Santiago de Cuba
01/29/2020 12:00 AM
01/29/2020 12:00 AM
Explore Cuba's former capital city, also known as the "Cradle of the Cuban Revolution". Monuments that commemorate Santiago de Cuba's rebel leaders can be found all over the city, from Antonio Maceo—who led the fight in Cuba's wars of independence—to Fidel Castro. Uncover Santiago's 500-year history on a visit to the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Provincial Museum, featuring a vast collection of artifacts and paintings collected by the city's former mayor. Immerse yourself in Santiago's diverse culture, influenced by its early immigrants from Africa, Haiti, and Jamaica. Or, get a taste of Cuba's coffee industry with a visit to a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site coffee plantation, in the heart of the Sierra Maestra mountain range with its gigantic rock formation La Gran Piedra.,

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Santiago de Cuba (6-8 hours)
Explore Santiago de Cuba’s historical significance to the Cuban revolution, with stops in Parque Cespedes, as well as its connection to U.S.-Cuba relations with a visit to San Juan Hill, where Teddy Roosevelt famously led an important victory in the Spanish-Cuban-American war of 1898. Journey to El Cobre, Cuba’s most sacred church, whose beauty and that of the surrounding views will take your breath away, leaving a lasting impression of tranquility for your return home.

  • Visit to El Cobre, Cuba’s most sacred church
  • Visit to San Juan Hill, made famous by Teddy Roosevelt in the Spanish-Cuban-American war
  • Walking tour of Santiago de Cuba
Tour Duration: 6 hours
Tour can operate: Morning
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Light / Moderate

  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • All activities on the itinerary
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities for guide and driver

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