Private London To Cambridge & Ely Cathedral – by Cambridge University Alumni

Private London To Cambridge & Ely Cathedral - by Cambridge University Alumni

Private experience  – tailored to your interests.  
• Visit Cambridge University, dating from the 13th Century and one of the most prestigious academic institutions in world 
• Enter Ely Cathedral, dating from 7th Century, outstanding Romanesque style and scale

All with the services of a fun and entertaining guide from Cambridge University, to bring out the drama of these sites – strictly no boring tours!
* Duration: 9 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Private experience  – tailored to your interests.  
• Visit Cambridge University, dating from the 13th Century and one of the most prestigious academic institutions in world 
• Enter Ely Cathedral, dating from 7th Century, outstanding Romanesque style and scale

All with the services of a fun and entertaining guide from Cambridge University, to bring out the drama of these sites – strictly no boring tours!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: King’s College, King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

Arguably one of the most famous Colleges in Cambridge especially its Chapel. The foundation stone was laid by King Henry VI himself, and successive English kings providing more and more ambitious additions (hence the name!). The chapel is home to the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the world, its is adorned with majestic stained glass windows, and there is even a Rubens painting (once the most expensive painting ever purchased).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Peterhouse, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RD England

Peterhouse was the first College of the university, funded in 1284. The group will stop outside where you can admire the splendid College Chapel and learn more about famous students such as the poet Thomas Gray.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF England

The tour will stop outside of Pembroke College – the third oldest College in Cambridge – where our knowledgeable student guide will tell you about its history, including details about the College’s Chapel, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. While admission is free the College doesn’t admit groups larger than 6, hence we suggest that you return here after the tour with all the historical insight in mind.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RH England

First we will have a look inside the Great Court of Corpus, then our student guide will tell you about the history of this famous College.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mathematical Bridge, Queens’ College, Cambridge CB3 9ET England

The Mathematical Bridge is one of the most recognized bridges at Cambridge and it has a rather strange origin story. Our student guide will tell you the popular legend, then clarify what the actual origins of the bridge were.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Clare College Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL England

The group will stop by the entrance to Clare College on the ‘Backs’ – the local name of the path leading behind the central Colleges – where you will learn about its history. Additionally at this stop, our guide will highlight the University Library just across the road.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Garret Hostel Bridge, Garret Hostel Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TJ England

This bridge provides a beautiful view of the River Cam. On the right hand side you will see the bridge of Clare College, the oldest bridge of Cambridge. Straight ahead there is the stunning Jerwood Library of Trinity Hall, which was designed to look like a ship! It’s a must do photo stop!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

Outside the Senate House our student guide will tell you all the peculiar details of the graduation ceremony in Cambridge, which have been held in Senate House for the past 300 years.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. John’s College, St. John’s St., Cambridge CB2 1TP England

The famous neighbor and rival of Trinity College. Here you will learn about its reputation and about the special privilege the College’s fellows share with the Royal Family.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Trinity College, 31 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB England

The tour will finish by Trinity College where you will learn more about famous alumni such as Sir Isaac Newton and Prince Charles. You will see ‘the apple tree’ and hear the comically unbelievable story behind the statue of Henry VIII above the gate.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ely Cathedral, The College, Ely CB7 4DL England

After pausing for lunch and some free time we then drive to Ely to explore the beautifully restored Cathedral. Covering its vast vaulted ceiling, Royal connection and medieval architecture; it’s clear to understand why this is one of the most celebrating historical sites of England.

Duration: 30 minutes