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CUBA DISCOVERY

February 24 – March 1, 2025

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

Cuba conjures images of faded colonial grandeur; American cars, rum cocktails and oversize cigars. Feel Cuba’s soul throughout your vacation, whether sleeping in haciendas or strolling Havana’s streets listening to ‘salsa y son’.  Traveling to Cuba with Premier World Discovery provides a hassle-free, fully legal way for Americans to visit, experience and check off that “bucket list” to Cuba you have always dreamed of.  Our immersive Cuba tours provide a rich and authentic way to learn about the lives of Cubans, while also sharing with them our perspectives on the world. Our goal is for there to be a mutual benefit to all involved as we learn from each other. Your participation in our Cuba tours support the Cuban entrepreneurs that provide us with private services along the way.

HIGHLIGHTS

Museum of the Revolution * Old Havana Walking Tour * Artist Jose Fuster * Cigar Factory Tour * Colon Cemetery * Havana Club Rum Museum * Hemingway’s Farm * Habana Compas Dance Group * Performance * Old Style Classic Car Club * Nacional Hotel Tour * Pinar Del Rio & Vinales Valley * Tobacco Farm & Farmhouse Visit

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

5 Nights – Hotel Grand Aston La Habana – Havana, Cuba
(On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.)

PRICING * DISCOUNTS * INCLUSIONS

SINGLE OCCUPANCY:  $6,299 Per Person     DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:  $5,499 Per Person

DEPOSIT REQUIRED:  $600 Per Person    REMAINING BALANCE DUE:  November 24, 2024

***BOOKING DISCOUNT ***
Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person Booking Discount! 
Initial Deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.  Payments after Initial Deposit are considered part of Final Payment & must be made by check.

*** Reservations made after “Seat Reduction Date” of August 24, 2024 are subject to change. ***
*** Promotional Pricing is not guaranteed after August 24, 2024. ***

PRICING INCLUDES
Transportation Between Tyler & DFW International Airport * Round Trip Airfare (In/Out DFW International) * 12 Meals (5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, & 3 Dinners) * Professional “Premier World Discovery” Tour Director * Bilingual Cuban Tour Guide * Air Conditioned Motor-Coach * Cuban Health Insurance * People to People Interactions * Hotel Transfers * Admissions Per Itinerary * Sightseeing Per Itinerary * 5 Nights Hotel Accommodations * Baggage Handling @ Hotels * Complimentary Secured Parking @ American Tours * Gratuities for Hotel Porters, Wait Staff @ included Meals, Local Step on Guides & All “Support for the Cuban People” Visits & Interactions

A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation.  Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.  Reservations made after the “reservation cutt-off” due date of August 24, 2024 are based upon availability.  Final payment due by November 24, 2024.  NO RISK DEPOSIT: Deposits are fully refundable up until August 24 2024.  After August 24, 2024, the deposit full value can be used as a Future Travel Credit with Premier World Discovery.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS:  Your price is guaranteed once deposit is received and booking confirmed by Premier World Discovery.  Your price is not subject to increase after the deposit is received and booking confirmed, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees.  (See registration form for consent.)  All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from DFW.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: DEPART USA – ARRIVE HAVANA – Upon arrival in Havana at the Jose Marti International Airport and clearing customs, meet your local English speaking Cuban Tour Guide outside the baggage terminal. Your drive from the airport orients you with Cuba’s enigmatic capital city, whose nearly 500-year Old Havana is home to the largest collections of Spanish-Colonial architecture in the Americas. Make a photo stop and learn more about the Plaza de la Revolucion, the center of Cuban political life where millions of Cubans listened to speeches of Fidel Castro. Check into your hotel and unpack for your five night stay. Dinner is included this evening. (D) Overnight: Havana

DAY 2: OLD HAVANA (UNESCO) – MUSEUM OF THE REVOLUTION – JOSE FUSTER – This morning enjoy a guided walking tour of pedestrian only Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the beautiful Cathedral de la Havana, built in baroque style in 1748 and learn about its preservation and continuous restoration. Next, enjoy a fascinating tour of the Havana Club Rum Museum with a local Cuban rum expert to learn about the history and process of making Cuban Rum and an opportunity to sample the differences. Following lunch at a local Paladar in Old Havana this afternoon we visit the famous Museum of the Revolution that displays documents and artifacts, weapons and planes from the revolution. Learn about the Bay of Pigs, the 1961 historic clash between the CIA trained Cuban exiles & rebel forces. Next head to the charming fishing village of Jaimanitas to visit the incredible Home and Work Shop of world famous artist, painter and ceramicist Jose Fuster, often called the “Picasso of Cuba”. He has adorned an entire neighborhood with colorful ornate mosaics. Here we spend time with to discuss the influence of the artist’s work and their lives and community. Dinner is on your own this evening allowing you to explore the fine restaurants, cuisine and Jazz clubs of Havana. Perhaps even take in the world famous Tropicana Cabaret Show on your own that offers an evening of music and history at this famous nightclub show that presents song-and-dance performances of 1950’s Cuba. (B,L) Overnight: Havana

DAY 3: CIGAR FACTORY – HABANA COMPAS – This morning following breakfast we begin the day with a fascinating visit and guided tour with a local cigar expert to the La Corona Cigar Factory. See firsthand and learn about the history and the process of Cuban cigars being hand rolled. The factory rolls such brands as Hoya de Monterrey and Cuaba & Punch. Next enjoy a performance by the amazing Habana Compas Dance Group. Interact with the students and teachers to learn more about the Cuban dance  culture. Next, tour the famous Nacional Hotel, once Havana’s flagship hotel that has hosted celebrities and world leaders during its heyday, such as Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Free time to explore this historic property housing pictures and nostalgia from a by gone era or enjoy a Mojito. Meet a former professional Cuban baseball player and join in a discussion regarding the history and love of this game in Cuba. Religion has always played an important role in Cuban society. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the Colon Cemetery founded in 1876, and noted for its elaborate sculpted memorials containing more than 500 major mausoleums and chapels. The cemetery is the final resting place for famous Cubans including artists, writers, musicians and ballplayers. Dinner is included this evening at a local Paladar. (B,L,D) Overnight: Havana

DAY 4: VINALES VALLEY (UNESCO) – PINAR DEL RIO – Today we travel out of Havana and into the rural Cuban countryside to the Vinales Valley located in the western most mountainous range in Cuba and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  This region, the western province of Pinar del Rio is known for its stunning scenery, a landscape of prehistoric looking flat-top mountains or “mogotes”, tobacco plantations, caves and rivers. Next, visit a traditional Tobacco Farm and Farmhouse to meet with the farmer to learn about tobacco cultivation, the drying process and experience a cigar rolling demonstration inside the drying hut. Enjoy a visit inside his farmhouse, meeting and interacting with his family and maybe even enjoy some Cuban coffee. An incredible opportunity to witness up close, how Cuban families live in a rural setting. Next enjoy lunch at the beautiful Finca Paraiso Paladar (organic farm) offering incredible panoramic views of the Vinales Valley and an opportunity to meet the Cuban family that owns this organic farm. Later stop at the Los Jasmines viewpoint offering panoramic views of the Vinales Valley and an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery and take photos of this beautiful and unique region of Cuba. Return to Havana later this afternoon with the evening on your own to explore Havana’s many outstanding Paladars, Jazz clubs or simply relax. (B,L) Overnight: Havana

DAY 5: HEMINGWAY FARM – CLASSIC CAR CLUB – Next enter the world of Ernest Hemingway with a visit to Hemingway’s Farm, Finca La Vigia (meaning ‘lookout house’). This beautiful property hosts the house where the Nobel Prize winner lived with
his wife Martha for 21 years. View the perfectly preserved home where many of the Hemingway personal furniture and belongings remain intact View his famous boat on display, the Pilar in which he used to patrol for Nazis in the Caribbean waters and featured in his novel “Islands in the Stream”. A photo stop is made at the Morro Castle, built in 1589, to protect the mouth of the Havana Harbor. “Morro” in Spanish means a rock which is very visible from the sea and therefore serves as a navigational landmark. Perched on the headland on the opposite side of the harbor from Old Havana it can be viewed from miles around as it dominates the port entrance. Next visit the San Jose Craft Market and Art Center to meet and interact with the local artists to discuss and learn of the importance of their art in Cuban culture. Learn from the artists who share their experiences of pursuing the arts with limited access to materials and funding. Before dinner, meet the local Cuban Old Style Car Club owners. A chance to interact and talk with the
owners and learn why Havana’s streets are filled with vintage American automobiles and understand what it takes to keep them on the road. Enjoy a drive through the streets of Havana in a vintage car to your farewell dinner at a one of Havana’s top Paladars. After dinner you have an opportunity to meet and discuss with the owners how this private Paladar enterprise works in Cuba. (B,L,D) Overnight: Havana

DAY 6: HAVANA – FLIGHT BACK TO USA – Breakfast is included this morning. Today we say goodbye to Cuba and the new friends made. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home with incredible memories of the amazing people and culture experienced on your Cuba Discovery tour. (B)

*** Itinerary is subject to change. It’s very common for the daily activities and people to people interactions & visits to be interchanged and experienced on different days than this printed itinerary. All visits and experiences will be included as written in this itinerary, but could be on different days due to availability & schedules. ***

OPTIONAL INSURANCE

OPTIONAL “PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERY – TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN” AVAILABLE
This optional Travel Protection Plan is $399 per person, is not included in Tour Pricing, and is non-refundable.

For more information regarding the coverage provided by Premier’s TPP, please visit https://www.pwd.travel/tpp.html.

REQUIREMENTS * ACTIVITY LEVEL

*** PASSPORT REQUIRED *** 
*** RECOMMEND PASSENGER AQUIRE “KNOWN TRAVELER NUMBER” ***

ACTIVITY LEVEL: The overall activity level of this tour is a LEVEL 4. This tour is active, requiring participants to be in good physical shape to fully enjoy the experiences.  The itinerary has more activities which may include such things as longer walking tours over uneven ground, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes or very early morning departures.  All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators to determine if this tour is right for you.  Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or similar equipment.

CUBAN TRAVEL VISA :
A Cuban Travel Visa is required for travel to Cuba and applies to US citizens only.  The Cuban Visa cost is $115 per person including processing fees and is not included in the tour rates.  Your Cuban Visa cost will be invoiced with your final payment and is subject to change. Cuban born passengers require a different Visa process and additional costs.

TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGALLY:
Premier World Discovery offers U.S. Travelers the opportunity to travel legally to Cuba under the new OFAC Regulations which were published June 5, 2019. Our scheduled tours follow the General License category of “Support for the Cuban People” and our itineraries include activities that are intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba. Every day’s program is designed to promote independence for the Cuban people and is complete with meaningful interactions with the Cuban people. 

We operate these tours under an OFAC (the Office of Foreign Assets Control) general license, under section 31 CFR § 515.572(a)(1) to provide travel services to U.S. travelers to Cuba. Our tours meet all requirements listed by section 31 CFR § 515.574 for Support for the Cuban People. We also organize tours in several of the other 11 categories of travel that are permitted, including: § 515.565 (educational activities), § 515.566 (religious activities) and, § 515.575 (humanitarian projects).

Our immersive Cuba tours provide a rich and authentic way to  earn about the lives of Cubans, while also sharing with them our perspectives on the world. Our goal is for there to be a mutual benefit to all involved as we learn from each other. Your participation in our Cuba tours support the Cuban entrepreneurs that provide us  with private services along the way.

Traveling to Cuba with Premier World Discovery provides a hassle-free, fully legal way for Americans to visit, experience and check off that “bucket list” to Cuba you have always dreamed of. With over 24 years specializing in global group travel, and operating tours in Cuba since 2012 while servicing thousands of travelers and hundred of groups to Cuba. We are experts in finding and offering authentic experiences that get you behind the scenes to understand the rich culture and history of Cuba. Our extensive network of guides, drivers, restaurant owners, artists and more is essential to the success of your travels in Cuba. We offer pre-set /scheduled departures to Cuba that allow you to book onto and enjoy immersive tours to Cuba with the experts that provides a unique exposure to a dynamic and diverse culture.

Travelers must have a full-time schedule of activities that enhance contact with the Cuban people and result in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba. Our expertly designed tours provide this rich content every day. Premier World Discovery’s tours include a schedule of interesting, educational, interactive and meaningful exchange activities, and as such these tours are not self-directed or self-guided. Trips are fully scheduled, and activities are immersive and incredibly insightful for the Cuban visitor.

 

PLEASE NOTE

BOOKING DISCOUNT: Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date & receive $200 per couple / $100 per person Booking Discount!  Initial Deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.  Payments after Initial Deposit are considered part of Final Payment & must be made by check.

NO RISK DEPOSIT – NO CHANGE FEES: Deposits & TPP payments for any Bookings made for this tour are fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure.  Should your plans change inside of 180 days you can use the full value (Future Travel Credit**) of your Deposit or TPP on a different program as long as you change plans or let us know prior to the Final Payment Due Date.  Future Travel Credits are valid for 12 months from deposit date and are non-transferable.

CANCELATION FEES:
Cancellations not covered by the Travel Protection Plan (TPP) or if the TPP is not purchased, are subject to the following per person fees:
– Cancel more than 180 days prior to departure: Full Refund
– Cancel 179-90 days prior to departure: Deposit or TPP* is Retained**
– Cancel 89-60 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
– Cancel 59-30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
– Cancel 29-15 days prior to departure: 75% of total price – Cancel 14 days or less prior to departure/no shows: No refunds
*If purchased **Future Travel Credit issued for Deposit or TPP* value

PREMIER’S TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN (TPP) $625 per person (must purchase with Initial Deposit)
Part A – Cancellation Waiver provided by PWD
I. Trip Cancellation Waiver (TCW) – Guarantees full refund on all payments, except the Trip Cancellation Waiver Fee itself in case of cancellation up to the time and date of departure due to the passenger’s personal illness or death of an immediate family  member.  Medical/official documentation required.
II. Premier “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver (ARCW) – Reimburses 75% of the cancellation fees in the form of a future travel credit certificate (FTCC) valid for 1 year, if you cancel more than 48 hours prior to scheduled depar- ture for any reason not eligible for cash refund under the TCW (Part A – I.).  FTCC is non-transferable, may not be redeemed for cash and does not in- clude any credit for the Trip Cancellation Waiver Fee. The Trip Cancellation Waiver Fee must be paid for with Initial Deposit and is refundable until 180 days prior to departure.  The Trip Cancellation Waiver does not cover any single supplement charges due to an individual’s traveling companion canceling prior to departure.  The Trip Cancellation Waiver is non-transferable and valid for each applicant only.  The Trip Cancellation Waiver does not cover any services such as airline tickets not purchased through PWD.  Cancellations, Refunds & Inquiries under Part A will be handled by PWD.  Certain Exclusions and Restrictions apply.
Part B – Post Departure Travel Protection Plan* provided by USI includes coverage for: Trip Interruption ($1,000); Trip Delay ($100/Day-Max $500); Baggage & Personal Effects ($2,000); Baggage Delay ($500); Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical  Expense – excess coverage ($30,000); Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation ($150,000); Accidental Death & Dismember- ment ($25,000); Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services** (24/7).  Claims & Inquiries under Part B will be administered by USI.

For full Part A and Part B plan details visit: www.premierworlddiscovery.com/TPP.  All Benefits described on this page are for general information basis only.  There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitation that apply to all insurance coverages. Plan benefits, limits and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction

RESPONSIBILITY:  Premier World Tours LLC dba Premier World Discovery (hereafter PWD), whose vouchers are used by respective agents for the passenger in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, hold themselves free of  responsibility for any damages occasioned from any cause whatsoever.  PWD will not be responsible for any damages or inconvenience caused by late arrivals, departures and change of schedule or other conditions nor will they be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passenger is not on board their conveyance.  The passage contract in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the purchaser of this tour/cruise, and/or passenger.  PWD does not hold any responsibility for the conduct of any of its members, hotel, motorcoach, cruiseline, train, airline or other personnel.  PWD reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour/cruise at its discretion.  PWD &/or its Tour Director retain the right to require any participant to withdraw from a tour/cruise at any time, if determined to be in the best interests of health, safety & general welfare of the tour/cruise group or of the individual participant. Arbitration – I/We agree, any and all disputes concerning this contract or any other material concerning the trip, or the trip itself must be resolved exclusively pursuant to binding arbitration in the state of California, pursuant to the then current rules of the American Arbitration Association.  Payment of the deposit for this tour/cruise constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS/NOTES:  Itinerary and hotels are subject to change.

AIR NOTE:  Air Schedules may not be available until Final Trip Documentation is received.  Air seats are assigned by the airline and sometimes not assigned until the day of travel. Air seat changes can only be attempted upon receipt of e-tickets and
Final Trip Documentation at which time availability may be limited.  If specific seat assignments or airline choice is extremely important to your reservation, we recommend you book land only and make your own air reservations.  Please make this adjustment to land only/own air at time of tour reservation.

A deposit of $600 per person is due upon reservation.  Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis.  Reservations made after the “reservation cutt-off” due date of November 24, 2024 are based upon availability.  Final payment due by November 24, 2024.  NO RISK DEPOSIT: Deposits are fully refundable up until November 24, 2024.  After November 24, 2024, the deposit full value can be used as a Future Travel Credit with Premier World Discovery.

DISCLAIMER:  Any information or policy reflected in the promotional material provided by Collette Vacations have priortiy over any information or policy reflected in the promotional material provided by American Tours.