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Walking tour of Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba

Wander with a guide around Cuba's vivacious second city, visiting its historic, cultural and musical sights.

Rivalling Havana in its diversity and dynamism, the former capital has an electric cultural scene in its own right and displays a strong sense of its Afro-Caribbean identity.

The city's history is tied up with both the wars for independence and the Cuban Revolution, but began much earlier with its foundation by the Spanish in 1519. Their legacy is still clearly visible in the elegant colonial architecture and mighty fortifications that you will see on this walking tour, which winds along pretty cobbled streets past the Moncada barracks, the imposing fortress of Castillo del Morro and the city's most notable rum and cigar factories.

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  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Jamie Swan
    Jamie Swan - Travel Consultant

    Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

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