See how many of the city’s 31 colleges you can spot on your day trip to Cambridge! Famous for its universities Cambridge also boasts lots of other things to see and do. These Cambridge tours include return coach travel from London and give you a full day out.
Arriving mid-morning in Cambridge you’ll be greeted by your local tour guide as you step off the bus. You’ll then embark on a one-hour walking tour that takes in the very best bits of this historic city centre. All the must-see places are on the itinerary of this Cambridge walking tour. Highlights include the Corpus Clock and the Senate House and Old Schools. You’ll walk past the likes of King’s Corpus Christi and Trinity Colleges that Cambridge is famous for. And don’t forget the huge Cambridge University Library and Old Cavendish Laboratory where world-changing scientific discoveries have been made.
With over 800 years of University history Cambridge is packed full to the brim of things to see beyond academia. Even the skyline is distinctive with the Spire of Our Lady and English Martyrs Church St John’s College and Chapel Tower looking down on Cambridge.
You’ll also get your chance to see the city from aloft as these Cambridge tours include entrance to the Tower of Great St Mary’s Church. Prepare yourself for the climb (over 100 steps in all) up the narrow spiral steps past the bells. Once you reach the top you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of King’s College Chapel and adjacent colleges.
After your tower adventure your afternoon is free to spend as you wish in Cambridge. Art fans might like to head to the Fitzwilliam Museum an imposing building that houses an impressive collection of art and artefacts spanning several centuries of history. Entrance to this magnificent treasure is free. Or you could head down to the Boatyard Granta Place or Quayside to hire a punt or take a boat ride along the River Cam including passing under the famous and really rather romantic Bridge of Sighs.
As your day trip to Cambridge comes to a close there might just be time for a scholarly pint in one of the city’s many historic watering holes before you embark on your return journey back to London. A great value day out in Cambridge with plenty to see and do.