• New Years in Havana!

    December 27th, 2020 ~ January 2, 2021

    Friday, December 27


    -Arrive in Havana Midday and check into Hotel Parque Central


    -Welcome cocktail/light snack and studio visit of artist Mabel Poblet


    - Tour in Classic convertible cars through Vedado Miramar Neigborhood and Parque Almendares


    -Welcome Dinner

    Saturday, December 28


    8:00 am -Breakfast at hotel (included)

    9:00 am - Driving tour of Havana neighborhoods on the way to ISA Art School

    10:00 am -Private guided visit of ISA Art School with Architect Universo Garcia Lorenzo

    11:30 Drive to the neighborhood of Jaimanitas to visit community project and artist studio of Jose Fuster
    12:30 Lunch at Fuster -included

    2:00-4pm Visit Photographer Roberto Salas
    Evening-Dinner at Cafe Laurent in Vedado neighborhood

    Sunday, December 29

    Havana ~ Viñales

    8:00 am-Breakfast at hotel (included)
    9:00 am-Depart for Viñales

    ~ Visit Jesus Carrete’s art project “Grabadown” for children and young adults with Down Syndrome

    ~ Lunch included at El Paraiso, farm to table organic farm

    ~ Check in Hotel Central

    ~ Explore the town of Vinales and surrounding areas

    ~ Dinner in Vinales included

    ~ Local Cabaret show

    Monday, December 30

    Havana ~ Vinales

    8:00 am Breakfast at hotel (included)

    9:00 am Visit a Family Doctor to talk about health care

    ~ Visit Vinales Valle, including a tabacco plantation and explanation of the growing and drying techniques uses by the local tabacco farmers, with degustation.

    ~ Late afternoon depart to Havana, check into Hotel Parque Central

    ~ Ride in Coco Taxi

    Tuesday, December 31


    8:00 am -Breakfast at hotel (included)
    10:00-11:30pmVisit DJ El Jiguey for a private presentation of Cuban music including Cuban Jazz

    12 pm Lunch included
    2:00-4:00 Visit to El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

    7:00 pm Farewell dinner at El Cocinero with Marta Rojas, (long-time Granma journalist)

    ~ Tour F.A.C ( Fabrica de Arte Cubano) and its many artistic spaces including the terrace of restaurant “Tierra”

    Photo, Saskia Keeley

    Wednesday, January 1


    Itinerary TK

    Photo, Saskia Keeley

    Thursday, January 2

    Havana ~ New York

    8:00 am - Breakfast at hotel (included)

    9:30 am - Free time

    11:30 am Transfer to José Martí International Airport for return flight to New York.

    Photo Roberto Chile


    Applications and a $500 deposit will secure your spot.

    The 6-night/7-day tour is $3,600 per person, double occupancy; $4,100 per person / single occupancy.


    The trip includes accommodation at Hotel Parque Central, all breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, transportation in Cuba and guides. Airfare is additional.


    A non-refundable deposit of $500 to the Center for Cuban Studies that secure your place is tax deductible.


    To reserve your trip, or for further information email info@centerforcubanstudies.org or call us at 212.242.0559

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