5 Day | 4 Night
With a rich though young heritage, Cuba saw significant rise of Jewish immigration throughout the early 20th century. Today, nearly 1,500 Cubans of Jewish descent live in the capital city and actively celebrate Jewish traditions, holidays, and lifestyles with many religious sites sprinkled throughout Havana. Take the opportunity to explore and appreciate Jewish heritage like never before. Our people to people tours highlight the importance of creating a personal connection with the local people while gaining true insight of their culture.
This tour in particular will allow travelers to experience Jewish religion and customs with the influence of Cuban traditions. Enjoy authentic Cuba cuisine and hospitality while experiencing Shabbat services in a local synagogue and exploring the religious and cultural landmarks of Havana. Cultural Explorations Cuba invites religious travelers, organizations and congregations from across the country to join our unique tour of Jewish heritage.
Arrive to Jose Marti International Airport for a transfer to your accommodations in the heart of the cultural mecca of Cuba, Havana. Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner at a local paladar to indulge in your first taste of authentic Cuban cuisine.
Begin the morning with a visit to a historic Hebrew Congregation cemetery before a tour of the Jewish Community Center and the largest synagogue on the island, Beth Shalom. Discover a library filled with impressive texts in Hebrew, Yiddish and Spanish that acts as an educational hub for Jews throughout the island. Near sunset, experience traditional Shabbat services and dinner at Beth Shalom and break bread with locals and take part in the start of a peaceful and unique Day of Rest.
Visit the Callejón de Hamel Art Project to start the day with a burst of color and discover the artistic side of the locals. Led by a world famous Cuban painter and sculptor, the city walls of Central Havana come to life through dozens of abstract murals and public music performances. Enjoy a driving tour of the downtown area and visit points of interest like the Plaza de la Revolución and Parque Almendares before a night of food, drinks and legendary sounds of Cuba at a local jazz show.
Learn about the two biggest agricultural exports of the island and the fine products they create with tours of the local cigar factory and rum factory, complete with samples. By the afternoon you’ll depart for the marina district and explore the historic El Morro Castle, a fourteenth century fortress built to protect the harbor throughout the past six centuries. Enjoy a local dining experience at an expertly chosen paladar to enjoy good cuisine and company for a farewell dinner.
After a morning walking tour through the cobblestone streets and winding maze of colonial architecture of the nearby historic district, depart for Miami International Airport.
A single supplement rate will be imposed for single travelers depending on the amount of passengers booked and time of season. Published rates are only guaranteed with required deposit and confirmed booking. Published rates are subject to change without notice.
*Note: If you are interested in a specific date, please contact us directly to see if we are able to accommodate with hotel and season availability.