Travel to Cuba

Join Historic Milwaukee for our first trip abroad to Cuba! This eight day trip will take a deep dive into Cuba’s dynamic architecture and history.

October 13- 20, 2017

Cost of trip: $3,200 + airfare
Includes many meals and all hotel stays

Experience the following and more on this architecture and history tour:

  • Tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tour of Cienfuegos’s Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tour of Trinidad’s Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Meeting with renowned Cuban Architect Miguel Coyula.
  • Meet with Architect Iran Millan, Cienfuegos City Historian.
  • Exchange with architect and restoration specialist Nancy Benitez.
  • Visit Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), the country’s top art academy.
  • Lunch hosted by Jose Fuster, renowned Cuban ceramist and painter.
  • Stay at the historic Hotel Nacional.
  • Dine at some of Havana’s top ‘paladares’ (family-run restaurants).

Deadline

The deadline to participate and for the $300  deposit is July 1. Historic Milwaukee is seeking a maximum of 20 travelers.

Itinerary

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Contact 

Please contact Grace Fuhr to for a full itinerary and pricing: grace.fuhr@historicmilwaukee.org 414-277-7795.

Travel Agency

The tour will be led by experienced travel group Authentic Cuba Travel and referred to Historic Milwaukee by American Institute of Architects (AIA) groups nationally.

FAQs

Getting to and from the airport in Havana

Transportation to and from the hotel in Cuba is included in the cost of the trip. Once all participants flights are booked I will let the travel agency know what the pick-up times are for the shuttle, we will have 2 pick up times depending on arrivals/departures to and from Havana.

Travelers who choose a flight that does not coincide at all with the times we choose would need to take a taxi on their own. The estimated cost of a taxi from Havana Airport to the Hotel Nacional is $30 (15 – 20 min drive approx).

Visa for Travel 

You can purchase a Cuban Tourist Card (Visa) from Cuba Travel Services (CTS) BUT always double with your airline first please. For example, JetBlue and Delta provide the Visa directly to their passengers (at an extra fee).

This is the CTS link for American Airline passengers
https://cubavisaservices.com/product/aa-visa-card/

This is the CTS link for passengers who booked direct flights from the US with carriers other than AA.
https://cubavisaservices.com/