Tips for Cambridge mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Cambridge bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Cambridge . Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Cambridge . Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Cambridge highlights.

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City Tour in Cambridge

You can rent a bus in Cambridge for tours in the city or in Camdridegeshire County. In Cambridge you can find several companies that organise tours. There are many types of tours in Cambridge as a walking tour, bike tour, bus tour, private group tour and a chilling ghost tour. During these tours you will be guided along the oldest and most beautiful sights of the city.

The hop on hop off bus tour is a tour bus that drives you along the most beautiful sights in Cambridge. The tour is given in English but everyone receives a headset on which you can choose 9 different languages i.e. English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese. The audio commentary provides an informative and light-hearted history of Cambridge and its impressive Universities. There are 21 stop in and around the city where you can get on this tour, only if you have a ticket.

In summer the bus stops every 20 minutes and in winter every 40 minutes. The tour itself lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes and the tickets are valid for 24 hours. The prices are £ 14 for adults and £ 7 for children.

Walking Tour in Cambridge

Cambridge is a beautiful city of Cambridgeshire County to walk through. The most beautiful sights are all close to each other. It also offers plenty of beautiful parks where you can relax. An organization that specializes in walking tours is Footprints Tours. The tour lasts 2 hours. You come along Kings College, Queens' College, Clare College, Trinity Hall, Cambridge Five and more! The tours can be booked from Monday to Friday and twice a day: 11 am and 2 pm. incidentally, this active tour is not expensive, £ 10 per person.

What to see and visit in Cambridge

Cambridge nightlife

Cambridge has a good nightlife. This is mainly because a large part of the inhabitants exists of students. So the range is very various.  If you are looking for a piece of history while drinking Druids is something for you. It is located in the heart of Inman Square. It is an authentic Irish pub and also the only pub that still brews its own beer.

Dancing in Cambridge is not as popular as pubbing, yet it offers the visitors some good clubs. Fez Club is located in Market Passage in the centre of the city. The club consists of a small Moroccan hall. It has a wide selection of beverage choice. It is open every day of the week from 10 pm until 3 am. The club offers the best DJ line-ups. So your nightlife will be fantastic in this club.

Cloister Court lit Queens'College, Cambridge

Cloister Court lit Queens'College, Cambridge credit: Cantab12 CC BY-SA 3.0

Roneless Nightclub is next to the church of St. Andrew's and is open every night of the week. In this club you will see many tourists. Are you looking for a club with music, but where you do not have to dance? You should look at Nortfolk Street. Here is the club Man on the Moon located. Several nights a week you can enjoy performances by various jazz groups.

Golf Travel and Tourism

Do you like waves? Then you are in the region of Cambridgeshire in the right place! It has a predictive range of golf clubs, from luxury golf clubs to simple golf clubs. Take for example the Links Golf Club. This is a very luxurious and expensive golf club. It has 18 holes and is located in Cambridge. They offer a number of additional facilities including a bar, restaurant, conference room, electric trolleys a driving range and more.

Elton Furze Golf Club is located in Bullock Road, Peterborough. It has just as Links Golf Club 18 holes and also offers the same facilities.

Do you love golf, but you do not want to pay so much for it? Perhaps Thorpe Wood Golf Club is something for you. It is located in Peterborough. It has just like the previous clubs 18 holes, but offer fewer facilities. For example, they have no bar and restaurant.

What to see and do in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is divided into six districts namely Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The capital of Cambridgeshire is Cambridge. We will inform you later about Cambridge. Cambridgeshire also offers you many other ancient cities with a lot of cultural buildings.

Ely

In Ely there is a beautiful cathedral located: the Ely Cathedral. This is a cathedral that was built in the 11th century by the Norwegian Moons. Ely is also the hometown of Oliver Cromwell in the 17th. You can still visit his house.

Catedral de Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

Catedral de Ely, Cambridgeshire, England credit: Luiyo CC BY-SA 2.0

Duxford

Duxford is an ancient cultural town with many cultural buildings such as the St. John's Church. What a popular attraction in Duxford. It has the Imperial War Museum. Here you can see the old aircrafts that have been used in the World by the British.

Peterborough

It is known as a historical city. The city is known for its cathedral. Construction work was completed in the 16th century. The ceiling of this cathedral is full of paintings from 1220. Peterborough is also known for its nightlife. Once the sun is under real life starts here. There are two theatres where you can enjoy drama, concerts and ballet. It offers a wide range of restaurants, cocktail bars and nightclubs that are open until the early hours.

What to see during your tour in Cambridge with a hired minibus

King's College

This is undoubtedly one of the most famous attractions in Cambridge. King's College is a university that is located in the middle of the city. The building was built in 1515. The style in which this university is built you can’t find somewhere else in the world. The windows of the university are made of stained glass. In each window is a picture that tells a story about Cambridge.

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial:

This is an American military cemetery located on the Madingley Road, Cambridge. The cemetery was built in 1943. There are 3812 military buried. The cemetery has a beautiful chapel. This is made of stone. For the door you can find stuff from World War II. The wall and roof of the chapel consists of mosaic of angels and airplanes. This is definitely worth a visit.

Great St. Mary's church

This is the official church of the universities of Cambridge. The first church was built between 1478 and 1520. In this church ceremonies take place. You can attend these ceremonies.

The body of Martin Bucer, this is a German theologian, was buried in the church and later dug up to be burned. Elizabeth I, The virgin queen, restored the church. The clock you see on the church is derived from the Big Ben.

Fitzwilliam Museum

This is a very large museum located at the Lion Yard in Cambridge. It contains many paintings by British but also European painters. You can find some painting work from Rembrandt van Rijn. The museum consists of five departments: Coins and medals, manuscripts and printed books, applied arts, paintings and drawings. It is situated at a beautiful location: on a very busy road with several old buildings. The Fitzwilliam Museum itself is a beautiful building. It has a Greek style. If you pass the main entrance you enter a room that only consists of gold, very impressive to see.

Charles Compton, 7th Earl of Northampton (1737–1763)

Charles Compton, 7th Earl of Northampton (1737–1763) credit: Pompeo Batoni Public Domain
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum

Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic)

This large neo-Gothic church was built in 1800 and can be found at the Lensfield Road. This church is known for its stained glass windows, but also the statue of the Virgin Mary.

Theatres in Cambridge

Cambridge has a lot of theatres. Take for example the Art Picture House. This is located on the St. Edward's Passage. It is a cinema that plays only local films. They are no famous films to watch.

The Cambridge Corn Exchange is also interesting. This theatre is used for many touring events such as music groups, artists and theatre groups. Well-known artists who have performed here are: James Blunt, Lily Allen and Pink Floyd.

The Cambridge Arts Theatre is a theatre with 666 places. It can be found on Peas Hill and the St. Edward's Passage. The theatre offers a mix of drama, opera, dance and pantomime. So plenty of choice if you want to relax for a night

Shopping

Shopping is definitely a must have for women. If there is no shopping centre, it already feels like a boring holiday. Fortunately Cambridge offers plenty of shopping opportunities.

Arcada Grand Mall is a large indoor ultramodern shopping centrum. This includes 50 stores. Then there is the Lion Yard shopping center and Christ’s Lane. These are also shopping malls. These are smaller than Grand Arcada and there are mainly shops of famous brands and restaurants.

There are also the well-known shopping streets such as Green Street, Bridge Street, Kings Parade, and Sussex Street and so on. Besides clothing and accessories you will also find many pubs, cafes and bookstores.

Entrance to the Grand Arcade shopping centre, Cambridge, England.

Entrance to the Grand Arcade shopping centre, Cambridge, England. credit: Rept0n1x CC BY-SA 3.0

Good food

The English kitchen is a kitchen with a mix of all countries together. Chinese, Indian and North American dishes are very popular here. The traditional dishes in England consist mostly of roasted and stewed meat with a nice fat bite with fries. The two most popular drinks in England are tea and beer; these are often served at dinner.

Cambridge offers numerous dining options all with different kitchen from typical English food to Indian food. You can find it all in England.

The St John's Chop house is located on Northampton Street. The restaurant specializes in large groups and romantic dinners. This restaurant serves classic British cuisine and real ale from a barrel.

You also have the Galleria Restaurant. This is a restaurant located in Bridge Street with a European kitchen. You have several dining options such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a beautiful view on the St.John’s & Magdalene colleges. They have an extensive wine list and serve mainly meat dishes.

You have the Midsummer house that is located in Midsummer Common. This is a restaurant that focuses on people who are vegetarian. They also serve only vegetarian dishes. The price is quite expensive and is between 80-100 pounds. But the service and the food are excellent.

The Oak Bistro is a well-known restaurant located on Lensfield Road. It is a restaurant that serves typical British dishes like fish and chips, consisting of fried cod with chips. Backed Potato, a true British specialty, is a potato baked in the oven with a crispy skin. The potato is cut in half and served with butter and spreads like tuna with mayonnaise, cheese and beans etc. The price range of this restaurant is between 30-50 pounds.

Hughes Hall, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Hughes Hall, Cambridge, United Kingdom credit: David Woo CC BY-ND 2.0

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