New Year’s Eve in Havana, Cuba Trip

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There’s no better city to ring in the new year than the classic, colorful, vibrant, music and art centered capital of Cuba – HAVANA! We’ll be on a legal “people-to-people” tour with our private local guide, complying with all the new requirements for Americans to travel to Cuba.
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OUR DAILY HAND-CRAFTED ITINERARY:
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December 30  (lunch included)
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⦁ Our guide will greet us at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport
⦁ Visit to Revolution Square, the epicenter of political and governmental buildings of the Cuban government, and it is the site where millions listened to speeches given by Fidel Castro.
⦁ Visit to Jose Fuster’s house in the eclectic Jaimanitas neighborhood of Havana and learn about his unique artwork and vision for his all mosaic community
⦁ Visit to a successful workshop rebuilding American classic cars and have an opportunity to tour the facility before enjoying a leisurely tour of Havana in a beautifully remodeled car
⦁ Check into accommodations at a private bed and breakfasts
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December 31  (Breakfast and lunch included)
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⦁ Walking tour of Old Havana with local expert guide, with stops specified to the interests of group-artists workshops and galleries, thriving private enterprises, or architecture-to name a few options.
⦁ Lunch at a charming private paladar (restaurant) in Old Havana
⦁ Enjoy a rum and cigar tasting, learning how the flavors “marry” together. Learn from a rum sommelier about how the age of the rum will change the flavors and smells of the rum.
⦁ Free time in the afternoon to either wander in Old Havana or explore the modern Havana area
⦁ Special New Year’s Eve Party in Havana with live music!
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January 1  (Breakfast and lunch included)
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⦁ Participate in a Cuban cooking class at a local paladar. Walk to a nearby organoponico to interact with local farmers and tour their organic farm. Back at the restaurant learn how to cook Cuban specialties such as el ajiaco and ropa vieja
⦁ After lunch, head to Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home when he lived in Cuba. Tour the house with a local expert
⦁ Head to Cojimar, a picturesque fishing village that was Hemingway’s inspiration for the Old Man and the Sea
⦁ In the afternoon enjoy time at the beautiful beaches in Eastern Havana
⦁ Enjoy a visit to the historic Hotel Nacional learning about the history of this fascinating hotel, from American Mafia, to heads of State and International Celebrities
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January 2 (Breakfast included)
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⦁ After breakfast explore more of Havana and/or depart for flights back to the USA
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Price per person: $1,800 (double occupancy) for group of 6-15 people
Single supplement: $350
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Includes:
⦁ Experienced local professional tour guide
⦁ Legal travel for Americans compliant
⦁ Meals outlined in the itinerary
⦁ Accommodations outlined in the itinerary in charming private casas particulares
⦁ All entrance fees for activities in itinerary
⦁ Air-conditioned transportation while in Cuba
⦁ Airport transfers to/from Havana airport
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Not Included:
⦁ Airfare to/from Cuba and Tourist Visa/Travel card  ($75-$100)
⦁ Travel and medical insurance ($1,000 required Cuba medical insurance is included in flights)
⦁ Meals not specified in itinerary
⦁ Gratuities for guide and driver
⦁ Items of personal nature-laundry, internet, etc.
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