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XXI HABANO FESTIVAL


XXI HABANO FESTIVAL

YBOR CITY–HAVANA, 2019

ENCOUNTER OF THE TWO BIGGEST TOBACCO INDUSTRIES

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

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FEBRUARY 20 TO 23, 2019

 

Professional Research 

Educational People To People Draft Itinerary

 

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 20, 2019

5:30 AM Check in Tampa International Airport, Southwest, Flight WN3952, Airside Red.

7:10 AM Depart International Airport.

8:30 AM Arrive at Jose Marti International Airport, Havana and clear customs.

9:00 AM Met by Havanatur Tour Guide.

10:00 PM Panoramic bus-tour of Havana City and its areas of interest.

12:00 PM Lunch at EL ALJIBE Cuban government-owned restaurant known for baked chicken, white rice and black beans all you can eat.

2:00 PM  Accreditation at The XXI Habano Festival.

3:00 PM Check In Hotel Nacional.

7:00 PM Dinner at La Guarida, a private sector restaurant.  With the official greeting of "Welcome to La Guarida, a place where not everybody is welcome", the famous quote from the award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate), one of Havana's most famous eateries.

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM Private tobacco experience at the Churchill Bar inside the Hotel Nacional dedicated to “Sancristobal de la Habana”, “Hoyo de Monterrey” and ‘Tinidad” brands (Include free cigars from each brand).

 

DAY 2 – THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 21, 2019

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Full breakfast served at Hotel Nacional.

9:00 PM Visit to Partagas Cigar Factory, founded in 1845 by Spaniard Don Jaime Partagas. Don Jaime owned many of the best plantations in the Vuelta Abajo tobacco-growing region of Cuba and being able to choose from among the finest tobaccos on the island made the brand Paratagas incredibly successful.

12:00 PM Lunch at El Bucan Restaurant.

2:00 PM Attend of the XXI Habano Festival Activities (at the Convention Palace).    

5:30 PM Back to Hotel Nacional.

7:00 PM – 12:00 AM “Ybor City Exclusive Cigar Night Reception” by the Habanos Cigar Festival Organizers at the Melia Cohiba Hotel. This encounter will allow cigar producers from Cuba and Ybor City to discuss their shared history and current status of the worldwide cigar industry.  We will also exchange samples of premium hand rolled cigars from some of the brands in each industries.

 

DAY 3 – FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 22, 2018

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Full breakfast served at Hotel Nacional.

8:00 AM Visit tobacco plantations in “Vuelta Abajo”, Pinar del Rio. Meet local farmers that have been passing from generation to generation the secrets of growing the best tobacco in the world. 

12:00 PM Lunch at a private farm.

2:00 PM Back to Hotel Nacional.

7:00 PM Gala Night of the XXI Festival del Habano. The closing Gala is the fanciest night of the Festival. The dinner for more than 1,200 people always showcases a lineup of Cuba’s finest musicians, the Habanos Man of the Year award and a special auction of custom humidors designed especially for the Festival del Habanos. The auction benefits Cuba’s public health system. The cost of this event is 700 CUC (approximately 780 us dollars).

 

DAY 4 – SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 23, 2018

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Full breakfast served at Hotel Nacional.

9:00 AM Check Out of Hotel Nacional.

10:00 AM Visit Almacenes San Jose to buy souvenirs. 

12:00 PM Lunch at Club Havana.

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.

 

 

TRIP INCLUDES

·       ROUND TRIP AIRFARE TAMPA-HAVANA

·       CUBAN VISA

·       OFAC REQUIREMENT LICENCE

·       PERSONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

·       FOUR DAYS/THREE NIGHTS HOTEL NACIONAL

·       DAILY BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES AND DINNERS

·       CUBA IN-COUNTRY TRANSPORTATION

·       ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE

·       CREDENTIALS FOR XXI FESTIVAL DEL HABANO

·       ENTRY AT THE GALA NIGHT AT THE XXI FESTIVAL DEL HABANO

·       ENTRY AT “YBOR CITY EXCLUSIVE CIGAR NIGHT RECEPTION”

·       VISIT TO CIGAR FACTORY AND MUSEUM OF RUM

·       TOBACCO TOUR IN VUELTA ABAJO

·       9 CIGARS (3 SAN CRISTOBAL, 3 HOYO DEL MONTERREY, 3 TRINIDAD)

·       AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAX

 

FULL PACKAGE COST

·       $ 3,300 X PERSON IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

·       $ 3,600 X PERSON IN SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ROOM 

 

REGULAR PACKAGE COST (OUT GALA DINNER)

·       $ 2,500 X PERSON IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

·       $ 2,700 X PERSON IN SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ROOM 

 

PACKAGE FOR CIGAR SHOP OWNERS

·       $ 1,950 X PERSON IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

·       $ 2,350 X PERSON IN SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ROOM 

Earlier Event: October 22
CUBA CRUISE
Later Event: March 16
St. Petersburg - Habana Race 2019