22461
Cuba
Cuba Today: People and Society: Havana & Cienfuegos
Discover the unique social and cultural heritage of Cuba as you enjoy a musical performance, converse with locals in Cienfuegos and celebrate Havana’s 500th anniversary in 2019.
Rating (4.9)
Program No. 22461RJ
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8 days
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4.9 Average
Kathy
(5)

Our trip to Cuba was a wonderful learning experience and opportunity to learn about this close-by neighbor. Program was comprehensive, varied, and informative. Guides and lecturers were first class! 3 cultural activities( danc performance, chamber orchestra, and vocal group) were all outstanding. Food is plentiful but less varied than in Us. Service is generally good but spotty at times. Food quality is sometimes good and sometimes less so due to limitations of Cuban economy and system. We had a great time!

Connie
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Cuba is our neighbor. This is a comprehensive and illuminating picture of the culture and survival skills of its people. It is also an opportunity to present a picture to the Cubans of our culture.

Carolyn
(5)

Cuba was a terrific experience thanks to the expertise of our guides and the educational activities presented during the program

Colleen
(5)

My first solo trip! Fantastic experience! Our group leader, James Fitch, did an amazing job and our local guide, Alejandro Anido, was extremely knowledgeable about Cuba and answered our many, many questions with great detail and enthusiasm. This made Cuba come alive for us! Fun and interesting participants and I made new friends! I’m already planning my next Road Scholar trip!

Gennie
(5)

Cuba Today:people and society is educational and fun, we’ve made new friendships.

Ann
(5)

Our 8 day trip to Cuba was exceptional. I have returned with a new understanding of this country which fulfilled a lifelong dream for my husband.

Nick
(5)

Great trip! Recommend it highly! Very informatively!

Joy
(4)

Concise and well thought out tour of Cuban highlights. The guest performances were outstanding. Amazing Cuban culture of music and dance. Not an active tour, some walking on cobblestones.

David
(5)

Great way to experience the culture and life of Cuba, with well informed guides, great lectures and high quality arts. A friendly and interesting place to visit!

Bernice
(5)

This trip far exceeded my expectations! We were able to see the beauty of Cuba and her people in ways that could only be appreciated by direct contact with the people in their actual work/play spaces.

David
(5)

This trip exceeded expectations. The cost is much less than comparable programs. The people to people interactions and cultural experiences were amazing and very memorable-much better than routine sightseeing. I hadn't really been looking forward to those so was pleasantly surprised. The lectures likewise were really high quality. Cuba is great for a week. This was our first Road Scholar trip but we plan to take more.

Nancy
(2)

Cuba was amazing, unfortunately our trip organizers were well organized, well informed or enthusiastic.

Elisabeth
(5)

Excellent program to a place more Americans need to understand. Don't hesitate!

Gianfranco
(5)

We feel that we acquired an understanding of Cuba past, present and future which would not have been possible without the rich tapestry of educational and experiential opportunities woven into this program by Road Scholar.

Glenda
(5)

I’m not a traveler but Cuba intrigues me and this trip gave me a wonderful introduction to an amazing place. I hope I am a better and more understanding person because of this experience. I have great confidence that Road Scholar will take good care of me on my journey, see that I am exposed to interesting new ideas and return me safely.

Lonnie
(5)

It is very interesting and educational to utilize the Road Scholar organization for traveling. especially if it going somewhere for the first time.

Rita
(5)

I have just returned from a delightful and educational Road Scholar trip to Havana and Cienfuegos! A trip to Cuba should be on every traveler's "bucket list"! Rita Champagne

Sandra
(5)

This was a very informative and interesting program. I learned a lot about the country, the people and the history. I highly recommend.

Marcia
(5)

Our leaders, the expert speakers, the field trips to meet Cubans, all combined to provide us with an understanding of this wonderful country and people. Loved it.

Tom
(5)

Cuba is not like other Latin American countries. Go now!

Rodger
(5)

Our trip to Cuba was very enlightening and extremely worthwhile. Taking and interacting with Cuban people again reinforced the feeling as to how much we are alike and and share similar values.

Joan
(5)

Our trip -Cuba Today:People and Society: Havana to Cienfuegos was one of the best trips we have taken. Our lodgings were excellent, our tour leaders were amazing, and the country people were extremely friendly. We would certainly look into another Road Schlolar trip in the near future. J W Vermont

Maureen
(5)

The program gave a wonderful overview of life in Cuba today and the events over it's history that shaped it

Tobi
(5)

We were surprised and delighted by our amazing experience traveling through Cuba with Road Scholar. The education we received gave us a much better understanding of the history we read before the trip. Even though we were only there for 7 days, I feel we saw a great deal of the country seeing city and countryside, large cities and small. Our guide was wonderful and greatly enhanced our trip. We met so many different types of Cubans, old and young, musicians, artists, workers and entrepreneurs. It was a wonderful experience.

Marina
(5)

I would highly recommend this program. If you are interested in Exploring Cuba, look into traveling to Cuba via Road Scholar. This is my 10th trip with Road Scholar. I started when it was Elderhostel then it was Exploritas for a short time and now Road Scholar.

Tinky
(5)

The Person -to- Person Cuba trip with Road Scholar is not to be missed! It is one of the most educational and eye opening trips I have ever taken and in this day and age of divisiveness, a trip like this helps to keep us all connected in our world. The guides were excellent at making sure everyone was well taken care of and all questions answered. You will get a true flavor of Cuba by meeting the people - all ages and educational backgrounds. You will talk with the children, dancers, artists, seniors, musicians and the list goes on. This is a wonderful - life changing experience not to be missed!!!

Judith
(5)

I would recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in learning more about Cuban culture, history, government, etc. A wonderful experience.

Janet
(5)

A great program that provides a fascinating look at a close neighbor caught in a time warp because of economic hardships. We saw that the Cuban people embrace a vibrant culture that, even with their struggles, is alive with color, movement, and infectious sounds.

Angela
(5)

We Judy finished a Road Scholar tour to Cuba, I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to go to Cuba, it was very educational and a lot of fun.

Linda
(5)

Visiting Cuba could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shouldn't be missed. The culture, history, and beauty of the island are unique. The grand plazas, the vintage houses and autos, and the abundance of nature are like no other. Visit Cuba now!

Maria
(5)

Cuba and its people was much more interesting than any visit tour that deals with an ordinary visit. Interacting with Cubans of all ages was educational and rewarding

Hazel
(5)

A thoroughly delightful program of exposure to the Cuban history, culture, people, and politics through a balance of actually being there in combination with discussions/lectures.

Carol
(5)

Have been on many trips, many countries, and this was the very best. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip,

Charles
(5)

Wonderful experience, Road Scholar! Keep up the great work!

Harvey
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

We went on one of the Cuba trips: Cienfuegos to Havana. If you are interested in an educational experience, this is the perfect tour for you. It marries a look at the destination from a historical and tourist point of view with and artistic and cultural experience. I particularly liked the experience of the guide and group leader which was given to us during bus travel, the talks by experts in a particular area, the performances, and the chance to meet with some young people to hear their experiences.

Nora
(5)

Cienfuegos to Havana was an awesome experience! Having always traveled independently, we weren't sure we would like traveling with a group. We loved it, and agreed there would truly have been no other way to see and do as much as we did in Cuba had we tried to plan things on our own. Road Scholar's program is well thought-out, very interactive, and very educational. If you are a lifelong learner and you love learning about other cultures, this trip is not to be missed! We especially liked starting in Cienfuegos and then going on to Havana - that eased us into the culture and allowed us to see a smaller city first. One very memorable moment: swimming in the Bay of Pigs! Cross that one off the bucket list!

Mary
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Fantastic trip. Cameron and Hector were terrific! Very informative and eye opening. It would be interesting to compare USA views to Cuban views on certain topics that were raised. Would it be okay to have a little more down time on this trip? Also a lighter lunch? Thanks again for a wonderful experience. A++

Sue
(5)

This trip changed our perception of Cuba today. It gave us a chance to see and hear the Cuban perspective. We had a wonderful experience. Cuba is a country of wonderful people, and interesting culture and history. Our Road Scholar guide and the local guide truly enhanced the program.

Monica
(5)

This program is a great introduction to Cuba, If, like me, you are interested in learning about a country which is so close to us, but about which we know so little.

Isobel
(5)

My lifelong dream of visiting Cuba has finally been fulfilled and my trip exceeded all expectations thanks to Road Scholar!

Janet
(5)

Thoroughly enjoyed this program, having had a combination of excellent Road Scholar Group Leader Cheryl, Cuban guide Guillermo, and driver Colina. Advantageous to start in Cienfuegos before heading to the faster pace of Havana. A wide range of activities provided a good introduction to current and historic life in Cuba.

Judi
(5)

What an amazing trip to Cuba ! This was truly the experience of a lifetime. Road Scholars has put together a perfect mix of sights, activities, education, art and history to keep the mind, body and soul happy. Food, wine and friendship made the trip even better. I am looking forward to my next Road Scholar trip as soon as I can decide where I want to go.

Andrei
(5)

Cuba is 90 miles away from US and a world apart. This program is an eye opener on the life, aspirations and possibilities in each of these places. From the lectures, to "all american" car rides, to sightseeing, to food and mostly music and dance, the tour was most enjoyable from my previous experience.

Carol
(5)

I couldn't be happier with our recent experience in Cuba! Choosing Road Scholar for our journey was one of the best travel decisions we ever made. Our group leader was knowledgeable and professional. Her ability to nurture the group, impart information and keep us on schedule without feeling rushed was impressive. We were provided opportunities to learn from local citizens who represented many professions and walks of life. Thank you!






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