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The Cradle of the Revolution

Three Night Organised Tour

A three-night tour visiting some of Cuba’s most contrasting and revolutionary historical cities, along with a variety of carefully chosen visits en-route. The Cradle of the Revolution Tour allows you the chance to enjoy all the major sights of this vibrant and diverse area of Cuba, and also allow some independence to explore on your own or relax and choose your own activities.
  • A visit to Bayamo, the leafy antiquated former capital of Cuba
  • A short trek to La Plata, the former HQ of Fidel Castro’s revolutionary heroes, situated deep in the Sierra Maestra mountains
  • A visit to Santiago de Cuba, a passionate and revolutionary city, home of the Mausoleum of Fidel Castro
  • Explore the streets of Santiago de Cuba in an old American vintage car
  • Visit the birthplace of Fidel and Raul Castro at their former farm at Biran

Why Captivating Cuba

Our Tours are Guaranteed

We offer private and group tours of up to 21 people departing weekly from Havana. No matter the group size, our tours are always guaranteed to go ahead.

A Complete Package

All our tours include accommodation, air-conditioned transport and meals so you don't have to organise a thing. Upgrades are also available on request.

Includes English speaking guides, a concierge team across Cuba as well as a 24/7 UK WhatsApp service and offices in Havana, so you are always fully supported.

Tour Highlights



On arrival into Holguin Airport, you will be welcomed and then a transfer will take you to the former capital of Cuba, Bayamo, where dinner will be served and there will be the chance to explore the area independently for the rest of the day.


Bayamo and The Sierra Maestra Mountains

Take a short tour of Bayamo including Parque Cespedes. After the tour travel deep into the Sierra Maestra Mountains, passing small villages with wonderful mountain scenery. Explore Villa Santo Domingo, nestled deep in the mountains with views to Cuba’s highest and most sacred mountain.

Jeeps will take you higher into the mountains for a walk into the forests to La Plata, the former HQ of Fidel Castro, and his revolutionary heroes. See the hidden buildings including Fidel’s actual house and the radio station from where they launched the Revolution. Visit the tiny mountain community of La Platica.


Santiago de Cuba

Travel to Santiago de Cuba stopping enroute at the picturesque church of El Cobre.

On arrival visit the Castillo del Morro, a historical fortress offering fantastic views across the Caribbean Sea and the impressive Sierra Maestra mountains.

The tour will include a ride in an old American car and a visit to the Moncada Barracks, the location for what many describe as the start of the Revolution and the small museum that depicts Fidel Castro’s attack on the barracks on 26th July 1953. Next to Central Square, Parque Cespedes, Calle Heredia, and Padre Pico Street.


Santiago de Cuba,  Biran and Holguin

Visit Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, the final resting place of Fidel Castro, one of the world’s most recognised leaders. His simple, but powerful mausoleum is constantly guarded and there will be a chance to stay for the impressive changing of the guard ceremony.

Head north across the island towards Holguin province. Pass through towns and villages and stop at the tiny village of Biran in the foothills of the Nipe Mountains. Biran is the birthplace of Fidel and Raul Castro who both became iconic world leaders, and you will see the house where the brothers were born, also the final resting place of their parents. There will be a short tour of the colonial centre of Holguin city.

Interested in booking this tour or want to
enquire about tailor-made alternatives

We’d be happy to answer all of your questions. Give us a call to start planning your Cuban getaway.
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