Your day-by-day itinerary

People on the street

Day 1

Arrival in Santiago de Cuba

When you arrive in Santiago, you’ll settle into a cosy, locally-run casa particular, not far from the city centre, and can spend the evening exploring. If you’re a music lover, head to the Casa de la Trova in Tivoli, the city’s French Quarter. Top Cuban musicians, such as members of the Buena Vista Social Club, make pop-up appearances here. It’s a soulful Cuban institution that you simply can’t miss.

Private city tour & free time

Day 2

Private city tour & free time

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up by a local guide who’ll spend the morning introducing you to their city, both by car and on foot. Explore the Moncada barracks, where Castro was captured in 1953, and also visit his burial tomb. Wander around the battlements of the UNESCO-protected Castillo el Morro, visit the Run & Cigar ‘Houses’ before taking a stroll through the Parque Cespedes. You’ll be taken to a local restaurant where you can enjoy an included lunch, before waving goodbye to your guide and either heading back to your casa or exploring more under your own steam.

Fort in Santiago, Cuba

Day 3

Continue your Cuban journey

As with most of our trips, you can choose to book extra nights if you’d like a little longer in this vibrant city. Otherwise, after breakfast, it’ll be time to pack your bags and carry on your journey through Cuba

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Speak to our Cuba specialist, Victoria

"Cuba is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With its vintage charm, friendly locals and music on every corner, it is often described as stepping foot into a living museum. It's not hard to fall under Cuba's spell."

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