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Cuba Numismatic Heritage Trip


CUBA NUMISMATIC HERITAGE TRIP

Havana, Cuba. July 8, 2016-July 12, 2016

 

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE DRAFT ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 FRIDAY

09:00 AM Check in Tampa International Airport.

12:00 PM Depart Tampa International Airport. JETBLUE FLIGHT B68935

1:30 PM Arrive Jose Marti International Airport, Havana. Group welcomed by Havanatur.

02:30 PM Lunch at El Aljibe, a famous restaurant known for baked chicken and black beans.

04:00 PM Bus tour to Plaza de La Revolucion one of the world’s largest city plazas, where a monument to Jose Marti overlooks the city.

05:00 PM Check in Hotel Nacional.

08:00 PM Dinner at La Moraleja, private sector restaurant known as paladar

 

DAY 2 SATURDAY

07:00 AM-08:30 AM Full breakfast at Hotel.

09:30 AM Opening Ceremony of Cuban Numismatic Heritage Day in the PLAZA DE ARMAS.

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Personalized walking tour of the Havana Central Historic District, City Museum, Old Havana (Havana Vieja), and Plaza Cathedral.

11:00AM-12:00 PM Lecture/Walking tour of the Banking Architecture of Havana Central Historic District and the history of the formation of the Cuban Banking System.

12:30 PM Lunch at La Calesa Real Restaurant known for seafood and lobster.

1:30-4:30 PM Numismatic Exhibition and Interchange with Cuban numismatic enthusiasts.

05:00 PM Back to Hotel

08:00 PM Dinner at La Fontana Restaurant.

 

DAY 3 SUNDAY

07:00 AM-08:30 AM Full breakfast at Hotel.

09:00 AM-10:00 AM Lecture on “Underwater Archeology in the Cuban Archipelago” by MSC Manual Almeida Estevez.

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Private tour of the Museo Castillo del la Real Fuerza. This museum houses all the historic artifacts from the Spanish Colonial period includinggold and silver recovered from Spanish shipwrecks.

11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM Visit to San Jose flea market.  Here you can purchase Cuban art and a variety of Cuban handicrafts and souvenirs.

1:30 PM to 5:30 PM Visit to PLAYA SANTA MARIA and lunch at seaside restaurant.  Playa Santa Maria is a beautiful beach located between Havana and the city of Guanabo.

06:00 PM Return to Hotel.

08:00 PM FREE NIGHT. Dinner at your leisure. We suggest visits to LA CASA DE MUSCIA or TROPICANA.

 

DAY 4 MONDAY

07:00 AM-8:30 AM Full breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM -9:30 AM Private tour of the Cuban Numismatic Museum.

10:00 AM- 11:30 AM Lecture on “The History of Money in Cuba” by Lic. Ines Morales and Lic. Sergio Gonzalez (Director of Cuban Numismatic Museum).

12:00 PM Lunch at Café del Oriente

2:00 PM Tour to Finca La Vigia.  Ernest Hemingway’s private home in Cuba.

4:00 PM Return to Hotel

7:00 PM Dinner at La Barraca Restaurant, in the garden of Hotel Nacional.

9:00 PM Private meeting and reception at Hotel Nacional for Cuban and American Numismatists. Opening greeting and remarks by Sr. Ramon Rodriguez Escandell, “Presidente de las Asociacion de Numismaticos de Cuba.” This is a time to examine private collections of Cuban and American collectors.

 

DAY 5 TUESDAY

07:00-8:00 AM Full Breakfast at Hotel and check out.

8:30 AM Depart for Havana Airport for 10:20 AM JETBLUE FLIGHT B68938 to Tampa.

 

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

 

·         Air plane ticket

·         Cuban Visa

·         OFAC License

·         Health Insurance

·         Five Days Four Night Trip (Hotel Nacional)

·         All breakfasts 

·         Four lunches

·         Three dinners

·         Transportation

·         English speaking tour guide

·         Complete access to the all Museums on the Program

·         Meetings with the Banking, Economy and Numismatic specialists

·         Tour of Old Havana Historical Centre, a UNESCO Heritage Site

 

PRICE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM

$ 2,700.00          Full program

 

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$ 2,500.00          Full program

 

 

*$500 deposit, copy of passport and completed travel application required to complete reservation.  Due by June 1, 2016

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