Chasing Churchill in Cuba on Panorama

 

Chasing Churchill in Cuba on  Panorama

Hosted by Celia Sandys & Hal Klepak – 4th – 14th February 2015

 

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Navigating the waters of Cuba to retrace Sir Winston’s steps from his visits in 1895 and 1946 We will bring a unique experience to those people lucky enough to join us on this exciting educational trip. Starting in Havana we will travel to Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, take the train from Tunas de Zaza to Sancti Spiritus, visit La Reforma and Arroyo Blanco

“Chasing Churchill” in Cuba on s/c Panorama Hosted by Celia Sandys & Hal Klepak
The cruise tour will be hosted by Celia Sandys, who accompanied her grandfather, Sir Winston Churchill, on some of his later travels. Navigating the waters of Cuba to retrace Sir Winston’s steps from his visits in 1895 and 1946 We will bring a unique experience to those people lucky enough to join us on this exciting educational trip. Starting in Havana we will travel to Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, take the train from Tunas de Zaza to Sancti Spiritus, visit La Reforma and Arroyo Blanco.

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Day 1

Arrive in Havana Transfer to Hotel and enjoy welcome drinks followed by Dinner.

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel Full day Tour of Havana to include:

Capitolio, Plaza de la Revolucion, Vedado, Malecon, El Morro, Cathedral Plaza, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas with Lunch at Hotel Nacional where WSC stayed in 1946 and onwards to Revolution Museum followed by the Rum Museum. Drinks at Hotel Inglaterra, where WSC stayed in 1895 Dinner at El Templete Overnight in Hotel

Day 3

Breakfast at hotel Tour of Presidental Palace and Museum Finca La Vigia (Hemingways’ House), where WSC was a guest in 1946 and enjoyed a Cigar Smoking Competition.

Lunch at Las Terrazas de Cojimar Tour of Partagas Cigar Factory where WSC cigars were made Sloppy Joe’s for Cocktails Drinks at the British Ambassador’s Residence Dinner at a Parador

Day 4

Breakfast at Hotel Transfer to Cienfuegos to join s/c Panorama Arrive in Cienfuegos for 1pm to Embark

Day 5

Cienfuegos Overnight in Port

Day 6

Cienfuegos Day trip to Santa Clara – visited by WSC in 1895 with Spanish Forces Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Santa Clara’s historical centre Return to Cienfuegos

Day 7

Arrive Casilda 9am – On arrival Transfer to Sancti Spiritus, by train if schedule allows. WSC described this as ‘the most dangerous journey ever undertaken’ Stay overnight in Sancti Spiritus at El Rijo

Day 8

Breakfast at Hotel Visit Jatibonico Museum and Battlefield at La Reforma where WSC was first shot at in 1895. Lunch hosted by Local Family On to Arroyo Blanco and the Museum and a drive back to meet Ship in Trinidad. Dinner Onboard

Day 9

Day in Trinidad, Cuba and relax.

Day 10

Cayo Largo

Day 11

Day at Sea en Route to Havana

Day 12

Disembark in Havana 9am travel to Airport for the flight home

Enrichment Lectures/Talks will be given by

  • Mr Timothy Cole H.E. The Britih Ambassador
  • Dr Gustavo Placer Academy of History of Cuba
  • Antonio Martíez Rodríguez General Manager
  • Jorge Jorge WSC butler in 1946
  • José Ramón Fernández Álvarez Aide to WSC in 1946
  • Colonel Pando Spanish Defence Attché
  • Ada Rosa Alfonso Rosales Curator
  • José Miguel Barzaga Maceo Cigar Factory Manager
  • Dr Hedy Aguila Zamora Historian
  • Dr Maria Antonieta Jiménez Historian – Sanct Spiritus
  • Lourdes Maria Medez Vargas Author of book on WSC
  • Curator Municipal Museum Jationico
  • Leoncio Reyes (Grandson of Col Simon Reyes) La Reforma
  • Curator Municipal Museum Arroyo Blanco

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10 night Chasing Churchill Cruise Tour on s/c Panorama

Cabin Categorie £’s Prices are per person
Twin Single
Twin Porthole (C) 3579 6999
Twin Porthole (B) 3839 7519
Double Cabin with Window (A) 4139 8119
Suite (A grade 3 & 5) 8278 N/A

 

3 night All-Inclusive Beach Extension
with all Return Transfers

Hotels (Standard Rooms)
Upgrades Available
£’s Prices are per person
Twin Single
Melia Las Antillas 259 329
Melia Valadero 269 349
Paradisus Varadero 369 499

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