February School Vacation Week



8 Days: Saturday, February 15–Saturday, February 22, 2020

per person double occupancy

*INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Join The Travel Club this February as we cross a cultural divide, exploring the art, history and culture of the Cuban people. (Or, choose the February departure over School Vacation Week!) Develop an understanding of who they are when meeting with local shop keepers, musicians, artists, dancers and more. We’ll spend three nights in Havana at the historic Hotel Nacional and explore La Habana Vieja, the Old City of Havana, visit the Museo de Bellas Artes and enjoy a performance at the Gran Teatro. Visit Finca La Vigía—the Ernest Hemingway Farm—where he lived for more than 30 years in the small town of San Francisco de Paula. We’ll see his writing studio and fishing boat, Pilar, which featured in his Islands in the Stream, before lunch with local fisherman in Cojimar, the fishing village depicted in The Old Man and the Sea. Spend two nights in Cienfuegos and take in the colonial feel of “La Perla del Sur” or Pearl of the South. Join a meeting of UNEAC, the Union of Artists and Writers, hear a local youth orchestra and dance to a local salsa band. Back in Havana we’ll meet contemporary artists along Paseo del Prado and visit a community arts project before a performance by the Havana women’s chorus Coro Luna. All breakfasts are included in your program and all dinners will be enjoyed at local paladares—small, family-run restaurants, usually in a converted part of a home and one of the best ways to enjoy local Cuban cuisine. Throughout our journey we’ll experience the power of travel to unite two peoples in a true cultural exchange.

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

  • Finca La Vigía—Ernest Hemingway's Home in Cuba

    It’s no secret to anyone that Hemingway passionately loved Cuba. So much so, that he lived there for more than 30 years and owned a permanent residence ten miles east of Havana, Hemingway's Cuba house, Finca Vigía, meaning "lookout house". Finca Vigía is located in the small, working-class town of San Francisco de Paula. Built in 1886 by a Spanish Architect Miguel Pascual y Baguer, Finca Vigía was purchased by Hemingway in 1940 for a cost of $12,500. There, Hemingway wrote two of his most celebrated novels: For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. A Movable Feast was written there as well. After years of neglect, restoration and preservation work has begun. Finca Vigía has made both the World Monuments Fund list of 100 Most Endangered sites, and The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Places.

  • Includes
    • Round-trip, non-stop regularly scheduled JetBlue flights from Boston to Havana
    • Seven nights' accommodations: five nights Havana, two nights Cienfuegos
    • Fourteen meals: seven breakfasts, seven dinners
    • Round-trip, airport/hotel transfers
    • Cuba visas
    • Services of professional Tour Guide
  • Features

    Havana: Old City of Havana, Museo de Bellas Artes, Gran Teatro performance, Capitol Building, Hall of Lost Steps, Paseo del Prado, Plaza de la Revolución, community arts project. Hemingway Farm, Cojimar fishing village. Cienfuegos: Plaza Jose Marti, Union of Artists and Writers, local youth orchestra.

  • Map

    Colors of Cuba Map

    Colors of Cuba Tour Map

  • Weather

    Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Havana, Cuba

    Average min and max temperatures in Havana, Cuba

    (clicking on image will send you to the weather data website)

  • Pricing and Deposit

    Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $700. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport and visa required. Per person deposit is $600.

Last updated 10/30/2019 3:25:54 PM

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