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El Cobre Highlights


Activity Type:
Culture | Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
6 hour(s) 30 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*109.00 USD (Adult)
*109.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

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Shore Excursions
El Cobre Highlights - Q208

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Explore the spiritual heritage, notable sights and flavorful cuisine of Cuba on a 6.5-hour trip that includes El Cobre's holy cathedral, a sightseeing drive around Santiago, plus lunch in a local restaurant and free time. Hop in a bus bound for El Cobre, an old copper mining town and home to the sacred shrine of the Virgin of Charity. Admire the triple domes of Cuba's most famous church, and then enter its chapel to see the golden Virgin statue. Hear the legend of two fishermen in the Bay of Nipe who encountered the Virgin and inspired the naming of this pilgrimage site. Back in Santiago you'll explore the Vista Alegre neighborhood and enjoy a steel band performance from a local community collective. Learn about San Juan Hill's military ties before driving through Plaza de la Revolucion, viewing the huge statue of military hero Antonio Maceo. Then relax in a neighborhood eatery, where you'll be served a selection of Cuban dishes including some typical Cuban delights. A bit of free time in the historical center lets you shop as you wish before heading back to port.

• El Cobre: Trace the religious importance of Cuba's most famous church and marvel at its golden Virgin Mary statue inside.
• Santiago: Enjoy a steel drum performance before a sightseeing drive past San Juan Hill and Plaza de la Revolucion.
• Cuban cuisine: Savor an authentic Cuban meal.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash
• Sun protection
• Insect repellent

What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk over asphalt surfaces, with inclines and steps and extended periods of standing.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Not all restaurant options for this tour are wheelchair accessible.
• Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.
• Guide will designate a time and place to rejoin your coach for return to ship.
• Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship.
• Tour sequence may vary.
• A strict dress code is enforced in El Cobre. Short pants, tank tops, flip-flops and revealing clothing are not acceptable and guests wearing these items may not be allowed to enter.

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