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45-Minute Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge
"Over a 45 minute period you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.Your knowledgeable local guides are professional educated and promise to be a lot of fun while giving a detailed explanation of historical facts and exciting stories. While being punted along the river Cam you will have time to ask questions and take photos of the most famous architecture in Cambridge. then enjoy the tour!"""On this 45-minute shared punting tour in Cambridge you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.title=Highlights&1=45-minute+punting+tour+in+Cambridge&2=Glide+down+the+River+Cam+on+a+traditional+punt&3=Cruise+past+landmarks+like+King%E2%80%99s+College%2C+the+Bridge+of+Sighs+and+the+Mathematical+Bridge&4=Have+a+go+at+pushing+and+steering+the+punt%21&""
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Punting Tour in Cambridge
"Relax on a punt and hear about the foundations of the University and the city of Cambridge as you glide along on a traditional punt with an accredited guide. See and learn about the famed King's College Chapel the Bridge of Sighs the Mathematical Bridge and many other spectacular sights. This is a shared punting experience that is 45 minutes long with your own chauffeur and guide per a punt. Tickets must be used on a walk up basis with regular tours leaving from Mill Lane"""Enjoy a 45 minute shared punting tour of Cambridge this is a must do when visiting the city. See the sublime architecture and pristine gardens of one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the United Kingdom."title=Highlights&1=Ideal+choice+for+families&2=Romantic+experience%2C+perfect+for+couples&3=Great+overview+and+orientation+of+the+city&4=Once-in-a-Lifetime+Experience&5=Perfect+introduction+for+first-time+visitors&6=Travel+by+boat+and+see+the+sights+from+
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Walking tour of Cambridge University
"On this enthralling 90-minute walking tour you will see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered visit famous chapels and libraries listen to anecdotes see where famous alumni studied from Prince Charles Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history.This public tour which will be conducted in English and starts at 1pm at King's College entrance on King's Parade.The tour will cover sights such as Trinity H Trinity College
From GBP18.00

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Narrowboat River Cruise

As well as the classic punts along the college 'backs' you can take a river tour out from Jesus Lock towards the countryside.

'Rosie' does regular timetabled trips during the week or bespoke tours. Contact the skipper on camboats@hotmail.co.uk or call 07706 734763

Short round trips, Cream teas, Fish and chips, Nature tours etc.

pawsgroup
Mar 06, 2015

Great Cruise on the Riverboat Georgina

It was not well advertised but i happened across a cruise boat called the Riverboat Georgina moored just below Jesus Lock.
Me and my wife went for a sheduled one hour trip which left 12.00 midday and returned at one oclock. We cruised gently past all the college boathouses and watched the rowers practising for races which was great. We enjoyed it so much that the next day there was a 2hour cream tea cruise so we went on that as well and the cream tea was yummy.

D1mples
Oct 02, 2010

Take a walk along the river

On Sunday morning we took a long walk along the river and I was surprised that there are locks on the river. I had never really thought about it before.
The riverbank was so peaceful that morning even though the were many people jogging and walking their dogs

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nhcram
Mar 29, 2005

Not a creation of Sir Isaac Newton

The Mathematical bridge at Queens college is a wonderfully intricate wooden construction over the River Cam.

Gullible tourists are often told that Sir Isaac Newton knocked it up in his spare time. It was constructed in 1649 - when Newton died in 1627 !

It has been rebuilt a couple of time since, the last time being in 1905.

Entry to Queens college varies throughout the year. During winter months it is usually free to enter the college, although in the summer (excluding exam time when there is no entry anyway) it is about One pound 40p.

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sourbugger
Nov 11, 2004
 
 
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Cam River

Cam River
The river Cam winds way down the length of Cambridge, flowing slowly past colleges, commons, lawns, and copses.
Both banks of river have stunning trees, which makes this river more charming. A long walk by the river bank is must do thing, when you are visiting Cambridge.

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Imbi
Nov 06, 2003

Quayside walk

Quayside walk
It was one my memorable time in Cambridge. The walk starts from Jesus Green and ends at Bridge Street. It is hardly ten minutes walk but walking on wooden narrow path was amazing.
The branches and leaves of trees standing on both sides of bank for years kissing water of river make atmosphere very romantic and unforgettable.

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Imbi
Nov 06, 2003

Walk along the river

If you start at Magdalene Street, you can walk along the river for quite a distance. The walk is lovely on a sunny day with geese, swans, ducks and moor hens paddling about in the water. Weeping willows and swaths of daffodils are particularly nice in the spring.

We walked along Jesus Green to the lock and found a bench to sit on for our 'midmorning snack'.

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oneonta_ni
Apr 04, 2003

Boating on River Cam

It feels a little bit like beeing in Venice with the difference beeing that it's obviously on a much smaller scale.

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Jul 26, 2006

Top 5 Cambridge Writers

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"Just a few Bits about Cambridge"
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"City of cycles and Colleges"
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"Cambridge - My temporary UK hometown"
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"My Home Town!"
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"Oxford is a complete arse...."
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River Cam

When visiting Cambridge it's hard to avoid to notice the river Cam, so of course a walk by the Cam is a must do activity.

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Nov 03, 2003

Things to Do Near River Cam

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Grantchester - Daytrip

The nice little village of Grantchester has a fine medieval church. Its early history remains unclear – there are 12th century fragments which may be from a predecessor building. Today, the chancel is...
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Fitzwilliam Museum

Works of Ticiano, Constable, Monet and Picasso are part of the exhibition. Also very interesting temporary exhibitions. Free access to all the exhibitions. Do not miss a visit, by their parts, its...
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Jesus College

This college has a lot to see, but is less visited as it is not located in the west of the old town along the banks of the cam where most of the big, old colleges are. It is one of the most spacious...
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Great St Mary's Church

Great St Mary’s is the University Church. There has been a church on the site since at least 1200 and the present building dates from the late 15th century. The tower was completed in 1608, and you...
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King's College

I'm not sure if it definitely is Cambridge's richest college, but King's College is definitely not poor! Its sheer size overwhelms every visitor, and if one enters the magnificent chapel one cannot...
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Trinity College

The Great Gate, begun in 1490 is the entrance to King's Hall and was completed in 1535; it is the largest of all the college gates. The Great Gate is also home to the famous statue of founder Henry...
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