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Paint Cuba with Bob Burridge

Paint Cuba with

Bob Burridge


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

Havana Departures


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

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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.

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