Embark on an 8-day odyssey with “Shalom Cuba,” a tour that intricately weaves the rich narrative of Jewish history in Cuba with the island’s vibrant cultural tapestry. This comprehensive exploration promises an educational, fun, and emotionally resonant experience unlike any other.
At IWorld of Travel, we understand that where you stay is as important as the destination itself. Rest assured, we are in the process of hand-selecting accommodations that align with our high standards of luxury and comfort. Our portfolio exclusively features 4 and 5-star properties, as well as boutique hotels that are not just places to stay, but integral parts of your travel experience. These establishments are chosen for their exceptional service, prime locations, and the unique charm that they bring to your journey. We are committed to ensuring that your accommodations will enhance your trip and we look forward to sharing the details with you soon.
Day 1-2 | Havana: Heart of Cuba and Jewish Life
Your journey begins in the pulsating city of Havana. Here, engage in a People to People Exchange Program, offering a unique glimpse into the daily lives of Cubans. Visit the Centro Hebrew Sefaradi, delving into the heritage of the Sephardic community. A guided stroll through Old Havana reveals a city where history breathes in its colorful streets and lively squares. Discover the Adath Israel Synagogue and meet with the inspiring members of the El Patronato Jewish Community, established in 1953, to understand the vibrant threads of Jewish life in Cuba.
Day 3-4 | Santa Clara and Trinidad: Echoes of the Past
Journey to Santa Clara, a city steeped in revolutionary history. Here, visit the Holocaust Museum, a solemn tribute to a tragic chapter in history. The experience in Santa Clara is a poignant reminder of resilience and memory. Next, the tour leads you to Trinidad, often regarded as the crown jewel of Cuba’s colonial cities. Trinidad is a living museum, its streets and buildings narrating stories of the past.
Day 5-6 | Shabbat in Havana: Celebration and Community
Return to Havana to celebrate Shabbat. Partake in a Shabbat Dinner, a moment of reflection and joy, shared with new friends and the local Jewish community. The warmth of this experience highlights the enduring spirit of Jewish tradition amidst the Cuban landscape.
Day 7-8 | Reflection and Departure
Spend your final days in Havana reflecting on the journey. Explore more of the city’s iconic sites or simply relax and absorb the vibrant atmosphere. As the trip concludes, leave with a deeper understanding of Cuban and Jewish heritage, memories of meaningful encounters, and a sense of connection that transcends borders.
“Shalom Cuba” is more than a tour; it’s a bridge between cultures, a celebration of heritage, and an unforgettable exploration of Cuba’s heart and soul.