Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Cambridge

If you are in London, Cambridge could be a perfect cultural day trip. It’s about 90 minutes only by private car from Hyde Park. Historic Cambridge city offers an immaculate British and Tudor experience. On the eastern bank of the Cam River, the town is mostly built round the Ouse tributary. Suburbs span the river, but modern development towards the west has largely been confined to university growth. You will walk and glide through the shady courts of the second oldest university in England. There are wonderfully plump raspberries leading down to the Cam River. Over the river is King's College Chapel, an imposing mass, a gemstone box that, on sunny mornings, shines in the colours of its remarkable glass windows, one of the great surviving Gothic buildings in Europe. By the Cam is one of Europe's finest library buildings, Trinity College Wren Library and many more. Let us take you to the heart of a real English tradition. Join us!

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$1,726

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Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Parking Fees
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Scudamore's Quayside Punting Station
    • Entry/Admission - King's College
    • Entry/Admission - St. John's College
    • Entry/Admission - Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Scudamore's Quayside Punting Station, Quayside Punting Station, Magdalene St, Cambridge CB5 8AB, UK

    What could be better than gliding slowly along the river which takes you right in the middle of the medieval architecture, the backyards of the world’s famous colleges, green lawns and the famous Bridge of Sighs? Now that you’re in Cambridge, this is one of the must-do activities in this lovely city. Meet with local punting guys that will take you to this tranquil journey. You won’t be alone. You will be accompanied by the swans and ducks along the river. Your journey will take approximately 45 minutes.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET England

    The Mathematical Bridge is the popular name of a wooden footbridge in the southwest of central Cambridge. It bridges the River Cam about one hundred feet northwest of Silver Street Bridge and connects two parts of Queens' College. Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails. You will view the bridge for free from the nearby bridge on Silver Street. In fact, our guided punting tour will take you underneath the bridge and you will have the chance to take as many as pictures you like. It not the original wooden and timber structure at all. First built in 1749 it appears to be an arch yet is composed entirely of straight timbers to sophisticated engineering design.

    Stop At: King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

    King's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge. Formally The King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge, the college faces out onto King's Parade in the centre of the city with its splendid grounds and buildings stretching to the River Cam and beyond. Dating from the mid-15th century and one of the finest examples of medieval architect, this college’s main draw is its chapel that houses Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi. College stands in the centre of Cambridge City. Listen to the story of the King’s College starting with Henry VI in 1446 and goes with the very first Tudor king Henry VII and his famous son Henry VIII up to 1544. Learn how College is disrupted by the Wars of the Roses.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: St. John's College, St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP England

    St John’s College is another masterpiece of the Lancastrian architecture in Cambridge. The college was founded in 1511 from the estate of Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII who is also the father of our famous King Henry VIII. This Cambridge College boasts a gatehouse whose exterior is beautifully carved and painted. Here in this college, we will marvel at the Tudor quadrangle that leads to a gorgeous chapel. Through a walk in the second quadrangle, an impressive Old Library will greet us. Old Library is full of treasures such as Caxton’s very first printed book, Margaret Beaufort’s book of hours and enormous antiphonal. And like every College in Cambridge, you will admire the large and walled gardens of St John’s College. During our visit, your guide will mention the deep-seated history of British monarchs especially by focusing the Yorkists as well as The Lancastrians who have been at daggers with each other.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Market Square, Market Street, Cambridge CB2 3QJ England

    It is called a ‘market city’ because it surrounds the market square. Since the middle ages, all stalls have constantly been trading in the historic district of Cambridge, the market square where you can find a wide range of goods including street foods, books, vinyl, CD’s, DVD’s, vintage clothes, beads, crocheted and knitted items, jewellery, antiquity, fruits, vegetables, olives, freshly prepared products such as bread, cakes, cookies, scones, healthy foods, meat products, fish and dairy products, any type of second-hand goods including bikes, garden plans, flowers, electronic gadgets, mobile phone accessories, typical English art and craft stands, handmade things, yarns, embellishments, totes, bags, suitcases, simply beyond your imagination. The market square also offers a flourishing local food, arts and crafts market on Sundays selling organic produce from local farmers and work from some of the region's most talented artists, craftsmen, potters, sculptors and photographers. To feel the soul of this vibrant city, historic Market Square would the best hit in Cambridge.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Great St Mary's Church (Church of England), St. Marys Passage King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 3PQ England

    Overlooking the marketplace in the centre of Cambridge, this beautiful church dates to 1205 - even older than the University of Cambridge. Great St Mary's was built, rebuilt, burned and built again over the centuries. The current building is largely Tudor. King Henry VII donated 100 oak trees to build its roof and Queen Elizabeth I visited the church in 1564 and gave an impressive Latin speech to the assembled scholars. Interactive touchscreens and a short film about royal Cambridge offer a perfect introduction to the history of Cambridge. Visitors can climb the tower for stunning views of King's College Chapel and the city. Great St Mary’s Church also offers brass rubbing and children's activities during busier times of the year. Great St Mary's is the church at the heart of Cambridge and hosts regular services, concerts, debates and community events in Cambridge. Here in this shrine, our qualified APTG guides will tell you all about Tudors and the milestones of the English and Scottish history.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Trumpington Street Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CB2 1RB England

    The Fitzwilliam Museum is literally the British Museum of Cambridge. It’s the art - antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge and a must-see attraction in Cambridge. This lovely museum houses vast collections of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including exhibits of English and European pottery and glass, furniture, clocks, Chinese jades, and ceramics from Japan and Korea. From antiquity to the present day, the Fitzwilliam houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million beautiful works of art, masterpiece paintings and historical artefacts. This museum gives us an opportunity to mention world and British history and culture under the same roof. The museum's history doesn't go very far. In 1816, Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion bequeathed his works of art and library to the University of Cambridge and today, we, the culture hunters thank him for this lovely art and culture shrine.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hand sanitizers and masks will be available in our vehicles for the best hygiene practice.Private transportation will be provided for this tour.Hotel Pick up service is available between zones 1 to 4 only. For pick-up service between zones 5 to 9, please contact us for further information.Airport (Except Heathrow & Luton & Stansted) and cruise port pickups and transfers are also available at extra charge. Please contact us for further information.Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time and let the lobby staff know that you are waiting for a tour guide.Comfortable shoes are advisedWheelchair users must inform our agent whether guest(s) is/are fully dependent on the chair or partly able to walk or move.Guests must contact Tourope UK at least 24 hours before your product date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Please use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher. Airports
    • Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 England
    • London Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, UK
    • Luton Airport London (Ltn), Luton LU2 9LU, UK
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • For healthier travel experience, we will be upgrading our standard vehicles to SUVs, MPVs and Vans for 8 people or less and 16 or 33 seater minibuses for 9 people or more, both options at no extra cost. All vehicles steam cleaned.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Tourope UK

Activity ID: V-195542P90

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