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Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

1. 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.

London: Christmas Lights Tour in a Black Cab

2. London: Christmas Lights Tour in a Black Cab

Experience breathtaking views of London at night plus all the fun and excitement of the Christmas atmosphere. See the city's decorations beautifully illuminated and fantastic light displays in parts of the city on this 2.5-hour tour in an iconic black cab. Make numerous stops for photographs along the way. See many of London's major buildings illuminated after dark as well. Stop off at Winter Wonderland, where you can sit down with a hot drink and some chestnuts, take the kids to visit Father Christmas, or even do some late-night shopping. Alternatively, your driver can drop you off at any of the markets or at your hotel.

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

3. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

Take a guided walking tour that will make the city come alive. Cambridge is one of the most attractive cities in Britain, with a huge array of building styles and materials. The oldest building is St Benet's church which dates from the early 11th century and was built by the Saxon townspeople. Visit the historic Eagle pub which was acquired by Corpus Christi college in 1488. On the ceiling of the famous Royal Air Force bar are the serial numbers of 123 squadrons written in candle light by young airmen in World War II. Nearby is the Old Cavendish Laboratory, where Cambridge scientists changed our understanding of the physical world and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. The electron, the proton, the neutron and the structure of DNA were all discovered there.  The 31 Cambridge Colleges offer a rich variety of buildings. You will see a good spread of them, depending on which route you choose (the tour content is adjusted to meet the interests and needs of the client). The most famous building is the magnificent King's College chapel which dominates the city skyline. You will also see other medieveal colleges such as Trinity College, St John's, Clare, Corpus Christi, Pembroke, Queens', St Catherine's and Gonville and Caius. They all have their stories, traditions, and famous names. Several colleges allow visitors to enter their grounds and buildings, though there is often an entry fee. Only Cambridge Green Badge guides are allowed to take groups inside these colleges. The supplier can make all the required bookings.  Enjoy a walk down to the River Cam and see the much-photographed Mathematical Bridge and the many people enjoying a punt tour on the River Cam. Your guide can provide details of punting and of the many other attractions has to offer such as its eight University run museums. 

Punting in Cambridge Shared Tour

4. Punting in Cambridge Shared 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 our award-winning guides. Punted by your own chauffeur, travel under eight bridges, including the famous Bridge of Sighs. Glide 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 more on its renowned university, and the riverside colleges as well as the spectacular buildings that you pass as you glide through the College Backs. Book a place on our shared tour. Punts seat up to 12 people, with seats sold in rows of up to 3 people. Boats are dressed with plush cushions, snug blankets are equipped with little tables. Should you need, umbrellas are available for a spot of shade or rain.

Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

5. Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

Search for ghosts and hear the supernatural stories of Cambridge. See where Wordsworth made ghost spotting scientific, find the origin of the phrase ‘the skeleton in the cupboard’, and hear about the modern ghost story that made the national press. Find out why you might see horses floating around King’s Chapel, see if you can espy Oliver Cromwell’s ghost, and end up in the most haunted place in Cambridge. The age of the university, the even older age of the city, and the dank fens surrounding the city, are the perfect ingredients for spooky events. All our guides are either current or former students at the university. They have lived in drafty old college buildings, they have shivered in dark corners of the colleges, and some have even experienced the ghosts. This is all about hearing it from the horse’s mouth, and from those who will really give you a thrill. Hear about the digging up of dead bodies, learn about how witches were deal with in a supposedly educated city, and find out what sort of meat was burning in the marketplace. Find out about the nice ghost in the haunted bookshop and the unhappy ghosts of Corpus Christi. And finally, learn what to do if you hear a panting hound behind you. See classic Cambridge buildings from the outside, like Trinity College, Gonville and Caius College, Clare College, King’s Chapel, Haunted Bookshop, St Edward the Martyr Church, Market Square, Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, St Botolph’s Lane, Little St Mary’s Lane and Peterhouse. It covers ghost stories, but also throws in witches, gruesome happenings, and some of the less known history of the city.

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What people are saying about East of England

It's a lovely ride, 25min one way and then back the same way. You see a few colleges and quite a few bridges but mainly it's just fun to ride. The guide (he's punting) shares some stories about the town and colleges. Sometimes it's hard to hear as it's pretty busy on the river and if you sit at front (he's standing in the back) you may not hear much.

A lovely quiet place to start the tour, excellent guide, Oakley, who was very knowledgable and had a lovely manner. I would highly recommend this tour.

Polite and friendly. Well organised. Enjoyed the whole process. Would recommend.

Our guide for that day was lovely and entertained all of our questions!

Good tour and great information given… Would recommend