Cuba is open to travel for U.S. citizens. Cuba Tours 4 U (The Committee on Illinois) works with individuals, groups of travelers and travel agencies seeking a meaningful Cuba travel experience. We’ve been leading tours to Cuba since May, 2000. Cuba Tours 4U was one of the few companies issued – and then renewed – a People to People Educational Travel license issued by the U.S. Treasury Department (Office of Foreign Assets Control) to legally book travel to Cuba.

We invite you to join us. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit this fascinating country.

With years of experience and contacts, we can provide impactful tours for cultural and business travelers.


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CubaTours4U is a founding member of RESPECT

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17th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium

Havana, Cuba:  20- 23 JUNE 2019


The Ernest Hemingway Museum at Finca Vigia, in coordination with Cuba’s National Council of Cultural Heritage invites speakers and attendees to the 17 International Colloquium Ernest Hemingway, to be held on June 20 to 23, 2019.  The event will promote the exchange of information on the most recent research regarding the life and work of the writer while commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first publishing of “The Sun Also Rises,” and the 70th anniversary of the publication of “Farewell to Arms.” Paper presentations will be held at the Hemingway Museum, Finca Vigia.

Official Registration and Colloquium Fees per Museo Hemingway Pricing:

Registration Fee: Speaker or Observer:$180; Students: $75: Companion: $100

Registration includes all conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunches (See Coloquio Section on this Website)

Speaker Information and Application (See Coloquio Section on this Website)


Airport Transfers: $70 USD – Round trip transfers to and from Jose Marti Airport

Colloquium Transportation: $80 USD – Daily Transfers to Colloquium, Visit/Event Sites

Lodging:   Special Pricing on approved Hotels and Private Homes (See Coloquio Section on this Website)

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At this moment, all Cuba travel license regulations are in effect.  University professors and such can qualify for an academic license. Hemingway aficionados (observers), companions and friends can qualify under the people to people group travel license which my company, as a recognized license holder, can issue.

Special Paperwork Assistance

The Committee on Illinois can handle all your official Colloquium registration, transfer, transportation and hotel/private home accommodation paperwork at $35 per person. NOTE: A small but additional bank transaction fee will be added for international payments.

17th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium

Havana, Cuba:  20- 23 JUNE 2019


The Committee on Illinois (dba CubaTours4U) will, as in past Coloquios, offers a Pre-Colloquio package.


  • Bus Tour of Central Havana and Vedado.
  • Dinner and Canonazo Ceremony at the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana across the bay from the city
  • Tour of Old Havana with lunch

Price: $195 per person


POST COLOQUIO Tour Package to be announced.  We are exploring a Hemingway themed visit to Cayo Guillermo (Islands in the Stream).

The Committee on Illinois will also be coordinating a WELCOME DINNER Celebration for all interested Coloquo attendees on 19 JUNE, the night before registration and the opening event.


Museo Hemingway: M.Sc. Grisell Fraga Leal, Directora Museo Ernest Hemingway, Calle Vigía s/n e/. Steinhart y Santos, San Francisco de Paula, San Miguel del Padrón, Cuba. CP:19180. Telf: (53) 7692 01 71/ 7692 01 76. Fax: (53) 7693 80 90 Email: mushem@cubarte.cult

U.S. Organizer: Scott Schwar, The Committee on Illinois, 725 Wisconsin Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304, 708-386-8506, Email:



Licensed Group Travel to Cuba



31 Jan – 14 Feb, 2019 – Campos Family

27 FEB – 04 March, 2019 – Opthalt tour

22-30 March, 2019 – De Paul University Law SchoolPreparing U.S. Lawyers For Future Foreign Investment, Trade and Business Transactions

23-31 March, 2019 – Academy of Movement and Music/MOMENTA  study/performance trip to Pro Danza, Havana

27 March – 05 April 2019 – Quarles Group – Pinar del Rio Road Trip (Rescheduling)

20  23 JUNE, 2019 -Coloquio Hemingway 2019 at Finca Vigia (see separate section on this site for details)

Book your dates for a private group. Please CONTACT US for details.


2018 Tours

  • Throughout 2018: Working with Small Cultural/Family Group travel to Cuba
  • 9-17 MAR 2018 – De Paul University Law School Cuba Course
  • 20 – 27 JULY 2018- Hemingway Society Conference, Paris, France: Lobbying/Defending Havana Conference Proposal

2017 Tours

  • 10-12 FEB 2017 – Tony Davis Group
  • 16 FEB 2017 – Paul Group – Hemingway Day Educational Visit
  • 26 FEB – 05 MAR 2017 – Quarles Group – Cuba Road Trip
  • 11 – 18 MAR 2017: CUBA TRAVEL PROVIDER – De Paul University Law School Seminar in Havana- “Cuba: Preparing U.S. Lawyers for Future Foreign Investment, Trade and Business Transactions”
  • 21-27 APRIL 2017 – Neville Group
  • 24-28 MAY 2017 – Kim Becker Group
  • 26-29 MAY 2017 – Josh Davis Group
  • 15-18 JUNE 2017 – Hemingway Coloquio Educational Visit
  • 18 JUNE 01 JULY 2017 – Keys Family Group
  • 18-21 JUNE 2017 – Steve Paul Group to Santiago de Cuba & Guantanamo
  • 29-30 SEP 2017 – CUBA RESPECT Meeting
  • 31 OCT – Becky Group Cruise Tour
  • NOV-DEC – Ben Group
  • JAN 2017 – Continuing Hemingway Society – Havana, Cuba – July, 2020 Conference Proposal Preparation; Video Presentation in June

2016 Tours

  • 28 DEC – 04 JAN 2016: Havana – Matanzas – Havana; Private Group
  • 14-21 FEB 2016: Havana – Biosphere-Havana: Family Group
  • 14-21 MAR 2016: Havana – Cienfuegos-Trinidad-Havana; Knox College Alumni Tour
  • 19 – 27 MAR 2016: CUBA TRAVEL PROVIDER – De Paul University Law School Seminar in Havana- “Cuba: Preparing U.S. Lawyers for Future Foreign Investment, Trade and Business Transactions”
  • 10-17 APR 2016: Music Themed Tour: Havana – Las Terrazas – Havana
  • 14-20 MAY 2016: Havana – Arlene Group –  Couples  group (private villa)
  • 29 SEP – 06 OCT 2016 – Stoval Trip
  • 02-04 DEC 2016 – Hemingway Society Conference Board Scouting Trip RE: July 2020 Hemingway Conference in Havana
  • 5 -12 DEC 2016 – Knox College Alumni Trip II

Book your dates for a private group. Please CONTACT US for details.

*Minimum group size is 4 for all Open and Private tour groups.  Special benefits for groups of 10 or more travelers.


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