Cultural Discovery: Stop by a cigar factory in the morning, where you’ll learn about this most iconic of Cuban products. Afterwards, visit Finca Vigía, Ernest Hemingway’s beloved island retreat. He worked on some of his most famous novels here, including The Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls. The Nobel Prize-winner loved Cuba and the feeling was mutual — he’s considered national hero to this day. Cultural Discovery: A different sort of artist becomes the focus of our next visit, as we view the mind-boggling ceramic and sculptural artwork of José Fuster, who transformed an entire neighborhood into a vivid alternative reality known as “Fusterlandia.” You’ll have the remainder of the day free, perhaps to do some last-minute souvenir shopping in Habana Vieja.
Unforgettable Moment: We’ll gather once again in preparation for a Farewell Dinner that begins with a ride in a vintage American car. Before the 1962 embargo, Chevies, Fords, Dodges, and other classics from the 1950s were prevalent on the island nation. Ingenious Cuban mechanics have kept many of these "Yank tanks” in meticulous running order in the decades since. Today, they are one of the most distinctive sights on a vibrant island that often seems frozen in time. But as you raise a glass in farewell to our fellow travelers and the Cuban people, you can count yourself lucky to have visited this island nation people before it changes forever.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner