CUBA ART AND MUSIC TOUR

A Cultural, Musical, Art  Tour

           

Celebrate Cuba's magic art and music scene. Enjoy incredible music, ballet, artists and more on this Cuban support interactive journey. 
 

DAY 1: (D)
•  Arrive Havana, Cuba!
•  Welcome to Cuba overview.

•  Welcome dinner at a local paladar. 
•  Interact with Cubans as you visit optional live music shows. (TBD)

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

 

DAY 2: (B,L)
•  Breakfast at hotel 
•  Walking guided tour of Havana Vieja. Visit historic plazas and immerse in conversations with the locals. 
•  Afternoon visit the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory the prestigious Cuban institution of academic training of music. It has marked an indelible milestone in the events of a full century in the teaching of music in Cuba and in the musical practice of composers, performers, theorists and musical pedagogues.

•  Optional evening at Bertolt Brecht Theater. One of the best live shows in town.*

*Depending on schedule of opening. Other options will be available. (TBD)

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

 

DAY 3: (B,L)
•  Breakfast at hotel 
•  Classic convertible car tour of Havana
•  Museo Bellas Artes tour
•  Cuban Artist studio visit, Gustavo del Valle 
•  Fustalandia (Gaudi-like fantasy folk area) 
•  Optional evening of live Cuban music at numerous clubs.*

*Depending on schedule of opening. Other options will be available. (TBD)

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

 

DAY 4: (B,L)

•  Breakfast at hotel.

•  Drive to Matanzas for a musical exchange with very talented Cubans.

•  Visit Los Muñequitos de Matanzas at their performance. They are the most respected and talented folkloric ensembles in Cuba.

•  Optional evening of live Cuban music at numerous clubs.*

*Depending on schedule of opening. Other options will be available. (TBD)

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

 

DAY 5: (B,L)

•  Breakfast at hotel

•  Painter’s building in Habana Vieja. Private workshop (if available) with one of the famous Cuban artists.

•  Optional evening of live Cuban music at numerous clubs.*

*Depending on schedule of opening. Other options will be available. (TBD)

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

 

DAY 6: (B,L)

•  Breakfast at Hotel

•  Drive through Art Deco neighborhood of 5th Ave.

•  Visit Scorpion Recording Studios (TBD)

•  Art alley Callejón de Hamel.

•  Salsa dance lesson with instructor.

•  Fabrica del Arte club – art space, concert hall, night club and interaction with Cubans.

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

 

DAY 7: (B,L)

•  Breakfast at Hotel

•  Visit Cojimar and enjoy lunch at El Ajiaco or similar 

•  Explore Hemingway’s Finca Vigia, where he wrote several books during the 40s & 50s.

•  Partagas cigar factory tour or Rum Museum depending openings.

•  National Ballet -Alicia Alonzo Theater, Havana Central*

*Depending on schedule of opening. Other options will be available. (TBD)

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

DAY 8: (B)

•  Breakfast at Hotel

•  Free day to explore, rest, play music, chat with the Cubans.

•  Dinner & Music with the Buena Vista Social Club (TBD)

•  Overnight La Posada de Chacon in Habana Vieja or similar.

DAY 9: (B)

•  Breakfast at hotel

•  Depart for Jose Marti Airport for flight home.

Cost: $2699 per person, double occupancy

          $400 single supplement

Included in your tour cost:

•  Airport transfers: From José Martí Int'l Airport and return.

•  All breakfasts and welcome dinner. Other lunches and dinners as listed in tour itinerary indicated by B, L, D.

•  All activities, services, speakers, meetings and meals as described in tour itinerary except those noted as "optional" or "not included in cost."

•  Air-conditioned transportation and a full-time driver.

•  Mandatory Cuban medical insurance coverage during your island stay.

•  On request, EAC Tours will coordination & reserve the best flights.

Not included in your tour cost:

•  International airfare to and from Cuba.

•  Cuba Tourist Visa  (EAC Tours will apply for each visa)

•  Gratuities for Cuban tour guide, bus driver, chambermaids, restaurant staff, porters, etc. Please inquire about recommended gratuities guidelines.

•  Optional travel interruption and cancellation insurance with USI Affinity.   Please visit - https://www.eactours.com/travel-insurance

•  Any personal items.

PLEASE NOTE: US Passports MUST be valid for 6 months after your arrival date to Cuba.

***This itinerary is subject to change and probably will. We will be confirming casas, restaurants, and venues as soon as possible and will update everyone as changes occur.

 

Cuba is a wonderful country with beautiful people and natural/cultural beauty, however sometimes things simply do not go as planned. Flexibility and patience are key.

 

Covid Update: Even with precautions in place, the virus continues to pose challenges, and we are not back to “normal.” So, the question is: What happens if I test positive while abroad?

 

With the help of local health authorities and EAC’s dedicated leaders, we first move the traveler who tested positive to a hotel room so they can isolate, if required. Otherwise, the traveler remains in their current hotel room to isolate. EAC’s leaders are on hand to offer support throughout the traveler’s quarantine.

 

•          EAC’s leader checks on the traveler daily.

•          We work with the traveler to make new air arrangements for them to return      home when out of isolation.

•          We will bring the traveler meals, medicine if needed, and items to keep them       entertained while in their rooms (such as books, magazines, and games).

 

As always, your health & safety is our #1 concern. I hope by sharing the steps we’re taking; you will continue to feel comfortable trusting EAC to ensure your well-being while traveling.