Home to one of England’s oldest and most renowned universities, plus cobbled shopping streets and the scenic banks of the River Cam, Cambridge is steeped in history. Here are a few ways to make the most of your time in Cambridge on a tour from London.
Cambridge Tours from London
A short drive from London, Cambridge makes an ideal day trip from the capital. Follow a guide around the city to discover top attractions in and around Cambridge University, such as the Bridge of Sighs, Fitzwilliam Museum, Queen’s College, and Trinity College. Perhaps punt along the Cam River, take a stroll through Parker’s Piece, or soak up the views of the magnificent King’s College Chapel.
Cambridge and Oxford Combo Tours from London
Couple a visit to Cambridge with the equally picturesque city of Oxford, and explore the prestigious universities collectively dubbed “Oxbridge.” Wander through the stately halls of Cambridge University, where luminaries including Sir Isaac Newton studied, and explore King's College and the Bridge of Sighs. Admire sweeping views over the Cam River in Cambridge, and discover top Oxford attractions such as the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College—all in one day.
Things to Know
- Cambridge is 65 miles (104 kilometers) north of London, a drive of about 1.5 hours.
- Cambridge and Oxford are set about 85 miles (137 kilometers) apart, a journey of about two hours, making them an ideal pairing for a day trip from London.
- Most Cambridge and Oxford walking tours cover a lot of ground, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Cambridge tours from London typically last about 10 hours and include round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach or train.