THE HARBOR MASTER PACKAGE

(FIVE DAYS/FOUR NIGHTS FOUR STAR HOTELS)

HOTEL MEMORIES MIRAMAR OR HABANA LIBRE

$ 3,350 per person

(For people booking in double rooms there will be a $ 400 dollar discount)

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017 – VIP Party

·        5:00 PM Historical VIP Party.

 

MANDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017 – Farewell Party

·        6:00 PM Farewell Patty.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 – Departure St. Petersburg

·        8:00 AM TO 8:30 AM Champagne Farewell on the Docks.

·        10:00 AM St. Petersburg–Habana Regatta starts.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 – Arrival and Welcome Havana, Cuba

·        4:00 AM Check in Tampa International Airport, Southwest, Flight WN3952.

·        6:15 AM Depart International Airport.

·        7:30 AM Arrive at Jose Marti International Airport, Havana.

·        8:30 AM Welcome by Havanatur.

·        9:00 AM Modern air-conditioned motor coach tour of Revolutionary Square. The world-famous plaza where Fidel Castro gave many speeches and Pope Juan Pablo II and others Popes presided over a mass with a million Cubans in attendance.

·        10:00 AM Bus tour for New Havana.

·        12:00 PM Lunch at EL ALJIBE Cuban government-owned restaurant known for baked chicken, rice and black beans.

·        3:00 PM Check in at Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.

·        7:00 PM Dinner at a Paladar (private sector restaurant) LA DIVINA PASTORA. These Paladars are in walking-distance to the Morro Castle. Depending on the size of the delegation, some may lunch at other restaurants in the area like LOS 12 APOSTOLES.

·         9:00 PM MORRO CASTLE cannon ceremony. A Cuban cultural ceremony is the “9:00 PM firing of the Morro Castle’s cannon” every day at 9:00 PM.

 FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 – Ernest Hemingway and Welcome Party

·        7:00 AM Full breakfast at Hotel Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.

·        9:00 AM Tour of places Ernest Hemingway made famous: AMBOS MUNDOS HOTEL (where he had a private room and legend has it where he wrote To Whom the Bells Toll), EL FLORIDITA bar and LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO. By Hemingway’s own account, he said, "My mojito in La Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita."

·        12:00 PM Lunch at LA TERRAZA in Cojimar Fishing Village. Ernest Hemingway's favorite government-owned restaurant (ate there when he was staying at his farmhouse in Finca La Vigia – the Lookout). Depending on the size of the delegation, some may lunch at other restaurants in the area like EL AJIACO.

·        1:30 PM Visit to FINCA LA VIGIA, Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba, which is now a government-run museum and where he wrote The Old Man and the Sea. His famous fishing boat captained by Gregorio Fuentes “THE PILAR” is now literally housed in his backyard! The protagonist in The Old Man and the Sea, “Santiago,” was patterned after Hemingway’s boat captain Gregorio Fuentes.

·        3:00 PM Back to Hotel Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.

·        4:30 PM Depart Hotel.

·        5:00 PM Welcome Party for competitors, family, friends, and guests at HEMINGWAY MARINA.

·        9:00 PM World-renowned TROPICANA CLUB show and review – “Paradise Under the Stars.”

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 – Morro Castle Regatta

·        7:00 AM Full breakfast at Hotel Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.Hotel Nacional or Melia Cohiba.

·        9:00 AM Walking tour of OLD HAVANA to observe numerous buildings and plazas designated as world heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

·        11:00 AM Enjoy the Nautical Parade and Torreon de la Chorrera Regatta.

·        2:00 PM Lunch at CAFÉ DEL ORIENTE, state-run restaurants. Depending on the size of the delegation, some may lunch at other restaurants in the area like LA CERVECERA.

·        3:30 PM Visit to maritime museum CASTILLO DE LA REAL FUERZA.

·        4:30 PM Arrive at Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.

·        7:30 PM Depart Hotel Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.

·        8:00 PM Sit-down dinner in a private ballroom - “SALON 1930” in the Hotel Nacional with music and dancing for the entire delegation.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017 – SPYC “Havana Cup” Award Ceremony

·        7:00 AM Full breakfast at Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.Hotel Nacional or Melia Cohiba.

·        8:00 AM Day trip to VARADERO region. Pleasant two-hour drive through quaint town Matanzas. Visit to MARINA GAVIOTA VARADERO  – The largest marina in the Caribbean.

·        12:00 PM Lunch at KIKE Y KCHO Paladar. Depending on the size of the delegation, some may lunch at other restaurants in the area like MANTION XANADU.

·        2:00 PM Depart Varadero Beach for Havana.

·        6:30 PM Depart Hotel for dinner and awards ceremony at HEMINGWAY MARINA.  

·        7:00 PM Dinner and Awards Ceremony of St. Petersburg–Habana and Torreon de la Chorrera Regattas. Possible guests will include: the United States Ambassador to Cuba, Cuban Foreign Minister, among others.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017 – Bon Voyage

·        7:00 AM Full breakfast at Hotel Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.

·        9:00 AM Check Out Memories Miramar or Habana Libre.

·        10:00 AM Visit ALMACENES SAN JOSE

·        12:00 PM Lunch at LA CALESA REAL, a private sector restaurant know as a Paladar.

·        3:00 PM Check in Jose Marti International Airport, Southwest, Flight Number WN3953.

·        6:05 PM Depart Jose Marti International Airport.

·        7:05 PM Arrive at Tampa International Airport.

 

 

THIS TRIP INCLUDES

 

·         ROUND TRIP AIRFARE TAMPA-HAVANA

·         CUBAN VISA

·         OFAC LICENSE

·         HEALTH INSURANCE

·         FIVE DAYS/FOUR NIGHTS HOTELS (FIVE STAR HOTEL)

·         SPYC PRIVATE PARTY ARMBANDS

·         DAILY BREAKFASTS

·         FOUR LUNCHES

·         FOUR DINNERS

·         IN-COUNTRY TRANSPORTATION

·         ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE

·         ALL MUSEUM FEES ON THE PROGRAM

·         HEMINGWAY THEME DAY TOUR

·         DAY TRIP TO VARADERO

·         UNESCO HERITAGE SITES

·         SPYC AWARDS CEREMONY AND BUFFETT

·         HAVANA HARBOR BOAT RACE

·         WORLD FAMOUS TROPICANA CLUB SHOW

·         MORRO CASTLE CEREMONY

·         LIVE MUSIC SHOW AT “SALA 1930”

·         AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAX

·         TRAVEL AGENT FEE

 

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