Spend a week in captivating Cuba, with privileged access to the country's arts community. Discover the heart of Old Havana on a guided walk and connect with some of Cuba's leading artists on visits to their studios and homes. Savor Cuban cuisine at lively restaurants and at traditional paladares (restaurants in private homes). Highlights in Havana include a private reception at the Ludwig Foundation for the Arts, a curatorial tour at the National Museum of Fine Arts, and an after-hours visit to the Ceramics Museum. On an overnight excursion, explore the rich Afro-Cuban heritage of nearby Matanzas. Attend a private concert in a hilltop chapel, see the 19th-century Pharmacy Museum, and visit a unique publisher of handmade books. Meet with local artists in Cárdenas before lunch at Xanadu mansion. Specially arranged performances of music and dance will enhance our journey.