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Strawberries and Cream & the Cambridgeshire Countryside

Strawberries and Cream & the Cambridgeshire Countryside

This tour takes us throughout Cambridgeshire to enjoy the history of horse
racing in Newmarket, a heritage estate in the countryside and beautiful and the
historic city of Cambridge to enjoy a relaxing river punt and strawberries and
cream onboard – a true English dream.

Your Itinerary

Thursday 16th: Depart from your home area travelling to Letchworth, arriving late
afternoon at the MercureLetchworth Hall Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.

Friday 17th: After a leisurely start this morning, we journey to the Wimpole Estate, passing
through St Neots en-route. The Estate hosts an impressive Mansion with gardens and
home farm. The Mansion’s rooms contrast with beautiful and unexpected Georgian
interiors and is truly stunning. Perhaps stroll around the colourful parterre garden and
wander through the Pleasure Grounds to the walled garden. Later this afternoon, we
depart heading past Royston to the market town of Hitchin where we have an afternoon
stop to end our day.

Saturday 18th: The day out begins with a drive to Newmarket – Home of Horseracing.
Here we visit the National Horseracing Centre and learn all about the history of ‘The Sport
of Kings’ and perhaps the Packard Galleries of Sporting Art. Later, we drive to the historic
City of Ely, an ideal place with a splendid array of medieval buildings and narrow streets.
Ely is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or visit its main attraction, the magnificent Cathedral,
known as ‘The Ship of the Fens’. Today is also market day in Ely.

Sunday 19th: This morning we head to the university city of Cambridge where 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. To compliment this truly English setting, strawberries and cream will be
served as you glide by the many college buildings. There is then time for you to explore the
university city of Cambridge at your own pace.

Monday 20th: After breakfast we leave and head for home.

Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel***

The Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel is a beautiful country retreat set in 8 acres of
landscaped gardens. The hotel boasts a perfect blend between old and new buildings as
well as with its range of features within the hotel. The onsite health club has a full-size
swimming pool, sauna, steam room and a fully equipped gym.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Newmarket Horse Racing Heritage Centre
  • Wimpole Estate, Mansion & Farm
  • Chauffeured punt on the River Cam
  • Strawberries and cream served on punt
  • Porterage
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