We will reveal the history of both the university and the city of Cambridge, a city that dates back to pre-Roman times, making it an older settlement, albeit not an older university, to it's great rival Oxford! This day trip includes return travel on an executive, air conditioned coach, a walking tour of the main sights in Cambridge with a professional guide and free time to explore. There is an optional punting trip, should you wish to join us to explore the famous river Cam whilst looking at beautiful university buildings.
Enjoy the services of a professional tour guide
Return travel from London by fully air conditioned, executive coach
Walking tour of the sights with your guide
Cambridge is one of the most famous University cities in the world, made up of a group of over 30 individual colleges with medieval buildings of stone, timber and brick, clad in ivy and built around quiet courtyards and cloisters.
The walking tour of this beautiful city will reveal many of its oldest colleges, such as Emanuel, Corpus Christi, Trinity, St John's. The city is home to many other colleges that we won't cover in the walking tour, but you can go and explore in your free time, such as Christ's, Jesus and Magdalene.
Other well known sights include the Mathematical Bridge at Queen's College, Senate House - where students graduate, the River Cam - busy with punts and rowing boats, the church of the Holy Sepulchre - the famous round church, one of only four in the country, Parker's Piece and Great St Mary's where you can enter the tower for great views over the University and the low lying meadowland of Cambridgeshire and the Fens.
Your guide will be on hand throughout the walking tour to recommend activites and direct you to 'must see' attractions! One other 'must see' is the outstanding Fitzwilliam Museum with free entrance, and historic displays of antiquity over several floors.
During your free time in the afternoon there will be time for lunch and a chance to join us for a chauffeured punting tour on the river Cam (optional upgrade).
The tour will return back to London by approx. 7pm. dropping off at Great Portland Street Tube station.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before departure time.
Outside International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN (MAP) Nearest tube station is Great Portland Street
If you intend to travel to our central London meeting points by public transport, you can plan your journey in advance on the Transport for London website - www.tfl.gov.uk