Visalia Chamber offers Cuba cruise tour
visalia – The Chamber invites you to come and learn about the group tour “Cuba Cruise” leaving March 1, 2018 and returning March 10, 2018. “Cuba Cruise” is a 10-day tour including 23 meals, round-trip airfare from Fresno, transportation to the Fresno Airport and an English speaking guide. The cost of the tour begins at $4,738 per person (double occupancy) depending on the type of room you reserve.
The Cuba Cruise is a 10-day small ship adventure including two nights in Montego Bay, Jamaica, at an all-inclusive resort. After one full day in Montego Bay where travelers will enjoy free time to explore, travelers will take part in a panoramic tour of the city before embarking on the Celestyal Crystal. The first day on the ship includes an orientation session and onboard enrichment activities including a dance lesson from a professional Cuban dance instructor. The first stop on the tour will be Santiago, Cuba, a colonial gem where travelers will visit three iconic locations. After exploring Santiago, the tour will take to the sea where travelers will be immersed in Cuban culture beginning the day with a cooking lesson, a presentation on Cuban music and a documentary film about Cuba’s history.
The next stop on the tour is Havana, and will begin with a presentation by a local historian. A local guide will then lead a walking tour of Old Havana, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelers will visit the Royal Forces Castle and visit a graphics workshop and meet with local artists. In the afternoon, the group will visit the National Theatre and the Capitol Building. They will also visit Plaza de la Revolucion. Continuing the exploration in Havana there will be an onboard performance of Afro-Cuban music by local artist and travelers will have a free morning to explore the city before enjoying a visit to the Museum of the Revolution. The last stop of the tour is Cienfuegos where travelers will visit local cultural projects and interact with locals. Sites will include the Plaza de Armas and the Thomas Terry Theatre as well as an opportunity to meet a local mixologist and learn how to make the best Cuban cocktails before enjoying a final dance fiesta.
For interested travelers, the slide show presentation featuring the “Cuba Cruise” will take place Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Quail Park Retirement Village located at 4520 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia.
For more information about the chamber’s travel program go to www.visaliachamber.org/travel.