Buena Vista Santiago

3-Day Santiago de Cuba City Break, with tour

Prices from £135 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationSantiago de Cuba

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Sandwiched between the Sierra Maestra Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Santiago is bursting with melodies and packed with character. It’s the beating heart of Cuban literature, architecture and culture. Santiago has a very Afro-Caribbean vibe that sets it apart from other cities. You’ll spend your time here stumbling upon hidden bodegas, wandering around Santiago's UNESCO site and listening to live Cuban music bounce off the streets. We'll also arrange a local guide to spend a morning introducing you to their city.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Private city tour with local guide, approx. 5hrs, includes lunch

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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.

People on the street

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.

Private city tour & free time

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

Fort in Santiago, Cuba

Speak to our Cuba specialist, Emma

"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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