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Santiago, Camaguey, Trinidad and Havana: Trail of the Revolution

Experience the magic of Cuba’s stunning colonial cities, verdant countryside, and historic sites, as well as the bustling capital of Havana.

Join us on this new nine-night tour as we follow the trail of the Cuban Revolution on an exciting journey that takes us from Santiago de Cuba to Havana, with visits to Camagüey, Trinidad, and a very special stop at the Bay of Pigs. This rich program includes meetings with artists, musicians, architects, educators, historians, urban planners, economists, and more. We’ll learn about the Cuban Revolution from experts at some of its most pivotal locations, including the Moncada Barracks, the site of the first armed assault by Fidel Castro and his band of rebels on July 26, 1953. We’ll also visit the final resting place of national hero José Marti and we’ll experience the vibrant art and music scene that helps define the island’s lively culture.  

Highlights

  • Travel with Peter Kornbluh, The Nation’s longtime Cuba correspondent, to discuss the Cuban Revolution, as well as the future of US-Cuba relations (Peter traveled with President Obama to Cuba in 2016 to cover his historic visit for The Nation).
  • Visit the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, where the first armed assault of the Cuban Revolution took place, and listen to a special lecture at the Bay of Pigs.
  • Explore the stunning colonial city of Camagüey, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit the local art community featuring Nazario Salazar, Orestes Larios, and Martha Jiminez, whose work revolves around the role of women in Cuban society.
  • Learn about preservation and conservation of historical patrimony from one of Cuba’s leading experts, architect Norka Cabrales.
  • Visit the archeological site of a former sugar plantation and learn about the slave economy that enriched the elite in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Enjoy private performances of the Vocal Divas, Maraguan, and renowned Trova musician Frank Delgado.
  • Attend private ballet rehearsals, concerts, lectures, and much more!

The all-inclusive cost of this nine night tour is $5,455 per person with double occupancy ($370 single supplement). The program cost includes two nights at the Hotel Imperial in Santiago; one night in Camagüey and two nights at a private guesthouse in Trinidad; four nights at the four-star Hotel NH Capri La Habana; all ground transportation within Cuba; guided tours, seminars, and lectures; entrance to Cuba’s preeminent museums and attractions; several private music concerts; dance performances; most meals (including libations); and other captivating activities and events. Airport transfers, health and evacuation insurance, and a Cuban visa are included with the purchase of the group airfare.

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TRIP DATES

February 23 - March 4, 2019

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FROM $5,455

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