On this Cuba travel program, discover the best of Cuba from coast to coast on Globus’ comprehensive people-to-people program. This rare travel opportunity facilitates memorable interactions between Americans and Cuban farmers, fishermen, artists, and more. Explore this beautiful island nation with its compelling history and rich culture. You’ll be immersed in everyday life here through captivating educational activities and conversations with Cubans about a wide range of topics. Visits include a print shop that still employs traditional printing and binding methods, a mechanical music-organ factory, the Casa de la Cultura (a community center), Fidel Castro’s boyhood home at Birán, the Matachin Museum in an 18th-century Spanish Fortress, a cocoa farm, a rum factory, Santiago de Cuba’s historic city center, and Teddy Roosevelt’s fabled San Juan Hill. You’ll also visit the San Pedro de la Roca Castle, a World Heritage Site built in 1638, and you’ll interact with the semi-indigenous Guirito community. You’ll join in a farm-to-table mojito-making demonstration and an interactive dance lesson, enjoy a scenic cruise on Santiago Bay, and see the changing of the guards at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. You’ll interact with Cuban baseball players as well as dancers at the world-renowned Camagüey Ballet Company, ride in an Old Styler car, and enjoy performances by jazz musicians and the Cienfuegos Choir. Dinners at local paladars (small, privately owned restaurants) and lunches at a Casa Particular (bed and breakfast) and an organic urban farm are just a few of the tantalizing special dining experiences included on this amazing Cuba tour program. All people-to-people interactions weave seamlessly into the daily visits around the country, serving to enrich and enlighten. You’ll come away with a deep understanding of Cuba and its people on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!</BR></BR>Group Voyagers, Inc.* is an organization licensed by the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), CFR 515.565(b) and authorized to provide those who register as participants in our programs to visit Cuba legally for educational people-to-people interactions. Our unique itinerary for 2015: “Grand Cuba from Coast to Coast" provides a full-time schedule of people-to-people educational exchange activities designed to result in meaningful interactions between our travelers and individuals in Cuba. United States law requires that all participants in our programs adhere to the full-time schedule of people-to-people activities.</BR></BR>*Group Voyagers, Inc. is the company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands.

City Highlights

GUANTÁNAMO Learn the origins of Cuba’s music at Casa del ChanguiBARACOA Learn about the cocoa industry and meet workers at a local cocoa farm; discussion with members of the semi-indigenous Guirito community; interact with staff at the Matachin Museum; discussion at a local paladar with owner and staffBIRÁN Visit the boyhood home of Fidel & Raul Castro and interact with local community membersGUARDALAVACA Interactive dance lessonVELASCO Visit Casa de la CulturaGIBARA Workshop with local fisherman; mojito-making demonstration at a local paladarHOLGUÍN Discussion with workers at a traditional print shop; meet staff at a musical-organ factorySANTIAGO DE CUBA Interact with workers at Jardín de los Helechos; visit the historic city center and enjoy a discussion with a local historian; scenic cruise in Santiago Bay; discussion with local fishermen; explore San Pedro de la Roca Castle; interact with a vocal group; visit San Juan Hill; interact with local university students; meet with parishioners at La Caridad del Cobra; workshop at Casa Caribe; see the Changing of the Guards at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery; learn about the history of rum in Cuba at a rum factoryLAS TUNAS Visit a local farm and interact with the family and workersCAMAGÜEY Discussion with an award-winning artist; bici (bike) taxi tour of the city; Camagüey Ballet Company; program at Casanova Pottery Studio; paladar dinner and discussion with the owner; meet with American Car Association owners and ride in an Old Styler carKING RANCH Interact with local cowboys and village residentsTRINIDAD Visit a Casa Particular and enjoy lunch; historic city center; discussion at a library; workshop at Templo YemayaCIENFUEGOS City orientation; interact with tobacco rollers at a cigar factory; discussion with a local artists and studio visit; performance by the Cienfuegos ChoirPLAYA GIRÓN Visit the Bay of Pigs Museum; interact with a local family and Naturalist over lunchHAVANA Performance and discussion with jazz musicians; tour of Hotel Nacional de Cuba; discussion with architect; Old Havana; Finca Vigia (Hemingway’s home); discussion and lunch at an organic urban farm; interact with children and workers at a daycare center; Revolution Square; Colon Cemetery; workshop at artist José Fuster’s studio; performance and discussion with members of the Cuban Institute of Music; discussion with Cuban baseball players


Breakfast daily including a continental breakfast in Miami, 15 lunches, 13 dinners including a farewell dinner in Havana


NOTES:The “Grand Cuba from Coast to Coast” program requires walking on cobblestone streets and uneven pathways, climbing stairs, and participating in a full-time schedule of people-to-people activities.Due to the special requirements to visit Cuba, participants will be required to complete visa application and travel reservation forms and sign an affidavit confirming that they are traveling under a people-to-people license and are aware of the travel rules. Participants are also required to send a copy of their passport photo page. These items must be sent to Globus within 7 days of making a reservation.In Cuba, activities that have been scheduled far in advance can sometimes become unavailable for a number of different reasons, the purpose of the trip is to have meaningful interactions with the locals and if the planned people-to-people educational exchange isn’t available, rest assured that another that will be just as enriching will be substituted. Small-Group Discovery – Never more than 24 participants in a group