DATE & TIME:Saturday 22 February 2020 @ 08:15
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CATEGORIES:Boat trip,Bridge,Castle,Church,City,Cobbled streets,Gardens,Guided tour,History,Market,Museums,Panoramic views,Park,River,Royalty,University,Punting
COST:This amazing trip costs £ 20.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip, 2-way transport, guided walking tour, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:We’re doing a chauffeured punting tour along the River Cam, which costs £13. Please bring this in exact cash and we’ll collect it in the morning.
DESTINATION INFO:Cambridge is one of Britain’s most famous cities. It combines the atmosphere of a rural town with the grandeur and tradition of its ancient university which dominates the city. The university began in 1209, when fighting between scholars and locals in Oxford led to students setting up a university in Cambridge, and it’s now one of the world’s top universities. It has educated some of the world’s top minds including Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, and Stephen Hawking.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Visit some of the beautiful colleges of Cambridge University. – See King’s College and its stunning Gothic chapel, the most photographed building in Cambridge. – See the colleges where Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, and other notable people studied, and see Newton’s apple tree. – Enjoy a chauffeured punting boat ride along the river Cam, through the grounds of the university buildings, and under the Bridge of Sighs. – Walk through the park where first official football game was played. – See the golden Corpus Clock, worth over £1 million. – Climb up to the top of Great St Mary’s Church to see the panoramic views of Cambridge. – Explore the little streets and try some food in the historic market square.
DEPARTURE:Wasabi sushi shop, platform 7, Liverpool Street Station
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/zLzWEHsVT95aq5BW9
ITINERARY:# 8.15am – We’re meeting by the entrance of the Wasabi sushi shop by platform 7 of Liverpool Street rail station. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zLzWEHsVT95aq5BW9 . Arrive early so we can check you off the guest list and collect your punting money, and you can get a coffee, and meet everyone before we board the train. # 8.40am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive before this time. # 10.10am – We’ll arrive in Cambridge, and begin our guided tour. # 11.45am – We’ll do a punting boat tour. # 12.35pm – We’ll continue our guided tour of the city. # 1.30pm – Lunch break # 2.45pm – Free time to explore the city, visit attractions, museums, take photos, try local foods, and buy souvenirs. # 5.50pm – Meet by the M&S food store inside Cambridge rail station. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/x7GmW3DJA912 # 6.03pm – Train departs. # 7.15pm – Arrive back at Liverpool Street Station in London. Then we’ll go for food and drinks. Bring your photo ID.
TRIP UPDATES:No updates.
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.