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Enjoy a summer weekend break to the delightful University City of Cambridge. We feature a visit to the excellent Botanic Gardens as well as free time to explore this lovely city. To round off the weekend we have a guided punt on the River Cam, with strawberries and cream!
Friday – We depart from your local pick up point and travel up to Cambridge, arriving late afternoon at Holiday Inn Cambridge Hotel, there will be tea and coffee served with biscuits on arrival, followed by some free time to get settled in.
Saturday – We begin today with a short drive to the Cambridge University Botanical Garden. This magnificent garden occupies a 40-acre site less than a mile from the city centre and is showcased for over 8000 plant species from all around the world, including nine national collections all immaculately displayed amongst a superb arboretum. Different gardens include the Winter Garden, the Rock Garden with vantage point over the lake, the Dry Garden and the Scented Garden. A visit to the magnificently-restored Glasshouse is not to be missed. This afternoon we have time to explore the city centre before we return late afternoon to the hotel.
Sunday – Leaving the hotel after a leisurely breakfast we head into the city and the River Cam. Where we will enjoy a guided trip by punt, gently gliding along past the famous colleges, and enjoying strawberries and cream as we go. After this perfect way to round off the weekend we head back to Wiltshire and back to your local pick-up point.
Holiday Inn, Cambridge
Our hotel is just a short drive from the Cambridge City Centre, providing a calm lakeside location making it an ideal base for this tour. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness and wellness centre, restaurant, bar and a welcoming open plan lounge. All of the 161 rooms that the hotel offer have en suite and have a television, hair dryer, telephone as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
Luxury coach travel
Local pick-up point
2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Admission to the Botanic Garden
Punt ride on the River Cam