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Emeriti Philharmonic - international travel with a musical purpose - Cuba March 24-April 8 2017

TRIP DETAILS

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WITH A MUSICAL PURPOSE

friendship between nations and people through music

TRIP DETAILS

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Friday, june 23 to WEDNESDAY, july 5 2017

Summer Vacation will offer Emeriti Philharmonic musicians, their family and friends the perfect window to enjoy a memorable travel and musical vacation experience in the Republic of Cuba. Exploring Havana's 500 year-old colonial center, and taking in the unique geography of the central mountains during the motor coach journey to Camagüey in the heartland of the country, participants will see most of the the island nation during their 13-day travel adventure. Emeriti Philharmonic musicians will meet and make music together informally during shared meals with orchestral musicians in Cuba's two most vibrant cities, Havana and Camagüey; people-to-people encounters that will certainly generate life-long friendships.

One of the most exciting and now more easily accessible travel adventures on the planet, the Emeriti Philharmonic musical friendship tour of Cuba will transcend political and cultural barriers, offering participating musicians, family and friends from around the world a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the enchantment of a country frozen in time since the 1950s before it is thrust headlong and forever, into the twenty-first century. Four and five star hotel accommodation with all breakfasts and some dinners included; transportation from city to city by first-class motor coach; guided sightseeing excursions to off-the-beaten-track cultural sites; and Cuban-American translators will help guarantee a safe and pleasurable travel experience in Cuba. Lifetime friendships between Emeriti Philharmonic participants, who will be coming together for the first time, and our new friends in Cuba promise a magical musical adventure to cherish for years to come.

The land package pricing is a bargain, the adventure is real. All are welcome, but capacity is limited. 


The clock is ticking toward summer: You may cancel your trip in writing any time before midnight Pacific Friday, May 26 2017 and receive a full refund except for a per participant administrative  fee of US $100. Become part of an exciting Summer Vacation musical adventure tour of the Republic of Cuba before the country changes forever. Join us!

*International exchange rates vary day to day


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* CLICK HERE to find competitive flights from your part of the world to Cuba. Direct flights from several US cities to Havana will be announced soon

* CLICK HERE to find competitive flights from your part of the world to Cuba. Direct flights from several US cities to Havana will be announced soon


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havana

Musicians, family and friends from around the world will arrive in Havana on Friday, June 23 2017 for three nights with breakfasts in the Capital (June 23-26) at the Hotel Capri. There will be ample time for independent exploration of the city, a World Heritage Site. At least one meal and informal chamber music gathering with musicians from the city's several symphony orchestras is planned during the first three days in Havana. At least one additional luncheon or dinner is planned as well.


camagüey

Travel day to Camagüey on Monday, June 26 2017 — three nights with breakfasts in Cuba's third largest city (June 26-29). The motor coach journey from Havana to Camagüey will be casual, with a stop for lunch along the way. Check in at the historic Gran Hotel Camagüey for three nights with breakfasts. There will be lots of free time to explore Cuba's third largest city. At least one social gathering is planned, including a special meal with musicians from the city's symphony orchestra.

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Heading to Camagüey? It's one of my favorite stops in Cuba. The city's labyrinth of charming streets may not be the easiest to navigate but whichever direction you turn you'll be treated to something special. Beautiful squares, art galleries, antique car shows, and creativity around every corner.

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trinidad

Travel day to Trinidad Sunday, June 29 2017 — two nights in this fabulous coastal resort, all inclusive June 29-July 1. The motor coach journey will be casual, with lunch in the heart of this historic colonial city. Check in at Brisas Trinidad del Mar Hotel.This stay is strictly R & R, with a possible excursion to the Che Guevara monument.

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Some of the activities from our time spent in Trinidad, Cuba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Trinidad was founded in 1514 as the third Spanish settlement in Cuba. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 because of its well preserved colonial architecture. According to UNESCO: "Trinidad is an outstanding example of a colonial city; it has maintained its historic core, featuring the highest percentage of surviving antique buildings and public squares and brings together architectural, historic, and cultural elements of great value."

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cienfuegos

Travel day to Cienfuegos Tuesday, July 1-2 2017 — one night with dinner and breakfast. The motor coach journey to Cienfuegos will be casual. Check in at Rancho Luna and explore this historic colonial city. This stay is strictly R & R.


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Cienfuegos was settled in 1819 by immigrants of French origin. The historic center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to UNESCO: "The historic town of Cienfuegos exhibits an important interchange of influences based on the Spanish Enlightenment and is an outstanding early example of urban planning in Latin America in the 19th century.

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Video La habana cuba. ... recommendations! Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean, as well as the largest by area. Its people, culture, and customs draw from diverse sources, such as the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves and its proximity to the United States.

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