Tour introduction and overview of activities

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This exclusive program promises comfortable, safe, fun people-to-people cultural and arts travel. It is fully escorted. From the minute you land in Havana until you return home, you are in the conscientious care of our fulltime multilingual Cuban guide, together with our professional bus chauffeur. They’re available to assist you in every way.

What makes this trip different is that you will also be accompanied by a well-known writer and historian, Dr. Robert S. McElvaine, who has led a score of trips to Cuba this decade. His informative, fun and educational tours receive rave reviews from participants. The interplay between Professor McElvaine and your Cuban guide adds richly to insights on Cuban history and culture. Together they create a rewarding group dynamic and a most pleasurable sojourn.

“A great trip! Having a resident historian on board made everything fit together so much better. Dr. McElvaine was a big part of our fun and understanding,” said a very experienced world traveler from Mississippi.

Cuba’s big! Its land mass is 42,426 square miles – about 80 percent the size of Alabama. Cuba is nearly as large as Louisiana, and larger than Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Ohio or Indiana. Altogether it’s bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont combined.

Tour meals at your hotel and at fine restaurants
  • All taxes. Prices listed are the total amounts you pay. All amounts are quoted in US dollars
  • Airport transfers: We meet you at José Martí Int’l Airport in Havana and take you to your hotel upon arrival. We return you to José Martí Airport for departure
  • Hotels as listed in tour itinerary or similar
  • All breakfasts. Welcome dinner. Other lunches and dinners as listed in tour itinerary
  • All activities, services, speakers, meetings and meals as described in tour itinerary except those noted as “optional” or “not included in cost”
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation and a full-time professional driver
  • An expert Cuban English-speaking guide and translator whose background matches tour content throughout the program
  • Ongoing support from Cuba Education and Explorer Tours staff in Canada before, during and after your stay
  • Emergency collect call access to our North American staff while in Cuba
  • Emergency cash advances for our tour participants who face complications accessing funds from aboard while in Cubal