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U.S. Cuba Legal Travel "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. Please Click Here to visit our website on General License for Educational Activities in Cuba.
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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.

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 2017 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 2017- 2018.
  • 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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