Enjoy a sightseeing bus tour of Cambridge

Cambridge is out of the most historic cities to visit in the United Kingdom. It is world renowned for its famous university, founded in 1209. It comprises of 31 colleges, with Cambridge University regularly featuring among the five best universities on the planet. Aside from the colleges which are the highlight of any trip, there are plenty of other interesting places to visit and activities to be a part of.

Getting to Cambridge

Travel to Cambridge is easy with St. Pancras Station, at King’s Cross, London and the railway station to travel from. St. Pancras is one of the most beautiful railway stations in the country and possibly the world. It also carries passengers across to Europe via the Eurostar that travels to different countries in the European Continent.

There are two railway stations in the area – King’s Cross and St. Pancras International. King’s Cross that has undergone extensive renovation carries passengers to Scotland and North England. It has undergone a fantastic transformation from a dull and drab place to a spacious and beautiful station. St. Pancras International offers the Eurostar, Thameslink, Southeastern and trains to the East Midlands. There is a wide variety of places to shop and eat in the area as well.

Once you arrive in the city there are numerous hotels in Central Cambridge, which cater to a wide variety of travellers. The best way to enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer is to opt for a hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus tour run by a number of tour operators in the city. With incredible architecture, great shopping and plenty of sights a tour to Cambridge is always an exciting experience.

The tours are even more interesting as there is a tour guide accompanying every group and the commentary is multi-lingual, which makes it all the more enjoyable for non-English speakers. It also helps to decide which stops to get off at to visit the top attractions and landmarks along the route. For those who do not want an up close and personal view of the attractions, can stay on the bus for the entire duration of the trip, which lasts for about 80 minutes.

The first stop generally is close to the Royal Arcade, a place that is famous for some of the biggest brands from all over the world. Once you have explored the place and maybe done a bit of shopping, you head towards the Cam River for a bit of punting. While Venice is famous for its waterways and gondolas, Cambridge is famous for its river tours on a punt! The scenery found along the route is spectacularly breathtaking with the majestic buildings of the University of Cambridge featuring prominently.

Also definitely not to miss attraction is the botanic garden on the trip. It is home to some of the rarest and most exotic species of plants from across the planet. There are several other wonderful attractions all along the route with the tour winding up at the World War II memorial, the Cambridge American cemetery for fallen soldiers in the war.

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