Cambridge, like Oxford, is among the world’s most renowned and prestigious universities. Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, and many Nobel prize winners studied here. Of the 31 colleges, King’s College, with its Gothic chapel, is the most famous. The best way to discover this town is on foot: mingle with the local students in the cafés, follow Darwin’s footsteps in the botanical gardens or try punting on the River Cam.
On a day excursion to London, history, culture and many famous landmarks are ripe for discovery in this metropolis. A school trip to Cambridge is especially suitable for college-age students (16+). Demanding themes and excursions can be prepared in advance in the classroom, and English Heritage offers free educational visits for school groups. Booking in advance is essential.
6 days / 5 nights, day trips, extra day possible
- Day 1 - Departure from home - Calais - Dover - Arrival near Cambridge The journey to the ferry port in Calais starts early in the morning. After the crossing, we take the direct route - past London - to Cambridge. There, the host families or check-in at a youth hostel will be waiting.
- Day 2 - Excursion - Imperial War Museum in Duxford - Audley House The military history museum "Imperial War Duxford" offers an exciting interactive exhibition and historical military technology. Then continue to the largest manor house in England, Audley House, which was built in 1616.
- Day 3 - Day trip to London - London individual - London Eye A walking tour passes some of London's famous sights and ends at the Tower of London, where the Queen's crown jewels are guarded. A good starting point to explore other attractions worth seeing. The water taxi takes you to the O2 Arena. There the coach is waiting for the onward journey to Cambridge.
- Day 4 - Day trip to Cambridge - Cambridge individually - Museum - Ely A guided walking tour or a river boat trip is a wonderful way to explore the university city of Cambridge. In Ely you can visit the large Gothic cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's House.
- Day 5 – Day trip to London One day in London is simply not enough. On a boat trip on the Thames, you can marvel at the historic sights from the water. A visit to the capital is one of the highlights of any school trip to England!
- Day 6 - Dover – Calais – Departure – Arrival at home Today the eventful school trip to the South of England comes to an end. Your host families will see you off at the coach. Departure to Dover and ferry crossing to Calais. Arrival at home in the course of the evening.
- Audley End House & Gardens elegant mansion in Jacobean style more
- Peterborough important medieval cathedral more
- Tower Museum museum about the aerial history of the WW2 in Bassingbourn more
- Bury St Edmunds beautiful gardens, impressive cathedral and famous brewery and the smallest pub in the United Kingdom more
- Cambridge United Football Club one of the largest football stadiums in the area more
- London capitol with many sides more
- Kimbolton Castle castle which is apparently haunted by the first wife of Heinrich VIII, Katherine of Aragon more
- Great Yarmouth long sandy beach on the east coast of England, Sea Life Centre more
- Norwich town with the largest cloister in Europa more
- Oliver Cromwell's House family home of the Cromwell family more
- University Botanic Garden over 8.000 different plants displayed over 40 hectares more
- Chatham Dockyards Naval museum on a former royal marine wharf more
- Hever Castle romantic castle with beautiful gardens more