Discover the Top 5 Cambridge Tours for Your Romantic Getaway

Nestled in the heart of East Anglia, Cambridge is a city that captures the essence of England in a way few places can. With its world-renowned university, picturesque landscapes, and almost unsurpassable amount of history, it offers an array of experiences that beckon travellers from near and far.

For those of us who yearn to explore, Cambridge tours present an exciting opportunity. Let’s explore what makes Cambridge a perfect couple’s destination.

Why Choose Cambridge for Your Next Adventure

Cambridge is a city that has cultivated some of the brightest minds and most remarkable advancements in history. Its cobbled streets and ancient colleges tell tales of centuries past, while the vibrant student population injects life into its veins. 

Opting for Cambridge as your next adventure destination means taking on a blend of learning, leisure, and the joy of discovering something new at every turn. Whether it's punting down the River Cam, wandering through the hallowed halls of the University of Cambridge, or enjoying one of the many restaurants or bars the city has to offer.

Top 5 Cambridge Tours to Explore

A city best explored through guided Cambridge tours, each offering a unique experience and take of the city. These tours cater to a wide range of interests, from history and hauntings to gastronomy and cycling. Let’s delve into the top 5 Cambridge tours, guaranteed to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Cambridge University Tour

Let’s start with the obvious - The University of Cambridge, no visit would be the same without it. This prestigious institution that has stood the test of time, offers more than just an academic experience; it is a journey through history, architecture, and tradition. A guided tour through its colleges reveals the beauty and the brains of this iconic university. You'll wander through ancient halls, marvel at the architecture, and perhaps even rub shoulders with the ghosts of scholars past. The stories of breakthroughs and traditions that have shaped the world emanate from within these walls, making this one of the Cambridge tours that you simply shouldn’t miss.

Cambridge Ghost Tour

As the sun sets and the shadows lengthen, the city reveals its otherworldly inhabitants. If you dare, the Cambridge ghost tour takes you on a spine-tingling journey through alleyways and ancient sites, where the boundary between the past and the present blurs. Your guide, a master storyteller, will regale you with tales of the supernatural, from restless spirits haunting the university to eerie occurrences in the city’s ancient pubs. The unmissable Cambridge tour is a testament to Cambridge’s history, spooky!

Punting Tour on the River Cam

Perhaps no experience is more synonymous with Cambridge than punting on the River Cam. This is not only a picturesque but incredibly romantic way to see Cambridge. From the comfort of your punt, you’ll gain a unique perspective on the city, viewing its famous bridges and colleges from an angle few get to see. Accompanied by the insightful commentary of your punter-guide, this Cambridge tour is a must-do if you want a tour and all out experience in one!

Cycling Tours in and Around Cambridge

The preferred mode of transport for many of the city’s residents and students, cycling tours offer a fun and active way to explore Cambridge and its surroundings. These Cambridge tours take you beyond the city centre, through the lesser known paths and into the heart of the British countryside. You’ll discover something new around every corner and scenic spots that are off the beaten path, all while enjoying the fresh air and the freedom that only comes with travelling on two wheels. Whether you're an avid cyclist or a casual rider, these Cambridge tours are a refreshing way to experience Cambridge.

Cambridge Tours like Never Before: The Bentley Afternoon Tea Experience

We’ve saved the very best until last. At the Gonville Hotel, we’re offering you the opportunity to tour Cambridge in the height of luxury - cruising around the city in your own chauffeur driven Bentley. Indulge in a glass of fizz as your driver gives you the ultimate Cambridge tour in your one hour exclusive drive. Then, you and your loved one will round off your tour at the Gonville Hotel where you’ll experience an equally indulgent afternoon tea - so you can relax after the amazing Cambridge tour over finger sandwiches and the finest baked goods from across Cambridge. 

Tips for Planning Your Cambridge Tours

Going on a tour of Cambridge requires a little prep to ensure that you make the most of your visit. Here are some tips to help you plan your adventure:

-          Book your tours in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your spot.

-          Wear comfortable shoes, as you’ll be doing a lot of walking, especially if you’re exploring the university or going on a ghost tour.

-          Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, as we all know the British weather can be unpredictable.

-          Be open to exploring beyond the guided Cambridge tours. Cambridge is a city full of surprises and some of it you will want to do at your own pace.

Complete Your Visit to Cambridge with a Stay at the Gonville Hotel

After a day of exploration, there’s no better place to rest and recount  your adventures than the Gonville Hotel. Situated in the heart of Cambridge, our hotel offers not only luxurious accommodation but also a prime location from which to continue your time in the city. The Gonville Hotel is the perfect compliment to your Cambridge experience.

Cambridge is a city that offers endless possibilities for adventure, learning, and enjoyment. Through Cambridge tours, you can learn so much more about the city than you would expect. Whether you’re wandering through the colleges, punting on the River Cam, or cycling through the countryside, Cambridge is a weekend away not to be missed. And, as you lay your head down at the Gonville Hotel, you’ll know that you’ve truly experienced the best of what Cambridge has to offer.