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City Sightseeing Cambridge: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. City Sightseeing Cambridge: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore the best of Cambridge with this sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus. Go on a tour of the city's top tourist attractions on an open-topped double-deckers operate via 16 stops all over Cambridge. You can combine your bus tour with a punting tour, with onboard commentary in many languages. Hop on and hop off at any of the stops throughout the day, with the chance to visit the historic city center, the University Colleges, the world-famous Backs and the River Cam, the University Botanic Garden, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the American World War II Memorial, Cemetery at Madingley and more. Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Itinerary Stop 1: Silver Street  Stop 2: Downing Street Stop 3: St Andrews Street Stop 4: Chesterton Street Stop 5: Bridge Street Stop 6: Trinity Street (Sundays Only) Stop 7: Market Street (Sundays Only) Stop 8: Jesus Lane Stop 9: Drummer Street Stop 10: Parkside Stop 11: Hills Road Stop 12: Cambridge Railway Station Stop 13: Trumpington Road Stop 14: The Fitzwilliam Museum Stop 15: Silver Street Stop 16: Queen's Road Stop 17: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Stop 18: Madingley Road Stop 19: Grange Road

Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

2. Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

See 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs. You also have the option to book this tour as a private tour and the option to book the tour with a professional photographer who will be along to capture photo memories of your experience.  Your knowledgeable local guides are professional, educated and promise to be a lot of fun while giving a detailed explanation of historical facts and exciting stories. While being punted along the river Cam, you will have time to ask questions and take photos of the most famous architecture in Cambridge. During your tour, simply ask your guide for a free punting lesson and they will be happy to help. Feel free to bring drinks and refreshments on-board, then enjoy the tour.

Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

3. Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Discover Cambridge University on a guided punting tour along the River Cam. Hear more about student life as you see some of the historic colleges of one of the world's most reputable universities. This punting tour covers the entire length of the River Cam, along which the colleges of Cambridge University are located. Soak up more than 800 years of history as you take in the historic sights. Relax in comfortable seats that feature traditional cushions and blankets. Enjoy interesting historic commentary from your punter, along with some amusing Cambridge punting stories. The 7 colleges featured on the tour boast some of the most illustrious and influential alumni to have graduated from Cambridge. Hear tales of student life, academic and social, from Isaac Newton to Prince Charles.

City Sightseeing Norwich Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. City Sightseeing Norwich Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

In Medieval times Norwich was one of the greatest cities in England. Now dominated by its 12th century Cathedral and Castle, built by the Normans with stone imported from France. The Castle is the County's principle museum. The historic Norwich Anglican Cathedral is well worth a visit. The church, which stands proudly on the city’s skyline, has always been greatly loved by the people of Norfolk and was recently voted Norfolk’s favourite building. Visit the shop, library, catch an organ recital or attend one of the church’s regular events. You will be enchanted by Elm Hill’s famous, cobbled medieval street which is home to a number of speciality shops and cafes. Norwich is now one of the top five shopping destinations in the United Kingdom. Hop off at Theatre Street for Norwich Market and The Forum by Jarrold (Norwich’s flagship, independent department store), for the very best art and gifts of the Eastern region. Castle Meadow offers The Mall and Colman’s Shop & Museum. The stops along the route are as follows: 1. Castle Meadow  2. Cleveland Road  3. Theatre Street  4. Castle Meadow West Side  5. Tombland  6. Britannia Road  7. Riverside Road  8. King Street

Cambridge Uni Tour Led By Alumni w/ Optional Kings College

5. Cambridge Uni Tour Led By Alumni w/ Optional Kings College

Discover some of the most famous colleges in Cambridge. Learn more about student life at one of the world's most prestigious universities from a University of Cambridge graduate guide. Visit famous chapels and libraries and listen to fascinating anecdotes. See where Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking studied. Stroll from King's College on King's Parade and pass landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, and Corpus Christi College. Look inside Pembroke College and marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel. Admire The Senate House, Great St Mary’s Church, and The Eagle pub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered the secret of life.

Cambridge: City and University Tour including King's College

6. Cambridge: City and University Tour including King's College

This Cambridge University and city tour introduces you to the crucial role of Cambridge in world history and highlights the city’s architectural wonders with entry to King’s College Chapel.  Start your tour from the city center and hear a brief timeline of all the interesting and peculiar things that makes Cambridge famous. Head to the city's oldest church, college, and the laboratory which has hosted important scientific milestones. Visit landmarks like the Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College and the Senate House.  The highlight of this tour is the stunning King's College Chapel. Home to the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the world, admire its majestic stained glass windows, and a Rubens painting. Learn about the chapel's long architectural history and relationship to former kings and queens.  During the tour, your student guide will share their experiences of the college system, tell you about the rowing frenzy at Cambridge, and let you into local secrets such as the protective measure some colleges take against the Night Climbers.

Cambridge: Walking, Punting, & Bus Tour with King's College

7. Cambridge: Walking, Punting, & Bus Tour with King's College

Explore the historic halls of Cambridge University on a guided walking tour led by a graduate. Visit famous colleges, including King's College and Pembroke College before embarking on a Cambridge punting tour and open top bus tour. If you are short on time, you are able to book various combinations of the above tours to suit your schedule. On this graduate-led walking tour, see where famous alumni studied including Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking. Visit famous chapels and libraries, listen to anecdotes and see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history. Book the King's College ticket option to ensure you see inside King's College Chapel with the highest vaulted ceiling of any chapel in the world. Discover famous landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, Gonville, and Caius College, St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, Senate House, Round Church and much much more.... Your punting tour starts approximately 30 minutes after your walking tour. While you sit back and relax on your chauffeured punting cruise your local student guide is on hand to teach you about the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. Bring refreshments on board, if you like, and enjoy a free punting lesson during your tour. Your open top bus tour is an open ticket valid for 24 hours. You are able to start your bus tour at any point in the day from any bus stop in the city after your walking and punting tours have concluded.

Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

8. Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

Your tour will begin in the historic heart of Cambridge, near to the old Roman road. You will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built by monks in the 12th century for travellers. Continue on to see three of the famous Cambridge colleges: St John's, Trinity (with its 34 Nobel Prize winners) and Gonville and Caius. Once you arrive in the geographical centre of Cambridge you will learn about the Great St Mary's Church and the University's 18th century Senate House where graduation ceremonies are held. Enjoy the splendour of King's College Chapel, built over a hundred years by five kings. Through your professional guide, learn the fascinating history of Cambridge's newest attraction, the Corpus Christi clock, unveiled by Stephen Hawking in 2008. Your guide will accompany you to the 11th century Church of St Bene't where townsfolk have been worshipping since it was built in 1030. A short stroll will lead you to the famous Eagle Pub, home to a lot of fascinating stories that your guide will be sure to regale you with. Finish outside the old Cavendish Laboratory where 29 Nobel Prizes were won and where modern physics was invented.

Cambridge: Bridge of Sighs Punting Tour

9. Cambridge: Bridge of Sighs Punting Tour

Enjoy the best Cambridge punting tour on the River Cam and glide along the famous, private, and sublime College Backs. Discover the secrets and inspiring history of the city from your guide. Punted by your own chauffeur, travel under eight bridges, including the famous Bridge of Sighs. Coast past the Wren Library and the Mathematical Bridge. See the pristine gardens and soak up the views of the stunning King's College Chapel. Relax as your guides tell you interesting facts and stories that focus on Cambridge. You'll hear about the renowned university, the riverside colleges, as well as the spectacular buildings that you pass as you drift through the College Backs. Book a place on a shared tour that seats up to 12 people, with 3 people per row. The punts are dressed with plush cushions, snug blankets are equipped with little tables.

Cambridge: University Guided Walking Tour & Punting

10. Cambridge: University Guided Walking Tour & Punting

Discover Cambridge’s beautiful architecture and fascinating history on a guided walking tour and a river cruise. Walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest minds as your take you through Cambridge’s cobbled streets. Float along the Cam River in a wooden punt boat. Meet your guide at the 16th-century Great St Mary's Church and begin your walking tour through the historic center. View sights like the college gates and the historical center and enjoy an experience that combines history, local knowledge, student stories, and urban myths. Climb aboard a traditional punt boat for a quintessential Cambridge experience. Glide along the river and take in views of the city from water as your guide provides facinating commentary. Pass by 7 of the university's colleges along the way.

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What people are saying about East of England

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Our PHD Student Guide Rowena met us at the assigned spot and our group of 11 headed out after her initial historical synopsis of Cambridge. She shared a wealth information at stops along the way during a well paced walk around the Cambridge sites and colleges culminating at King’s Chapel. Rowena kept a patient eye out for each of her party, was easy to hear and her humour added warmth to her commentary. A great tour, easy to book, good value, insightful and enjoyable.

Our guide, Rowena, was knowledgeable and made this tour an exceptional experience! She was very willing to answer any questions from the group and in addition to an amazing array of facts and dates also shared some interesting stories about Cambridge.

We (three adults) booked a guided punt as a belated Mothers Day gift, and it proved to be a very enjoyable and memorable experience.

Ions was a great very knowledgable and informative tour guide and answered many questions as the tour progressed thank you

Safe skilful driver, good commentary. Upstairs volume sometimes faded away in the general traffic noise