Join The New Republic and experience Cuba through the lens of politics, culture, and society in an all-inclusive tour.

Meet your dedicated travel hosts

Charles Bittner, an expert on travel to Cuba and a professor of sociology at St. John’s University will be your host for this immersive trip.

Rocio Diaz is one of Cuba’s most experienced and highly-educated tour guides, and a graduate of the prominent Facultad de Lenguas Extranjeras at the University of Havana.

Your Experience

Cuba is a country unlike any in the world, and The New Republic has chronicled its complicated history since 1914. Today we invite our readers and supporters to join us on our specially curated, all-inclusive weeklong tour of this distinctive island country. Utilizing our extensive contacts and expertise, we’ve designed an exceptionally distinctive, customized program that will allow you to experience the history, politics, and culture of Cuba in a way few others have before.

Throughout the week we will meet with distinguished sociologists, economists, and political scientists from the University of Havana, visit museums with renowned art historians, and enjoy Cuban music at private concerts with prominent jazz and trova artists. We will attend exclusive performances at the country’s famed ballet and flamenco studios, hear the stories of Afro-Cuban and LGBT activists, visit the private studios of celebrated artists, and drink and dine at the new paladars (private restaurants), recently introduced as part of Raul Castro’s economic reforms.

Your journey will be hosted by Charles Bittner, an expert Cuban culture and a professor of sociology at St. John’s University. Charles has coordinated and hosted over 30 tours in Cuba. Throughout the week, you will also be accompanied by Rocio Diaz, a graduate of the prominent Facultad de Lenguas Extranjeras at the University of Havana. Rocio, a lifelong Cuban is one of the island’s most experienced and highly educated guides.

The all-inclusive cost of this March 30 - April 6, 2020 weeklong tour, is $4,285 - $4,575 per person (double/single occupancy) and includes five nights at the four-star NH Capri Hotel de Habana, two evenings at a private guesthouse in Trinidad, health and evacuation insurance, all ground transportation within Cuba, guided tours, seminars, lectures, entrance to Cuba’s preeminent museums and attractions, several private music concerts and dance performances, almost all your meals, including libations, and many other captivating activities and events.

Take $300 off the cost (per person) if you register prior November 30!


For further information or to register, contact Charles Bittner at

For questions, call Charles at 617-833-1435.
Travel to Cuba is authorized under The New Republic’s “Support for the Cuban people” General License.

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