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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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Cuba Tours
More than 60 Cuba tours departing in 2018 & 2019! Here’s our full roster:
Cuba Real Tour 9 From Sep 15 to Sep 22, 2018
Cuba Engage 9 From Sep 15 to Sep 22, 2018
Cuba Real Tour 10 From Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2018
Cuba Engage 10 From Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2018
Cuba Business Tour From Oct 14 to Oct 21, 2018
Performing Arts Tour From Oct 14 to Oct 21, 2018
Healthcare Cuba Tour From Oct 14 to Oct 21, 2018
Dance Cuba Tour From Oct 14 to Oct 21, 2018
Cuba Ballet Festival From Oct 27 to Nov 3, 2018
Seven Historical Cities I From Nov 8 to Nov 19, 2018
Cuba Nature Tour From Nov 9 to Nov 18, 2018
Jo Jazz Havana Trip From Nov 14 to Nov 21, 2018
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 1 to Feb 8, 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
Cuba Baseball Tour 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 Jun 29 to Jul 6, 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 24, 2019

Architecture Highlights
Cuba Tours & Travel

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.

Authentic Cuba Travel
Cuba Cultural Festivals

Cuba Travel, Havana Ballet Festival 2018. International Ballet Festival of Havana 2018. Organized by the Cuba’s National Ballet, the International Ballet Festival of Havana draws dancers, choreographers and companies from all over the globe.


Cuba Travel, Havana Jo Jazz Festival 2018. 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 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.

Why Authentic Cuba Travel
Architecture Cuba Tours?

Travel to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba

Our architecture Cuba tours provide a unique opportunity to explore Cuba's UNESCO World Heritage sites- considered as the biggest and better conserved Spanish colonial architecture cores in America.

Guided by Cuba renowned architects and highly trained guides, you will travel to historical sites such as Old Havana, Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Bayamo and Trinidad.

Visit to Cuba's Architecture Conservation Institutions

The quality of the architecture tours of Authentic Cuba Travel is unparallel in the travel industry. Our architectural tours are the result of the effort and direct involvement of Cuba's most important architecture conservation institutions, organizations and groups in the design and operation of our programs.

During your Cuba architecture tour you will visit the headquarters of important Cuban architecture institutions, organizations and groups. To mention some the Offices of The City Historian of Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and Cienfuegos; The Group for the Comprehensive Development of Havana City; The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Havana (ISPJAE); among others.


Meet with world class Cuban Architects and Urbanists

The quality of the architecture tours of Authentic Cuba Travel is unparallel in the travel industry. Our architectural tours are the result of the effort and direct involvement of world famous Cuban architects and urbanists in the design and operation of our programs.

During your Cuba Architecture tour you will have the opportunity to meet with prestigious Cuban architects such as Miguel Coyula, Mario Coyula, Maria Elena Martin, Victor Marin, Iran Millan and others.

Tour of Cuba's most significant architectural Buildings

During your Cuba architecture tour, and guided by Cuban architects and highly trained guides, you will visit Cuba’s most significant architectural buildings and landmarks. To mention some the National Art Schools, the Capitol Building, the America Building, the Bacardi Building, the Centro Asturiano, the Centro Gallegos and many others.

Most Experienced Staff

Each member of our staff has worked in the Cuba travel industry for 10 years minimun.

Each one of us, from directors to tour leaders, guides and representatives in Canada and Cuba has lived and worked in the Cuba travel industry for a minimun of 10 years.

Nobody knows Cuba as we do! Call us and you will find sales representatives that are fluent in English and Spanish and who have lived and worked in Cuba Travel Industry for over 10 years minimun. Guarantee!

Most of your architecture tour revenues stay in Cuba

Our architecture Cuba tours are the result of the effort and direct involvement of local Cuban architecture conservation organizations as well as cultural, educational, humanitarian and religious organizations; universities and colleges; local tour companies; speakers; small communities and other hosts in the design and operation of our programs.

In return, most Authentic Cuba Travel revenues remain in Cuba. In other words, your money generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of our host communities by improving working conditions and access to the travel industry. Your money also makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage of Cuba.

Lifetime and Transferable architecture tour Deposits

Understanding that travel plans change and sometimes need to be delayed, we’ve established the Lifetime Transferable Deposit option, designed to ensure that if you need to cancel or delay a trip, you’ll be able to find another time to take your next, great life-changing educational or cultural tour to Cuba.

Lifetime Deposits offers any of our tour participants forced to delay a departure to retain their initial deposit for use at a later date at no extra charge—and with no questions asked. The Lifetime Deposit policy allows you to save your initial deposit (one per person, per confirmed tour) for an unlimited time, be it 10 weeks or 10 years.

Put simply, we want to do the right thing by our travellers and ensure you can still take another trip if your plans have to change.

Please, do notice that if you cancel your participation within 20 days of tour departure you lose 50% of your ground tour payment. If you cancel your participation within 10 days of tour departure you lose 100% of your ground tour payment. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further details.

We also realize that your travel preferences can change over time, so your Lifetime Deposit can be used on any future tour and is not limited to the original tour you booked. Use your Lifetime Deposit to select the dream trip that suits your interests when you plan your next cultural and educational experience with us.

Under this policy, Lifetime Deposits are also transferable. That means you can transfer your initial deposit to another traveller of your choice at no additional charge!

Applies to the “deposit” value of your payment only. All other payments and final payment amounts subject to Terms and Conditions. Not redeemable with any other offer, discount or promotion.


Free Cuba Explorer Tour for teachers

Authentic Cuba Travel is offering for the 7th year in a row a new level of service for our loyal educators: the free pre-departure Cuba Explorer Tours.

We recognize that professors, teachers and educators may appreciate travelling to Cuba before taking their students –especially those who have not been to Cuba before. *1

That’s why, we have scheduled several familiarization educational Cuba tours for 2018 that are free for those educators who qualify.

Yes, you will travel for free! Authentic Cuba Tours will cover all your included Cuba study tour costs plus your return airfare via Miami, Toronto or Cancun.*2

Please, visit the following websites for all information on our Cuba Explorer Trips:


Is it a limited offer?

Yes, because of high costs associated, Authentic Cuba Travel can offer such free Cuba Explorer Tours to 20 teachers a year only.

Who qualifies for the Exploratory Cuba Educational Tours?

All professors, teachers and educators that are planning a school trip to Cuba for the year 2017- 2018 with Authentic Cuba Travel qualify. If you are not planning your school Cuba tour yet, please send us your request for a complimentary no-obligation Cuba Study Tour to qualify for your participation in the Free Cuba Explorer Tours.

Remember, capacity for these Cuba Educational Journeys is limited.

Authentic Cuba Travel considers “planning a school trip to Cuba” as follows:

  • Your school board has already approved your school educational Cuba tour for 2018- 2019.
  • You have been promoting the tour with your students and parents, and you can guarantee a minimum number of participating students.
  • A $300 non-refundable deposit has been paid to us before your Cuba Explorer departure.
The $300 non-refundable deposit is deducted from the final tour payment, and it is used to pre-book return airfare, hotel accommodation and other services in Cuba for your school Cuba tour in 2017- 2018. By pre-booking early we guarantee best rates and services.

*1 Limited to one educator per school.
*2 Connections to and from Miami, Cancun or Toronto are at the expense of teachers individually, and not included in the Cuba Explorer Tours.

Safest Architecture Cuba Tour Experience

Authentic Cuba Travel knows that safety always comes first. From performing rigorous safety checks, to providing constant on-tour safety expertise and immediate on-site assistance through our Cuba staff, our dedication to your safety is our top priority.

Our Cuba operation experienced staff visits each and every hotel, restaurant, and site to ensure they meet our safety and security guidelines. We won’t book you in 4 or 5 bed share dormitories, like other companies do to reduce costs, but in clean, comfortable and safe double/ single rooms at the best hotels and resorts available in the area we visit.

Most important, the hotels we work with are used to and happy to receive our tour participants. The hotel staff provides a level of attention, quality of service and friendliness to our foreign visitors that are unparallel in the Cuba travel industry.

Authentic Cuba Travel has partnered exclusively with the best Cuba transportation company in Cuba: Transgaviota that operates the largest, newest, safest and most advance fleet in Cuba. We only provide luxury air conditioning motor coaches with the most experience drivers for our school Cuba education tours.

An expert Authentic Cuba Travel Cuban guide and bus driver will be with your group every step of the way, providing constant and immediate guidance. They have been fully trained to handle any safety situations that may arise.

Lowest Cuba Tour Prices (hundreds less than others!)

Thanks to the vast experience and reputation of our Cuban and Canadian staff in the Cuba's travel industry, Cuban tour service providers have approved unprecedented student discount rates for our U.S. and Canadian school trips.

As a result, we have been able to reduce the cost of our Cuba study tours for Spring Break 2017. Our pricing now is hundreds of dollars less than before and hundreds of dollars less than any competition offering a similar Cuba Study tour for Spring Break 2017.

Lowest Discount Airfares with airlines

Thanks to the vast experience and reputation of our Cuban and Canadian staff in the Cuba's travel industry, Canadian, Cuban and other airlines have approved unprecedented student discount rates for our U.S. and Canadian school trips.

As a result, we have been able to reduce the cost of our study tours for Spring Break 2017. Our pricing now is hundreds of dollars less than before and hundreds of dollars less than any competition offering a similar Cuba Study tour for Spring Break 2017.
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