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Program #20437RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
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Edward from Roseville, CA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
Cuba has an interesting history, hard-working people who are very resilient, a population that is anti-xenophobic, and thousands of old American cars. We enjoyed the multiple people-to-people opportunities to meet and discuss with various groups of professionals, students, entrepreneurs, merchants, and retirees where we were able to ask questions and in some cases provide information about ourselves. We heard many wonderful musical and dance performances, saw some awesome art, enjoyed the delicious meals we were served, and found the lectures informative. This tour is one of our top RS tours of the ten we have completed so far. Our RS program leader and local guide were both exceptional and very helpful.

Roger from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
You learn from the experts. The people who talked to our group about religion in Cuba and Cuban/American relations were interviewed on the Today Show and Andrea Mitchell Reports the week after they met with us. We got the news first! Wonderful trip!

Deborah from Oak Park, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/13/15 - 01/21/15
This is an introduction to the complexity that is Cuba. It's a trip that is fascinating, lively, engaging, and so satisfying that we hope to return.

Lucille from Boca Raton, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/06/15 - 01/14/15
The spirit of the Cuban people, displayed in their artistic, political, entreprenurial skills, and daily struggles, pervades their society. That spirit conveyed through people to people contacts, surrounded me, a privilege to witness, learn, and share with fellow travelers, led by two expert and compassionate guides. gr

Mary Ann from Madison, NJ Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/06/15 - 01/14/15
This trip is about as good as it gets. Go if you have not reached a decision yet. We are at an historical point with our neighbor , Cuba , and I have a much better understanding . Leadership was unbiased and comprehensive.

Dan from Lewes, DE Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/09/14 - 12/17/14
Our Dec. 9-17th tour group found Cuba to be a land of cars, cigars, local cuisine, lively music and warm, friendly and resilient people. Our program was very well planned and our tour leader and guide, (Coqui & Jose Luis), were top notch. Our lectures and hands-on visits & interactions were thought provoking & heartwarming. This trip was both educational as well as recreational. Many of us felt that the visit was a trip back in time to our younger days and youth. While there, you'll discover that the "antique" cars are a way of life and not just a tourist attraction. The food was varied and you'll be amazed at the size of the lobster tail, if it is available. The hotels offered "Old World" charm and flavor as well as nostalgia of past celebrities who stayed at the Hotel Naccional. I would recommend that if you want to see Cuba, see it now before revitalization and new development start occurring at an accelerated pace. This program was a good value and it also gave us an opportunity to hear the historic announcement of the resuming of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba while we were there. Both the Cuban people and our group were elated but as you'll learn during the lectures, there are sometimes consequences with progress. Visit soon if possible!

Susan from Plainsboro, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 12/09/14 - 12/17/14
The best review I could write were the attributes listed in your survey. This was my first Road Scholar trip and I would highly recommend, and have, the Cuba trip to anyone who would ask.

Barbara from Hudson, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/09/14 - 12/17/14
I strongly encourage anyone with curiosity about Cuba (or current events) to take this trip as soon as possible. Cuba is beautiful beyond words, and I fear its charm and character are going to be under pressure (or perhaps "under attack" says it better) to change before long. Right now, it's lovely and gracious, with no tacky fast-food chains or same-same restaurants or motel chains on every corner.

Crosby from Blacksburg, VA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 12/02/14 - 12/10/14
If you want a unique look into Cuba today, sign up for this great program.

Danette from Palm Coast, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
It was a great educational trip. Guierrmo was our guide as he was outstanding. His knowledge was outstanding. Be sure to bring sample items to give away, or things like pens or pencils. They are need in of all. Even tshirts for waiters or waitresses. we went on the 9 day, but the 15 day but be real interesting also. Try to get time to just get out and walk around yourself to see the city. Head to Sofia which is near The Nactional Hotel as they have great free music in the evening and only about a three block walk.

Carolyn from gary, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/04/14 - 11/12/14
Anyone who wants to understand the Cuban reality and the role of the United States in shaping Cuba's challenges should make this trip. You will come away with a profound respect for Cuba, its leadership and its people. You will also have to rethink just about everything you thought you knew about Cuba. Fresh eyes move us to enlightenment.

Simon from East Windsor, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
We went to Cuba with our 22 yr-old daughter. She might be unusual, but she obviously was not bothered by being surrounded by us old people and on occasion we watched as she "held court" sitting at the end of the dinner table and seemingly directing the discussion. With regard to going to that grey, murky, evil, commie, missile-laden land below Key West -- JUST GO!! It will wake you up! It is so unexpected. Remember, the rest of the world is trading with Cuba and tourism is the major part if its GDP. You will learn how and why it landed in the lap of the USSR, and how it is reentering the mainstream by cautiously reintroducing a market economy, as well as the price the USA is paying in not trading with our neighbor while the rest of the world is. Cuba is an advanced society in its culture, education, medical system and social safety-net. There is much to be learned.

Kendra from Shoreline, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
Cuba, via this tour, is well worth visiting. The time to go is now, Cuba is changing almost daily.

Sylvia from Germantown, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/14 - 11/19/14
What a great experience, it was much more than I expected to learn about the people and society of Cuba.

Stephen from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/21/14 - 10/29/14
This is more of a week long history/current events lesson than a sit-on-the-beach and drink a beer vacation. I wanted to learn about and better understand Cuba. It was exactly what I hoped for and more.

Patricia from Jensen Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
This was an amazing experience, thanks to the warm and friendly Cuban people and the superb Road Scholar guides. Our guide told us that in Cuba they say: where there is a problem, there is a mojito. We said: where there is a problem, there are Road Scholar guides Lana and Jose Luis, and they make everything turn out wonderfully well.

John from Saint Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
The people to Cuba program truly exceeded our expectations! Our tour leaders of Lana and Jose were 2 of the most caring, thorough, organized and fun people we have ever met on any other tours! Cuba now is a country that is changing, albeit very slowly, and to be able to experience it at this juncture in history is amazing!

Margaret from Newton, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/14 - 10/01/14
I had never been on a tour before and only to get to Cuba did I consider one. This trip exceeded all my expectations. It was relaxing and energizing every day all day.

Scott from Fort Worth, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/03/14 - 06/11/14
This trip by far exceeded my expectations. It was so well planned out and organized. The hotels and food was very good. The tour guide and tour leader worked very well together and answered all the questions. Great bus and bus driver. I am very happy that I took this trip and hope I can return with RS>

Julie from Blakehurst, Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/03/14 - 06/11/14
This program helps you not just to visit Cuba, but to understand it.

Terry from Tecumseh, KS Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
Just go! Cuba is fascinating and is at a historical crossroads. We learned so much and had a great time doing it. Talk about unplugging, the internet is very very limited - you can do it!

Freida from Charleston, SC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
RS trip to Cuba was an experience that stretched my mind and filled my heart through interaction with the Cuban people. I came away with a better understanding of the history and culture of Cuba and current US/Cuba relations. During our stay, we were treated to delightful performances by dancers, singers, & musicians along with visits to museums, paladars, artisan markets, and much more. The food and fellowship with our group is also a memory to treasure. I highly recommend this program.

Jean from Columbia, SC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
This program captures the essence of RS travels... it is only the beginning of my desire to know more about this country. Thanks to Marie Elena, our guide, who gave practical guidance and some itinerary tweaking to get us to all planned site visits. Great group of fellow travelers with pertinent observations and questions added to an unforgettable experience. Looking forward to future travels.

Hali from The Hills, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
The program was excellent with a great combination of learning Cuban history, culture and people and lots of fun. Our group leader and tour guide were outstanding. I also met a fine group of fellow travelers. The experience was unforgettable.

Lynda from Santa Clarita, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/15/14 - 04/23/14
If you have never considered going to Cuba ask yourself why. If you are not supportive of the country go there and see why you need to have another perspective on this issue.

Judy from Enterprise, AL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
I refer to this trip as my Cuban Adventure. My brain is filled up with so many things that I want to know more about. Where we stayed in Cienfuegos was an extremely peaceful place. I know there has been a lot of stress on the Cuban people for generations yet they seemed to be very happy overall. I hope to return to Cuban again.

Hilda from Cheltenham, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/28/14
For anyone who has ever wanted to visit Cuba you will not be disappointed by this trip. There is a wealth of information/education you will take away.

Robert from Washington, DC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
"Eye Opener" is the phrase that kept recurring, thought by ourselves and heard from others. The usual RS thoughtful and thorough approach to the experience made this both great fun and truly educational. Maria Elena Valdes, our guide, was a key to making it all both intense and relaxed. We did our own tour of Miami's "Little Havana" with David Del Rio before we left, which was really valuable and fun. He and his tour could be a prescribed part of this trip. A practical end note: although active, none of this trip exceeded the capacities of we two octogenarians.

James from Norfolk, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/21/14
This was a graduate course in "Cuba Today" compressed into an 8-day crash course. It was a wonderful educational experience.

Ruth from Pittsboro, NC Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 04/22/14 - 04/30/14

Joyce from Plano, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
The tour was delightful, with knowledgeable and fun RS guide who definitely earned her money on our trip. Local guides and the Cuban guide who accompanied our tour were friendly and shared freely about their country. Havana was exciting with a lot of history. Loved the classic cars and architecture. The People-to-People experiences with dance troupe, arts school, San Lazario hospital, elderly citizens who danced with us, paladares, swimming in the infamous Bay of Pigs at Playa Largo were highlights. People were very welcoming and friendly. Our hope is that relations between US and Cuba will open up in the near future. Thanks RS for a great tour - highly recommended to others.

Patricia from Santa Clarita, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/15/14 - 04/23/14
The Cuba trip to Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara was excellent - about 1/3 of our group were women traveling by themselves and we all had a wonderful time - we were just one big family of 24 that mixed and matched when doing before or after hours things like watching the sun rise or going to a late night entertainment in the hotel or the "on your own dinner". I will definitely use Road Scholar again and most likely go to Cuba again.The RS tour guide and the Cuba tour guide and bus driver were amazing.

Sandra from El Cerrito, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
This program will make you uncomfortably aware of how the United States has interfered with and played a major part in keeping Cuba in the state it is in. But seeing what Cuba as accomplished with so little resources is amazing, incredible, unbelievable. It will astound you!

Michael from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
I don't care if you have to sell your kidneys, you need to visit Cuba.

Judith from Homer, AK Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/17/14
I no longer receive program notices on the email except for the trips I actually sign up for. My first trip was determined from an email. I have tried to express that I no longer get he program emails but no one listens! Recently I heard a program on NPR telling us about how many trees that were cut for the advertising for Victoria's Secret! I'm thinking that Road Scholar must at least come in second for the amount of trees that are cut for the amount of paper advertising that I receive each week in the mail. Road Scholar needs to address this issue. It would help to cut some very expensive costs for publishing and mailing!

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Dear Judith, we have updated your preferences so that you will receive email updates but not catalogs or brochures. If you ever wish to update these preferences, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-454-5768 and we will be happy to assist!
George from Shawnee Mission, KS Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/01/14 - 04/09/14
I was a bit apprensive about this trip before going, because of all of the special arrangements even though we had been to Haiti 18 months before. All of my concerns were unfounded. All arrangements went absolutely smoothly. The entire trip was well planned, well conducted, interesting and enjoyable. All of our staff were most personable and attentive and extremely well informed. The things that stick in my mind are the informative lectures, the arts (especially the music) and the resourcefulness of the people in creating jobs to enhance their resources. I would recommend the trip to anyone who is interested in American History and Cuba's role in it.

William from Athens, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/08/14 - 04/16/14
The Cuba People to People program was excellent in every way. It was most informative and enjoyable, and our tour guide made the entire visit to Cuba a pleasure. In addition, the food was delicious and the entertainment provided by local musicians at each location was wonderful. We learned a lot during this short period, and made me want to enroll again for comparable trips to Cuba and other locations throughout the world.

Rebecca from West End, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/01/14 - 04/09/14
A great trip that took me out of my comfort zone and showed me a part of the world I really had no experience in.

Michael from Storrs, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
The tour that Cuqui and Guillermo provided was an informative, lively, entertaining, and fascinating glimpse of Cuba and its people. Each day was full of intriguing and stimulating visits with a variety of people, sites, and organizations, all designed to broaden and complicate whatever assumptions and preconceptions we might have had while, simultaneously revealing the very real problems and issues that the country endures.

Mary from Wichita Falls, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/01/14 - 04/09/14
I did't know Americans could go to Cuba before I learned about Road Scholar. I was excited just to be going to Cuba. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. Cuba is a beautiful country. I gained alot from the learning experiences, meeting Cuban people and hearing more about USA and Cuban relations from Cubans. It was a very active trip with little free time but I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on any of the activities we had. Seeing the dance company, the school for art and music and dance, hearing the choir, meeting Cuban people in their homes, swimming in the Bay of Pigs, the beautiful architecture, the old cars, visiting the senior center and that is just some of what we did. Go to Cuba.

Anne from Midlothian, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
This experience in Cuba was magical, thanks to our leader Cuqui, our Cuban guide Guillermo, our bus driver Rey, and my fellow travelers. All of them are the best. Our experience included expert lecturers who gave us a good overview of Cuba's history and current condition. It also provided a personal view of different parts of the country and delightful personal interactions with Cubans. Our visits with Cubans in various locations, such as homes, schools, restaurants, were so enjoyable and impressive. We talked, we laughed, we sang, we danced, we ate. We fell under the spell of the Cuban music, that I have always loved.

Karen from Mount Holly, VT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
Cuba had long been a subject of fascination for me, and I was worried that the trip would not live up to expectations. In fact, the Cuba Today trip exceeded every expectation. Our coordinator Cuqui was caring, knowledgeable and so well-known in Cuba that our trip was that much more delightful. Guillermo our tour guide was charming, thoughtful and open about life in his beautiful country. Our driver was a magician. The lectures, performances, meals and tours were fascinating, enriching and thought-provoking. As exhausted as I was at the end, it left me wanting more!

Anna from Montague, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/25/14 - 04/02/14
Cuba Today was a life changing trip for me. My world view was broadened thanks to the knowledge and kindness of our guide Cuqui and Guillermo and incredible speakers along the way.

Judy from Jensen Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/04/14 - 03/12/14
The Cuba trip is a must see and do. It will greatly increase our awareness of the Cuban situation. We look forward to seeing the country take on a more open status in the years to come.

Dennis from Sturgeon Bay, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/04/14 - 03/12/14
due to our group leaders, Cuqui and Hector , we were well informed , exposed and grew from our Cuban experience

Patricia from Menominee, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/11/14 - 02/19/14
The web site was marvelous. Very interactive. Except, I couldn't discover who was going to be on our group tour before we left for the trip.

Frances from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/18/14 - 03/27/14
Considering the current troubled relationship between the US and Cuba, the Cuban People to People tour is highly recommended. Exposure to Cuban people and outstanding lectures by University of Havana professors helped to clarify the Cuban position for me.

Emily from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/11/14 - 03/20/14
I would encourage everyone to take the trip,to Cuba. It was very enlightening , educational as well as fun. The participants were compatible, the guides extremely well informed, congenial and helpful. The opportunity to visit and see first hand various parts of the culture and economy was priceless. I also had the opportunity, while seeking the perfect espresso and café cubano, to practice español and spanglish with many people. Everyone was reactive to conversation both in English and Spanish. You will never regret this trip. The only regret would not taking it!

Carol from Bloomfield, CT Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/11/14 - 03/20/14
This program opened up a part of the world to me that I didn't know existed. It provides food for thought about socialism and capitalism; about the history of Cuba and Cuban-American relations; it allows face to face interactions with people in a third world economy sustaining first world culture.

Vivian from Laguna Woods, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/18/14 - 02/26/14
This trip exceeded our expectations. Our guides, Frederica and Alicia, were knowledgeable, gracious, cautious regarding our safety, and lots of fun. I ate my way through Cuba, especially enjoying papaya and mojitos! The music experiences, both dance and vocal, were outstanding. My favorite city is CienFuegos. It is great that we can now visit this "Pearl of the South." Vivian Johnson

Roberta from St Helena Is, SC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/18/14 - 02/26/14
If you want to learn about the people of Cuba and their take on the political, social, and economic situation in which they currently find themselves, this is a very good program for you. What I came away with was a clearer understanding that the government of Cuba and the people of Cuba are not quite the same thing.

Susan from Minnetonka, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
A wonderful adventure! Very well-run and well-organized trip, and far more eye-opening than most expected. Federica is an exceptional tour leader -- funny, warm, caring, and accommodating. Guide Ilen is a walking encyclopedia of history and culture! A lot is changing in Cuba, but the development and infra-structure challenges remain immense. Do read up on the current situation and the hero status of Che Guevara! Go !

Annette from Surfside, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/04/14 - 02/12/14
For anyone interested in history, current events, politics, music and art, this is an experience of a lifetime. Our neighbors, so close and yet so far, share a great deal with us. Visiting the island whose destiny has been shaped by the decades-long US embargo is a top notch lesson in citizenship. Don't miss the Cuba on the brink of great change. See it now so you can have a better appreciation of the inevitable and dramatic changes in the near future,

Linda from Lansing, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/05/14
Absolutely loved this program. Our guides Sergio and Jose were the best! they were kind and caring for our group with older individuals. A wonderful learning experience.

Steven from Manchester, VT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/28/14 - 02/05/14
Our trip to Cuba was one of the most interesting and informative of the many we have taken throughout the world over the past 20 years. I cannot recommend it too highly.

J. David from Old Greenwich, CT Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
This program lives up to the tradition we have known at Road Scholar. That is, good value for your money, good lecturers, educated fellow travelers, and a very busy schedule.

Martha from Newburyport, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
Our first guided tour of any kind was last week's Cuba trip. It was fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed the speakers, the accommodations, and our fellow travelers were a delight!

Jean from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
Cuba Today: People and Society #20437 was my first experience with Road Scholar...but not my last! Lecturers on Cuban affairs were intelligent and informative. Accommodations were more that I expected. And we became a cohesive group under the calm and capable tour leadership of Louis Gabriell Bideau.

Robert from Palm Harbor, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
My wife and I agree that our trip to Cuba with Road Scholar was definitely one of the best travel experiences in our lifetimes. We thoroughly enjoyed interacting with our fellow Scholars and came away from the trip with a much deeper and better understanding of Cuban society and culture. The icing on the cake was a visit to Cuba Libro, a bookstore/coffee shop operated by an American journalist who lives in Havana with her Cuban husband. The bookstore focuses on books and magazines in English. It appears the locals are responding in a very positive way and are willing to share their individual stories with visitors to Cuba. We spent almost an hour in conversation with a fine young Cuban engineer, for example. Overall, the Road Scholar program was like a post-graduate course served with great food and entertainment.

Susan from Wellesley, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
The Road Scholar trip to Cuba: Culture and People is filled with outstanding lectures, interesting and meaningful experiences and interactions with student and professional dance and musical groups as well as visits to a farmers' market, historical architectural sites. Our organizational and local tour leaders were exceptional.

Barbara from Solana Beach, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
This Cuba trip was the best trip I've ever taken! It had everything: informative lectures, art, dance, singing, great food,wonderful guides and a perfect amount of walking.

Linda from St Augustine, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/21/14 - 01/29/14
This program was a life changing experience. The days were packed with exactly what the program promised, a people to people experience. The Cuban people are loving and welcoming of the attention of American people. This opportunity is a two way street for human kindness and understanding. The pace is exhausting, although no one activity is too strenuous. Our RoadScholar leader, Luis Gabriel, is one in a million. The Cuban based tour guide was not at the standard we have learned to expect from RoadScholar. If it were not for Luis, the program could have been a train wreck, but he was able to sustain the usual excellent level of RoadScholar. My conclusion is that interest in Cuba has grown so much that the provider of Cuban guides is having to scrape the barrel to provide people. We had highly professional content providers, each one a star in his or her own field of knowledge. One of the best was an unexpected delight - - - -the fellow who gave us a tour of the Necropolis (national cemetery) ---- now, whoever can make cemeteries funny and entertaining is truly a star! He looked like Barack Obama. The food was incredible; I may have a bias as I was raised in Miami and learned to love Cuban food. Mojitos at every meal (free); what could be better? If you go, you will be lucky to get Luis.

Carol from Southport, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/14/14 - 01/22/14
See Cuba before it becomes another tourist island like the rest of them in the Caribbean. The city of Havana is still in it's historic phase but it slowly becoming modernized. The Hotel Nacional was the highlight of my visit. Built in the 1930's, it has had it's share of famous guest s like Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Winston Churchill, Robert Redford, and hundreds more. This hotel has beautiful rooms, swimming pools, cabaret, restaurants, internet, bars, and much much more. I would rate it 5 out of 5 in the category of historic hotels in the world.

Maurice from Hingham, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/14/14 - 01/22/14
An excellent way to learn what is the current situation of the Cubans

Tena Rose from North Haledon, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 01/14/14 - 01/22/14
If you want to see Cuba, travel with Road Scholar. 11 out of 10 stars. Could not say enough great things about our leader, Maria, and guide, Hector. They are the best in the business.

Sam from Fairfield, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/07/14 - 01/15/14
Go! It is an eye opening experience! We loved it,

Elske from Lenox, MA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 01/07/14 - 01/15/14
A visit to Cuba with Road Scholar is an eye-opening experience, especially for those with an interest in world affairs.

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