The Heart of the City • Stay at the Hotel Saratoga, in Havana’s UNESCO-recognized Old City
Hemingway’s Hideaway • See Hemingway’s house Finca Vigía in the hilltop village of San Franciso de Paula
The Art of Cuban Dance • Watch a rehearsal of the Contemporary Dance Company of Cuba
The Inside Scoop • Engage in conversation with locals about culture, politics and the economy
International Relations • Attend a briefing at the U.S. Embassy
ACCOMMODATIONS: HOTEL SARATOGA
Located in Old Havana, the historic Hotel Saratoga reopened in 2005 after an extensive refurbishment that preserved the original façade. Renowned in the 1930s for the international artists and socialites who stayed here, today’s Saratoga caters to discerning travelers with interests in history and culture as well as Havana’s famous nightlife. From its prime location on the Paseo del Prado opposite the iconic Capitolio building, the Saratoga features a rooftop pool, restaurant, and bar with views of the city, as well as a lobby restaurant, mezzanine bar, business center, spa, and fitness center. All rooms have air conditioning, a shower and separate bathtub, hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone, satellite TV, and DVD player.
WHEN IN HAVANA
Meet the people of Havana, record their oral histories and understand their loves, joys and challenges through the years. Share your own stories and together enrich your experience with the people of Cuba.
Contemporary Havana can essentially be described as three cities in one: Old Havana, Vedado, and the newer suburban districts. The city is the center of the Cuban government and home to various ministries, headquarters of businesses and over 90 diplomatic offices. Explore each section and find out what makes Havana so special.
Tour Runs: January 20-27, 2018