Visit Cambridge

Are you planning to visit Cambridge? Do you have only 1 day to spare, or could you possibly stretch it to a bit longer? There is so much to do and see that it would be a pity to rush back where ever you have come from. We highly recommend spending more than just a day in our stunning city.

The old university city of Cambridge is well known for its stunning colleges and the River Cam which meanders through the historic centre. A visit to Cambridge isn’t complete without a stroll along Kings Parade and around the backs, soaking up the historic beauty of this beautiful city.

Visiting Cambridge just for a day isn’t enough to scratch the surface. There is so much more to Cambridge than just the historic centre. In these Cambridge itineraries, you’ll see it all: stunning open green spaces and their wildlife, rich multicultural heritage, fantastic and varied food, local activities and fascinating art and areas off the beaten track.

Read on for our in-depth guide for making the best out of your time in Cambridge and beyond.


Day trip

  • Coffee and Chelsea bun at Fitzbillies
  • Historic city tour
  • Climb Great St. Marys 
  • Lunch at the Orator
  • Chauffeured punting trip
  • Evening drinks at the Garden House on the River

24 hours

  • Coffee and Chelsea bun at Fitzbillies
  • Historic city tour and chauffeured punt
  • Lunch at the Orator & afternoon drinks at Six
  • Stay at the Graduate and pre-dinner drinks here
  • Dine at Restaurant 22 or one of the indies

48 hours

Historic city tour, Climb Great St. Marys, Punting trip on the River Cam and dinner at the Orator.

Join a bike tour or walk to Grantchester. Visit Fitzwilliams and dine at Mill Road. 


  • Stay at the Gonville including their Bentley tour
  • Historic city tour
  • Lunch time cocktails at Six
  • Private punting trip and lunch with Rutherfords
  • Dine at the Garden House
food tour


  • Explore the city with the Cambridge Food Tour
  • Gin Punting tour with Rutherfords
  • Visit the Gin Lab
  • Stay at the Graduate
  • Dine at Restaurant 22


  • Visit the Fitzwilliams, Kettles Yard and Folk Museum
  • Leisurely walk to Fenditton and the gallery here
  • Explore the Arts Quarter in the historic centre
  • Stay and dine at the Ancient Shepherds
  • Breakfast at Barbarella, Lunch at the Green Dragon


  • Paddleboarding on the River Cam
  • Rent a bike to explore Cambridge and Beyond
  • Cycle to Waterbeach, Ely and Grantchester
  • Walk to Fenditton along the River Cam
  • Stay at one of the boutique guestshouses 


  • Stay in Eddington at Turning Locke
  • Self Guided Treasure hunt and Dinky Door Trail
  • Whipple Museum of the history of science
  • Clip N Climb
  • Eat at SmokeWorks, Jack’s Gelato and Bedouin


  • Stay at one of the Airbnb’s around Mill Road
  • Join the Cambridge Food Tour
  • See Cambridge differently with Uncomfortable tours
  • Visit Kettles Yard and Fen Ditton Art Gallery
  • Explore the Arts Quarter, Mill Road and its cemetery

Nature lovers

  • Stay at one of the stunning boutique Farm stays
  • Visit the Botanic Gardens and Mill Road Cemetery
  • Walk along the Cam to Grantchester and Fen Ditton
  • Visit Wandlebury and Coton Country side reserve
  • Lunch at the Orchard in Grantchester
cambridge folk festival


Plan your visit to Cambridge around one of the many festivals. 

  • Cambridge Literature Festival
  • The Cambridge Folk Festival 
  • Cambridge Festival 
  • The Big Weekend 
  •  The Cambridge Science and Festival of Ideas
  • Cambridge Film Festival 


Cambridge is so much fun during the festive season from visiting the Mill Road Winter Fair to Pantomimes, ballet and shopping. Our favourite things to do in December.


What’s On

Are you a local and want to find out what is going on in Cambridge or planning to spend some time in Cambridge? Check out our What’s on Agenda to find out the top 10 things to do in one of the oldest University cities in the world.

our tip – get a picnic

nothing better than to enjoy the sun, watch life go by on the river and enjoy a picnic 

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