Fully guided day trip to Cambridge. Includes return train travel, walking tour with professional guide, entry to Kings College University and time to explore.
Cambridge is one of the most famous University cities in the world, 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 and also includes entry to the magnificent King's College with its impressive chapel. Other colleges outside of the walking tour can be seen during 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.
The guided tour 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.
During your free time in the afternoon there will be time for lunch and a chance to try punting on the river. If you aren't happy to operate the pole yourself you can hire someone to punt for you!! One other 'must see' is the outstanding Fitzwilliam Museum with free entrance and historic displays of antiquity on several floors.
- Services of a Tour Guide throughout
- Travel by Train
- Walking tour with your guide
- Entry to Kings College Cambridge
- 09.15AM From the ticket office inside Kings Cross station
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
Important information - please read before booking
This day trip is intended for travellers looking for a great value day out, with a mix of guiding and free time.
Please note that entry to Kings College is subject to the normal opening times of a working college chapel. If closed at short notice we will include entry to St Mary's Tower.