The hotel is a 10 minute drive from the airport and offers a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. To call the shuttle upon arrival at the airport: On the 2nd Level / Departure Level, go to the nearest outside door and identify the Door number. Call the hotel on (305) 261-3800 and tell them your location. The shuttle will come and pick you up upon request.
Upon arrival in Havana, meet your Cuban Study Leader who will provide local history and knowledge throughout the program. Visit the famous Revolution Square in Havana and learn about the monumental events that have taken place there. This is a great opportunity to take a group picture.Lunch: A light meal is planned at a Paladar (privately owned restaurant.) Private Enterprise: Learn the restaurant owner’s story and how he sources his fresh supplies.Afternoon: Depart on an overview of Havana's sites to get a sense of the city. See the capitol, the Malecón – Havana’s seafront promenade, U.S. Interest Section, La Rampa, and Havana University.
People to People Connection: Meet with local photographers and discuss their inspirations. Late afternoon arrival at the hotel. An orientation of the Hotel Nacional’s sprawling property shows you the services as well as the Hall of Fame, where famous past guests such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Eva Gardner, John Wayne and many more are immortalized.Dinner: In the hotel.Evening: At leisure.Lodging: Hotel Nacional de CubaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner