Viva Cuba Tour is offering the unique opportunity to enjoy a week of baseball in Cuba, its national418873_368363399901226_204519106_n pastime, with  Marty Lurie, host of the San Francisco Giants Pre & Post Game show on KNBR 680 AM, “Talking Baseball with Marty Lurie”.

Considered forbidden fruit for the American traveler, our Caribbean neighbor is closer than ever. The fantastic history, incredible architecture, camaraderie in sport and warm people make this trip a once in a lifetime chance to enjoy baseball as you’ve never seen it. Recommended reading in preparation for this adventure.

  • Hemingway, Old Man and the Sea – 1954 Nobel prize for literature
  • Bjarkman, A History of Cuban Baseball 1864-2006
  • Fainaru, The Duke of Havana: Baseball, Cuba and the Search for the American Dream
  • Miller, Trading with the Enemy – Modern living in Cuba, during the Special Period ( this was when I began my travels there )
  • Barnet, Biografía de un Cimarrón (1966) *** Taken from recordings of a 103 year old runaway slave. First hand account depicting life in the 19th century, Spanish American War and the birth of the Cuban Republic.


UPDATE – Jan.14th -21st trip has been filled. Thank you for your overwhelming enthusiasm! Marty would like to take everyone, so, our second trip will occur Jan. 28th-Feb 4th.  Please call us at 1.844.487.2822 for additional details.

Ground package:

  • Double Occupancy: $5,050 per person
  • Single Occupancy: $5,450 per person


  • 7 night accommodations in Cuba
  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from LAX-HAV
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified on the itinerary)
  • Full time, professional, bilingual guide
  • All local ground transportation
  • Pre-trip departure information
  • Cuban Insurance (health and evacuation)
  • Cuban Visa
  • Compliance with U.S. Treasury Department regulations
  • Speaker fees
  • Admission to all museums and public buildings listed in itinerary
  • Coordination of all listed activities
  • Cuban Airport Departure tax (25 CUC)



  • Hotels in Los Angeles
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Meals or activities other than listed on itinerary
  • Individual house/hotel expenses (mini bar, room service, laundry fees, etc.)
  • Tips for local guides: Recommended tips for guides and drivers range from $10 to $20 per person per day depending on group size.



  • A deposit of $1,300 per person is due at signing in order to reserve a space. Early deposits are encouraged to lock in your spot.
  • A signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding should be turned in with the deposit, along with a copy of your passport (pages 1-2 only)
  • Full payment will be due 90 days prior to departure: October 16, 2016, for the first trip, January 14th-21st. 
  • Full payment will be due October 31st, 2016, for the second trip, January 28th – February 4th.
  • Please inquire if you are interested in purchasing trip insurance from a certified, third party.Payment can be made with a check, cashier’s check, or money order. Credit cards are not accepted for final payment. Checks should be made out to Viva Cuba Tour Ltd. and mailed to:
    • Viva Cuba Tour Ltd.  Attn: Baseball with Marty Lurie   450 Taraval St. #143 , San Francisco,  CA 94116


  • The sale is final.
  • Cancellations made before 120 days prior to the trip eligible for a full refund.
  • Cancellations made 119-91 days to trip departure are eligible for a 50 percent refund.
  • Cancellations made within 90 days of trip departure are not eligible for a refund.
  • In some instances, time permitting, a different traveler can take the place of a scheduled participant for a processing fee of $350. UNUSED SERVICES & REFUNDS:No refund or adjustment can be made for any portion of the services not used such as voluntary non-usage of hotel accommodations, scheduled meals or any planned activity described in your itinerary.


    All travelers are required to carry a valid passport and a Cuban visa. The visa will be completed by a Viva Cuba Tour representative and given to participants at check-in in Los Angeles OR sent to the trip leader beforehand.

    IMPORTANT: Those without a valid passport will not be allowed to enter. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after departure date. Passports must be U.S. issued. Foreign passports allowed only in conjunction with a valid U.S. Resident Alien card (Green Card). Viva Cuba Tour is not responsible for lost or stolen passports in Cuba.