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DEPARTURE DATES

2017 - Nov. 16 & 30; Dec. 7, 21 & 28

2018 - Jan. 11 & 25; Feb. 22; Mar. 8; Apr. 5 & 19; May 3, 17 & 31;

Aug. 23; Sep. 6 & 20; Oct 4 & 18; Nov 8 & 22; Dec 6, 20 & 27

(*)Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and a minimum of 18 full

paying passengers. Single supplements available on request.

Note: Price does not include round trip air fare to Havana. Scheduled round trip

flights are now available from your hometown to Havana. Call for further

information.

ACCOMMODATIONS

City Nights Hotel

Havana 4 Melia Cohiba

unique opportunity to visit Hostal Conde de Villanueva on an optional

excursion. Here you can enjoy an exquisite Cuban cigar in one of the

property’s special smoking rooms named after famed tobacco

plantations and decorated with cigar related art as its main motif.

(L,D)

DAY 2

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FRI

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HAVANA

After breakfast at your hotel, we will depart to

the province of Pinar del Rio and the picturesque Viñales Valley

abundant with lush greenery, mountains, tobacco fields, and palm

trees. Here we will visit the acclaimed Finca Wilfredo, a working

tobacco plantation where you will see up-close the entire tobacco

cultivating process including the drying of the tobacco leaves that are

used to make some of the world’s best Cuban cigars. After a walking

tour of the tobacco farm, enjoy time with the tobacco plantation’s

workers and learn the old world way of hand rolling a cigar before

trying some of their homegrown cigars and sharing a meal together.

After lunch, we return to Havana and head to the Bocoy rum factory

for a private tasting experience of Cuban rum. This evening a

delicious Cuban meal awaits you at a local paladar then you have

time on your own to discover Havana’s lively nightlife and irresistible

music at virtually every turn. (B,L,D)

DAY 3

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SAT

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HAVANA

Your ultimate Cuban cigar people-to-people

program continues today with visits to Partagás cigar factory built in

1845, where they make the Partagás brand, of course, along with

Bolivar, La Gloria Cubana, Ramón Allones and Quai D’orsay cigars as

the mother factory for those brands; and to La Corona cigar factory

where such cigar brands as Hoyo de Monterrey, Punch, Flor de Cano,

San Cristóbal de la Habana, and Por Larrañaga cigar brands are

rolled. Next along the day’s adventures you will head to Cojimar, a

small fishing town in East Havana known as a favorite spot by Ernest

Hemmingway and place where he docked his boat, Pilar. In Cojimar,

the paladar Café Ajiaco awaits where you will enjoy a workshop on

“Cigar and Wine Pairing” as well as a flavorful lunch in this celebrated

private eatery. This evening, the excitement continues with an

unforgettable dinner at Café Habana and Buena Vista Social Club

performance that is sure to get your hips moving to some lively Cuban

salsa rhythms. (B,L,D)

DAY 4

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SUN

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HAVANA

After breakfast depart for old Havana, a

UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the area's four main plazas as

you stroll along its cobblestone streets hearing insightful facts from

an area expert in old Havana’s history and architecture. Learn about

the challenges of renovating the city’s exquisite historic buildings,

and see some of the area’s elegant restorations. Next it’s on to the

Havana Club rum museum where the entire rum making process

unfolds before your eyes – from the place where the barrels are made

and the presses to the sugar depot, the fermentation and filtration

areas, the aging process, and finally blending and bottling. Here you

can partake in a rum-tasting experience and take-in the live music

performed by a traditional Cuban trio that sets a perfect ambiance for

enjoyment. After sipping on Cuba’s national drink, an inspired and

flavorful lunch awaits at a local paladar. Later a visit to the Italian-

style mansion, Casa de la Amistad or “House of friendship,” is a

Smoking a cigar

Classic Car with havana buildings in the background

picture-perfect setting for a Cigar rolling Workshop with live Cuban

music playing in the back-drop. The landmark Hotel Nacional

welcomes you for drinks in the “Bar de la fama,” frequented over its

time-honored history by world-famous celebrities from Winston

Churchill and frank Sinatra to John Wayne and countless others.

Moments to cherish continue tonight with a farewell dinner at a local

paladar. (B,L,D)

DAY 5

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MON

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HAVANA TO USA

After breakfast transfer to the airport

for your return flight to the USA with memories to share and cigars to

enjoy as you reminisce about your dream experience in Cuba, home

of the world’s best cigars ! (B)

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner

The included features for this program can be found on page 5. Tour

includes 12 meals: Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 4 dinners with a

cocktail and wine