23508
Cuba
Signature City Havana
Immerse yourself in the colorful culture of Havana, discovering historic plazas, complicated history and distinct architecture while celebrating the city’s 500th anniversary in 2019.
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Program No. 23508RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,849

At a Glance

Embark on an extraordinary urban adventure as you get to know Cuba’s people, culture and history through its capital city. Celebrate Havana’s 500th anniversary in 2019 with the locals as you discover the city and venture to the outskirts for a taste of rural life. Learn about Cuba’s revolutionary history at the Capital Building and the Museum of the Revolution. Enjoy people-to-people interactions with local artists, domino players, community organizers and more as you step back in time in the colonial streets of Havana.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Flex
Flex
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain an intimate understanding about life in Cuba – politically and culturally – as you meet local artists, students, dancers and farmers.
  • Learn about urban planning in Havana from a local architect and explore its four plazas on foot with an expert instructor.
  • Uncover Cuba’s political history during an exploration of the Capitol Building and Museum of the Revolution, as well as a lecture on U.S.-Cuban relations.
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Carlos Alzugaray Treto
Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto is a Cuban diplomat, educator and writer. Between 1961 and 1996 he was a diplomat with the Cuban Foreign Service, then served as a regular lecturer on current international affairs, Cuban Foreign Policy and on European political developments at the University of Havana and other Cuban higher learning institutions. He has published four books and has received the Cuban equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. At present he is a member of the Cuban Union of Writers and other civil society organizations.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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