A guided tour is the best way to get to see the highlights of a city. Cambridge has many wonderful landmarks and oodles of history to enjoy so one of the brilliant Cambridge tours is a great choice of activity for tourists to the city and also for locals to learn from the knowledgeable historians. Here are our recommendations of the brilliant tours available in the city of Cambridge.
Cambridge bike tours:
How about a guided tour of the city by bike? Cambridge Bike Tours take you to the tourist sites and off the beaten track with their local knowledge so that you can really see the best the city has to offer. Choose from the city tour, or perhaps the Grantchester countryside option. The city tour is about 2.5 hours and costs £25 per person, which includes the price of your bike hire. Fancy organising your own bike tour? Find places to hire a bike in Cambridge here.
Punting tours of Cambridge:
Punting is synonymous with Cambridge and is a great way to see the University colleges in the city too. It is also a popular romantic date, hen party or celebration choice. There are many excellent businesses offering punting tours of Cambridge and you have choices for where and how you wish to punt. Perhaps you would like to book a chauffeured punt so that you can sit back and relax?
Ghost tours in Cambridge:
Cambridge is a city steeped with ghostly tales of the past residents and eerie events. Put yourself in the hands of the scary storytellers of Haunted Cambridge who run their ghost tours every Friday and Saturday at 18:30. Prepare to be spooked! More about ghost tours in Cambridge here.
Terrible tours of Cambridge:
Terrible tours share the history of the city and combine it with plenty of fun. An energetic way to learn about the landmarks, famous residents of the past, and the resident ghosts too! Suitable for children and adults. Terrible tours close for the winter period but reopen early in the year.
Walking tours of Cambridge:
You really can’t visit Cambridge without seeing the famous university buildings can you? Cambridge is a compact city so walking to see the sights is easy. The Cambridge streets have been home to numerous famous people through history, including; Charles Darwin, Lord Byron, and Sir Isaac Newton to name just a few. Take one of the guided city tours and be sure not to miss a thing! More independent walks in Cambridge here.
Hop on and off the bus:
The hop-on hop-off bus guides you through the city landmarks and their history and is a particularly good way to see the Cambridge highlights with less exercise. The route includes 19 stops so you can hop on and off as you please to take in the university buildings, museums, traditional streets and more.