IN THE MEDIA

As featured on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List of Trusted Travel Experts 

 CUBA WITHOUT THE CROWDS AND HASSLES

Washington Post

WHERE TRAVEL FROM THE U.S. TO CUBA STANDS

Travel Weekly 

CULTURAL CUBA’S DAVID LEE

Harper’s Bazaar

 TRAVEL TO CUBA, DEMYSTIFIED 

Virtuoso Life Magazine 

HOW TO TRAVEL TO CUBA THE RIGHT WAY

Town & Country Magazine 

HOW TO PLAN YOUR DREAM TRIP TO CUBA 

The Wall Street Journal 

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“David knows Cuba, and he knows his clients. Put them together, and it’s a trip done right.”  

J. Handler, President, MonoSystems

“Thank you! Thank you! You couldn’t have planned a more perfect trip! Our guide was not only a wealth of information but an absolute pleasure to be with!! Starting out our first full day with the expert architect was so interesting – we all enjoyed it and it was a great way to kick off the tour.  Outstanding choice of restaurants – loved the different atmospheres and the meals were 5 stars all the way. The hotel was equally as impressive. Great idea about the photographer – pictures are amazing!! Our trip of a lifetime really was so, thanks to you! We’ll be touch with you in the future for sure. Already looking forward to another adventure.”

Elena M. D'Agostino, Real Estate Broker

Our trip to Cuba with Cultural Cuba shattered our lofty expectations. It provided a perfect balance of structured itinerary and flexibility making it seem like we were immersed in Cuban culture and history while at the same time feeling like we were on vacation. In addition to the first-class accommodations, every experience felt exclusive and VIP making the trip truly memorable.”  

Bob Davidowitz

“Our five-day trip was completely effortless! We came home feeling very excited about Cuba and rejuvenated as if we’d been on a longer vacation. The perfect balance of activities and downtime. I can’t even think of anything else I’d had wanted to do had we had more time. Go to Cuba with Cultural Cuba. “ 

Kayla Wagner

“Cuba was fascinating and wonderful.  What a different world!  I can see why a guide is so helpful.  There are many places that we would have just walked by without ever seeing the “jewel” inside.  Our guide was fabulous! The Kempinski Manzana was great.  The rooftop pool was refreshing to enjoy each day. The location was fantastic. Meeting the City Planner and Architect and understanding the challenges facing Havana helped put everything in perspective for us.  We have never been to a communist country before.  This made the site- seeing so much more interesting. Compas Dance Project was phenomenal! Overall, it was a very nice vacation.  Thank you for putting it all together for us.” 

Taryn Burr, Senior Managing Director

“The art, music and dance scene, as well as the food and hotels all, exceeded our expectations – by far. How you see Cuba is important and Cultural Cuba provided an almost unbelievably well-orchestrated experience. Everything was beautifully taken care of. David’s own immersion in the country allowed flexibility and provided very special visits to venues and presentations unmatched by tours taken by other friends with other groups. So glad we went with Cultural Cuba and cannot imagine visiting Cuba with anyone else.”   

John Cohn

“I could not be more pleased with your company and its service.  The trip was most exceptional in terms of what I wanted to do, who I wanted to meet, and what I wanted to experience. My guide was – in every way – both incredibly knowledgeable and professional.  I’ll let my images share with you the true feelings I’ve had. Thanks for all you and your associates did to make this a remarkable time in my life!”

Steve Leimberg, Photographer/UnSeenImages.Com

Everything was top notch. The restaurants were all superb. We toured some great sites and gained a newfound education on the Cuban culture. sense of understanding for an outsider. She handled every issue with professionalism and no stress. She gets 5 stars !! We left Cuba with a clear mind and a love for the culture, food and people. We would definitely love to visit again!“ 

Robert Gathen, Esq.

Terrific trip! Great experience for people that have traveled all over the world. The hotel was really deluxe and unexpected for a third world country. We would highly recommend Cultural Cuba. The expert guide made the impossible happen. Thanks for a great birthday celebration!”

David Fox

“Thank you for a marvelous trip. ALL aspects of the trip; hotel, meals, guide, driver and selected itinerary components were perfect. I can summarize by saying we all had an amazing time.” 

Abe Zelkin

“Just got back from Cuba. It was even better than expected. Accommodations were lovely and as portrayed, the guide was incredible, the food was superb and the experiences/tours were all wonderful. Thank you for helping us plan a Cuban vacation that was fabulous!”

Dr. Lydia Pinney

“We had a fabulous 4 days in Havana.  The Manzana Kempinski Hotel was amazing and definitely the perfect place to stay. We loved the location, the rooms and especially the rooftop bar! Our guide and driver were also fantastic.  He was so knowledgeable about the city, the history of Cuba and gave us a very personal look into the people and the culture.  He was a pleasure to work with and went out of his way to make sure that we had a rich and enjoyable experience.   The art and history museum tours gave us a great overview of the history from different perspectives, and the special meetings with Camilo, at Amos and at the dance workshop made the experience so much more personal.  The restaurant choices were also varied and all delicious.  There is not really anything that we would have changed. You definitely exceeded expectations and we would recommend Cultural Cuba enthusiastically!” 

A. Dunn

“Cuba is such an amazing destination and largely unspoiled. The people are genuine in their desire to serve and give a great experience. The guide and driver were priceless and truly gave us the experience we weren’t sure was possible.  The Kempinski Hotel was beautiful and offered a superior experience. The guide was available to us all day into the night and she was able to make schedule adjustments because she was our private guide for the entire 5 days. We spent more time at certain places and less time at others all at our schedule. That’s the beauty of private travel. David has a tremendous knowledge base which made our experience very special.”  

Sharon Hupprich

“Our trip to Cuba was AMAZING – exceeded our expectations, which were already high!  Have already started to spread the word to friends (would be such a shame if the Trump administration shuts down travel).  But I must say that our guide was outstanding- we are so grateful he took on our challenging assignment.  We’ve had many tour guides in the past who were very good, but the Cultural Cuba guide tops all of them. I can’t rave about the guide enough, as well as the many activities you planned for us, and the other people who we met that made our trip so special.  Such a unique and special vacation for each of our family members, from youngest to oldest.” 

Laura Ching

We had a fabulous time in Havana! We were able to get a tremendous sense of a great country with lots of history and such potential. We will recommend Cultural Cuba to others. Now you have set the gold standard for long weekends away …I need a cultural Cuba equivalent for Mexico and other Central American countries! Thanks again and I’m sure we will be back. “

David Boulter