Smaller and more compact than Oxford, Cambridge is a cultured pearl in a rich agricultural sea. Set on a river bend, Cambridge has kept its rural feel with cattle grazing within 500 yards of the market square.
We meet our guide at 10.30 a.m. at Coton Orchard, on the outskirts of Cambridge, to buy morning refreshments and will then start the day with a one hour panoramic coach tour of Cambridge to introduce you to the City and its story. The coach tour will include a stop at the tranquil American Military Cemetery to see the mural map of the war in Europe.
We will then set down close to the centre of this pedestrian city and take a short walk to stop for lunch in the medieval market area.
In the afternoon the group will be split into two. Each group will enjoy a visit to King’s College Chapel with an entertaining guided tour and some free time for browsing and shopping. Henry VI founded King’s in 1441 making it one of the oldest colleges. The perpendicular chapel – home of the famous choir – is spectacular.
At the end of the afternoon we will regroup and retire to a beautifully converted church to buy tea and a bite to eat before returning to King’s College Chapel for Choral Evensong which runs for about an hour. Our coach will leave Cambridge at 6.45 p.m.
Cost: £ 41.25 (includes transport, guided tours and gratuities, no drinks or meals)
8.30 a.m. at Surbiton, Ewell Road, Bus stop ‘Telephone Exchange’
8.45 a.m. at Kingston, High Street, opposite The Rose Theatre
Joining: If you would like to join this outing please complete the attached application form and send it together with your cheque for £41.25 pp payable to ‘Kingston U3A (GAS)’ to
Gisela Zürcher-Feiß, 37 The Byeways, Surbiton, KT5 8HT Phone: 8399 4990
If you do not give an e-mail address please include a stamped, self- addressed envelope.