Havana, Cuba Tour

Experience Cuba and discover for yourself why this enigmatic Caribbean island creates such a compelling narrative.
Location:
Cuba
Dates:
23-28 January 2022
Price:
$2750 per person

Havana, Cuba Tour

Experience Cuba and discover for yourself why this enigmatic Caribbean island creates such a compelling narrative. Cuba is an exhilarating feast for the senses! Intriguing architecture, beautiful classic cars dotting the streets, world-famous drinks and cigars, festive entertainment, and warm locals who genuinely love hosting contribute to the amazing atmosphere. While you may not consider a tropical island as a place steeped with Jewish tradition, Cuba was once the hub of Caribbean Jewish life. The history of the Cuban Jews stretches back to 1492. It is believed that Marranos (Spanish Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism) accompanied Columbus on his voyage, making Jews some of the first Europeans to set foot on the island. Hear and see the fascinating story of Cuba’s Jews, while soaking in everything this exotic destination has to offer! Cuba’s authentic flair and lively spirit are felt throughout every corner of Havana’s vibrant streets and breathtaking natural sites.

With Kosher Travelers it's not just a vacation - it's a lifelong experience

At Kosher Travelers, we’re passionate about travel. Like you, we believe in opening yourself up to new experiences and breathtaking vistas that will forever expand who you are and how you see the world.

Discover… That’s why we put so much care into giving our customers not just a vacation but a life-changing experience. On a Kosher Travelers tour, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment.

Enrich... We know what’s important to you. You want not just memorable, but meaningful. A pampering, deluxe, full-sensory experience that also has depth and spirituality. That’s why we bring the Jewish dimension to our tours, wherever in the world they are and provide the highest level of kashrut and all the amenities required for the kosher traveler.

Connect... Most importantly, when you travel with Kosher Tours, you travel with family. We take pride in creating a family dynamic among our group members. Lifelong friendships have been formed on our tours!

Come experience for yourself the magic of a Kosher Travelers Tour!

Discover. Enrich. Connect. And give yourself the gift of a lifetime.

Day
Date
Location
Departure / Arrival Time 
Sunday
Arrival, Plaza de La Revolución and Cañonazo
Arrival approximately 1:45pm
Monday
La Habana Vieja
Departure 9:00am
Tuesday
Jewish Cemetery, Hemmingway, and the City Sights
Departure 9:00am
Wednesday
Cuban Jewry, Classic Cars, Rum and Shopping
Departure 9:00am
Thursday
Art, Cigars and Jewish Sites
Departure 9:00am
Friday
Return home
Departure 9:00am
Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday: Arrival, Plaza de La Revolución and Cañonazo

  • Welcome! Check-in and enjoy the hotel facilities. Relax with a complimentary mojito.
  • Gourmet dinner.

Day 2, Monday: La Habana Vieja

  • Tour of Old Havana.
  • Learn history at Museo de la Revolución (Museum of The Revolution), where world events are told from the Cuban point of view.
  • Visit Hotel Raquel and the Orthodox Synagogue – Adath Israel.
  • Enjoy a packed lunch at Plaza Vieja.
  • Step back in time in the legendary Hemingway hang out and relax with a drink.
  • Visit Bodeguita del Medio.
  • Tour Hotel Ambos Mundos.
  • Dinner and speaker.
  • Following dinner, visit the iconic Hotel Nacional de Cuba, a seaside hotel frequented by the rich and famous, and the best place in the city to enjoy a cigar by the water.

Day 3, Tuesday: Jewish Cemetery, Hemingway, and the City Sights

  • View history in the Jewish cemetery.
  • Visit Finca Vigía, the historical Cuban home of Ernest Hemingway.
  • Partake of a packed lunch at Finca Vigía.
  • Tour by bus of the famous Malecón seawall, the Vedado district, and the Miramar district.
  • Drive through El Bosque de La Habana, a national park in the Nuevo Vedado area. 
  • Following dinner, watch Tropicana, Cuba’s world-renowned cabaret show.

Day 4, Wednesday: Cuban Jewry, Classic Cars, Rum, and Shopping

  • Hear the story of a “Jewban.”
  • Step inside the Sephardic Synagogue.
  • Tour the Havana Club Rum Museum to learn the history of rum in Cuba (includes delicious samples).
  • Visit the Almacenes de San Jose where you can purchase local crafts, artwork, and souvenirs.
  • Ride American vintage convertibles.
  • Dinner, followed by a visit to the trendy Fábrica de Arte Cubano (F.A.C), a popular nightspot for drinking, live music, dance, art, and cinema.

Day 5, Thursday: Art, Cigars, and Jewish Sites

  • Feast your eyes in Fusterlandia, a unique art neighborhood covered in mosaic tile.
  • Hear the history of tobacco in Cuba and join a cigar rolling demonstration where you can build your own selection.
  • Visit the studio of the artist who created the world-famous sculpture of Che Guevara, an icon of the Cuban Revolution.
  • Visit El Patronato (Beth Shalom) Conservative Synagogue, followed by Mincha/Maariv service at the shul and youth dancing.
  • Farewell Cuban dinner followed by live music and dancing.

Day 6, Friday: Return Home

  • Fly home

Optional: Post Tour Shabbat in Miami- for details visit www.theshul.org/touristinfo.

What's included?
  • Three delicious kosher meals per day, including packed lunches for day tours.
  • A complete touring itinerary with a local English-speaking guide.
  • Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned coach bus.
  • Kosher Traveler’s exclusive program and a complete Shabbat program (see itinerary below for details).
  • All entrance fees for sites on the tour itinerary.
  • 4.5-star rated accommodations.

What's not included?

  • International flights - please be in contact with Ronnie Abramson of Ambassador Tours regarding special pricing for international flights to get to the tour's meeting point. Ronnie can be reached at +972-50-531-4500 or roni@ambassadortours.co.il,
  • Travel insurance - comprehensive travel & health insurance is compulsory.
  • Tips for local guides and service providers, $10 per person/per day.
  • Entry visa if required.
Kashrut information

All meals are under the strict kosher supervision of Rabbi Berel Simpser bsimpser@gmail.com and Kashrus Supervising agency www.ikmehadrin.com. Our tour offers a delicious and authentic dining experience, complete with Cuban tropical drinks such as mojitos, Cuba Libre, daiquiri, and piña colada.


Flight information & insurance
  • Kosher Travelers recommends Egert & Cohen Insurance for your Travel, Health, Luggage & COVID-19 insurance needs. You may contact Tali +972-2-622-7999 ext. 125 or 052-769-9406 or tali@egertcohen.co.il. You may also sign up for insurance online at https://www.egertcohen.co.il/travel/signup-kosher-travel.asp.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance covering trip cancellation and medical emergencies is mandatory at the time of reservation.
  • The arrangements and cost of International flights to get to the tour are not included with your reservation. Please be in contact with Ronnie Abramson of Ambassador Tours regarding special pricing for international flights to get to the tour's meeting point. Ronnie can be reached at +972-50-531-4500 or roni@ambassadortours.co.il.
  • If the tour is canceled because a minimum number of participants was not reached, you will receive a FULL refund.

What kind of crowd should I expect?

The common denominator of our clients is Shomer Shabbat and kashrut. There are no religious level criteria to join our tours, cruises, or hotel programs and we won't ask you any questions about your religious observance. We attract a diverse group of Jewish, English-speaking guests from across the globe, and encourage an accepting atmosphere among our group members.

Join Us in Cuba's Exhilarating Capital

Fascinating History

Hear Havana’s dramatic history and captivating story from our knowledgable tour guides.

Scrumptious Cuban Cuisine

Indulge in authentic Kosher Cuban cocktails and delicious cuisine prepared on-site!

A Vacation Like No Other

Let Havana's undeniable energy take you over and revel in the change of pace and artistic flair of this intoxicating country.

Pricing

Accommodations

The picture shows one room type but does not guarantee this exact room.
Pricing
Prices are based on Twin share/double occupancy.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

There is a $500 per person deposit required to confirm your reservation. If the tour is canceled because a minimum number of participants was not reached, you will receive a FULL refund. Please see our full terms & conditions page for more details.

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