Globus Family of Brands announced plans to introduce tourists to Cuba with a series of escorted religious and cultural tours starting in January. Limited access to Cuba over the past 50 years has built up a lot of Cuban curiosity, which Globus plans to satisfy with its 2012 itinerary, “Cuba: A Spiritual, Historical and Cultural Journey.”
Insight Cuba, Abercrombie and Kent, and now Globus are among the few tour operators preparing to take tourists to Cuba. Globus will run faith-based Cuban tours in partnership with the Center for Caribbean Religion and Culture. Groups can start booking Globus’ Cuban tours starting August 10.
“From its beautifully adorned churches and vintage cars to its world-renowned cigars and lush, tropical climate, this newly created offering to be among the first to visit Cuba presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience to Globus travelers,” said Scott Nisbet, chief executive officer for Globus. “We’re thrilled to be among an elite group of tour companies selected to transport travelers on this spiritual journey to a bygone era.”
The eight-day tour combines religious, historical and cultural sites, including a walking tour of Havana, a candlelight concert at San Francisco De Asis Church, a tour of the Colon Cemetery and a visit to the Museum of the Revolution in the former Presidential Palace. Globus plans to start with a series of religious travel programs and later develop tours in the “people-to-people” category of educational and cultural travel.
“Great storytelling can bring a vacation to life,” said Nisbet. “This new itinerary presents an especially interesting, insightful and unforgettable opportunity for travelers to connect with a fascinating country we know very little about.”
For more information, visit www.globusjourneys.com.