Cambridge Tour Options


Pre-conference introductory walking tours of Cambridge

Saturday 28th of March

Sunday 29th of March 

Welcome to our 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge - a unique city that's home to a world-beating university and Europe's largest technology cluster. The tour will cover King’s College Chapel, The Senate House, The Eagle Pub, St Benet’s Church (the oldest building in Cambridge) and many of the medieval Colleges. Your guide will introduce you to the medieval and the modern – you’ll see the Colleges of Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Crick and Watson of DNA fame, as well as uncovering some of the City’s hidden gems and secrets. You can also discover what modern-day student life is like here and learn about the 'Cambridge phenomenon' – an explosion of globally significant companies and innovations across bioscience, medicine and technology over the past 50 years.

Start Point: 14.00 outside the front of the Guildhall in the Market Square

Duration: 90 minutes

Charge £10 per person

Walking tour of Cambridge’s medieval gems

Monday 30th of March

A walking tour is an ideal way to get the most from a visit to Cambridge. Narrow, medieval streets and secret passages unfold with stories of the city from the past and today. There are 31 colleges and this tour will give you the opportunity to explore a couple of these. King's College Chapel was started in 1446 and took over a century to build. Housing the largest fan-vaulted ceiling in the world, a magnificent altarpiece by Rubens and some of the finest medieval stained glass make it the 'must-see' Cambridge landmark. Queens’ College is the perfect example of a preserved medieval College and includes the famous Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam and also a very rare sundial.

Start Point: 10:30 outside the front of the Guildhall in the Market Square

Duration: 120 minutes

Charge £10 per person

Afternoon tea at Madingley Hall and visit to the American Cemetery

Tuesday 31st of March

Built-in the 16th Century, Madingley Hall is an elegant country house set within seven acres of spectacular gardens and grounds designed in the 18th Century by ‘Capability’ Brown. We will enjoy the afternoon in the magnificent Saloon, with views over the surrounding countryside and will have the opportunity to explore the gardens and learn the history of this fascinating building.

En-route we will also visit the Cambridge American Cemetery - the only one of its kind in Britain from WWII, housing 3,800 graves, and a wall to the missing with just over 5,000 names including Joseph Kennedy and Alton ‘Glen’ Miller. This very moving monument is beautifully set in 30 acres of land and includes an interpretive visitor centre.

Start Point: 13:45 Queens’ Road coach bays

Duration: 3.5 hours – return to Cambridge at 17:15

Charge £10 per person

Fitzwilliam Museum tour

Wednesday 1st of April

The Fitzwilliam Museum, one of Cambridge’s most impressive landmarks, is one of the finest regional museums in Europe and houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million beautiful works of art, masterpiece paintings and historical artefacts. 
This guided tour provides an introduction to its unique collections, including famous artworks by Rubens, Monet and Renoir and remarkable artefacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and Europe.

Start Point: 15:15 inside the foyer of the Courtyard entrance of the Museum

Duration: 90 minutes

Charge £10 per person