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Santiago de Cuba: Historical Discovery Tour

Product ID: 265995
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Discover Cuba’s pearl of the Caribbean, Santiago de Cuba. Get to know its world-famous history and learn more about Fidel Castro, the revolution, and the oldest and most impressive museum in the country.
About this activity
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German

Pickup included

At your accommodation in Santiago.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a journey back in time to 1953 and learn about the revolution
  • Visit Granjita Siboney, which is now a museum
  • Stroll through the Baracks of Moncada
  • Tour the famous cemetery Santa Ifigenia
  • Explore the anthropological Bacardi museum
Full description
Begin your day with a journey back in time to the beginning of the Cuban revolution. Go back to the year 1953 and learn more about the long way that the revolutionaries, along with Fidel Castro, had to go before finally reaching their goal to promote Cuba’s unique culture and traditions. 

Your first stop is at Granjita Siboney, a farmhouse on the road to Santiago close to Playa Siboney. Today it is a museum with a lot of original details. It was from here on July 26 1953 that 26 cars under the command of Fidel Castro left to attack the military barracks of Moncada. The barracks are the next stop on your tour. They are an art deco building and the symbol of the failed coup. See the bullet holes from the shootings and take a walk through the building. Learn about the attack and its consequences for Fidel Castro and the revolution. 

After this historical stop, drive through the city of Santiago de Cuba and learn more information. Visit one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, hosting the mausoleum of José Martí and final resting place of Fidel Castro. After another ride through the city, visit the beautiful Bacardi museum, the oldest and most eclectic museum in Cuba. Founded in 1899 by the rum-magnate war hero and city mayor, Emilio Bacardí, it offers a representative collection of cultural heritage and is in an impressive colonial building in the city center.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at accommodation in Santiago de Cuba
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fee to Granjita Siboney, Baracks of Moncada, Cemetery Santa Ifigenia, and Museum of Bacardi
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• Children under 12 years old are not permitted
• This tour is not suitable for those with mobility impairments
• It is recommended to bring your camera

From US$ 105 per person

Organized by

Caribbean Tours

Product ID: 265995