|Cuba BEATLES TOUR
Explore Rockin' Cuba With Beatles Fans on a One-Week Vacation NOVEMBER 4-10, 2017
Hosted by Charles F. Rosenay!!!
ROLL ROLL UP FOR THE HISTORY TOUR; STEP RIGHT THIS WAY…
Day One: Saturday November 4
. FLYING (LA LA LA LA): Depart Kennedy International Airport or Miami International Airport aboard your flight to Havana
. FLEW IN FROM MIAMI BEACH (or NEW YORK CITY): Arrive Havana Airport, clear customs & immigration. Enjoy V.I.P. room while representative claim bags.
. SO MAY I INTRODUCE TO YOU: Meet our professional English-speaking tour-guide who will be with us throughout the trip.
. YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION: Stop at "The Revolution Square" (Plaza de la Revolución was originally named "Civic Square," and then renamed "Revolution Square" when Fidel Castro took power.
. Private group check-in at selected hotel
. COME TOGETHER: Gala Multi-Course Welcome Dinner and Group Orientation with Live Music
. After dinner evening program "Changing of the Guards and Cannon Ceremony" at the Morro Castle (first approach to military architecture of the colonial era): a tradition evoking the announcement of the closing of the gates in the city wall and of the channel at the entrance of the bay, which take place every evening in the San Carlos de La Cabana fortress (18th Century.)
. Live music in our hotel lobby (and some drinks?). NOW IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODNIGHT; GOODNIGHT SLEEP TIGHT
Day Two: Sunday November 5
. I WAKE UP TO THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Breakfast at hotel
. Visit Old Havana, walking tour around historic and cultural heritage site. Visiting the four main squares where the restoration process and architectural richness of Old Havana can be appreciated more clearly.
. IT'S WONDEFUL TO BE HERE: IT'S CERTAINLY A THRILL: Visit Cathedral Square, the most beautiful and private 19th Century colonial plaza on the Island. Named after the masterpiece of Cuban baroque architecture: the Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana built by the Jesuit order. Some witnesses have seen a ghostly nun at the Plaza de la Catedral (means Cathedral Square).
. DRINK TO ME; DRINK TO MY HEALTH: Visit "La Bodeguita Medio" for a cocktail. La Bodeguita lays claims to being the birthplace of the mojito cocktail.
. Lunch at restaurant in the historical center with LIVE MUSIC
. LOVE IS REAL; REAL IS LOVE: Visit the Mansion of Catalina Lasa at Paseo Avenue (amazing love story)
. THEY'RE GONNA MAKE A BIG STAR OUT OF ME: Visit one of the most famous star-filled hotels in the world, Hotel Nacional, where countless movie stars and entertainers partied. We will take the hotel tour with over 80 years of history, and visit the underground Bunkers used in the 60s during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
. I HOPE YOU'RE HAVING FUN: Dinner at "La Barraca" with LIVE MUSIC
. Evening program and live BEATLES TRIBUTE show at "Nacioal"
. PAPERBACK WRITER: After dinner evening program including the Museum Room 511 at Hotel Ambos Mundos, where the famous writer Ernest Hemingway stayed. Walk along Obispo and Mercaderes Streets to experience the different galleries, art studios and the Cuban Cigars world.
. CRAWLED OFF TO SLEEP (IN THE BATH?): Return to hotel
Day Three: Monday November 6
. GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING: Breakfast at hotel
. HAD A SMOKE AND WENT INTO A DREAM: Visit the Cigar Factory "Partagas" NO NO NO I DON'T SMOKE IT NO MORE: I'M TIRED OF WAKING UP ON THE FLOOR
. IN HIS OWN WRITE: Visit to the Ernest Hemingway farm "Finca Vigia", former residence of the American writer in the San Francisco de Paula neighborhood on the outskirts of the city.
. Lunch at local restaurant with LIVE MUSIC
. SHE SAID I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE DEAD: Visit Colon Cemetery (a true open-air funerary museum), also known as The (Christopher) Columbus Cemetery or The Necropolis Christobal. Beautiful but often referred to as "The City of The Dead," it is, in fact, actually a city within a larger city. While there, we will visit the tomb of the Milagrosa. Learn about the many stories and mysteries that are buried here.
. Visit the Monument to the Medical Students.
. WILL YOU STILL FEED ME: Dinner at a great Private Paladar "La California" (such a lovely place)
. After dinner evening MUSIC + DANCE SHOW program at the world-famous "Buena Vista Social Club"
. DON'T SAY IT; DON'Y SAY GOODNIGHT TONIGHT
Day Four: Tuesday November 7
. GOOD DAY SUNSHINE: Breakfast at hotel and then check out with luggage
. HERE COMES THE SUN: Depart to Cienfuegos for a city tour with a local guide, including Castillo de Jagua, an imposing fortress built to protect Cienfuegos from menacing pirates. The region is the antithesis of American culture; the lack of advertising and U.S. household names immediately striking.
. Lunch at a famous restaurant in the city with LIVE MUSIC
. Visit Jagua Castle (fortress on the entrance channel of the bay dating back to the 18th Century). Widely recognized as one of Cuba's most important military structures. Visit Valle Place (eclectic building with a strong Arabic influence)
. FAR HAVE I TRAVELED AND MUCH HAVE I SEEN: OH MIST ROLLING IN FROM THE SEA; MY DESIRE IS ALWAYS TO BE HERE: Punta Gorda peninsular to appreciate the wooden houses dating from the early 20 centuries
. I'LL FOLLOW THE SUN: Check-in at water-front hotel
. FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY: Cruise a Ferry boat around the area
. Dinner at local restaurant followed by a sunset SURPRISE BEATLES EVENING EVENT.
. …AND THE MOON IS THE ONLY SIGHT WE SEE
Day Five: Wednesday November 8
. WOKE UP GOT OUT OF BED: DRAGGED A COMB ACROSS MY HEAD: Breakfast at hotel
. Check out with luggage
. LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED: Visit Reina Cemetery "Old Cemetery" and explore the tomb of the sleeping beauty with a great love story.
. Return to Havana via Guama
. HAVE YOU SEEN THE LITTLE PIGGIES: Visit the historic Bay of Pigs.
. Lunch at a Famous Cuban restaurant with LIVE MUSIC
. CHECKED INTO HIS ROOM ONLY TO FIND GIDEON'S BIBLE: Check-in at hotel
. BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR: Enjoy an unforgettable 50s-60s era tour on classic cars drive around Old Havana, modern Havana, view the Malecon seafront and enjoy the sunset.
. GET BACK to hotel for a quick freshen-up
. AND IN THE EVENING SHE STILL SINGS IT IN THE BAND: Dinner at a private restaurant with LIVE MUSIC
. WHAT'S THAT MAN MOVIN' CROSS THE STAGE; IT'S LIKE A RELIC FROM A DIFFERENT AGE: Guided tour of the Gran Teatro de la Habana. Alicia Alonso, Enrico Caruso and Sarah Bernhart performed at this famous theater, along with many other international stars. It's where The Beatles would have played if Cuba was on their tour Schedule. Also visit the beautiful Marti Theater, which was formally the El Alambra Theater featured in the movie "The Bella del Alambre" which is based on a true story of a young woman who dresses as man in order to enter the "men's only " theater which offers erotic entertainment for gentleman. She later becomes the star of the show. Memories of those times fill the small Old Havana theater.
. LATE AT NIGHT WHEN THE WIND IS STILL: Beatles Singalong in the hotel lobby
. NOW THE SUN TURNS OUT HIS LIGHT…
. I SHOULD BE SLEEPING LIKE A LOG
Day Six: Thursday November 9
. SHE TOLD ME SHE WORKED IN THE MORNING (AND STARTED TO LAUGH): Breakfast at hotel
. REVOLUTION #9: Visit Museum of the Revolution. Locate in the Old Havana section, the museum is housed in what was the Presidential Palace of all Cuban Presidents. It became the museum of the revolution during the years following to the revolution.
. FREE AS A BIRD: Visit Gramma Monument, with the famed yacht that was used to transport 82 freedom fighters of the revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956. Built in 1943 and designed to accommodate 12 people, "Gramma," is said to have been named for the original owner's grandma. Since 1976 the yacht has been on permanent display at the Gramma Memorial, adjacent to the Revolution Museum.
. TASTING MUCH SWEETER THAN WINE: Lunch at private restaurant with LIVE MUSIC
. Visit "El Callejoh del Hammel." Hammel Street is located in Centro Havana neighborhood and has been completely covered with murals. This community project introduces people to Afro-Cuban heritage, music and religion.
. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE: Visit the JOHN LENNON PEACE PARK. Photo op with John Lennon statue. Group sing-along IMAGINE
. Visit Casa de Africa for explanation of some of the most important orichas or deities. They are the intermediaries between God and human beings. They're associated with elements in the natural world.
. See the Afro-Cuban dance and spiritual ritual
. Back to hotel
. TWIST AND SHOUT: Gala Farewell Dinner and Major BEATLES MUSIC EVENT.
. …SEE THE LOVE THERE THAT'S SLEEPING
Day Seven: Friday November 10
. EVERY MORNING BRINGS A NEW DAY: Breakfast at hotel
. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE: Visit "San Jose Warehouse Market" shopping paradise for souvenirs, local arts, clothing, music instruments, tchotchkes and crafts available for purchase
. YOU SAY GOODBYE: Check out from hotel
. WE'RE ON OUR WAY HOME: Transfer to Airport
. YOU AND I HAVE MEMORIES: Flight back to Miami or New York
And this is always the hardest part of all - saying goodbye to all the BEATLEful people and new friends we have made during our stay in Cuba both within our tour group and with our People-to-People interactions.
YOUR CUSTOMIZED CUBA BEATLES FANS TOUR VACATIONS includes:
. Roundtrip airfare from Miami International Airport or JFK/Kennedy International Airport to Jose Marti Airport, Havana
. Visas and all necessary travel documents/paperwork
. 6 night accommodations at deluxe 3 and 4 star hotels hotel in Central Havana . Luxury air conditioned coach
. Professional English-speaking tour guides
. Professionally hosted by Charles F. Rosenay!!!
. All entrance fees, admissions, parties, events
. Full American buffet breakfast everyday
. Daily lunches included at specially-selected restaurants
. Guest Speakers
. Cabaret shows and evening activities
. Ride in old vintage cars with chauffeur
. All Beatles-related events and attractions
. and so much more to be announced and added
TENTATIVE TOUR ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
As Mike McCartney once sang, "Thank u very much."
MAY ALL YOUR MYSTERY TOURS BE MAGICAL!
Cheers, Charles F. Rosenay!!! and Kelley in the Office
Liverpool Productions and International Tours & Events LLC
Ph: (203) 795-4737 Fax: (203) 891-8433
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