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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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    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

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    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

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

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    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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