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GLATT KOSHER WINTER VACATION 2018

KOSHER CUBA Presented by Club Kosher

January 14-19, 2018 or January 21-25, 2018


KOSHER CUBA TENTATIVE TOUR ITINERARY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

Day One: SUNDAY
 . Meet at airport for Group Departure aboard Delta or American Airlines. Depart Miami International Airport or N.Y. Kennedy International Airport for your flight to Havana.
 . Arrive Havana Airport, clear customs & immigration.
 . Meet your Club Kosher host and professional tour guide/translator who will be with you throughout the trip.
 . Private group check-in at selected hotel.
 . Enjoy welcome lunch.
 . Stop at "The Revolution Square" (Plaza de la Revolucion) was originally named "Civic Square," and then renamed "Revolution Square" when Fidel Castro took power.
 . Program: "Changing of the Guards and Cannon Ceremony" at the Morro Castle (first approach to military architecture of the colonial era), a tradition evoking the announcement of the closing of the gates in the city wall and of the channel at the entrance of the bay, which takes place every evening in the San Carlos de La Cabana fortress (18th Century.)
 . Welcome Dinner and Group Orientation
 . After Dinner Special Guest Speaker Q & A on Cuba.

Day Two: MONDAY
 . Morning Minyan/Services and Breakfast
 . Visit Old Havana, walking tour around historic and cultural heritage site. Visiting the four main squares where the restoration process and architectural richness of Old Havana can be appreciated more clearly.
 . Visit Cathedral Square, the most beautiful and private 19th Century colonial plaza on the Island. Named after the masterpiece of Cuban baroque architecture: the Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana built by the Jesuit order.
 . Visit "La Bodeguita Medio" for a cocktail. La Bodeguita lays claims to being the birthplace of the mojito cocktail.
 . To-go Lunch in the historical center
 . Visit the Mansion of Catalina Lasa at Paseo Avenue (amazing love story and embalmed body)
 . Visit one of the most famous hotels in the world, Hotel Nacional, where countless movie stars and entertainers partied. We will take the hotel tour with over 80 years of history, and visit the underground Bunkers used in the 60s during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
 . Mincha/Maariv/Arbit followed by Theme Dinner
 . After Dinner Evening program with Entertainment

Day Three: TUESDAY
 . Morning Minyan/Services and Breakfast
 . Visit the Cigar Factory "Partagas"
 . Visit to the Ernest Hemingway farm "Finca Vigia", former residence of the American writer in the San Francisco de Paula neighborhood on the outskirts of the city.
 . To-go Lunch near the Monument to the Medical Students.
 . Visit the John Lennon Peace Park
 . Visit historic "Old Cemetery" and explore the tomb of the sleeping beauty, great love story.
 . Mincha/Maariv/Arbit followed by Theme Dinner
 . After Dinner Evening program "Buena Vista Social Club"

Day Four: WEDNESDAY
 . Morning Minyan/Services and Breakfast
 . 50s-era tour in Classic Cars: drive around Old Havana, modern Havana, take a look at Malecon seafront and enjoy the sunset.
 . To-go Lunch near the Synagogues of Cuba.
 . Guided visits to the Temples of Cuba; learn about the Cuban Jewish history past and present.
 . Guided visit of the Gran Teatro de la Habana. Alicia Alonso, Enrico Caruso and Sarah Bernhart performed at this famous theater, along with many other international stars.
 . Mincha/Maariv/Arbit followed by Theme Dinner
 . After Dinner Evening program: "The Tropicana!"

Day Six: THURSDAY
 . Morning Minyan/Services and Breakfast
 . Visit Museum of the Revolution. Located in the Old Havana section, the museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban Presidents. It became the museum of the revolution during the years following to the revolution.
 . Visit Gramma Monument, with the famed yacht that was used to transport 82 fighters of the revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956. Built in 1943 and designed to accommodate 12 people, "Gramma," is said to have been named for the original owner's grandma. Since 1976 the yacht has been on permanent display at the Gramma Memorial, adjacent to the Revolution Museum.
 . To-go Lunch near in Old Havana historic section.
 . Visit "San Jose Warehouse Market" shopping paradise for souvenirs, local arts, clothing, crafts and tchotchkes available for purchase. Haggling expected!
 . Visit "El Callejoh del Hammel." Hammel Street is located in Centro Havana neighborhood and has been completely covered with murals. This community project introduces people to Afro-Cuban heritage, music and religion.
 . Visit Casa de Africa for explanation of some of the most important orichas or deities. They are the reputed intermediaries between human beings and higher powers. They're associated with elements in the natural world.
 . Mincha/Maariv/Arbit followed by Gala "Cuban Night" Farewell Dinner and Simcha Dance Party.

Day Seven: FRIDAY
 . Early Morning Minyan/Services and Breakfast
 . Check out from hotel and transfer to Airport
 . Earliest Flight back to Miami or NY to be back well before Shabbat
 . Safe travels. Shabbat Shalom. Thank you for vacationing with us.


KOSHER CUBA TENTATIVE TOUR ITINERARY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):


Your Vacation includes:
*First two persons in any room are charged the adult rate regardless of age.

Roundtrip airfare from U.S. Airport to Jose Marti Airport, Havana, Cuba
Visas and all necessary documents/paperwork
6 days/5 night accommodations at deluxe 3, 4 or 5-star hotels hotel in Central Havana
Airport Transfers
Luxury air conditioned coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides/translators
Professionally hosted by Charles & the Club Kosher Family
Daily historic sight-seeing and People-to-People experiences
All entrance fees, attractions, admissions, parties, events, sites
Freshly--prepared delicious meals cooked in our kosher kitchen
Theme dinners nightly including one Cuban cuisine night
Evening Cabaret shows including the Buena Vista Social Club and the Tropicana
Ride in old vintage cars with chauffeurs
Visit to the Synagogues of Havana
Guest Speakers and special events
and so much more to be announced and added

TENTATIVE TOUR ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE