Caught between the Sierra Maestra and the Caribbean Sea, Cuba's second largest city, Santiago, contrasts its Afro-Caribbean heritage, Latin soul and Indian culture to form a modern-day city that's brimming with things to see and discover. You'll head on over for the day, to tour the historical centre, visit a rum distillery and Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.
There's no wonder Santiago is known as the ‘city of heroes' – it's the place where Fidel Castro launched the revolution and where national hero, Jose Marti, is laid to rest. You'll tour the centre first, including Revolution Square, Cespedes Park and the UNESCO-listed El Morro fortress. Then make your way to Santa Ifigenia Cemetery to see where Cuba's well-known characters from history are laid to rest.
Next, you'll get caught up in the history of the Bacardi family and rum making at the distillery before making your way to the restaurant for a buffet lunch. Before making your way back, you'll have some free time to continue sightseeing and amble around the backstreets, boulevards and courtyards.