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A weekend in La Havana
4 Days 
April 28 - May 01  

Mrs. Gorsky and Mrs. Zilberman, 

This is your itinerary for your trip to Cuba.  Here, you can find all the information you will need while visiting the pearl of the Caribbean.

Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions.  


Thank you for working with us to coordinate your trip to Cuba.  The impact your trip will have on those involved in your trip is the support they need as they try to be independent and build a new Cuba. 


In summary, our package includes all of the following: 


  • 4 night accommodations in Cuba

    • 4 nights in Havana

  • Airport pick up and drop off in Havana

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    • Private guided tours of Havana, and old Havana.

    • Private guided visit to Varadero and Matanzas

    • Private guided tour to Other areas of the city like Vedado, Playa Baracoa, and Havana's synagogue

    • Private guided tour to Fabrica de Arte and Fuster's House. 

    • Lunch with local family in Playa Baracoa.

  • Day with historian, Maritza Corrales.

  • Breakfasts

  • Reservations for dinners.

  • Meeting Cuban people who will be supported with your visit. Independent providers and entrepreneurs who work with the rest of the community to provide services and assistance.  They are happy to show you Jewish related hsitory and sites.

  • Personalized concierge services from now and throughout the trip. We know the city and can recommend and help with reservations at restaurants, shows, additional activities, and setting up transportation as desired. 

  • Your own local host. Someone who you can contact and access locally to help you and guide you as needed. She will welcome you and go over the plan when you arrive, and will also be available to assist during the duration of your trip.

  • Assistance exchanging money at the best rate possible.


Havana (See photos here) 

  • Capital and larges city.  A lot of parks, museum, and main landmarks. Including the famous Old Havana (colonial area), Revolution Museum, Malecon, Hotel Nacional, and many more.

  • There are also a lot of restaurants, bars, and cafes, art galleries, and music venues and cabarets. 


Matanzas (See photos here) 

  • Matanzas is called the City of Bridges, for the seventeen bridges that cross the three rivers that traverse the city (Rio Yumuri, San Juan, and Canimar). For this reason, it was referred to as the Venice of Cuba. It was also called The Athens of Cuba for its poets.

Varadero (See photos here)

  • Known as Playa Azul (Blue Beach), the best known beach in Cuba, and it is considered one of the best beaches in the world.

  • Its crystalline waters and fine sand extends for more than 20 kilometers in the Península de Hicacos (Hicacos Peninsula).

  • Varadero is also the biggest tourism development resort of Cuba with more than 52 hotels. 

​Confirmed Itinerary

April 28, Friday

  • 10:20 AM Arrive to Jose Marti Airport on Delta flight 1787 (terminal 3).

    • Your guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your last name on it.

    • Your guide during your stay in Cuba is Ada (+53 5 2830203). You can contact her via Whatsapp.

  • 12:00 PM Check-in to your accommodations. 

  • 01:00 PM. Take a walking tour of Old Havana. Get to know the surrounding landmarks of your hotel, including the The Capitol building, The Great Theatre Alicia Alonso, The Fine Arts Museum, and Central Park. After that, explore the main streets of old Havana, including Obispo and O’Reilly. Enjoy the oldest Plaza in Havana, Plaza de Armas, and the second oldest, Plaza de San Francisco. Meet with independent vendors and support local entrepreneurs. 

    • Enjoy lunch. at El del Frente, a hip restaurant in the heart of Old Havana.

    • O’Reilly Street #303, between entre Habana and Aguiar, Habana Vieja

  • 7:00 PM Dinner Time

April 29, Saturday

  • 8:00 AM Have breakfast and leave for Varadero, via Matanzas.  Make a stop in Matanzas City to learn a bit about its history and culture. 

  • 11:00 AM Arrive to Varadero Beach where you will meet with members of the Jewish community who stayed in the country. 

  • 01:00 PM Lunch at Mansion de Xanadu. This property has been carefully maintained and restored following its original construction plan dating from 1930, when it was commissioned and built for French American business tycoon Irénée du Pont, chairman at the time of the DuPont Company.

    • NOTE: At this place, payment must be with a credit card.  American issued/linked card will not work. If you don't have a foreign card, the guide can pay and you can reimburse her in cash.​

  • 03:00 PM Return to Havana.

  • 07:00 PM Enjoy dinner at Grados, a private restaurant spearheaded by chef Raulito Bazuk. His innovative takes on traditional Cuban cuisine has made this restaurant a must for anyone visiting the city.

    • Street E between 23 and 25, Vedado.

April 30, Sunday

  • 10:00 AM Visit Cuba’s largest synagogue, located in the Vedado neighborhood. You’ll be accompanied by Maritza Corrales, author of the book The Chosen Island: Jews in Cuba.

  • 01:00 PM Enjoy lunch in Playa Baracoa, a small fishing town on the outskirts of Havana. On the way, you’ll stop by Jose Fuster’s house, a Cuban artist that has turned his neighborhood into a mosaic wonderland.

  • 03:00 PM On the way back to Havana, pass through Siboney and Mi Laguito

  • 07:00 PM Enjoy dinner at El Cocinero and visit galleries of independent artists after. 

March 1, Monday 

  • 09:00 AM Walking tour of Old Havana. Explore the contrasts between the restored (La Plaza Vieja) and non-restored barrios of old Havana. Talk with your guide about the infrastructure and urban hardships of the city.

  • 01:30 PM Depart for the airport for your Delta flight 1790, leaving at 4:30 PM.

Additional Information

  • Visa - You will need to buy your Cuba visa at the airport. Please check with your airline.  

  • Your guide will assist with money exchange as needed, as well as guidance on how to connect to the network  in Cuba.

    • Money: 

      • We recommend to budget about $150 USD per day.  This should be enough for meals, ,drinks. and tips.

      • Please bring cash as most debit or credit cards don't work in Cuba.

      • We are currently recommending not to exchange all your cash up front, as more and more restaurants are now accepting USD as payment.  It is good to have some exchange to use at stores and vendors.

      • Please work with Ada to exchange money as needed.

    • Network Connectivity:

      • You can purchase a SIM card for your phone to access the Cuban ​network.  Ada can help with this.  Note: Not all phones work (Specially iPhones)

      • You should have access to wifi at the hotel.

  • Tips, meals, and the meal of your guide (should you choose to invite her to join you) are not included in the cost.  

Please let me know if you have any questions. 



Enjoy some photos from previous clients below:


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