Discover Cuba's Most Caribbean City - Santiago Overnight
Experience more than you thought possible with an unforgettable overnight stay in Cuba's sizzling city of Santiago
Your tour of this beautiful city will start with a visit to the Church of the Virgin of Charity (Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre), Cuba's patron saint. In a nearby mountainous region, not far from El Cobre, lies the national sanctuary in honour of this saint. While taking in the jaw-dropping sights, you will hear about the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1998, as well as many other tales.
Awaiting you in Santiago is the breathtaking five-star Melia Santiago Hotel. No doubt tired from your day of travelling, this stunning resort will revitalise you in no time, and you will enjoy a delicious dinner before continuing with the next set of activities.
Dance the night away
Santiago is synonymous with seductive music and dance, and there is no better way to experience this than with a trip to Santiago's Troubadour's House. This is exactly what this excursion will deliver, and here you will be left with a tingle down your spine, and plenty of rum in your belly as you dance the night away.
A morning of history
After having recovered, the best way possible, at your hotel, any hangover will soon disappear as you are taken to the incredible castle of Sand Pedro de la Roca, known by the locals as 'El Morro'. Here you will learn about Santiago's colonial history, with enchanting stories of pirates never far away.
Following El Morro, we keep the history going with a trip to one of the world's most famous resting places, the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. Our activity advisers will give you an in-depth tour, and clue you in on the famous names resting in the various tombs.
The last historical site on your whirlwind agenda is the Moncada garrison, which was raided by Castro-led revolutionaries rebelling against the regime of the time.
Finish with stunning food
For a deliciously fitting finale, you will experience the true taste of Santiago with a gorgeous lunch, following which you can explore the nearby Santiago Central Park. Be sure not to miss the Metropolitan Cathedral, which is the oldest in Cuba.
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