Cuba Travel

cuba travel guide Rosa Lowinger

In the late 1990s, I was asked to write on preservation in Cuba for Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. When the article came out, the Trust asked me to prepare a ten-day trip to Cuba focusing on historic buildings. Since then, I have designed and led many trips to Cuba for museums, synagogues, cultural institutions, and small groups of friends +families. I focus on music, visual arts, architecture, and preservation, spending lots of time with interesting Cubans from all walks of life. I strongly believe that the best Cuba travel is provided by Cubans, because our culture is grounded in our blend of history and humor. For more information, contact me through this website. I’d be happy to work with you.

cuba city by Rosa Lowinger


“I have traveled all over the world and Rosa is, with no exaggeration, the best tour guide I’ve ever had. Warm, funny, and incredibly well-informed, she made our trip to Cuba one of the best experiences we’ve ever had.”
— Barry Michels, bestselling author of “The Tools” and “Coming Alive”

“We took two memorable trips to Cuba with Rosa and her intimate knowledge of Havana from her family’s own history there proved truly invaluable. We especially enjoyed her interest in exploring the company town of Hershey and its famous electric railway.”
— Diana S. Waite, President, Mount Ida Press

“We were so lucky to have Rosa introduce us to Cuba. She designed and led a wonderful trip there for our group. Her attention to our needs, passion for her native country, and deep knowledge of its culture, history, and contemporary art scene made for a stimulating, fun and comfortable trip that exceeded expectation. “
— Judy White, Phd.

“Finding Rosa was the most fortunate thing about planning our group’s modernism architectural tour of Havana. Without Rosa, we would not have had private access to sites not normally available to the typical tourist, like an art restoration studio in Habana Vieja, where we received a warm welcome and a personal tour.”
— Mark Davis, Board Member, Palm Springs Modernism Week

“The best thing about going with Rosa was seeing places never heard of or not even open to the public. One of my favorites was the Jardines de la Tropical or the impromptu stop in Havana’s Chinatown—who knew?”
— Tonia Moy, Chapter President Docomomo Hawaii