Havana, Cuba 2017

December, dates to come, 2017

An amazing cultural immersion, with touring every morning and the evenings filled with film festival screenings and other pursuits (eating in paladars, music, dancing). In addition to participating in the film festival, our itinerary encompasses an architectural tour, meeting artists in their studios, attending a modern dance company's rehearsal at the historic theatre next to the capitol, and lots of films from Central and South America. 
 

DAY ONE –  
Upon arrival in Cuba, after clearing immigrations and customs, we will be met by our local guides who will take us Miramar for lunch at Rio Mar Restaurant and check-into our seaside hotel.

In the late afternoon your travel hosts will officially welcome you to Cuba with an orientation and brief history of the country, a review of the itinerary.  This evening we will enjoy dinner together at a private restaurant and attend the film festival as time permits.

DAY TWO 
The morning starts with a presentation by Rena Perez, an American who has lived in Cuba since the Revolution, will talk about Cuban daily life.  Then, visit Old Havana with our local Cuban guides and our Talk Cinema hosts for a presentation that focuses on the city’s architectural history.  Lunch together in Old Havana, dinner and movies on your own.

DAY THREE 
We will have a dance class followed by demonstration. We will then tour the Museum of Fine Arts with an art historian. A visit to the Senior Center, barrio Habana.  Dinner and film festival screenings together this evening. 

DAY FOUR 
We will go to the National Art Schools of Cuba (ISA) for an information session and tour of the facilities. Meet master print maker Eduardo Guerra for a visit at his studio and a demo of his work. Dinner together at one of our favorite paladars. 

DAY FIVE
Depart Cuba on a morning flight. 

Cost:

Per person single occupancy: $3,800 
Per person double occupancy: $3,500

 (We accept American Express, Mastercard and Visa online; a 3.5 percent per person credit card handling fee applies.) 

The registration fee includes: 
  
• Health insurance while in Cuba 
• 4 nights' stay at Hotel Nacional, executive level accommodations 
• Daily breakfast buffet 
• Airport/hotel transfers on arrival & departure days in Havana 
• City and cultural tours with local guides 
• Lunches and dinners as detailed in the itinerary 
• Film festival accreditation 

Registration fees do not include: 

• Travel / Trip Cancellation insurance 
• Air transportation to and from the US to Cuba or to the airport from which you are departing and returning, or hotel accommodations should your trip require an overnight stay 
• Meals not included in the itinerary 
• Baggage fees

To reserve your place for this trip, please remit payment in full per person as a check payable to Talk Cinema and send to Talk Cinema PO Box 686 Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520.  (We accept American Express, Mastercard and Visa online, a 3.5 percent cc handling fee applies.) Please email us at susan@talkcinema.com to let us know you want a place reserved. Be sure to indicate the number of persons in your party and the best phone and email address to reach you. 

Cancellation Policy: 
This trip is non-refundable. Travel/Trip cancelation insurance is strongly recommended. We recommend travel insurance through Travel Guard. 

Other Info: 
We regret that Talk Cinema cannot pair up single travelers for double occupancy accommodations. 

(Travel registration fees are payable with a check or credit card.  A 3.5 % credit card handling charge applies when purchasing with Visa, MC or American Express.)

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