CUBA - Intimate Trip with just 12 guests JetTOUR

10/30/2018 - 12/03/2019

8-days from $999 with Low-cost AIR from $99

52 GREAT TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $99, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason, Escorted, MORE!

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CUBA & PEOPLE TO PEOPLE EXPERIENCE

 

LEGAL FOR AMERICANS TO TRAVEL TO CUBA? Absolutely, and more than 15,000 Americans a week are going!

AND YOU’RE NEXT!

 

Anchors Away OFFERS Cruises (Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL & more) to CUBA … BUT, this tour is the BEST WAY to really experience Cuba!  Not a 10 hour port visit in just Havana, but completely immersed in this special 52 GREAT TRIPS PEOPLE 2 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE to see the REAL Cuba!

 

Intimate / Only 12 Lucky Guests ~ Havana ~ Cienfuegos ~ UNESCO World Heritage Trinidad ~ Black Mountains National Park ~ Santa Clara ~ Havana

 

SO MUCH Is Included! ~ LOW-cost Air Add on Cities from just $99 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!

 

8 Day CUBA & PEOPLE 2 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE from just $999. LOW-cost Air is available from many USA cities!  This amazing trip is a 52 GREAT TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH  is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Havana and meet your Tour Escort for an amazing 8-day experience.  Your leisurely paced tour will host just 12 LUCKY Guests for this intimate PEOPLE 2 PEOPLE experience.  Your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason Option (FREE INSURANCE) and already free to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Cuba.  Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) while in Cuba.  

 

Your comprehensive sightseeing will include the best of Cuba’s beautiful cities including a leisurely paced journey with 2 nights in Cuba’s political capital of Havana. Next to the arts & cultural capital of Cienfuegos for 2 nights.  A highlight will be a visit to the 500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage city of Trinidad. Enjoy a thrilling journey across the Black Mountains & River National Park to the University city of Santa Clara. Finally, return to the capital of Havana for 1 final night before your return to the USA. Cuba is the hottest destination in the Western Hemisphere and you will find this tour is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience to the island.  And with departures throughout 2018 & 2019 we recommend you act fast as each trip is very intimate… just 12 guests in total.
 

ITINERARY...................................................
 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs on Tuesdays / 2018: October 30; December 4 / 2019: January 8, 22, 29; February 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 9, 23; May 14; June 11; July 9; August 13; September 10; October 15; November 12; December 3

 

 

Day 1 | LOW-cost Air USA to Havana

Fly from USA to Havana.  It is like stepping into a time machine where little has changed in 60 years.  You will be met at the airport on arrival and transferred to your awaiting Inn for a two-night stay.  Tonight, meet your other tour guests (an intimate maximum of 12) for dinner with your Tour Escort. Welcome to Cuba.

 

Day 2 | Havana Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning at your Havana Inn.  Today enjoy sightseeing of Old Havana. This 400-year-old city is famous for its cigars and the rum.  But your tour will explore its unique architecture, political history of the revolution, the US embargo and so much more.  Best of all on your tour you will get to meet Cubans. You will quickly find they are warm and are so anxious to meet Americans and foreigners in general.  Tonight, you enjoy dinner at your Havana Inn.

 

Day 3 | Havana to Arts Community Cienfuegos (travel today 145 miles)

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you set out to leave the sprawling capital into the countryside of Cuba.  Travel through quaint villages as you head east to Cienfuegos. This is the cultural capital of the nation.  Here a large collection of artists, actors, and other members of a creative community live. You will love Cienfuegos because it is such a good walking city with the famous Prado and the pedestrian only shopping streets to its main square.  Check into your Cienfuegos Inn in the heart of this beautiful city. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner in Cienfuegos.

 

Day 4 | Cienfuegos Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning.  A wonderful tour is included today of this lovely cultural city.  Enjoy a tour of “The Pearl of the South” and its proximity on the Southern coast. The city has been under Spanish and French rule, then Cuban and then the revolution. The city is unique as it is a UNESCO urban historic center as the best example of early 19th century Spanish Enlightenment implementation in urban planning. Translation? It’s a great walking city with a broad Prado (main street) and pedestrian only streets with shopping and dining.  Your tour will include the main square with one of the most magnificent Opera Houses in the Caribbean and a beautiful cathedral. Tonight, enjoy your included dinner.

 

Day 5 | Cienfuegos to UNESCO World Heritage Trinidad (travel today 52 miles)

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today will be one of the highlights of your Cuban experience.  Continue traveling east. Today’s journey is short (just 70 miles) but into a new world.  Travel along the Southern coast road directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Traverse quaint villages, plantations and even lobster farms.  You will enjoy multiple sightseeing stops. Your destination is Trinidad. Founded in 1514, Trinidad is considered the finest example of Colonial Spanish architecture in the entire Western Hemisphere.  This is why the entire city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Check into your Trinidad Inn in the heart of the old city where you can walk to the main city square. Tonight, dinner is included.

 

Day 6 | Trinidad Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning.  Your sightseeing tour will include the absolute best of this UNESCO World Heritage site.  St Augustine, Florida was a trading “fort” for the Spanish. Trinidad was their main trading city in the 15th century.  Enjoy your tour learning about the famous Plaza Mayor, walk quaint cobblestone streets, hear the famous ‘music’ of Trinidad and much more.  Later enjoy dinner in this lovely city.

 

Day 7 | Trinidad to Black Mountain National Park, Santa Clara to Havana (travel

(Travel today Trinidad to National Park  26 miles. National Park to Santa Clara 32 miles.  Santa Clara to Havana 174 miles.) Breakfast is included this morning.  We begin your final day with sightseeing in the deep rural heart of Cuba.  Travel across the sugar plantations north to Black Mountain National Park. Here the islands largest river and highest mountains make for a spectacular experience.  Continue north to Santa Clara. Home to the largest university in Cuba you will see the main square and more. Santa Clara is the heart of the Cuban Revolution and where the famous revolutionary leader Che Guevara lived.  Next you travel east and return to the capital of Havana. Check into your Havana Inn and enjoy a special farewell dinner experience.

 

Day 8 | Havana and Fly to USA

Breakfast is included this morning.  Your unique journey to Cuba and the PEOPLE 2 PEOPLE experience will come to an end today as you say goodbye to your Tour Escort and other travel companions.  You will be transferred to the Havana Airport for your flight home with many wonderful memories of Cuba.


 

PRICING & POLICIES......................................

 

TOUR RATES:
 

$999 Per Person Double Occupancy

$1399 Per Person Single Occupancy

$999 3rd & 4th Guest

Please add $136.24 for Government taxes & fees.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

 

Rates are valid for: 2018: October 30; 2019: May 14, June 11; July 9; August 13; September 10; October 15 departures. Please add $50 for the 2018: ; December 4; 2019: January 8, 22, 29; April, 9, 23; November: 12; December 3 departures. Please add $100 for the 2019: February 12, 26; March 12, 26 departures.

Rates were valid on April 4, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $500 PP deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any additional airfare charges they must be paid at time of deposit.

 

CANCELLATION PENALTIES:

Deposit is non-refundable

120 - 91 days prior 50%

90 - 61 days prior 75%

Within 60 days 100%
 

 

INCLUSIONS.......................................................

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…

 

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements.  LOW-cost Air is already offered in your 52 Great Trips price.  And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to 52 PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.

 

Low-cost Air Add On:  add $99 for South Florida (52 choice of Ft Lauderdale or Miami. IF you wish to guarantee gateway please speak to your 52 Great Trips agent.) add $149 for Orlando, Tampa. add $199 for New York, Philadelphia. add $249 for Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Detroit, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, Raleigh.. add $299 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Milwaukee, Richmond, Washington. add $349 for Hartford, Indianapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, West Palm Beach. add $399 for Austin, Birmingham, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Diego, St Louis.  add $449 for Las Vegas. add $499 for Cincinnati, Denver, Louisville, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland OR, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle. add $549 for Memphis.  NOTE: all rates are per person.

 

Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program:  You may purchase round-trip transfers in Havana for just $49 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

 

FIRST CLASS (3 Star) INN ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights Havana Inn, Havana; 2 nights Cienfuegos Inn, Cienfuegos; 2 nights Trinidad Inn, Trinidad; 1 nights Havana Inn, Havana. Your accommodations in Cuba are boutique Private properties.  These properties are generally 6 to 8 rooms and are referred to as Inns.

 

FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and ALL Dinners. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost.  That is already included in your 52 GREAT TRIPS price.  Most meals are already planned for.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!

 

SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.


 

PACKAGE DETAILS..........................................................

 

WHAT IS ’52 GREAT TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare 52 Great Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. 52 Great Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: 52 Great Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection and is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience.  Cancel for Work-related Reasons (including loss of job)  trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000)..  Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500).  Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500).  Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already provided FREE. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!  (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details.  This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization.  Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS:  Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $1001 to $1500 per person.  If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:

$1501 - $2000 per person $35 supplement

$2001 - $2500 per person $70 supplement    

$2501 - $3000 per person $105 supplement    

$3001 - $3500 per person $140 supplement  

$3501 - $4000 per person $175 supplement

$4001 - $4500 per person $210 supplement  

$4501 - $5000 per person $245 supplement  

 

CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*:  You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation.  This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit.   Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.  CANCEL FOR ANY REASON WOULD BE COVERAGE FROM $1001 TO $1500 per person for just $80. If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:

$1001 - $1500 per person $80 supplement

$1501 - $2000 per person $100 supplement

$2001 - $2500 per person $120 supplement    

$2501 - $3000 per person $140 supplement    

$3001 - $3500 per person $160 supplement  

$3501 - $4000 per person $180 supplement

$4001 - $4500 per person $200 supplement  

$4501 - $5000 per person $220 supplement  

 

52 GREAT TRIPS TOUR ESCORT Tour Manager or Host: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it.  Having an experienced local expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)

 

GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Havana from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip.  We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your 52 Great Trips agent for details.

 

LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the 52 Great Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest.  So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your Cruise or CruiseTour along too fast. With 52 Great Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time.  Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.

PICTURES......................................................

 

HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE. . .

HAVANA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRINIDAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIENFUEGOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ......................................................................

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. . .

 

WHY AREN’T YOU GOING TO CUBA? Approximately 15,000 Americans a week are now traveling to Cuba.  It’s safe.  Even with the embargo you can visit with the People 2 People program.  The VISA to visit is issued by the Cuban government (through your airline) is fast and efficient and all you need is a passport.  So why not visit the hottest travel destination in the world… in the BEST way possible? This intimate and exclusive land tour for just 12 guests with 52 Great Trips.

 

A CRUISE or a TOUR?: Anchors Away is a major seller of cruise vacations with all the major Cruise Lines now sailing to Cuba (Royal Caribbean, Carnival and NCL). So if you wish to cruise we can help you.  However, it’s not the BEST EXPERIENCE for those wanting to really SEE CUBA.  Port visits in Havana average about just 10 hours.  Imagine going to Italy or France and being in a single port in that country for just 10 hours.  Would you say you really saw the country? NOW… think about American history in Cuba. Castro, Kennedy, The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Revolution and so much more.  IF you are interested in seeing all of this… AND the amazing TIME CAPSULE that Cuba is… frankly, you can’t do it with a 10 hour port visit. 52 GREAT TRIPS trip is an intimate People 2 People experience that allows you to have the time to experience Havana with Cubans.  Experience the history, the people, the food and more. AND our tour gets you out of the capital to explore the four major sites of the island (artists in Cienfuegos, UNESCO world heritage Trinidad, the Black Mountains & River National Park, and the historic city of Santa Clara.  The island is BIG… Miami to Atlanta big. So your 10 hours on a shore visit will just not really give you the experience you deserve in the hottest destination in the world.



 

About Travel to Cuba: Travel to Cuba is legal through the People 2 People program while there is a US Embargo on the island.  52 Great Trips is a People 2 People program (whose operations help and support the Cuban People) operating (among other reasons) for the help and support of the Cuban People.  There is currently no specific requirement for any other permits or fees required for Americans to travel to Cuba through the People 2 People program (currently as of February 1, 2018). Your participation is a self-declaration that you are visiting Cuba under the People 2 People reasons.

 

About Your Inns: 52 Great Trips uses PRIVATE Inns in the heart of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad.  They are in the heart of the city that will allow you walking access to the best of each city. These private Inns will include private rooms with private bathrooms and are extremely comfortable for Americans traveling.  You will be hosted by English Speaking Inn management including our English Speaking 52 Great Trips Tour Escort.  Meals are very inclusive and are full American standard breakfast & excellent dinners.  The accommodations of our Inns are of a higher standard than most first class hotels in Cuba and will provide a very comfortable stay for your People 2 People experience. Above all, our Inns are the best available accommodations for Americans traveling to Cuba.

 

About the People 2 People Program: The People 2 People authorization for Americans to travel to Cuba is justified for (among other listed reasons) as Support of the Cuban People and for Education.  Your inclusive program will show you many aspects of Cuban life and will economically support private business and individuals while in Cuba. There are no additional authorizations required for travel on this trip (currently as of February 1, 2018 and are subject to change.)

 

About Cuban Visa to Travel: A Cuban VISA will be required for travel to Cuba and is issued by the Cuban government NOT the US government.  It is an easy and hassle-free process. For most guests your commercial airline will provide a link for you to purchase your Cuban VISA right on line (approximately $50).  The guest is responsible for the payment of the VISA. The airline will present you with the (blank) VISA at airport counter check in for you to fill out. In some instances, you will not be able to purchase your (blank) VISA until you arrive at the airport.  Either way, the Cuban Visa is an easy process to secure. NO VISA is issued to Americans by the US State Department, US Embassy or any US Agency to travel to Cuba.

 

About Cuban Medical Insurance: Cuban medical insurance is currently required by the Cuban government for travel to Cuba.  It is an easy and hassle-free process. For most guests your commercial airline will provide the medical insurance INCLUDED with your airline ticket.  The guest is responsible for the payment of the Cuban medical insurance if not included with your airline ticket (approximately $35). This should not be confused with 52 Great Trips FREE Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance. This is comprehensive insurance for all components of your trip issued by a US insurance company.

 

About Money Under USA Embargo: US Dollars or American Credit Cards are NOT accepted in Cuba.  However, cash purchase is an easy and hassle-free process. In Cuba everything is purchased in national currency of CUC.  1 CUC = $1 USD. You do NOT need to try to secure CUC before arrival in Cuba as it is easy to exchange at Havana Airport, hotels and many other locations throughout the island after you arrive.  The currency exchange rate is set by the government and does not change regardless of where you change money.

 

About What to Expect in Cuba: You can expect a warm welcome in Cuba.  Cuban citizens admire and desire Americans to visit the island.  Your guides, your service personal and the like all will be very excited to meet you.  Cubans in the street, stores and other services will treat you with respect and as an invited guest.  THERE IS ALMOST NO CRIME IN CUBA so you will feel safer than you do in the streets of your own city. Your People 2 People experience will challenge EVERYTHING you have ever heard or thought about Cuba.

 

Technical Recommendations in Cuba: Visiting Cuba is very much like America was in 1959.  After the revolution little changed in Cuba. Evidence of this fact is more than 30,000 classic 1950 American cars on the road. Electricity and power outlets will be the same as if you were in the US. Walking in historic areas (like Trinidad) will be cobblestone.  Mobility in Cuba can be an issue as the infrastructure is not ADA friendly and should be closely considered if you have wheelchair or other mobility issues.

 

Humanitarian Support: An average Cuban salary is $25 a month.  Because of the US embargo many items are scarce.  You are encouraged to support Cubans with varieties of special needs including toiletries, and the like.  Prior to departure, 52 Great Trips will make many recommendations to help support Cubans should you be so inclined while on your tour.

 

What’s Not Included:There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

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