings, and the future of these restorations. Then, the opportunity to explore the charming cobblestone streets of OLD HAVANA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while participating in open dialogue with the local architect on architectural topics of interest. Our attention then turns to Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway, who lived in Cuba for over 30 years and left behind an enduring legacy. It is here that he wrote several books, participated in fishing contests, and enjoyed the laid-back ambiance and warmth of the Cuban people. Engage with staff at FINCA VIGIA, his beloved home, and see his fishing boat, El Pilar. Lunch is at a local ORGANIC FARM, where you'll join a discussion with the owners and learn about organic urban farming in Cuba. Before returning to Havana, visit a DAYCARE CENTER to interact with the children and workers who run the program. (B,L)
Day 8 - Havana. A photo stop is made at REVOLUTION SQUARE before exploring the world-famous COLON CEMETERY with its elaborately sculpted memorials. Hear the cemetery's captivating history, folklore, and stories about the many noteworthy people laid to rest here, including musicians, filmmakers, writers, politicians, Major League Baseball players, and La Milagrosa"the "Miraculous One." Next, enjoy a visit to JOSÉ FUSTER'S STUDIO, cleverly nicknamed the "Picasso of the Caribbean." Here, you'll discover a surreal world"like nothing you have seen before. Interact with members of the neighborhood to discuss the project's impact on the surrounding area. Enjoy an afternoon choir performance, and join a discussion with choir members and their director from the CUBAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC. Before dinner, meet former Cuban baseball players for a DISCUSSION about the history and the love of this favorite pastime in Cuba and the United States. This evening, join your Cuban Tour Director and Globus Group Leader for a festive farewell dinner"the perfect ending to your time in Cuba. (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Havana - Miami, USA. After breakfast, depart for the airport and your return flight to Miami. Those returning to Miami on Sundays, please schedule connecting flights after 6:50 pm; those returning to Miami on Fridays, please schedule connecting flights after 2:15 pm. (B)

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  Tour Name   Cuba's Charming Colonial Cities & Havana
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  Tour Duration    9 Days
  Start City:   Miami
  End City:   Miami
  Price From   USD $3,549.00   See in Cart
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2017-03-16 USD $3,809.00 See in Cart
2017-03-18 USD $3,869.00 See in Cart
2017-03-23 USD $3,809.00 See in Cart
2017-03-25 USD $3,869.00 See in Cart
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    Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
    Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $543. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Miami/Camaguey; Havana/Miami. Your air price includes, (a) luggage allowance of 44 lbs per person (total for checked and carry-on), (b) Cuba Health Insurance ($46), (c) Cuban departure Tax ($25), and (d) applicable taxes.

    Cuba Visa Fee ($80) is additional and mandatory. This fee will be added to your program summary.

    For your convenience, as credit and debit cards issued by U.S. banks have limited use in Cuba, Program Gratuities ($191) are additional and mandatory. This fee will be added to your program summary.

    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $545

    Triple rooms are not available.

    Extra Nights per person in Miami:
    in single room $212; in twin room $117

    Group Voyagers, Inc.* is an organization licensed by the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), CFR 515.565(b) and authorized to provide those who register as participants in our programs to visit Cuba legally for educational people-to-people interactions. Our itineraries provide a full-time schedule of people-to-people educational exchange activities designed to result in meaningful interactions between our travelers and individuals in Cuba. United States law requires that all participants in our programs adhere to the full-time schedule of people-to-people activities.

    2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2016.

    *Group Voyagers, Inc. is the company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands.
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • CAMAGÜEY
    Discussion with an award-winning artist; bici (bike) taxi tour of the city; Camaguey Ballet Company; program at Casanova Pottery Studio; paladar dinner and discussion with the owner; meet with American Car Association owners and ride in an Old Styler car
    KING RANCH
    Interact with local cowboys and village residents
    TRINIDAD
    Visit a Casa Particular and enjoy lunch; historic city center; discussion at a library; workshop at Templo Yemaya
    CIENFUEGOS
    City orientation; interact with tobacco rollers at a cigar factory; discussion with a local artists and studio visit; performance by the Cienfuegos Choir
    PLAYA GIRÓN
    Visit the Bay of Pigs Museum, interact with a local family and Naturalist over lunch
    HAVANA
    Performance and discussion with jazz musicians; tour of Hotel Nacional de Cuba; discussion with architect; Old Havana; Finca Vigia (Hemingway's home); discussion and lunch at an organic urban farm; interact with children and workers at a daycare center; Revolution Square; Colon Cemetery; workshop at artist Jose Fuster's studio; performance and discussion with members of the Cuban Institute of Music; discussion with Cuban baseball players
  • Launch Date
  • 07/14/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily including a Continental Breakfast in Miami, 7 lunches, 6 dinners including a farewell dinner in Havana
  • Notes
  • NOTES:
    • The "Cuba's Charming Colonial Cities & Havana" program requires walking on cobblestone streets and uneven pathways, climbing stairs, and participating in a full-time schedule of people-to-people activities.
    • Due to the special requirements to visit Cuba, participants will be required to complete visa application and travel reservation forms and sign an affidavit confirming that they are traveling under a people-to-people license and are aware of the travel rules. Participants are also required to send a copy of their passport photo page. These items must be sent to Globus within 7 days of making a reservation.
    • In Cuba, activities that have been scheduled far in advance can sometimes become unavailable for a number of different reasons. The purpose of the trip is to have meaningful interactions with the locals and if the planned people-to-people educational exchange isn't available, rest assured that another that will be just as enriching will be substituted.
    • Small-Group Discovery - Never more than 24 participants in a group
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  • Cuba's Charming Colonial Cities & Havana
 
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