Sunday, April 06, 2014 @ 09:00 AM
Duration: 7 Days
Join Preservation NC on an exclusive program to Cuba:
Preservation, Architecture & Design in Havana Today
Co-sponsored by Preservation Durham, April 6--12, 2014 &
Historic Salisbury Foundation, April 27--May 3, 2014
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 7 Day / 6 Night Program
Our program offers an overnight in Miami prior to departure and five nights at the Hotel Parque Central in Havana, located within the Old Quarter, within walking distance to all of the important historical sites.
An informative orientation dinner in Miami prior to departure.
Travel in our private air conditioned coach with your English‐speaking Cuban guide.
Our program features expert seminars and talks by renowned English‐ speaking Cuban experts on various subjects including: Cuba's colonial heritage and a review of restoration efforts in Havana; a seminar on the jewels of Havana's pre‐Revolutionary modern architecture and the current restoration; a private survey of the schools of art at the Institute of Superior Art (ISA) campus with an architect involved in the current restoration efforts, a talk on Cuban interiors with visits to a fully restored home dating to the 1900s filled with antiques and a visit to a private home designed by the noted Cuban architect Mario Romañach with the architect responsible for its restoration and a review of one of the important murals in Havana, the work of Domingo Ravenet at Havana University accompanied by the artist's daughter.
After our expert talks we will go outside the "classroom" to experience the life; architecture and restoration efforts discussed during our exclusive seminars.
Meet with local residents of Havana with the aide of an expert translator for free exchanges of ideas and cultural values.
Enjoy the opportunity to have dinner and lunches at local homes and an artist studio.
Visit museums in Havana specializing in colonial history and architecture.
Deliver much need humanitarian supplies to a charity for distribution to the people.
Trips by Bringing HOPE, Inc. out of Miami, our coordinator, have received rave reviews from non-profits throughout the southeast:
"Our travelers were very pleased with the high quality of experiences we enjoyed. The educational lectures each day gave us a context in which to view the many important historical resources we saw on our tours. We definitely plan future trips based on this very positive experience." Anne Peery, Executive Director Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
"The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation recently traveled to Havana with Bringing Hope and we were absolutely delighted with the experience. The itinerary was custom designed for our group and we had several highly informative lecturers speak to us to bring key insight and expand our appreciation of Cuba art and architecture. The Travel details were handled very well and I would highly recommend Bringing Hope to my Colleagues." Mark C. McDonald, President and CEO, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
The fine print (additional information can be found on the downloadable registration form):
The per person rate for 7 Days/6 Nights is $4,115.00 in Double Occupancy. For Single Supplement please add $370.00. This rate includes a $500 donation as the deposit (non-refundable). The program includes hotels in Miami and Havana; airport transfers; flights between Miami and Havana; private air‐conditioned coach and local guide throughout; meals as indicated; all gratuities and the complete program and seminars as described. Flights to/from Miami are not included. Cuban Travel Card (Visa) and Cuban medical insurance are provided. Cuban Departure Tax of 25CUC (equivalent to $30.USD) is additional and is paid individually in Havana. The program includes full health insurance issued by the Cuban agency Asistur.