Downers Grove, Illinois – December 18, 2014 – Mayflower Tours announced their People-to-People Travel program to Cuba in July, 2014 recognizing the value of fostering a deeper cultural understanding and interaction between Cuba and the United States. With the recent announcement of President Obama’s new policy pertaining to the United States’ relationship with Cuba, Mayflower Tours, is positioned to provide the educational travel experience in Cuba with an itinerary developed by Founders and Co-Owners John and Mary Stachnik that showcases this amazing country as it is today with limited space available on Spring 2015 departures.
Mayflower Tours President, John Stachnik is ready for a swift change in fully opening Cuba to all travelers. “Our industry has been a firm believer in ‘open borders,’ and that everyone should have the opportunity to make their own decisions as to where they wish to travel. Nine U.S. presidents have been in office during this embargo. It is time to try another approach to the normalization of relations between our two countries. Hopefully this normalization can take place in one majestic swoop, rather than a piecemeal approach. Both countries deserve no less,” stated John Stachnik.
Mayflower Tours has been providing life-enriching experiences to thousands of travelers to destinations around the world for over 35 years, and in careful respect of the license granted to Mayflower Tours by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Mayflower Tours is honored to be awarded this opportunity to share this remarkable country and its people with travelers partaking in a variety of personal experiences with the Cuban people as they are today.
Mary Stachnik, Senior Vice President and Co-owner, stated, “We have included visits to sites of historical significance, economic importance and natural beauty. Travelers should expect a life-enriching, educational experience that will enable meaningful interactions with the people and culture of Cuba. In the company of an experienced Mayflower Tours Tour Manager and the expert local guides who are native to Cuba, travelers meet and engage with a remarkable cross-section of the Cuban people: school students, cigar-makers, artists, farmers, historians and more. Mayflower Tours will take you to the heart of what makes this country so fascinating.”
Included in the $4,199 per person price, the nine-day program includes 20 meals with several of the meals at Cuban “paladars,” privately-owned and operated restaurants which add to the flavor of our visit; all meal gratuities included, round trip transfers between Miami hotel and airport, non-stop charter flights from Miami to Cuba and return, baggage fee for the Miami to Cuba flight, airport transfers in Miami and Cuba, Visa fee and accompanying work to obtain visas, four-star hotels throughout –all lodging is air conditioned and has full service amenities, porterage for all hotels, Universal Health Care in Cuba – cost of mandatory health insurance included, a Mayflower Tour Manager is with you throughout. In addition, travelers are accompanied by an English-speaking Cuban guide, many People-to-People activities, including interaction and traveling in Cuba’s antique car fleet. All gifts and gratuities for these experiences are included. Travelers have the ability to purchase Travelers Protection coverage that is also valid in Cuba. Plus, the peace of mind that their CUBA EXPERIENCE is being operated by Mayflower Tours and its trusted Cuban suppliers, and is backed by the $1,000,000 Travelers Assistance Program – a condition for membership for the United States Tour Operators Association.
A special offer is available to travelers on key departure dates in February, April and May, 2015 a special savings offer of $300 per couple or $150 per person is available when reservations and deposits are made by January 15, 2015. Solo travelers can take advantage of the guaranteed share program or add the single room supplement of $799 to the per person price.
For information or reservations contact Mayflower Tours at 800-323-7604 x1, or Group Travel Professionals should contact the Group Sales Specialists at 800-728-0724. Click here to see the complete information with the itinerary online.
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Mayflower Tours, founded in 1979 by co-owners John and Mary Stachnik based in Downers Grove, IL — a world-wide tour operator of guided holidays. Mayflower Tours offers the opportunity to see North America, Europe, Central and South America, Asia, South Africa and more. Mayflower Tours views itself as good stewards and encourages staff and travelers to act responsibly with respect to the environment and diverse cultures visited. As always, Mayflower Tours continues to make a commitment to the attention of the individual traveler and the memorable experiences that come with travel. Mayflower creates a convenient and efficient means of travel planning on deluxe escorted holidays, river cruises and small ship adventures. Known for excellent service including a dedicated staff, professional Tour Managers, deluxe transportation, exclusively chartered river ships and small ships, unique dining experiences, select accommodations, sightseeing and much more. All tours are available with air from your home city, or with free home or local pick up in key areas of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Florida.