Monday 7th: Morning travelling to Cambridge and arriving late afternoon
Tuesday 8th: This morning we journey to Cambridgeshire. Here we board our chauffeured punt through the back waters of Cambridge. Our guide will not only guide the punt along the River Cam, but will also ensure we see the highlights of Cambridge’s College buildings. Strawberries and cream will be served as you glide by the many college buildings. There is then time for you to explore the wonderful city of Cambridge and chance to visit the Old Cambridge Courtroom.
Wednesday 9th: After a leisurely breakfast today we travel south to visit the Roman City of St Albans. At the city’s historic core you will find the magnificent Cathedral – dating back to 1077, well worth a visit, and the award winning Verulamium Museum will give you an eye opening insight into Roman life. Today is market day in St Albans. The market is steeped in history and dates back to the 9th century. Then we have an afternoon visit to RAF Hendon before returning to our hotel.
Thursday 10th: Today after a leisurely breakfast we drive to the historic city of Ely where we have time to explore and visit the market check out the quirky shops we have time for lunch before Ely’s main attraction the magnificent Cathedral, known as ‘The Ship of the Fens’. Marvel at this amazing 12th century building as we enjoy a guided tour. This is followed by a visit to Oliver Cromwell’s House. Cromwell lived in this house with his family for 10 years and this was his only remaining home apart from Hampton Court Palace. Here we have a guided tour by Mrs Cromwell creating an atmospheric experience. The city takes its name from the abundance of eels in the surrounding marshlands. Eels were historically part of the local source of income.
Friday 11th: We depart Cambridge after breakfast and start our journey home.