Robert N. Macomber's inaugural Havana Reader Rendezvous was about a people-to-people cultural exchange between the USA and Cuba ~ many friendships were formed and so much was learned. 

December 2, 2017 – December 6, 2017
 Join My Historical, Cultural & Literary Tour to Old Havana
[This trip complies completely with the new federal rules.]
We’ll be using a licensed U.S. tour coordinator, staying in private Cuban B&Bs,
eating at private Cuban restaurants, and traveling in private Cuban vans.
Itinerary Summary:
Saturday, Dec. 2nd – Traveling to Cuba!

▪ 10am – Check-in at Jet Blue Terminal within Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
▪ 12:28pm – Flight departure to Havana
▪ 1:42pm – arrival at Havana, government entry procedures, then transport to Cojimar
▪ 3pm Lunch
▪ 4:30pm – Check into our Casa Particulars, local family homes
▪ 6:30pm – Socialize & relax at Ruque bohio
▪ 7:30pm – depart for dinner
▪ 8pm Dinner

 Sunday, Dec. 3rd – Scenes from Peter Wake’s Colonial Havana

8am Breakfast at Ruque bohio
▪ Tour of Gran Teatro {Grand Theater} de Habana [UNESCO]
▪ Cafecito at Hotel Inglaterra
▪ 1pm Lunch
▪ Palace of the Captain-Generals (Spanish Viceroys)
▪ Cathedral of the Virgin Mary [UNESCO]
▪ Cabañas Fortress [UNESCO]
▪ 6pm – Socialize & relax at Ruque bohio
▪ 7pm – depart for dinner
▪ 7:30pm Dinner
*Optional evening dance performance at the Gran Teatro [price not included in package]

 Monday, Dec. 4th – Understanding Cuba’s Fight for Independence

▪ 8am – Breakfast at Ruque bohio
▪ José Martí’s birthplace
▪ José Martí’s prison
▪ 1pm Lunch
▪ Historical Museum of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Cuba
▪ Boat Tour of Havana Harbor
▪ 6pm – Socialize & relax at Ruque bohio
▪ 7pm – depart for dinner
▪ 7:30pm Dinner
*Optional evening show at Tropicana Nightclub [price not included in package]

Tuesday, Dec. 5th – A Day With Ernest Hemingway

▪ 8am Breakfast at Ruque bohio
▪ See Hemingway’s home & boat at Finca Vigia
▪ Meet the newest generation of Hemingway’s GiGi All-Stars baseball team
▪ 1pm Lunch
▪ Museum of Rum
▪ San José Artisan Market (authentic local souvenirs)
▪ Drinks at La Floridita in Old Havana – Hemingway’s favorite bar
▪ 7pm Grand Finale Cuban Fiesta at Ruque bohio – dinner, live music & rum tasting!

 Wednesday, Dec. 6th – The Journey Home …

9am – Breakfast at Ruque bohio
▪ 11am – Check out from Casa Particulars
▪ 11:30am – Depart for Havana Airport & flight back to Florida
▪ 4:15pm – Arrival back into Ft. Lauderdale/USA


  • REMEMBER: ** I am not coordinating the trip. ** Dr. Justin White of Doc Ford’s Cuba Expeditions is handling all details. He is the trusted, licensed expert on group tours inside Cuba.
  • TO SIGN UP: You must send an email to and include the following: choice of single or double room option with name(s) of passenger(s). You will get a reply from Dr. White with further details.
  • REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 24 TRAVELERS: Spaces will fill quickly. A waiting list will be formed on a first-come first-serve basis in the event of cancellations.
  • TRIP COST: $2999 per person double room or $3099 per person single room
  • COST INCLUDES: Round trip air travel from FLL to HAV, visa, exit tax, lodging, all planned meals listed in the itinerary, admission to planned sites, and local transportation while inside Cuba for planned activities.
  • DEPOSIT: A non-refundable $500 deposit is required & due by July 21, 2017. All deposits & payments can be paid by check.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: You can cancel your trip at any time, however, you forfeit any prior payments/deposits made.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: All participants MUST be able to walk several city blocks, go up and down stairs, and handle uneven surfaces like cobblestone streets.

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