posted on: 13 May, 2021
Just an hour’s train ride from London, Cambridge gives you the chance for a quick and refreshing getaway. It has got a fascinating history, beautiful architecture, cobbled alleys, punts, and enough museums and libraries to make you feel like you actually graduated from there!
Over the years generations of politicians, business leaders, scientists and hard-working students walked the beautiful, cobbled streets of Cambridge. Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, John Cleese, the list is seemingly endless and counting. But Cambridge with its cosy cafes, medieval buildings, and quaint independent shops isn’t just a home for the smart and posh upbringings.
In fact, it’s a great, post card perfect location for your next weekend break. Find out why and let us show the honey spots making you fall in love with Cambridge.
University of Cambridge
One of the world’s top universities Cambridge University with its 31 colleges is the main attraction and you come across it everywhere on your Cambridge tour. Pretend scientific research interest and explore world-famous colleges such as King’s, Trinity, Corpus Christi, or St. John’s Colleges. But never step on the lawn! It’s a sacrilege on the same as comparing the city with its great rival Oxford. Most colleges can be visited for free, but tickets must be prebooked, Visiting the University | University of Cambridge. A Cambridge university tour gives you a fascinating inside into hundreds of years of academic history and tradition.
Cambridge is quite small and best explored on a walking tour. You won’t need a guide, just go, and explore and when your feet get lame, go punting! Save yourself the embarrassment, and the wet clothes, from falling into the river Cam trying to punt yourself and hire a punter! Your trip takes you around the city centre, the colleges and offers you the most iconic views Cambridge city has to offer. A great local tradition. Your local punter also tells you all about the Cambridge’s rich history and punting tales. Book your Cambridge punting tour with us directly
Afternoon Tea & Cake Heaven
It’s impossible to spend a weekend in Cambridge without having traditional afternoon tea and some glorious, delicious cake. Take a leap back in time and visit Fitzbillies, Cambridge’s iconic bakery serving, allegedly, the best Chelsea buns in England made from a secret recipe as fiercely protected as the Crowne jewels in the Tower. Treat yourself to an exquisite and memorable cake experience. And for one of the most British things to do, have an afternoon tea and visit the Home – Orchard Tea Garden Limited (theorchardteagarden.co.uk). A legendary place to tuck into lush scones oozing with freshly made jam! Bon appetite!
Museums & Exhibitions
Discover Cambridge’s rich, varied cultural landscape and do your tourist duties. First and foremost, visit Cambridge’s The Fitzwilliam Museum | (cam.ac.uk) and see over 600.000 artefacts from beautiful antiquities to paintings from Van Gogh and Rembrandt. A must see for every art lover. For more information and to make sure you fix your cultural urge with the right medicine have a look at the full list of Cambridge’s museum landscape here.
Lodge in Style
Central is a given to make the most out of this Cambridge weekend break, we recommend staying in some stylish surroundings. It’s just that little extra which makes your weekend break in Cambridge memorable. And you can choose widely from excellent, luxurious boutique hotels combining world class hospitality, an exquisite design in classic surroundings with fine dining options. The beautiful Gonville Hotel – Boutique Luxury Hotel & Venue in Cambridge City Centre or the equally amazing Boutique, Luxury Spa Hotel in Cambridge City Centre – The Varsity (thevarsityhotel.co.uk) pose the perfect lodging options for your weekend break in Cambridge. And you can book with us for a best price guarantee. Prices start from £99 per night.
A weekend tour to Cambridge offers you a perfect opportunity for quick change of scenery taking your mind off things. A step back in time into beautiful surroundings filled with a rich history. And we promise that you will fall in love with Cambridge too!
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