Cambridge is a wonderful fusion of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history, today it reflects the best of historic and contemporary life and is continuing to make its mark on the future. Even if you have never visited Cambridge before, it has no doubt touched your life as the place that inspired Darwin, Newton, AA Milne, Wordsworth, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Stephen Hawking.
The city features winding streets lined with old houses and shops on the River Cam. There are now 31 colleges, founded mostly by kings, queens, bishops and nobles. The beautiful buildings reflect 700 years of British architectural heritage.
A two-hour journey from Harwich takes you across the open Essex and Suffolk countryside, passing through typical market towns.
Upon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour covering the most important aspects of this lovely city and it’s University and colleges. Your guide will relate some of the fascinating stories regarding the famous people connected with Cambridge whilst looking at some of the best known and impressive sights Cambridge has to offer.
Also experience one of the highlights of a visit to Cambridge a ride in a punt—a flat-bottom boat propelled by a 16 foot pole which is also used to steer. Transfer to your "chauffeur-driven" punt for a 45-minute narrated ride along the River Cam—one of the most beautiful stretches of river in England.
Take in the Bridge of Sighs, King's Chapel and the Wren Library at Trinity from a river perspective, then
enjoy some free time to further explore Cambridge at your leisure. Lunch is not included on this tour, so you are free to choose from the myriad pubs and coffee shops in the city center.
Following your free time rejoin your guide and stroll to Kings College Chapel. Henry VI laid the foundation stone of the Chapel in 1446 and the windows were made by Flemish craftsmen—the finest collection of medieval stained glass in the country.
Leave Cambridge in the mid-afternoon and return to your ship in Harwich.