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Cambridge, Punting on the Cam and Ely Cathedral

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Cambridge, Punting on the Cam and Ely Cathedral

Surrounded by acres of greenery in a beautiful lakeside setting, the 4-star Cambridge Belfry Hotel and Spa is a true oasis of tranquillity. The hotel has spacious and modern bedrooms, a stylish bar, and a luxurious spa complete with treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a health club, a steam room and much more. From here, we’ll soak up the sights of Cambridge from a unique perspective as we enjoy a traditional punt along the River Cam. We will also visit historic Ely, including entry to the magnificent Ely Cathedral, and discover pretty St. Albans.

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  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the 4-star Cambridge Belfry Hotel and Spa in Cambourne near Cambridge for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Cambridge and Punting on the Cam

    Today we travel to nearby Cambridge – a place that is home to more Nobel Prize winners than any other city. Punting dates to medieval times and was used to navigate the marshy flatlands north of the city – it is now a delightful way to admire the sights.

    Back on dry land, there will be some free time to explore – perhaps visit King's College Chapel, explore one of the many museums or galleries, or simply take in the architecture of this university city.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cambridge Punting

    Cambridge Punting
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    Included Highlights

    • Cambridge Punting
    • Cambridge
  • Day 3: Morning in St. Albans, afternoon at leisure

    This morning we visit historic St. Albans, with its skyline dominated by the cathedral and a blend of architecture throughout the city. Why not visit the traditional street market? Steeped in history with a special Royal Charter granted in 1553, it is perfect for picking up a local souvenir.

    Later, we return to the hotel for some time at leisure to relax or perhaps enjoy a treatment in the spa (charges may apply).

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    St. Albans Cathedral

    St. Albans Cathedral

    Included Highlights

    • St. Albans
  • Day 4: Ely and Ely Cathedral

    Wonderfully compact and easy to explore, Ely is England’s second smallest city. Ely's most famous historical resident was Oliver Cromwell, who lived here for 10 years and whose former house you may choose to visit. The house has been recreated to demonstrate what 17th century domestic life would have been like, and you can also view an exhibition on the Civil War.

    If history isn’t your thing, the beautiful waterside area offers plenty of delightful cafés and restaurants – the perfect spot to watch the river boats sail by.

    We include entry to Ely's magnificent cathedral. Dominating the skyline, it is one of England's largest and most beautiful cathedrals. Inside the cathedral you can visit the Stained Glass Museum (entry included), and admire the unique structure of the Octagon Tower. Often doubling as Westminster Cathedral, you might recognise the cathedral from several films and TV shows such as The Crown, The Young Victoria and the King's Speech.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ely Cathedral

    Ely Cathedral

    Included Highlights

    • Ely
    • Ely Cathedral
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (5 days).


Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa

Boasting an idyllic lakeside setting on the outskirts of the city, the 4-star Cambridge Belfry Hotel & Spa is a countryside retreat surrounded by acres of greenery. The hotel has excellent facilities, including 120 spacious, modern rooms, a bar, and a stylish on-site eatery, the Bridge Restaurant, which offers a carefully curated menu featuring both traditional and speciality dishes. Make the most of the hotel’s luxurious spa, which is home to a health club, treatment rooms and an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room (extra charges apply, please pay locally). A true oasis of tranquillity, a stay at this hotel is sure to leave you feeling refreshed.

Most popular facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Gym

Hotel Facilities

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  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Gym

Food & Drink

  • Vegetarian Meals


  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Room Amenities

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi


  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access

Additional Information

Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (5 days).

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