Travel to Cuba

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American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba leads unique curated trips to Cuba for small groups and individuals throughout the year who qualify under the present regulations. These thoughtfully customized tours offer an insider’s view of the thriving Cuban arts community. Our partnership with the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, a uniquely non-governmental organization located in Havana, gives us unparalleled access to Cuba’s contemporary art scene.

Stay at five-star hotels or luxury boutique Casa Particulars as you explore Havana through a carefully designed program featuring exceptional cultural experiences. Highlights include a guided walking tour of colonial old Havana, a private tour of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, visits to Cuban art collections led by specialists, the chance to meet and greet artists at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and in their own studios, a visit to the Hemingway museum Finca La Vigia, and exciting nightlife events, concerts, dance performances and more.

In addition to these activities, some of our travel programs are scheduled to coincide with special cultural events such as the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival), the 30th Havana International Jazz Festival and the 13th Havana Art Biennial. We sometimes venture out of Havana for overnight stays at some of Cuba’s other striking destinations such as Trinidad/Cienfuegos, Matanzas/Varadero, Viñales and more.

Travel Schedule 2017-2018
All Tours experience Havana’s rich culture of art & architecture

Oct. 23-27 or 23-29, 2017
ARTS & ARCHITECTURE

  • Experience how old meets new in Havana’s ever-changing cityscape
  • 7-day tour includes 2 nights in Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Nov. 12-16 or 12-18, 2017
EMERGING ARTISTS TOUR

  • Meet with up-and-coming artists that are shaping the new wave of Cuban art
  • 7-day tour includes 2 nights outside Havana

Dec. 12-18, 2017
HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL

  • Attend the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (includes credentials)
  • 7-day tour includes Closing Night events and a day trip outside Havana

Jan. 16-20 or 16-22, 2018
HAVANA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

  • Attend the 36th International Havana Jazz Festival (includes credentials)
  • 8-day tour includes Closing Night events and a day trip outside Havana

Feb. 19-23 or 19-25, 2018
ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Experience how old meets new in Havana’s ever-changing cityscape
  • 7-day tour includes 2 nights in Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Mar. 19-23 or 19-25, 2018
CUBAN BOTANICAL AND PRIVATE GARDENS

  • Discover Cuba’s diverse tropical plant life
  • 7-day tour includes 2 nights in Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Oct. 25-29 or 25-31, 2018
HAVANA INTERNATIONAL BALLET FESTIVAL

  • Attend the 26th International Ballet Festival (includes credentials)
  • 7-day tour includes Opening Night Gala

Nov. 2018 (dates to be determined)
HAVANA BIENNIAL

 

Packages include

  • 5 Star Hotel accommodations in Havana
  • All breakfasts, most lunches and dinners
  • Visa, health insurance in Cuba, travel affidavit, authorization letter/license
  • Admission fees
  • Air-conditioned transportation with professional driver
  • Experienced bilingual American tour leader
  • Airport/Hotel transfers

    Note: Flights are not included

Pricing per person (depending on accommodations)

  • 5-day trip: from $3,750 to $4,200
  • 7-day trip: from $4,750 to $5,200
  • 7-day trip including Cienfuegos/Trinidad: $4,950 to $5,400

Customized trips are also available upon request. For more information, contact Carole Rosenberg at 212.687.2146 or cr@AFLFC.org