Santiago de Cuba City Tour
Santiago de Cuba City Tour
Santiago de Cuba / History
from EUR 98.63
Available in Spanish and English
Since 2015, CubanEden Agency offers clients from all over the world a wide variety of tourist services such as accommodation, transportation, excursions and packages. Our team provide each client with as much information as possible so that they have a safe and interesting trip.
8:30 am. Pick up at accommodation and visit to Santa Ifigenia Cemetery known as one of Santiago?s most famous landmarks. It is lined in white marble. Cuban national hero Jose Marti is buried here as well as the former leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. You will receive a tour of the Cemetery and watch the guard-changing ceremony at Marti?s tomb, which happens every 30 minutes. 8:45 am. Visit el Morro Castle, World Heritage site from the 1600´s, which is one of the best preserved and most complete examples of Spanish military architecture in the world. Learn about its history from the pirates to the Cuban-Spanish-American war of 1898, and more. 10:00 am. Depart for San Juan Hill site of the last battle of the Cuban-American-Spanish war of 1898 led by Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. 10:30 am. Visit Vista Alegre Neighborhood, an upscale suburb that was the home to the wealthy prior to the 1959 revolution, including the Bacardi and Bosch family. 10:45 am. Stop at the Revolution Square and visit Moncada Barracks, known as the ?trigger? of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. (Here we can do a panoramic view and history review from the outside or go into the museum, which takes a bit more time). 11:30 am. Enjoy lunch at Restaurant San Francisco with traditional food in the center of Santiago, three minutes away from the foundational square of the city. 12:45 am. Panoramic walking/car tour of historic center: Visit Plaza de Marte, walk downhill the Pedestrian Street Enramadas, full of colors and Cubans on their daily activities. On the way see, Parque Dolores, Parque Serrano, the Bacardi Arts and History Museum, and others. Arrive Parque Cespedes (Cespedes square), a throbbing kaleidoscope of walking, talking, hustling, flirting, guitar-strumming humanity. Surrounded by colonial and eclectic architecture, this most ebullient of city squares is a sight to behold day or night. See the bronze bust of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, who kick-started Cuban independence in 1868 and the House of Diego Velazquez, oldest and best preserved in Cuba, the Cathedral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, originally baroque, now eclectic, after the ravages of earthquakes, hurricanes and pirates, the City Hall and Hotel Casagranda, and others. Optionally, you can also visit el Tivoli,former French neighborhood of Santiago. 1:45 pm.(Optional) Mojito/Daiquiri closing at Casagranda roof garden, with a nice panoramic view of the old Spanish town.We include
Bottled water |
Lunch with + one drink |
Admission fees (Castle Morro, cemetery Santa Ifigenia) |
Transport (Client´s choice: A/C minivan or classical American car from the 1950´s) |
Required age: Between 5 and 70 years.
Children: Participants can be with it's children. They are free of charge until 2 years.
Activity intensity: Moderate