Saturday 25th May 09:00am - 10:00pm
£12.00 (City & Colleges Tour)
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Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, founded in the 13th century. University colleges include King's, famed for its chapel ad choir, Trinity founded by Henry VIII, and St. John's with its crenellated Great Gate. University museums present exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, science and geology. Rich in ancient history, ambience and fun activities, Cambridge is perfect for a day trip, you'll be spoiled for choice.
With so many historic buildings, important colleges and famous residents – we have organised a private guided tour of historic Cambridge including King's College Chapel.
King's College Chapel
King's College Chapel is a splendid example of late Gothic (Perpendicular) architecture. It was started in 1446 by Henry VI (1421-71) and took over a century to build. It has the largest fan vault in the world and some of the finest medieval stained glass. It is also the venue for the Christmas Eve service, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which is broadcast to millions around the world.
Trinity was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 when he combined two existing colleges (King’s Hall and Michaelhouse) and seven hostels (Catherine’s, Garratt, Gregory’s, Ovyng’s, Physwick, St Margaret’s, and Tyler’s). Since then Trinity has flourished and grown and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows.
Punting on the River Cam
The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge enabling you to enjoy fantastic views of the world famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
No visit to Cambridge would be complete without seeing the Fitzwilliam Museum, with its outstanding picture collection, or the Round Church, one of only 4 round churches in Britain. The Fitzwilliam Museum was described by the Standing Commission on Museums & Galleries in 1968 as "one of the greatest art collections of the nation and a monument of the first importance". It owes its foundation to Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion who, in 1816, bequeathed to the University of Cambridge his works of art and library, together with funds to house them, to further "the Increase of Learning and other great Objects of that Noble Foundation".
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Discover plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses. Be sure to explore The Glasshouse Range seeing the daintiest alpine to exotic tropical climbers.
Cambridge offers some of the best shopping in the region. Whether you’re looking for department stores, designer shops, or delicatessens you’ll find them all here. The bustling city centre market square, with a market every day of the week, is at the heart of Cambridge’s shopping district. And the Grand Arcade is home to all the high street and designer shops you could ever need – all under one roof.
Please note you must purchase the coach ticket in order to visit King's College.