Cuba Trip - Globus® Escorted Tours

Cuba by Land & Sea (YC)

2018 Tour Details

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

HAVANA
Orientation tour; Revolution Square; ride in an Old Styler car, lunch and discussion at a paladar; guided walk and discussion in Old Havana; interact with children at a daycare center; Finca Vigia (Hemingway’s home); discussion and lunch at an organic farm; workshop at José Fuster’s studio; Hotel Nacional de Cuba; discussion with Cuban baseball players; farewell dinner
CIENFUEGOS
City orientation; performance by the Cienfuegos Orchestra; lunch and discussion with owner and staff at a paladar
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Historic center; Revolution Square; San Juan Hill; interact with workers at Jardín de los Helechos (Garden of Ferns); cruise to Granma Island; discussion with local fishermen

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Old Havana and its Fortification System
  • Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily including a boxed breakfast in Miami, 8 lunches, 8 dinners including a farewell dinner in Havana

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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 your fellow program participants, get your questions answered, and prepare for your adventure in Cuba.

Day 2 Miami–Havana, Cuba (Embarkation)

This morning, a short flight brings you to Havana, Cuba’s capital city. Upon arrival, meet your Cuban National Tour Director. An orientation tour of this bustling city includes a photo stop at REVOLUTION SQUARE. Enjoy a ride in an OLD STYLER CAR—definitely a trip highlight! Next, lunch at a local paladar (special, privately owned restaurant), where over dessert you can discuss the rewards and challenges of owning a business in Cuba and in the United States. This afternoon, walk the streets of OLD HAVANA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discuss renovations, different architecture, and plans for the future. Later today, board your ship, the MTS CELESTYAL CRYSTAL, your home for the next seven nights.

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Day 3 Havana

Start your day with a visit to a DAYCARE CENTER to interact with the children and the nuns who run the program. The children may even delight you with a song or two. Next, it’s on to FINCA VIGIA, Ernest Hemingway’s beloved home. Hemingway lived in Cuba for more than 30 years, and it is here that he wrote several books, participated in fishing contests and enjoyed the laid-back ambiance of the island. Engage with staff to learn about this Nobel Prize-winning novelist and his life in Cuba. You’ll also have a chance to see his fishing boat, El Pilar. Lunch is at a local ORGANIC FARM, where you’ll join in a discussion with the owners, learn about organic farming in Cuba, and then sit down for a genuine farm-to-table experience. Re-board your ship for a 5 pm departure for the beautiful Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth).

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Day 4 Cruising

As we cruise the crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea today participate in people-to-people activities aboard the ship.

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Day 5 Cienfuegos

Founded by French immigrants more than 150 year ago, Cienfuegos is known as the “Pearl of the South” because of its impressive beauty and colorful history. Get acquainted on a walk around the main square. Next up: enjoy a performance and discussion with the CIENFUEGOS ORCHESTRA. Lunch is served at a waterside paladar, where discussion with the owner and staff could include the free enterprise system in Cuba. Return to the ship and set sail for Jamaica.

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Day 6 Montego Bay, Jamaica

A full day in Montego Bay. Explore on your own or participate in one of the ship’s optional excursions.

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Day 7 Santiago De Cuba, Cuba

Your visit to Santiago de Cuba includes a guided walk though Santiago de Cuba’s charming main square, REVOLUTION SQUARE, and a visit to SAN JUAN HILL, where Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and America’s Buffalo Soldiers emerged victorious in the Spanish-American War. Next, visit Jardín de los Helechos, the GARDEN OF FERNS. Here, you’ll interact with workers to learn about the various ferns and orchids found here and will also discuss what is needed to maintain this unique garden. Then, take a panoramic CRUISE to Granma Island. Over lunch, join in a DISCUSSION with local fishermen and learn about their fishing practices and their community project that helps sustain the environment. Return to the ship in the late afternoon.

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Day 8 Cruising

A full day cruising the Caribbean Sea. Take time to explore the ship, get to know your fellow passengers, or relax with a book on the deck.

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Day 9 Havana (Disembarkation)

This morning, arrive in Havana and disembark your ship. Our first stop is a visit to JOSÉ FUSTER’S STUDIO, the artist 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. Next, the illustrious HOTEL NACIONAL DE CUBA, a symbol of history, culture, and Cuban identity. The hotel has hosted celebrities and world figures, including Winston Churchill, Mohammed Ali, and Steven Spielberg. Over lunch, meet former Cuban baseball players for a DISCUSSION on the history and the love of this favorite pastime in Cuba and in the United States. Tonight, join your travel companions for a special farewell dinner—the perfect ending to your time in Cuba.

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Day 10 Havana–Miami, USA

After breakfast, depart for the airport and your return flight to Miami. Please schedule connecting flights after 3 pm.

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 Accommodations

Miami
Havana

Miami

Miami Airport Marriott

First-Class

Miami Airport Marriott 1201 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL United States

1201 NW LeJeune Road
Miami, FL United States

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Miami Marriott Hotel offers comfort and convenience, with sleek new interiors, bright colors, and redesigned rooms. Amenities like the outdoor pool, fitness center, and a fantastic dining scene will make your stay in Miami exceptionally comfortable.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Pay Movies
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker

Havana

NH Hotel Capri La Habana

Moderate First-Class

NH Hotel Capri La Habana Calle 21 entre calle N y O, Havana,  Cuba

Calle 21 entre calle N y O
Havana, Cuba

The Hotel NH Capri La Habana in downtown Havana offers a wide variety of services. The hotel has three restaurants, several bars, a pool, gym, and sauna.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite

 Optional Excursions

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