Things to do in Cambridge
A guided tour of Cambridge, the University and the Colleges is the best way to see Cambridge. Choose from daily public tours of Cambridge, Punting Tours, Bike Tours, Bus Tours, a chilling ghost tour, a private group tour of Cambridge, or guide yourself around with a podcast tour.
Punting is a must when you visit Cambridge! It provides the perfect opportunity to view buildings connected with the most historical colleges in Cambridge. Look out for the impressive King’s College Chapel, the Wren Library at Trinity College and The Bridge of Sighs at St John’s. Allow your chauffeur to punt, whilst you relax and enjoy this unique Cambridge Experience. can be hired from Silver Street, The Quayside & from the back of Trinity College. Discounted Tickets for chauffeured punt tours of the Cambridge ‘Backs’ can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre at Peas Hill. These tours are run by Scudamore’s, whose punt station is located on Mill Lane
CitySightseeing is the hop on, hop off tour bus that operates around Cambridge. A full tour takes approximately 1 hour & 20 minutes. Tickets for the tour are valid for 24 hours & can be purchased through the Tourist Information Centre. During the Summer Season (April 2010 - September 2010) tours run between 10am and 5pm. Tickets currently cost £13 for adults, £9 for students and seniors and £7 for children with a family ticket costing £32.
Cambridge City Council organise an official walking tour of Cambridge and you can book tickets on their website. Many of the University buildings, museums, churches, open spaces and amenities that Cambridge has to offer are located in the very heart of the city. Walking is therefore a realistic and enjoyable way to move around Cambridge.Walkit.com allows you to get a route map between any two points, including your journey time.
Cambridge has a wealth of cycle hire shops many of which are located in the heart of the city. Why not take the opportunity to explore the many cycle routes and paths that both Cambridge & its surrounding area have to offer. Relax and enjoy the Cambridgeshire countryside at your own pace. Cycles can be hired from as little as £5 per day. A list of cycle hire shops can be collected from the Visitor Information Centre.
Cambridge is a shopper’s paradise, with a huge array of independent shops and boutiques side by side with all the high street favourites that you would expect. There are two brand new shopping centres to explore stuffed full of designer goodies, as well as the traditional bustling stalls of the outdoor markets.