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Money, Marti and the Mob


MONEY, MARTI & THE MOB

                                                     Havana, Cuba. July 9-13, 2017

 

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE DRAFT ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 SUNDAY

05:00 AM Check in Tampa International Airport.

07:00 AM Depart Tampa International Airport. SOUTHWEST FLIGHT 3952

08:15 AM Arrive Jose Marti International Airport, Havana.

10:00 AM Visit to Cuban Numismatic Museum and presentation on the history of the USA influence on the Cuban monetary and banking system.

11:00 AM Walking tour of Old Havana with Sergio Gonzlez and visits to the former Havana Wall Street and the various old bank locations and architecture. Tour of Castillo de Real Fuerza.

12:00 Lunch at La Calesa Real a private paladar known for lobster and sea food.

02:00 PM Visit to San Jose flea market with opportunity to visit the kiosk of Antonio a Cuban entrepreneur who specializes in numismatic items and antiques.

04:00 PM Check in to Hotel Nacional or other accommodations

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

 

DAY 2 MONDAY

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

 09:00-11:30 AM Tour of historic sites related to the life of Jose Marti in Havana.  Included are a visit to the house where he was born, La Fragua Martiana, and the Jose Marti Memorial.

12:00 Lunch at Café Oriente a state owned restaurant.

02:00 PM Visit to the Office of the Historidor and the Jose Marti Society of Cuba to discuss the minting of a commemorative medallion on the historic relation between Jose Marti and Ybor City in Tampa.

05:00 PM Back to Hotel

08:00 PM Dinner at La Bonita Restaurant.

 

DAY 3 TUESDAY

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

09:00 AM Depart for day tour of Vinales including El Mirador de Jazmines, Mogotes, Wall of Prehistory, Cueva de Indios.

12:00 PM Lunch in paladar in Vinales

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 WEDNESDAY

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

09:00 AM Lecture on the History of the Mafia in Cuba up to the 1959 Revolution. Special attention paid to Santo Traficante and the Tampa mob connection

10:00 AM Depart for tour of the iconic Havana mob hotels with casinos in the 1950’s. We will visit the Hotel Nacional, the Capri, and Riviera Hotel.  Classic car tour of Vedado and the Malecon.

1:00 PM Lunch at 7HM Paladar.

2:00 PM Meeting with Cuban Numismatic Association. This is a group of numismatic collectors who have different clubs throughout the island.  We will be attending one of their normal club meetings.

5:00 PM Dinner and Numismatic exchange/ exhibition with Cuban collectors in paladar in Old Havana

9:00 PM Return to Hotel. Free night on your own

 

DAY 5 THURSDAY

07:00-8:30 AM Full Breakfast at Hotel.

09:00 AM Check out of Hotel

09:30 AM Depart for Cigar factory tour and visit to the Museum of Rum

11:30 AM Introductory course to Cuban cocktails and cuisine

12:00 PM Presentation on Cuban rums and tobacco

12:30 Lunch at Amos Gallery andPaladar

02:00 PM Leisure time for last minute rum and cigar purchases

03:00 PM Depart for Jose Marti Airport in Havana

06:15 PM Departure for Tampa, Southwest Flight 3953

07:25 Arrival in Tampa

 

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

·         Round trip airline ticket

·         Cuban Visa

·         OFAC License

·         Five Days Four Night Trip (Hotel Nacional, Hotel Capri or Riviera Hotel)

·         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 Museum of Rum, Vianles, etc,

 

PRICE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM

$ 2,750.00         Full program Hotel Nacional

$2,350.00           Full program Riviera Hotel orHotel Capri

 

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM

$ 2,600.00         Full program Hotel Nacional

$2,300.00           Full program Riviera Hotel or Hotel Capri

 

Contact:

Dana Reed

ASC INTERNATIONAL USA

4803 S. HIMES AVE, TAMPA, FL 33611

813-319-7095

ASCINTLUSA@CS.COM

WWW.TRAVEL2CUBA.US

 

*$500 deposit, copy of passport and completed travel application required to complete reservation.  Due by June 8, 2017

Earlier Event: May 25
Legendary Cuba Trip
Later Event: August 3
Cuba Fishing-Ecological Program