Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Cambridgeshire
Cultural Cambridge, Newmarket and Ely
With 31 university colleges and some of England’s grandest architecture, it’s no wonder Cambridge remains such a popular destination. We embark upon a walking tour of the city and take in the sights including King’s College, the Corpus Clock, and The Eagle which is synonymous with Watson’s and Crick’s discovery of DNA. We also discover a world of horse racing and breeding at the National Stud in Newmarket, and spend time in the historic town of Ely.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
A full day to discover Cambridge
After breakfast we meet our local guide who will take us on a walking tour of the historic city centre. Cambridge is best known for its university. The 31 colleges dominate the city centre with beautiful cobbled courts, chapels, gardens and bridges. There’s an opportunity to go behind the gates of some of the colleges*. After a two-course lunch (included) we board our coach with our guide to discover more of the local area, including the Cambridge American Cemetery at Madingley where nearly 4,000 US service personnel are buried.
Newmarket and Ely
This morning we travel to Newmarket, regarded by many as the ‘Capital of Horseracing’. Our first stop is at the National Stud for a behind the scenes look at a working thoroughbred stud farm. Groups may also wish to visit new attraction ‘Palace House’ The national horse racing museum*. There’s free time in the town itself for shopping and lunch before we drive the short distance to Ely. Full of charm and beauty the town’s main attraction is Ely Cathedral, undoubtedly one of the most magnificent cathedrals in England. It’s known locally as the ‘Ship of the Fens’ because of its prominent position above the surrounding flat landscape.
Travel home or stay an extra day
Before returning home your group could visit Audley End House* and Imperial War Museum Duxford*.
Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff
Hallmark Hotel Cambridge ****
Situated just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Cambridge this hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing short break. It offers a beautiful golf course, flexible meeting rooms and a lovely leisure centre with pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa and tennis courts. Enjoy delicious meals in the restaurant or a refreshing drink in one of the two bars. The 136 bedrooms are with en-suite bathrooms and offer TV, hairdryer, iron and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has on-site coach parking.
Holiday Inn Cambridge ***
Set by a lake in Impington in rolling countryside this hotel is ideally located just two miles outside the centre of Cambridge. You will find a fitness centre and a swimming pool in the Spirit Health Club which also offers beauty treatments. Enjoy hearty British meals in the Junction restaurant or go for a coffee in the cosy bar. The spacious en-suite rooms have TVs and hospitality trays for your convenience. The hotel has on-site coach parking.
Other hotels are available – please contact us for details.
Newmarket attractions are not open to groups on a Saturday.
|Dates||4 days / 3 nights|
|2022 dates||From £249.00 per person|
|2023 dates||Prices on request|
Single room supplement available upon request.