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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

If you're looking for a unique way to see and explore Cambridge, simply hop on a City Sightseeing Cambridge bus! The unmistakable red, open-topped double deckers operate via 19 stops all over the City, taking you on an unmissable tour of all the city's top tourist attractions. Buy a great value ticket and you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the stops throughout the day, giving you the chance to visit the historic City centre, the University Colleges, the world famous Backs and the River Cam, the University Botanic Garden, the Fitzwilliam Museum and much, much more - including the American World War II Memorial and Cemetery at Madingley. You can combine your bus tour with a punting tour, and the on-board commentary comes in a choice of languages. Wherever you come from, make your first stop in Cambridge a City Sightseeing bus stop! Your Tour Itinerary Stop 1 - Silver Street  Stop 2 - Downing Street Stop 3 - St Andrews Street, stop S4 Stop 4 - Bridge Street Stop 5 - Jesus Lane Stop 6 - Drummer Street, stop D1 Stop 7 - Parkside Stop 8 - Hills Road/St Paul's Road Stop 9 - Cambridge Railway Station Stop 10 - The Leys School Stop 11 - Silver Street  Stop 12 - Queens Road Stop 13 - Cambridge American Cemetery Stop 14 - Madingley Road Park And Ride Stop 15 - Grange Road Stop 16 - Silver Street

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From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

2. From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

Depart London and travel by coach to Oxford. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the "City of Dreaming Spires" and see the famous sites of the university city. Get suggestions on where you can explore during your free time. Choose to go to Christ Church college to see the dining hall used in the Harry Potter movies for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then, move on to Cambridge for the chance to climb the tower of the Church of St. Mary the Great for panoramic views of the city. Use your free time to explore on your own or punt down the River Cam. Browse the interesting shops and much more.

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From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

3. From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

Oxford We begin our day travelling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires,' whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars including Bill Clinton and writers, Lewis Carroll who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland', C.S. Lewis who wrote 'Chronicles of Narnia' and the immortal J.R.R. Tolkien, author of 'Lord of the Rings'. On the walking tour you'll visit Christ Church college, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed, see the Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous. Cambridge Cambridge is a wonderful mixture of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history and today reflects the best of historic and contemporary life. It was the inspiration for Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and many of the Monty Python gang. We will have a guided tour of the magnificent chapel of Kings College, founded in 1441, and a fascinating walking tour of a city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, including the famous 'Bridge of Sighs'.

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In the Footsteps of Pink Floyd Cambridge & London Tour

4. In the Footsteps of Pink Floyd Cambridge & London Tour

Explore the story of Pink Floyd on a full-day tour of London and Cambridge, traveling in small groups for a more intimate exeperience. The legendary group’s roots can be traced back to the medieval city of Cambridge, one of the UK’s prettiest towns. Walk among the dreamy spires of its pastoral environs, and learn about the impact the city had on Pink Floyd’s music. Your guide will take you through song titles and lyrics from tracks such as “Granchester Meadows,” “Bike,” “High Hopes” and “The Wall” as you visit the family homes of Barratt, Gilmour and Waters. See where the boys went to school and hung out in city center pubs, cafés and music stores. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own, and watch the punters on the River Cam. Go to historic Kings College, and walk in the footsteps of famous men at Silver Street Bridge. Return to London to discover the famous “Ally Pally” hill-top venue of the legendary “14-Hour Technicolour Dream.” Enjoy panoramic views of London, and go to the only London house where the original band members lived together as students. The tour also takes in early rehearsal rooms, Pink Floyd’s own Britannia Road Studios, and the legendary studios at Abbey Road, where they recorded their greatest albums. A number of other Central London locations will be included, depending on traffic. No Pink Floyd tour would be complete without seeing Battersea Power Station, site of the most iconic Floyd album cover of all time.

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From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

5. From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

The tour begins in the captivating college town of Oxford. Here you can follow in the footsteps of Oxford University’s prestigious former students - from C.S Lewis to Bill Clinton - as you stroll the courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic town. Marvel at the famous “dreaming spires” and visit the Bodleian Library - one of the oldest libraries in Europe. While you are in Oxford you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Christ Church. Not only is it one of the largest colleges at the university, it is also one of the major locations from the Harry Potter films. Marvel at the grandeur of the Great Hall, instantly recognizable to movie fans as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The tour then moves onto the elegant city of Cambridge. Home to the famous University of Cambridge, you will have the opportunity to explore the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. You can also visit the oldest college that still exists - Peterhouse - which dates back to 1284. The tour will finish at approximately 19:00 in London.

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Day Trip: Cambridge from London

6. Day Trip: Cambridge from London

This trip to Cambridge includes a guided sightseeing tour with a local guide, and allows for plenty of free time to immerse yourself in the history of this city.  You will be spoiled for choice during your time there. Choose between exploring the many colleges, walking along the River Cam, or, for a real treat, hire a punt and explore the river yourself.  Alternately, make a visit to the Trinity College Library, designed by Christopher Wren, which has Newton’s "Principia Mathematica" on permanent display. You'll also find on display a manuscript of the much-loved "Winnie the Pooh", written by A.A Milne. His son Christopher Robin also studied at the college.

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Heart of England, North Wales and Yorkshire 5-Day Tour

7. Heart of England, North Wales and Yorkshire 5-Day Tour

Discover the Heart of England on a scenic 5-day tour that also crosses the border into North Wales, where you’ll see the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia. Visit some of England’s oldest cities, including the cathedral city of York, the university city of Cambridge, and the medieval town of Chester. Go to Shakespeare’s birthplace, and vist Anne Hathaway’s tudor cottage. Travel by small minicoach, with accommodations in characterful bed and breakfasts for a more intimate experience. Day 1: Depart London and head north to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway. There will be time to explore the quaint town center, and enjoy lunch at leisure, before driving to the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge close to the Welsh border. Set in a stunning gorge of the River Severn, the historic valley boasts the world’s first bridge made of iron, as well as a host of other attractions. Then, travel to the beautiful town of Shrewsbury to check in to your accommodation for the next 2 nights. Day 2: Today, you will head into the heart of North Wales and visit the picture book castle of Conwy, built by Edward I in the late 13th century. Marvel at the mountain scenery of Snowdonia National Park, including the huge Dinorwic slate quarries and the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadows of the highest mountain peak in Wales. Hear tales of Owain Glyndwr and the Welsh struggles for independence before traveling back through the borderlands into England. Day 3: Leave Shrewsbury and drive to the hills of the Peak District National Park, where you will discover a mix of beautiful villages and rolling moors. Take a scenic route through the park to the village of Castleton. In the afternoon, visit the famous grouds and mansion house of Chatsworth, home to the Duke of Devonshire and often named the UK’s favourite country house. Inside, you’ll find one of the finest collections of furniture and paintings by Old Masters, as well as Neoclassical sculptures. Continue to the historic City of York, your base for the next 2 nights. Day 4: Today you have the option to spend the day at leisure exploring the medieval heart of York. Wander the streets of a city with a rich history that dates back to the time of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans. Visit some of York’s fascinating museums, and the stunning York Minster, or just lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets. Alternatively, join your guide on a half-day excursion into the Yorkshire Dales to visit the pretty market towns of Knaresborough or Ripon. Continue your scenic drive of the remote valleys and rugged scenery of the Eastern Dales, before returning to York for a free afternoon. Day 5: Leaving York for the return journey to London, stopping en route at Stamford, with its fine collection of stone buildings. Continue to the university City of Cambridge, where you can stroll the medieval streets in the shadow of the dreamy spires of historic colleges, including the famous Kings College Chapel. Walk along the banks of the River Cam, where you might see punters out for the day. Continue to London for an estimated arrival time of approximately 19:30.

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What people are saying about Cambridge, UK

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 125 reviews

The tour was very interesting, although we had picked the hottest day of the year to do it and sat on the top open deck. Its worth checking where the bust stops are first as we took a Taxi into town only to find that the bus stopped about 50 yards from our Hotel so we could have got on there and save the taxi fare. Just beware that if you book online via GetYourGuide you must print the ticket as the buses cannot accept mobile phone emails. We didn't realise this until we caught the bus. Luckily for us the bus driver allowed us on but a more officious operative could have insisted on a printed ticket. Better warnings are required on the website as it is very much in the small print and several people catching the bus had a similar problem. A great tour though revealing lots of facts about Cambridge.

Excellent experience for the money

My mom visited me from the States and we decided to do some "touristy" things. This was an excellent way to get around! We took advantage of the student and senior discounts and went to multiple places, saw lots of museums and sites, stepped off to get some lunch and when we were tired (she has a bad back and can only go for so long) we hopped off near my house and walked home. The drivers were good too! No swerving or harsh stops - was a really nice day out. I recommend booking through this site as well, we got our tickets cheaper than buying them somewhere else.

Everything I hoped for, good commentary and clean bus

Excellent service, good commentary, clean and well maintained bus. Was not quite a 20 minute wait at times, but basically we loved our tour

A really good way to see the city of Cambridge on a beautiful sunny Sunday. Very informative, I learnt some things I didn't know.

very easy to follow. pity more did not wear face masks