CAMBRIDGE BY TRAIN
Choose this day trip from London to enrich your holiday with an unforgettable experience
Try punting or visit the botanical garden
Enter the world famous colleges
Travel by train through the English countryside
Visit one of the most beautiful English Gothic architecture: King’s College Chapel
Train and entrance tickets included in the price
Meet your guide at the Harry Potter Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross Station.
Embark on an exhilarating train journey through the English countryside, crossing the counties of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire which have a perfect balance of towns, villages and countryside.
Once you arrive at Cambridge station, the visit begins! Visit King’s College Chapel, one of the greatest examples of English Gothic, admire the details, the decorations, the fan vault, it is the largest in the world! The altarpiece painting is the Adoration of the Magi by Rubens.
Experience punting on the river Cam through the center of Cambridge, see locations of the 2014 film The Theory of Everything, for which actor Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking. Pass under the most famous bridges, such as the Bridge Of Sighs and Newton’s Mathematical Bridge.
Learn about the history of the Cambridge colleges: why they were created, how they have changed over the centuries and the roles they play today, all while walking through the courtyards and entering the halls open to the public.
As an alternative to punting you can explore the botanical garden, an evocative environment with plants, flowers, trees from all over the world, used by the Cambridge University for studies. And if it gets cold, you can warm up in the tropical greenhouse.
The city is full of curiosities, for example Parker’s Piece park is considered the cradle of modern football, here the first basic rules of football were drawn up, also called Cambridge Rules.
Enter the Fitzwilliam Museum which is one of the best English museums and therefore one of the things to see in Cambridge, admire the Impressionist masterpieces and landscapes of Turner and Constable with the explanations of the guide.
Stroll through the typical market stalls selling vintage clothing, handicrafts, antiques and local food.
Listen to the anecdotes about the famous people who studied herr, to name just a few: Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Lord Byron and Prince Charles.