We are pleased to announce that, due to high demand, the Gershman Y is offering an additional departure date to Cuba! We will be traveling under the auspices of Cuba Cultural Travel, an organization that has specialized in travel to Cuba since 1998. In 2011, the U.S. Government passed an executive order making it easier for Americans to visit Cuba. The federal government has issued licenses to a select number of tour companies to operate what are known as “People to People Cultural Exchanges” and Cuba Cultural Travel is one of them.
Our journey will take us to Havana, the capital of the country and its commercial and cultural center since colonial times. You will experience the wonderful rustic charm of a city that has remained largely unchanged for over 50 years. You will meet the Cuban people and learn about daily life in this amazing, complex city.
Cuba has a rich and varied cultural heritage. Since the revolution, there has been an aggressive program of cultural reforms that has promoted artistic talent on the island. The result is a highly respected collection of art, music, and dance institutions and academies that have gained international acclaim. Even in the face of economic difficulties, Cuba continues to place a high value on artistic creativity and maintains its cultural integrity.
During our stay, we will be hosted by a variety of local scholars and artists who will offer in-depth commentary on art, history, architecture and religion. We will meet many leading artists in their studios, attend private dance and music performances and enjoy the company of students, professors, and historians. Throughout our tour we will enjoy the type of intimate personal exchanges that build lifelong relationships.
This trip will not only bring us together with the people of Cuba, but will enable us to develop friendships and a new understanding of the rich and varied cultural fabric of this unique island nation. A true people to people exchange!
Itinerary Highlights include:
• Visits to leading artists in their homes and studios
• Thought provoking lectures by renowned intellectuals and scholars
• Private performances and reception by prominent dance companies and musicians
• Exploration of the fascinating neighborhoods of Havana in the company of an architect and historian
• Attendance to private dinner party where we will mingle with our Cuban guests from the world of art and culture
• Day trip to the stunning Viñales Valley known for the finest tobacco produced in the world
Download a preliminary Gershman Y Cuba Itinerary
For a detailed description of items included and not included, please download our Reservation Form
Trip Dates for this unique visit are January 31 – February 6
Costs are as follows:
$3950.00 Double occupancy, including Miami-Havana-Miami airfare and overnight stay in Miami January 11, 2015
$4250.00 Single occupancy, including Miami-Havana-Miami airfare and overnight stay in Miami January 11, 2015
We will ask for a deposit to hold your place(s), to be received by October 31st, 2014. Following receipt of your reservation form and deposit, further information regarding travel arrangements and a detailed itinerary will be provided to each traveler. For general information and frequently asked questions, please go to www.cubaculturaltravel.com