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"I teach a course in Urban Development at a US College. I've read about the historic preservation efforts, planning and development taking place in Old Havana. I would like to go to Cuba to prepare a course on Cuba’s Architecture and Urban Development. Then I would like to take my students to Cuba as part of such a course. However, USA Cuba travel restrictions are hard to understand. Can you help me and my students?" Yes, we can arrange educational and cultural tours to Cuba from USA.

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More than 60 Cuba tours departing in 2018 & 2019! Here’s our full roster:
Cuba Real Tour 11 From Nov 17 to Nov 24, 2018
Cuba Engage 11 From Nov 17 to Nov 24, 2018
Film Festival Cuba Tour From Dec 8 to Dec 15, 2018
Cuba Real Tour 12 From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Cuba Engage 12 From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 9 From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 10 From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 11 From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Bird Watching Cuba Tour From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Cuba Architecture Tour From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Cuban Art Explorer IV From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Jewish Heritage Tour From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Photography Tour IV From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Family Discovery Tour From Dec 29 to Jan 5, 2019
Havana Jazz Festival From Jan 13 to Jan 21, 2019
Cuba Jazz Festival From Jan 16 to Jan 21, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 1 From Jan 19 to Jan 26, 2019
Cuba Engage 1 From Jan 19 to Jan 26, 2019
Havana Book Fair 2019 From Feb 8 to Feb 15, 2019
Cuba Al Natural From Feb 15 to Feb 26, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 2 From Feb 16 to Feb 23, 2019
Cuba Engage 2 From Feb 16 to Feb 23, 2019
Habano Cigar Festival From Feb 23 to Mar 2, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 1 From Mar 2 to Mar 9, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 2 From Mar 9 to Mar 16, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 3 From Mar 16 to Mar 23, 2019
Cuba Engage 3 From Mar 16 to Mar 23, 2019
Cuba Art Explorer I From Mar 16 to Mar 23, 2019
Bird Watching Cuba Tour From Mar 16 to Mar 23, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 3 From Mar 16 to Mar 23, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 4 From Mar 23 to Mar 30, 2019
Photography Tour I From Apr 13 to Apr 20, 2019
The Nature of Cuba From Apr 13 to Apr 22, 2019
Cuba Engage 4 From Apr 13 to Apr 20, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 4 From Apr 13 to Apr 20, 2019
Havana Art Biennial From Apr 13 to Apr 20, 2019
Four Biosphere Reserves From May 3 to May 12, 2019
Cuba Engage 5 From May 18 to May 25, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 5 From May 18 to May 25, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 5 From Jun 15 to Jun 22, 2019
Cuba Engage 6 From Jun 15 to Jun 22, 2019
Cuba Art Explorer II From Jun 15 to Jun 22, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 6 From Jun 15 to Jun 22, 2019
Photography Tour II From Jun 15 to Jun 22, 2019
Fire Festival Cuba Tour From Jul 2 to Jul 9, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 6 From Jul 6 to Jul 13, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 7 From Jul 6 to Jul 13, 2019
Cuba Engage 7 From Jul 6 to Jul 13, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 7 From Jul 13 to Jul 20, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 8 From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Cuba Engage 8 From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Photographers On Tour From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Cuba Education Tour 8 From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Cuba Art Explorer III From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Jews of Cuba Travel From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Cuba Architecture Tour I From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Legal Cuba Travel From Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
Seven Historical Cities II From Aug 17 to Aug 28, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 9 From Sep 14 to Sep 21, 2019
Cuba Engage 9 From Sep 14 to Sep 21, 2019
Cuba Baseball Tour From Sep 14 to Sep 21, 2019
Cuba Real Tour 10 From Oct 12 to Oct 19, 2019
Cuba Engage 10 From Oct 12 to Oct 19, 2019
Cuba Business Tour From Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2019
Performing Arts Tour From Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2019
Healthcare Cuba Tour From Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2019
Dance Cuba Tour From Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2019
Seven Historical Cities I From Nov 7 to Nov 18, 2019
Cuba Nature Tour From Nov 8 to Nov 17, 2019
Jo Jazz Havana Trip From Nov 13 to Nov 20, 2019
Cuba Ballet Festival From Oct 27 to Nov 3, 2020

Architecture Highlights
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Giraldilla of Havana City, Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to Havana, one of the best architecturally designed cities in the world. Its architecture mirrors its rich social and political history.

Lion of Cienfuegos, Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to Cienfuegos. In 2005, its historic Ccenter became a UNESCO World Site, for the stunning architecture of an area stretching for 70 blocks.

Iznaga Tower: Trinidad, Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to UNESCO World Heritage Site: Trinidad city, a perfect relic of the early days of the Spanish colony with hardly a trace of the 20th century anywhere.

Maceo Sculpture in Santiago de Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to Santiago de Cuba, former capital of the country, founded by Spanish Diego Velazquez in 1514 by the bay of Santiago de Cuba.

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Cuba Cultural Festivals

Cuba Travel, Havana Film Festival 2018. Cuba Festival of New Latin American Cinema. The Havana Film Festival is a cultural event with no parallel for the promotion of Spanish language filmmakers. It draws thousands of movie goers and cultural buffs from all over Cuba each December.

International Jazz Festival of Havana Cuba Cultural Tour 2019; Authentic Cuba cultural travel goes to Havana for the 34th Jazz Festival of Havana 2019 organized by renowned Cuban jazz musician Chucho Valdes will run January 16- 20, 2019 at several locations in Havana.

Travel to Cuba for the International Havana Book Fair, 2019. Travel to the festival with the highest attendance in Cuba: the 28th Havana International Book Fair 2019 that will begin in Havana City on February 2019, and then it will spread east and west of the capital. The book fair will end in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuba Tour, Habano Cigar Festival 2019 The Habano Cigar Festival 2019 is considered by experts as the biggest world party to promote the Premium type cigar. It only competes with this one, without surpassing its quality, the Big Smoke of Las Vegas in the United States.

Cuba Tour, Havana Art Festival 2019 The Havana Art Biennial 2019 is an exciting celebration featuring not only the best of Cuban visual artists, but also artists from other countries from Latin America, the Caribbean, and from developing countries.

Cuba Travel, Fire Festival 2019. Travel to Santiago de Cuba for the Fiesta del Fuego Festival 2019 (Fire Festival 2019) that highlights the cultural expressions of the region. The annual Fire Festival is a very well-known street party taking place in the month of July in the city of Santiago de Cuba.

Cuba Travel, Havana Jo Jazz Festival 2019. Jo Jazz Festival of Havana The Jo Jazz Havana is the result of music education in Cuba. As talented young jazz musicians emerged from Cuban music schools every year, they are eager to showcase their talents in Havana’s most popular jazz venues.

Cuba Travel, Havana Ballet Festival 2020. International Ballet Festival of Havana 2020. Organized by the Cuba’s National Ballet, the International Ballet Festival of Havana draws dancers, choreographers and companies from all over the globe.

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Authentic Architecture Cuba Tours Architects for Urban Planners, Landscape Designers, Architecture Professors, Faculty and Students; and all those interested in Cuba’s Architecture and Historical Preservation from USA, Canada and around the world.

Cuban architecture is a unique combination of colonial and modern structures giving the island a very distinct architectural landscape, while differences in pre and post-Revolution architecture provide valuable insight into the changes that the island has undergone over time. If you are looking for more than the chance to walk around and catch a glimpse of some of Cuba’s most famous structures, architecture tours to Cuba from Authentic Cuba Travel are certainly the right choice.

The escorted Cuba tours from Authentic Cuba Travel are always led by university educated guides. This means that we can take you beyond looking at Cuba’s unique architecture and can tell you the stories and histories behind it. Our Cuba architecture tours take you up close and personal into some of Cuba’s most interesting and historic cities, while providing you a look into our architectural history in a way that few others could.

If you have always longed to study and explore Cuban architecture outside of the internet and classroom textbooks, let our Cuba travel experts help you get a front row seat to the best that Cuba has to offer!

Notice to US Historic Preservation Organizations, US Heritage Foundations, US Architectural Heritage Associations, and other US Organizations:



Historic Preservation Organizations, Heritage Foundations, Architectural Heritage Associations, and other Organizations from USA can organize and sponsor a trip to Cuba for educational exchanges not involving academic study to promote people to people contact for their members and the general public. Certain conditions are to be met to comply with OFAC General License requirements for USA Cuba travel though.

The trip should consist of a full-time schedule of activities intended to promote the exchange with the ordinary citizens of Cuba. This full-time schedule must also include educational activities that result in meaningful interaction in between U.S and Cuban nationals. The trip to Cuba must be escorted by an employee of the organization. Free time in excess or regular tourists' activities are not permitted.

We take care of all details both in North America and in Cuba, including VISA and flight arrangements to Cuba's main destinations via USA ports (Miami, Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, or other) or through third countries like Canada and Mexico. Authorized US organizations can travel through a third country subject to the same restrictions and requirements as those flying directly from USA.

At Authentic Cuba Travel, we have been organizing such educational and cultural travel experiences from the United States of America for years with great success.

Cuba's Architecture Overview

Throughout Cuba, you can find some of the most well preserved and biggest cores of Spanish colonial architecture in The Americas. This is one of the many reasons that Cuba architecture tours are one of the most frequent types of specialized tourism to Cuba. Authentic Cuba Travel gives visitors the chance to travel to those important historical sites whether they are found close to urban cities or in remote picturesque towns, and to hear from Cuban architects and locals, the authentic Cuba history behind them.

During the period spanning from 1512 to 1519, Cuban governor Don Diego Velazquez founded the island’s first seven settlements: Santiago de Cuba, Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion de Baracoa, San Cristóbal de La Habana, San Juan de los Remedios, San Salvador de Bayamo, Sancti Spiritus, Santisima Trinidad, and Santa Maria del Puerto del Principe, now known as Camaguey. Today, much of these settlements remains intact and holds its original charm and antiquity, which can be explore on Cuban architecture tours from Authentic Cuba Travel.

With incredible variety and a stark contrast between colors and textures, Havana is certainly one of the most architecturally impressive cities in the world. But Havana is not the only city of architectural significance and beauty in Cuba... Read More

US Cuba Architecture Travel

Cuba Architecture Travel is within reach for urban planners, architects, landscape designers, architecture professors, and architecture related professionals from the United States. There is currently an opening in US policy that allows porfessional and academic Cuba travel. And Authentic Cuba Travel is proud to offer Cuba architecture tours that comply with current USA Cuba travel regulations.

If you are a professor of architecture or urban development at a US university or college, you can take your classroom to Cuba under the premises of the General License. Our team of Cuba travel experts will work with you to create a custom itinerary that meets your course requirements while meeting current USA Cuba travel criteria.

With Cuban renowned architects and expert guides escorting all of our authentic Cuba tours and with the future of licensed travel to Cuba so uncertain, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the architecture tours to Cuba put together by our team of Cuba travel experts!

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Seven Historical Cities II

Seven Historical Cities I

Cuba Travel NEWS

On November 9, 2017 the Department of The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published the new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR part 515 to further implement the policy towards Cuba announced by President Trump on June 16, 2017 in Miami.

Despite the harsh rhetoric of President Trump on June 16, 2017 against Cuba, NONE of the existing 12 categories of Cuba legal travel have been eliminated. Furthermore, the General License authorization remains in place as well; although the General License for Individual People-to-people Cuba Travel has been eliminated. Read more...
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Notice to Schools of Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urban Planning and other Academic Institutions from USA:



In January 2016, the US Government announced further enhancements to the 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba that previously required a specific license (this is, lengthy applications to OFAC). Now travel to the Caribbean island is allowed under a general license (this is, self-completed paperwork with no application to OFAC needed).

After President Trump’s policy change on USA Cuba travel on November 9, 2017, the General License for Educational Activities remains in place. Accredited U.S. graduate or under graduate degree-granting institutions; U.S. Academic Institutions; and U.S. Schools can organize and sponsor an educational trip to Cuba for their students, faculty and staff under the General License for Educational Activities, provided that the trip meets OFAC guidelines; and that an employee or other representative of the organization escorts the trip to make sure such guidelines are followed by all participants.

US Schools of Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urban Planning and other US Academic Institutions can organize and sponsor a trip to Cuba for educational activities. The purpose of the Cuba travel should be for:

_ the participation in a structured educational program offered for credit as part of a course of the sponsoring institution;

_ educational exchanges sponsored by Cuban or U.S. secondary schools involving secondary school students’ participation in a formal course of study or in a structured educational program offered by a secondary school or other academic institution, and led by a teacher or other secondary school official are authorized. This authorization allows for participation of a reasonable number of adult chaperones to accompany the secondary school students to Cuba.

_ attendance at non-commercial academic seminars, conferences and workshops related to Cuba sponsored or co-sponsored by U.S. academic institution.

_ non- commercial academic research related to Cuba for the purpose of obtaining a graduate or undergraduate degree;

_ the participation in a formal course of study at a Cuban academic institution provided that credits will be accepted toward the student’s graduate or undergraduate degree;

_ participation in a 10-week structured educational program in Cuba as part of a course offered at the U.S. institution;

_ participation in a formal 10-week course of study at a Cuban academic institution, provided the formal course of study in Cuba will be accepted for credit toward the student’s undergraduate or graduate degree at the U.S. institution;

_ teaching for 10 weeks at a Cuban academic institution by an individual regularly employed in a teaching capacity at the U.S. institution.

We take care of all details both in North America and in Cuba, including VISA and flight arrangements to Cuba's main destinations via USA ports (Miami, Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, or other) or through third countries like Canada and Mexico. Authorized US organizations can travel through a third country subject to the same restrictions and requirements as those flying directly from USA.

At Authentic Cuba Travel, we have been organizing such educational and cultural travel experiences from the United States of America for years with great success.

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