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Tours and cruises: Explore Cuba this winter

Warm your winter with Cuba tour

Warm up your winter with a trip that explores Cuba, from fast-paced Havana to colonial cities and sleepy fishing villages.

Sponsored by the Palos Verdes Art Center, two Cuba cultural exchange tours will focus on the people, art, music, architecture and history of the Caribbean island. Cuba, a land in many ways frozen in time in the 1950s, offers an artistic and cultural experience different from that of any other place in the world, says Cuba expert Mary Drobny, art historian and leader of the tours. One trip will spend New Year’s Eve in Havana, another will explore both Havana and regions outside the city that have changed little since the Spanish colonial era.

Date: Eight-night tours depart Dec. 30 (celebrating New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 15.

Price: $3,725 per person, double occupancy (New Year’s Eve trip); Jan. 15 trip, $3,650 a person double occupancy, plus $250 art center donation. Includes local and U.S. guide, accommodations, most meals, ground transportation, entrance fees to attractions and other extras. International airfare from Miami to Havana is included, but airfare to Miami is not.

Info: Gail Phinney at the Palos Verdes Art Center, (310) 541-2479.

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