Trip to Cambridge, Historic University, King's College, £1m Clock, Football Origins, 9km walk, Sun 16 May

Day trip to Cambridge

DATE & TIME:

Sunday 16 May 2021 @ 09:00
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CATEGORIES:

Boat trip, Bridge, Castle, Church, City, Cobbled streets, Gardens, Guided tour, History, Market, Museums, Panoramic views, Park, Punting, River, Royalty, University

COST:

This amazing trip costs £23.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.

This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.

EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:

In your free time in the afternoon, if you want to take part in a socially distanced chauffeured punting tour along the River Cam then it will cost approx £20.

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
Liverpool Street Station meeting point

ITINERARY:

# 9am – We’re meeting by the entrance of the Wasabi sushi shop by platform 7 of Liverpool Street rail station. Map: Click here for Google Map. # 9.05am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive before this time. # 10.40am – We’ll arrive in Cambridge, and begin our guided walk. # 1.30pm – Lunch break # 2.30pm – Free time to explore the city, visit attractions, museums, take photos, try local foods, and buy souvenirs. # 6.15pm – Meet by the M&S food store inside Cambridge rail station. Map: Click here for Google Map. # 6.31pm – Train departs. # 7.45pm – Arrive back at Liverpool Street Station in London.

TRIP UPDATES:

UPDATE on Sun 16 May: We’re meeting at 5.15pm at the 4 Red phone boxes in Market Square.

TRACK US ON GOOGLE MAPS:

If you lose our group then click this tracking link to open Google Maps and locate us. If this doesn't work then check the itinerary on this page for where you can meet us next.

Click this link to open Google Maps and see our location:
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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.

COVID-19 SAFETY:

– As an organised group we can currently run day trips and hikes with up to 30 people. – We are still required to follow the governments Covid restrictions and this currently means we must stay in groups of maximum 6 and we must maintain social distancing from others at all times. You are personally responsible so please stay aware of this. This applies at the stations, on the trains, and also when we're outside. – So as you arrive at our meeting point in the morning, we'll get you into a group of 6 and then ask your group to wait slightly away from the meeting point. – We'll allow a bit of distance between each group as we board the train, and you should follow social distancing rules on the train. – Please bring and wear a face mask in the stations and on the trains, and bring your own hand sanitiser gel and use this regularly throughout the day.

WHAT TO BRING:

– CLOTHING: It's always good to be prepared so we'd recommend always wearing footwear that is comfortable and supportive and suitable for walking/hiking on all terrain. The weather can change so bring some extra warm layers, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, and it can be helpful to carry it in a light bag or rucksack. – FOOD & DRINK: Bring a large bottle of water, and for hikes you should bring a packed lunch as we may have lunch somewhere scenic and away from shops.

HIKING STATS:

9km walk around the sights.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

By purchasing a place on this trip and/or attending, you and each of your guests, as applicable, confirm that you have read and agreed to our Terms & Conditions. Click here to read these: https://ukexplorers.co.uk/terms/

COME WITH US:

Come with us as we go on another grand day out. It’s your chance to get out of London, enjoy a well-deserved break, discover this new place, see the famous and historic sights, try some local foods, take photos of your experiences, meet lots of wonderful guys and girls, and make some good friends. Book your place now to join us on a fantastic day out!

AVAILABILITY:

Places available - book now!

BOOK YOUR PLACE:

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.