Past Travel

Journey to Cuba - Waitlisted

A People to People Exchange
Fri, October 19, 2012 - Sun, October 28, 2012

Journey to Cuba and discover this fascinating island nation in Commonwealth Club fashion. Through a series of meetings, discussions, and guest speakers we learn about art, dance, history, education, religion and the economy. This is an extensive and intense learning experience built on the foundation of meeting Cubans and creating a meaningful exchange of ideas and information. 

Explore the old city as we learn about Havana's history and architecture. Meet with tobacco farmers, visit a coffee plantation, and see the site of the famous "Bay of Pigs." Converse with students when we visit an art school and enjoy a private flamenco performance by some of Cuba's best dancers. Discuss U.S. foreign policy with Cuba during a visit to the U.S. Interests Section and during our lecture with Cuba's former ambassador to the E.U. See how small private business is taking root in Cuba and speak with an expert on the economy about where things are headed. Enjoy music, dance, and the vibrant Cuban artistic expression. Includes 6 nights in the cultural jewel of Havana, 2 nights to explore the colonial city of Trinidad and the historical sites of Cienfuegos, and time in Viñales Valley to take in views of the dramatic limestone mogotes.
 

This trip is currently sold out. To be placed on a waitlist or be notified of an opening, please email travel@commonwealthclub.org. Interested in joining a Club trip to Cuba in 2013?

Travel Cost: 

$4,995, per person, double occupancy, including round trip charter flight to Havana from Miami. 

Travelers should plan to arrive to Miami independently on October 18 for the flight on the morning of October 19. (Airport hotel information will be provided.)  Airfare to Miami is not included in the cost.

Trip is limited to 26 travelers.