The History & Heritage of Cambridge

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Anglesey Abbey

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge, a Jacobean style house built on the site of a 12th century Augustinian priory, contains a priceless art collection and one of the National Trust’s largest collections of clocks – check in at the 4* Marriott Hotel on the outskirts of Huntingdon.

Day 2 – Cambridge & National Horseracing Museum

Guided tour of Cambridge covers the most important aspects of the city, University and colleges – the award  winning National Horseracing Museum at Newmarket depicts the story of the horses, people, events and scandals that have made the sport so colourful.

Day 3 – Bury St Edmunds & Ickworth House

Guided tour of Bury St Edmunds takes in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, a place of worship for nearly 1,000 years, and the Theatre Royal, a rare and outstanding example of a Regency playhouse – the National Trust’s Ickworth House, located in 70 acres of stunning gardens and 1,800 acres of idyllic ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, is dominated by its huge central Rotunda dating from 1795 and is home to a fine collection of Old Master paintings, silver and Regency furniture.

Day 4 – Ely Cathedral & Wimpole Hall

Guided tour of Ely Cathedral, known locally as ‘The Ship of the Fens’ and internationally famous for its Octagon and Lantern Towers – time at leisure in Ely and you may choose to visit the Stained Glass Museum, a hidden treasure within the Cathedral, displaying over 100 original stained glass panels dating from the 13th century – the National Trust’s Wimpole Hall is a magnificent 18th century house featuring work by Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane.

Day 5 – Audley End House and Gardens

At English Heritage’s Audley End House and Gardens near Saffron Walden we discover the sumptuous splendour enjoyed by royalty and the aristocracy in one of England’s grandest stately homes.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Blue Badge guide on Days 2 to 4

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Anglesey Abbey

Guided tour of Cambridge

National Horseracing Museum

Guided tour of Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth House

Ely Cathedral


18th century Wimpole Hall

Audley End House & Gardens


Four nights on half board basis at the 4* Marriott Hotel on the outskirts of Huntingdon. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and sauna. All rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Gainsborough’s House - in a 16th century house which was the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, the collection displays more of Gainsborough’s work than any other gallery
  • King's College Chapel - this fine example of late Gothic architecture started in 1446 by Henry VI took over a century to build
  • Fitzwilliam Museum - a world class collection including works by Titian, Rubens, Canaletto, Monet, and Picasso

Tour Reviews

Reviews for The History & Heritage of Cambridge

Date of Tour: June 2019

Just to let you know that the tour to Cambridgeshire went very well indeed. The hotel was extremely comfortable with all the rooms on the ground floor. The food was very good – excellent breakfasts and dinners. The guide in Cambridge was also very interesting and fortunately it wasn’t quite so hot in the morning which was a good thing. It was also good to have Steve as driver again and we definitely would like him for our trip to the Peak District in September. So, thank you for all your help in arranging a very enjoyable tour.
MW, Wimbledon 

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
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