Timeworn, but magnificent. Dilapidated, but dignified. Fun, yet maddeningly frustrating. Cuba is a country of indefinable magic.
Writer Brendan Sainsbury, when talking about Cuba said, “Cuba is like a prince in a poor man’s coat: behind the sometimes shabby facades, gold dust lingers.” Existing through en economic embargo that has lasted more than half a century, Cuba’s colonial cities haven’t changed much since pirates roamed the Caribbean. The atmosphere and architecture is particularly stirring in places like Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad where grandiose squares and cobbled streets tell of opulence and intrigue.
Join Explore Amazing Places and cruise the ocean front Malecon of Havana in a 57 Chevy. Experience history as we stay in the the Hotel Nacional, where ousted president Gerardo Machado took refuge during the Sergeants’ Revolt of 1933. Be welcomed into gorgeous Casa Privadas, “Private Homes” of Cuban artists in the colonial city of Trinidad where you’ll also be able to enjoy the warm white sands of Playa Ancon. Your Explore Amazing Places experience of Cuba will be second to none.
About the Artist
Get ready for a highly energized painting workshop where spontaneity is used for Robert Burridge, a noted award-winning Industrial Designer who, after twenty-five years in the corporate world, focused his life to painting everyday. Burridge attributes his success to his education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, his stint as an adjunct professor at Cooper Union in New York City, and in 1966, his Fluxus art performances with Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Jim McWilliams and Charlotte Moorman.
His work hangs in permanent collections of international embassies, corporate galleries and art colleges. His solo museum exhibitions received positive attention, so he was invited to exhibit his paintings at the Smithsonian Folklife Circus Arts Festival in Washington, DC. Click Here To View Robert Burridge’s Website
Cost: $3,660 per person Single Supplement: $300
Our Travel Itinerary
November 30th - December 10th
Monday, November 30th
Tuesday, December 1st
Wednesday, December 2nd
Thursday, December 3rd
Friday, December 4th
Saturday, December 5th
Sunday, December 6th
Monday, December 7th
Tuesday, December 8th
Wednesday, December 9th
Thursday, December 10th
Arrival in Havana
Explore Havana by foot & classic auto
Paint Havana & learn the history of the cigar
Paint Havana & explore it’s history
Day trip to the breathtaking Viñales Valley
Travel from Havana to Trinidad
Explore Escambry by train
Paint Trinidad and enjoy Playa Ancon
More instruction from Bob in Trinidad
Travel from Trinidad to Havana
You can download a full version of the itinerary, complete with times and detailed descriptions of each destination here.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
*Before you register, please read Explore Amazing Places Terms and Conditions
Included in your Tour: 10 days, 9 nights at a unique luxury hotel as well as classic private homes ▪ Meals per itinerary, including tips ▪ Hotel Baggage handling and driver gratuities ▪ Deluxe motor coaches ▪ Excursions/entrance fees per itinerary
NOT Included: ▪ Airfare from your hometown to Havana, Cuba ▪ Airport baggage handling tips ▪ Alcohol or personal room charges ▪ Guide tip (when we provide a guide we recommend $3 - $5 per person) ▪ Travel Visa
Explore Amazing Places Tour: $3660 per person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $300 per person
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Secure Your Travel Visa
Travel to Cuba requires that you secure a tourist visa. This is a simple process and easy to facilitate. You can purchase the visa online through Cuba Travel Services. The total cost of this Visa is $85.00 and you should receive it within just a couple of days. When selecting the OFAC category, be sure to select, “Support for the Cuban people” from the drop down menu. Also, you’ll want to select “Havana” from the Cuban Province drop down. Be sure to read the details listed in the description at the bottom of the page and don’t hesitate to call Cuba Travel Service with any questions you might have.