Dear Friend of The Nation,
Join us as we travel to Havana, Cuba and surrounding towns on September 26 for a truly unique experience specially curated for fellow Nation travelers. Recent and historic changes in US policy toward the island nation promise to make this a particularly inspiring and extraordinary time to experience the people, politics, culture, and history of Cuba in a way few ever have before.
Our week long itinerary will include museum tours with eminent art and cultural historians; seminars and lectures featuring renowned Cuban economists, government officials, community activists, physicians, and urban planners; a meeting and discussion with the Cuban Five, the intelligence agents considered national heroes after spending many years imprisoned in US jails; exclusive concerts with popular jazz artists, troubadours, and folk musicians; performances by students of Cuba’s internationally acclaimed ballet institutes; visits to artist’s colonies and studios; guided tours of Old Havana, the Latin American Medical School, and the University of Havana; and visits to many other inspiring locales and events.
The group will stay for six nights at the famed, four-star NH Capri Hotel La Habana, located just minutes from Old Havana and just a block from the the Malecón, a broad esplanade and seawall which stretches five miles along the Cuban coast. We’ll also travel to the scenic Viñales Valley on the western end of the island where we will spend one night with a Cuban host family at their “casa particulare” (private home), which will offer an opportunity to closely interact with residents of the town. While in Viñales, we will have lunch on an organic farm, explore the region’s limestone formations, and learn about the tobacco fields in this province that produce the world’s finest cigars.
Our American Airlines chartered flight departs from Tampa to Havana’s historic José Martí International Airport on September 26 and returns on October 3.
While travelling under The Nation’s license issued by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control to promote people-to-people contact, you will be accompanied by Cuba expert and longtime Nation contributor Peter Kornbluh. A former professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and currently the director of the Cuba Documentation Project at George Washington University, Peter is the author of many books on Cuba, including the recently published and widely acclaimed Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana. His articles have been published in Foreign Policy, The New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many other journals and newspapers.
In addition, your hosts will include Charles Bittner, The Nation’s academic liaison, and Collin Laverty, author of the recently released book Cuba's New Resolve: Economic Reform and Its Implications for US Policy. Collin has visited the island over 100 times, frequently guiding members of the US Congress and their staffs on official fact-finding missions.
The all-inclusive cost of this weeklong tour is $5,550 / $5,950 per person (double/single occupancy) and includes round-trip chartered airfare from Tampa to Havana, six nights at the four-star NH Hotel Capri La Habana, one evening at a private residence in Viñales, airport transfers, health and evacuation insurance, Cuban visas, all ground transportation within Cuba, guided tours, seminars, lectures, visits to Cuba’s preeminent museums, private concerts, dance performances, most of your meals, and many other captivating activities and events.
SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED – SO PLEASE REGISTER WITHOUT DELAY!
Additional details and the itinerary may be found at TheNation.com/Cuba
To register for the trip, CLICK HERE
Scan and email registration forms to Charles Bittner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can mail your registration forms to 33 Iriving Place, 8th Fl., New York, New York, 10003, or fax to (212) 982-9000, attention: Loren Lynch
For further information contact Charles Bittner at email@example.com, or call (617) 833-1435.
Travel to Cuba is authorized under The Nation’s OFAC license #CT-2104-307579-1