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Israel Tour / We are Joining Terri Swartz Russell and Friends Cuba Mission January 15–22, 2020

We are Joining Terri Swartz Russell and Friends Cuba Mission January 15–22, 2020

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erri Swartz Russell and Friends
January 15–22, 2020
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For additional information call Terri Swartz Russell at 617-448-3996 or email terrisrussell@yahoo.com
Tour arranged by ITC Tours 800-247-7235 or janine@itctours.com. SAVE THE DATE – CUBA TRIP INFO MEETING
Temple Emunah, Tuesday, April 9th 8:00pm following evening minyan at 7:30pm

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Boston – Cienfuegos (D) Departure from Boston to Santa Clara Airport, Cuba • Arrival at 5:05pm in Santa Clara where we will meet our guide and bus driver who will be traveling with us throughout our stay in Cuba • Drive to Cienfuegos • Check in and to refresh before dinner Dinner (TBA) and free evening to relax from your travels •Overnight: Hotel Jagua
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Cienfuegos (B,L) This morning we travel to Trinidad which was founded in 1514. It is one of the best preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean from the era when the sugar trade was the main industry in the region • Visit to Plaza Mayor, the historic center of the town that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. The buildings surrounding the central square date from the 18th and 19th centuries when trade in sugar and slaves brought riches to the area • Lunch at a paladar (TBA) • Return to Cienfuegos for an afternoon tour of the city which was founded by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana in 1819. Tour will include the Thomas Terry Theater, Bay of Cienfuegos and Palacio del Valle - an impressive Moorish-style building • This evening attend a performance by the children of La Colmenita. La Colmenita was developed with the purpose of conveying a message of peace, humanity and forgiveness. As official UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, the children of La Colmenita are required to demonstrate these values not only in their performances but in their daily lives • Dinner at Palacio del Valle • Overnight: Hotel Jagua
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Cienfuegos – Havana (B,L,D) This morning we depart Cienfuegos on to Havana. Stop in Santa Clara (1 1⁄2 hour drive), and meet the members of the Jewish Community Lunch with members of the Santa Clara Jewish community and their leader, David Tacher • Continue to the Jewish cemetery, which serves the communities of Santa Clara, and Cienfuegos. The cemetery was recently restored and an impressive memorial to the victims of the Holocaust was erected, and then continue to Havana • Arrive in Havana, Visit the Beth Shalom Synagogue and learn about the history of Judaism in Cuba • Meet the President of The Jewish Community of Cuba, Dr. Adela Dworin • Check in to hotel and get ready for Shabbat • Kabbalat Shabbat at the Patronato - Beth Shalom Synagogue founded in 1959 • Shabbat Dinner at the hotel • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Saturday/Shabbat, January 18, 2020

Havana (B,L) Optional participation in Shabbat Morning Services at the Patronato (bus available) • Shabbat Lunch at hotel • Spend Shabbat afternoon exploring the city, interact with the locals to learn about their daily lives or relax at the hotel • Free evening, dinner on your own (the guide will help you arranging reservations in restaurants) • Tropicana show (optional for an additional cost of $115 per person) • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Havana (B,L) Tour the Old Jewish Quarter in Old Havana • Lunch at Paladar Dona Eutima • Visit the Callejon De Hamel a small Havana alley stuffed with Cuban-Afro culture, art, and music • Visit Museum of the Revolution • A performance of Nacional Ballet of Cuba (Optional $35.00) if they are in town or visit Fabrica De Arte or other exciting places in old Havana on your free evening • Dinner on your own • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Havana (B,L,D) Tour a Cigar factory • Havana is the birthplace of premium cigars and touring a Cuban cigar factory is a journey back in time • Visit the Jewish Cemetery • Lunch at Paladar El Divinio • See Hemingway's home Finca Vigia, and learn about the restoration project • Return to hotel • Dinner at paladar (TBA) • 10:00pm Buena Vista Social Club concert (optional for an additional cost of $50) • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Havana (B,L,D) Rum Museum tour • Private guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts • Lunch at Paladar (TBA) • Visit studio of José Rodríguez Fuster, a Cuban naïve artist specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing, engraving and graphic design • This evening, ride back in time on a Classic Car Cruise to our farewell dinner • Farewell Dinner at a Paladar Eclectico • Overnight: Melia Cohiba Hotel
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Havana – Boston Breakfast at hotel • Visit the Sephardic Synagogue. Meet with the President of the Sephardic Hebrew Center, Dr. Mayra Levi • Visit the senior day center and the Holocaust exhibit that is housed in the synagogue • Lunch (TBA) • Time for a little shopping at the famous Mercado de Artesania arts and crafts market • Transfer to the airport for (3:00pm airport arrival) 5:50pm flight back to Boston

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Discounted price for check payment – double occupancy: $3595.00
Discounted price for check payment – single supplement: $760.00
Visa - Discounted price for check payment if securing own air $75.00
Full price for credit card payment – double occupancy: $3739.00
Full price for credit card payment – single supplement: $790.00
Visa - Full price for credit card payment if securing own air $78.00
Gifts to Jewish Communities pre‐collected $150.00 by check only