Who’s Ready to go to Cuba?

Globus Unveils New Cuba Tour Program for 2012

July 20, 2011 12:50 PM

Globus said beginning on Aug. 10 it will accept bookings for a new tour program to Cuba in 2012. The company said it has turned to the Center for Caribbean Religion and Culture to help develop its new itinerary called “Cuba: A Spiritual, Historical and Cultural Journey.” The 8-day program is priced from $2,889 land-only. Travelers booking early (starting on Aug. 10) can save $200 per person.

Globus is among the first mainstream operators to offer travel to Cuba after new U.S. government regulations eased travel to the country. Earlier this week Abercrombie & Kent began offering tour programs to Cuba, and other companies, including American Tours International, Insight Cuba and Ya’lla Tours also have developed programs.

Globus’ program will spend seven days in Havana, using the city as a base to explore other parts of Cuba. The program will include a walking tour of Havana’s old town, a visit to El Templete where Havana’s first Catholic Mass was celebrated nearly 500 years ago, a tour of Havana’s architecture with a local architect, a guided tour through Colon Cemetery, where an expert will explain the flamboyant chapels, vaults, tombs and galleries, a visit to the Museum of the Revolution housed in the former Presidential Palace, a private candlelight concert at San Francisco De Asis Church, a visit to Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s former home, a tour of El Morro Castle, a historic fortress that guards the entrance of Havana Bay, and a drive in a 1950s car.

“This newly created offering, which is among the first to visit Cuba, presents a once in a lifetime experience to Globus travelers,” said Scott Nisbet, chief executive officer for the Globus family of brands. “We’re thrilled to be among an elite group of tour companies selected to transport travelers on this spiritual journey to a bygone era.”

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