Excursion to Santiago de Cuba and El Cobre


This tour will take you from Holguín to Santiago de Cuba, then onwards to El Cobre. Santiago is referred to as the secret capital of Cuba. Experience the colonial buildings and charm of Santiago de Cuba and marvel at the beautiful pilgrimage church of El Cobre as our guide shows you around. 

  • The pilgrimmage church, Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre
  • Guided tour in Santiago de Cuba
  • The UNESCO World Heritage site, Castillo del Morro
  • Included Lunch 

Santiago de Cuba and El Cobre

Your excursion begins with the journey to the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin, an important pilgrimage church in El Cobre, in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra. From here, it's not far to Santiago to Cuba. You'll first arrive at the Plaza de la Revolucion, a square dedicated to Antonio Maceo Grajales and used for majoy events.

Afterward, you'll head to the Cemeterio Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, where many soldiers from the Cuban Revolution and independence wars are buried. Just outside the city, right on the coast, is the Castillo de la Roca, also known as Castillo del Morro. Explore the fortress that was built in the 17th century which protected the city against pirate raids before you taking a break for lunch. Then, stroll through the old town and admire the many colonial houses and cathedral at the Paré Céspedes. History buffs will be excited for the next stop: the Moncada barracks, used during the Cuban revolution. Today, there is a school and a museum there where you can learn more about the history of the site.

After all of that, you'll still have time for individual explorations before returning back to Holguin.


  • Transfer from/to Guardalavaca (Holguin)
  • Lunch
  • Visits as described
  • Qualified, English-speaking guide



Per Person


01.08.2019 - 31.10.2020

$ 138 CAD

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Prices are valid until 31.10.2020

If you want to combine different excursions and packages, you can also book a rental car or private transfers with us to design you individual Cuba trip. We can also support you with the booking of your accommodations. Contact us for a tailor-made offer.