13th Havana Biennial 

Registration Deadline - January 1, 2019
Limited to groups of 10 participants


April 12 - 17, 2019

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At the center of our program is the 13th Havana Biennial with the participation of artists from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. In addition, during the Biennial, the Cuban Art Collateral Exhibit shows the work of 200 Cuban artists in sites all over the city of Havana. Our educational activities will take place through conversations with contemporary artists while visiting their studios and exhibits in public spaces and private galleries in Havana. The Havana Biennial encourages not only traditional artists to show art but also the most exciting and experimental artistic projects in alternative places all around the city.

The conceptual platform of the Biennial will respond to the present and, at the same time, “sketch possible notions of the future, at least at the level of the poetic or symbolic, aimed at the needs of social transformation in the world today".

In addition to the Biennial experience, the program provides with a unique opportunity for participants to learn about Cuban architectural restoration, dance and music. Cuban experts in these areas will share their experiences with our delegates through guided visits to restored architectural sites (or those in the process of restoration) and evening venues to experience Cuban visual arts, dance and music.






​​Inclusions


  • ​Access to Biennial activities
  • Ground transportation in AC vans
  • Five nights at Hostal Casavana (private B&B)
  • Seven meals (5B, 2D)
  • Panoramic tour of Havana
  • Admission to all sites in the itinerary
  • ​Tips for museum docents, drivers, maids and servers in included meals
  • Lecture by a Cuban art curator 
  • Guided visits to Old Havana with Cuban architect
  • Cover charges for evening venues in the itinerary
  • Bilingual Program Leader traveling with the group
  • Educational license to travel
  • Orientation before departure


Not included

  • $225 (estimate) round trip airfare to Havana from Tampa on Southwest Airlines                           

​         Air tickets will be individually booked online after registration deadline using miles or a credit    

        card; health insurance while in Cuba is included in the airfare.

  • $50 Cuban tourist visa  

        Travelers will be able to buy the Cuban visa online before departure or at the Southwest check-in  

        counter at the airport on the day of departure

  • 3 dinners and 6 lunches
  • Airfare for connecting flight to - from Tampa, if traveling to Florida from another state
  • Trip interruption and cancellation insurance


For a Registration Packet


Please visit our
Contact Us  page and provide all required Information. As soon as we hear from you, we will email a registration packet with required forms and instructions. You can also call us at 978-998-0039.


Registration and Payment Due Dates 

Dec. 15, 2018              Registration Documents Deadline
                                  50% (per person) of Program Cost  


March 1, 2019              45 days before departure 
                                  50% (balance per person) of Program Cost


Payment Options


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Itinerary - Biennial events will be announced as soon the official program is published.


DAY 1
Our journey from Tampa, Florida to Havana, Cuba will take an hour. Once in Havana we will meet our bilingual Cuban Tour Guide who will be with the group every day during the program. As soon as we get to our bus we will be on our way to a panoramic tour of Havana, lunch and accommodations at Hostal Casavana. You will have free time to relax before we will gather for a welcome reception and dinner.


DAY 2
Our first day in Havana will start with breakfast at Hostal Casavana, followed by a presentation by a Cuban art expert about contemporary art in Cuba and the 13th Havana Biennial.After the conference, we will visit the Museum of Fine Arts – Cuban Collection for Biennial exhibits and a guided museum walk. The Cuban Art Collection is the most comprehensive display of artwork—spanning nearly three centuries. After lunch we will attend other Biennial activities. You will have free time to relax before we will gather for dinner and a show at Cabaret Parisiene.


DAY 3
Our first visit to Old Havana will be guided by a Cuban architect, to learn about restoration results during the last 30 years. Founded in 1519 (Havana is celebrating its 500 years) UNESCO declared Old Havana Universal Patrimony of Humanity. We will visit two of the five plazas in Old Havana. After lunch we will participate in Biennial activities. You will have free time to relax before we will gather for dinner and a visit to Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC) (Cuban Arts Factory.) FAC is the initiative of renowned Cuban musician X-Alfonso. The groundbreaking project uses nightlife as a platform for numerous cultural activities, art exhibits, a dance party (or jazz concert), even a film screening—all in the same venue on the same night, including Biennial Activities. 


DAY 4
On Day 4 we will go back to Old Havana. During this visit we will explore two additional plazas and participate in Biennial activities taking place in art centers and plazas through the city. You will have free time to relax before dinner. In the evening, after dinner, we will enjoy Cuban jazz at the Jazz Café.


DAY 5
On this day we will visit the Cuban Art Biennial Exhibit at La Cabaña Fortress and after lunch participate in Biennial activities along the Malecón and Linea Street, two main venues of the biennial exhibiting art in public spaces, art centers and parks. You will have free time to relax before our farewell dinner. 


DAY 6
Lunch and departure from José Martí International Airport

Program Package Fee

Single   $3600 (limited availability)

Double  $3200 p.p.