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

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.

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Cuba Cultural Festivals

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 Film Festival 2019. 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 2020; Authentic Cuba cultural travel goes to Havana for the 35th Jazz Festival of Havana 2020 organized by renowned Cuban jazz musician Chucho Valdes will run January 14-19, 2020 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 29th Havana International Book Fair 2020 that will begin in Havana City on February 2020, 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 2020 The Habano Cigar Festival 2020 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 Travel, Fire Festival 2020. Travel to Santiago de Cuba for the Fiesta del Fuego Festival 2020 (Fire Festival 2020) 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 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.

Cuba Tour, Havana Art Festival 2121 The Havana Art Biennial 2021 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.

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 9th 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 2019 and 2020 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 2019 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 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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