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Cuba: Palos Verdes Art Center program to include museum visits

August 02, 2013|By Jane Engle
  • Cathedral Square is a popular stop for visitors to Havana.
Cathedral Square is a popular stop for visitors to Havana. (Bruce Walker )

Get to know the art and people of Cuba on a tour sponsored by the Palos Verdes Art Center. The eight-day trip is a licensed cultural exchange program that includes visits to museums, art centers and homes of residents.

In addition to visiting Havana, the group will travel to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, where participants will meet with Cubans and learn about their lives and the centuries-old sugar industry. The exchanges will be led by Mary Drobny, a Cuba specialist and art historian, along with a bilingual Cuban guide.

Date: Oct. 25-Nov. 1.

Price: $3,250 a person, double occupancy; $400 single supplement. The price includes seven nights’ lodging, round-trip airfare between Miami and Havana, Miami airport tax, visa, medical insurance, transportation within Cuba, entrance fees, most meals and a night of entertainment with Cuban music and dance. It does not include a Palos Verdes Art Center membership ($60 for a family; $50 for an individual), a $200 donation to the art center, tips to the guide and driver or Havana airport tax.

Info:Gail Phinney, Palos Verdes Art Center, (310) 541-2479 Ext. 305;

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