No minimum number of attendeesNo minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
Free booking and cancellationFree payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
Hello! My name is Yeni. I'm a young and enthusiastic tour guide in Santiago de Cuba, the city I was born and raised in. I was a former English teacher at the University of Santiago. Today, I share my passion for my hometown taking travelers around and showing them my city's rich historical and cultural heritage. If you are wanting more than just the “facts” or “touristy” sights, I will take you to unique local spots only Cubans have access to and help understand and see a side of Cuba you never knew existed. I’m also very friendly and fun to be around and I’m always in a good humor and smile. I love meeting new people and listening and sharing opinions with others.
A good leg-stretching walking tour through the old colonial district, departing from the Town Square with its many historical buildings and strolling through the old, colorful neighborhoods and various plazas.
As you walk through Santiago’s old colonial quarter you will enjoy the never ending panorama of street musicians playing son, trova and bolero; people walking, talking, hustling, flirting, guitar-strumming. You will be able to mingle with the locals and learn about Santiago’s daily life and customs. The walk covers approximately 1 mile with stops for cold drinks and rest. Ideal time to start the tour, considering strong sun hours is early in the morning at/or before 9:00 o’clock.
Stopovers and sights include:
Diego Velázquez Colonial Museum- one of the oldest houses in Latin America
Colonial City Hall
Casa de la Trova, Cuba’s shire of traditional music with spontaneous live concerts.
Artisans’ streets, shops, souvenir galleries and artist studios
Moncada Barracks- historical site were the Cuban Revolution first started in 1953.
In front of the cathedral in Céspedes Square. I will be wearing a white shirt.
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).
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