RAIL AND TRANSIT MAY DAY DELEGATION TO CUBA APRIL 27 – MAY 06, 2018

Mar 2, 2018 by

Please forward your Application, Certificate of Travel, and Credit Card Authorization forms to Marazul Charters (with copies of the Application to me at ikenahem@mindspring.com) if you have not yet done so.

an updated itinerary follows

Regards and solidarity,

Ike Nahem

Delegation Leader

 

RAIL AND TRANSIT MAY DAY DELEGATION TO CUBA

APRIL 27 – MAY 06, 2018

 

DAY 1 FRIDAY – APRIL 27: HAVANA

1:05 PM          Arrival at the Jose Marti International Airport. After arrival            procedures meet our Cuban guide and driver. Lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy a panoramic tour of modern Havana including a brief stop at Revolution Square prior to arrival at the hotel.

4:00p   Check into the ANAP House in Vedado

7:00p   Welcome dinner at a local restaurant

9:00p   Return to the ANAP House for overnight

 

DAY 2 SATUDAY – APRIL 28: HAVANA

Breakfast at the ANAP House

9:30a               Visit to the Museum of the Revolution, located in Old Havana, the                                      museum houses what was the Presidential Palace of the Cuban                                            presidents. It became the Museum of the Revolution during the                                           years following the Cuban revolution.

 

Continue with a guided walk through Old Havana, see ongoing restoration transforming this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Old City plazas, gleaming colonial places, magnificent Capitolio, Plaza Vieja, and some of Havana’s finest vitrales (stained-glass windows).

Lunch at a local restaurant.

 

3:00p   Travel to Finca Vigia “Lookout Farm” in San Francisco de Paula.                             This was Ernest Hemingway’s winter home from 1939 to 1960. See                                the author’s 9,000 volume library, his yacht “Pilar” and the                                               typewriter on which he wrote some of his greatest works. Learn                          about his life here during a talk with a docent. Return to the ANAP House.

Dinner (on your own). Overnight at the ANAP House.

 

 

DAY 3 SUNDAY – APRIL 29: HAVANA

Breakfast at the ANAP House

9:30a               Visit the Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes)

12:30p             Lunch at a local paladar.

2:30p               Drive to the nearby village of Jaimanitas to visit the home, studio                                       and community art projects of José Rodríguez Fuster. He is the                                       Cuban native artist specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing,                                          engraving and graphic design who has transformed his home and                                         the adjoining area, know too many as Fusterlandia, into one of the                                              most interesting art projects.

5:00p               Return to the ANAP House.

Dinner (on your own). Overnight at the ANAP House.

DAY 4 MONDAY – APRIL 30: HAVANA

Breakfast at the ANAP House.

9:30a               Visit to a railroad workshop, meet with members of its union.
Visit also to the training school for rail machinists.

11:30p             Visit to a technical school dedicated to automotive mechanics.

1:00p               Lunch in a local restaurant.

3:00p              Visit and interchange with members of ICAP (Cuban Institute of                                          Friendship with the Peoples).

5:00p               Return to the ANAP House

Dinner (on your own). Overnight at the ANAP House.

 

DAY 5 TUESDAY – MAY 1: HAVANA

 

5:00a                Transfer to Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square).

7:00a               Participation in the May Day parade and celebration.

10:00a             Travel to the fishing community of Cojimar, located east of                            Havana, this picturesque fishing village is where Hemingway                                 docked his boat El Pilar. Not only did he use the town as a base for                          fishing, Cojimar was the background for one of his most famous                                   works, The Old Man and the Sea. The ‘old man’ in the title was                                 reputedly his guide Gregorio Fuentes, a Cojimar local. (Optional)

12:30p             Lunch at restaurant Mi Casita del Coral

5:00p               Return to the ANAP House.

Dinner on your own). Overnight at the ANAP House.

 

DAY 6 WEDNESDAY – MAY 2: HAVANA

Breakfast at the hotel

Participation in the International Solidarity Event.

05:00p            Return to the hotel.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the ANAP House.

 

DAY 7 THURSDAY – MAY 3: HAVANA – VILLA CLARA

Breakfast at the hotel

Check-out of the hotel.

7:00a               Transfer to Santa Clara.

Upon arrival visit the Ernesto Che Guevara Monument.

12:30p             Lunch in restaurant Los Caneyes. Visit to Santa Clara Battlefield and park

featuring the derailed armored troop train of Batista military.

After lunch, continue to Remedios. Visit the Museum of Sugar Industry,

where you will have the opportunity to learn about the emergence, and                of the Cuban Sugar Industry. In addition, there are 18 Steam Locomotives             located on the premises of which 2 are still in service and (time    permitting) we may have the chance to travel on a brief tour on                                   one of these.

7:00p               Dinner at the

Overnight at the Casa Amistad Guest House in Villa Clara.

 

DAY 8 FRIDAY – MAY 4: VILLA CLARA – VARADERO

Breakfast at the hotel

Check-out of the hotel.

8:00a               Transfer to Matanzas.

12:30p             Lunch in a local restaurant.

3:00p               Check-into the Las Morlas Hotel in Varadero.

7:00p               Dinner at the Las Morlas Hotel.

Overnight at the Las Morlas Hotel

 

DAY 9 SATURDAY – MAY 5: VARADERO

Breakfast at the hotel

12:00p             Check-out and lunch at the Las Morlas Hotel

2:00p               Transfer to Havana.

5:00p               Check-into ANAP House.

7:00p               Dinner (on your own). Overnight at ANAP House

 

DAY 10) SUNDAY – MAY 06: DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the ANAP House

Check-out and transfer to the Jose Marti Airport for your return                                               flight.

 

 

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