When you are organising a day out for a conference in an unfamiliar city, such as Cambridge, it can be a very time-consuming activity finding something that will appeal to your delegates. At Meet Cambridge we are all local residents and have decided to combine our knowledge of the city in hopes of making your job that bit easier. There is such a huge variety of activities in and around Cambridge that we are positive you will find something for everyone.

The best way to see Cambridge and the colleges is through an official walking tour.

Alternatively, take a City Sightseeing Tour and enjoy the sights & sounds of Cambridge from the top deck of the hop-on, hop-off bus tour or get off the beaten track and take your group on a Cambridge Bike Tour. For groups with a creative streak, Quick Sketch Tours offer a walking tour with a difference where visitors are encouraged to draw what they see, participants end the tour with a book full of Cambridge sketches, a unique memento of their visit.

Newmarket, the historic home of horseracing and the magnificent Ely Cathedral are within a short drive from the city and make an excellent destination for a social programme or a half day visit. The stunning, medieval Suffolk Wool towns as well numerous other key attractions including Bletchley Park, the home of British Codebreaking and the birthplace of modern information technology, are within an hour from Cambridge.

Nearby, the Imperial War Museum, Duxford offers lots of opportunities for team building and group activities. Classic Wings, based at Duxford offer unique corporate packages on the ground and in the air, including a once in a lifetime flight in a Spitfire!

Delegates may prefer the option of a team-building activity such as Si5 Spy Missions where teams need to use lateral and logical thinking, observational skills and their physical ability to complete tasks or Clip n Climb, a climbing centre that meets a theme park with 20 unique climbing challenges. The Cambridge Museum of Computing History offers a retro gaming experience service where the team will deliver and set up a range of retro gaming consoles. Delegates can take a trip down memory lane over a game of Pack-man or Space Invaders!

For food and drink enthusiasts The Cambridge Food Tour showcases the best of Cambridge through the eyes of a ‘Foodie’, Cambridgeshire Wine School offers tasting packages for all levels and tastes while a wide range of city-centre bars provide tailored Masterclasses with some of the city’s top Cocktail experts. The Cambridge Gin Laboratory run group tastings and gin blending sessions, based in the heart of the city, visits can be tailored to suit specific interests. Further afield, groups can visit the home of English Whisky for tastings and tours of the St George's Distillery, the first whisky distillery in England for over 120 years.

Further afield, Go Ape at Thetford Forest and Curve Motion Roller Skating Centre provides a more active option for delegates and corporate packages. Within a two-hour drive of Cambridge, groups can visit the National Space Centre in Leicester or the wide expanses of beaches and nature reserves and country estates of Suffolk and Norfolk.

Our capital, London is just 45 minutes train ride or a 60-mile drive away offering numerous activities and sightseeing activities for groups or for pre/post conference breaks.

Punting

A punt tour along the world-famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ is one of the pleasures of a visit to Cambridge. We want your experience to be enjoyable and safe. This leaflet provides information about where to go to join a licensed tour. You can choose from 6 locations as shown on this map. You can buy tickets at each location, online, or through Visit Cambridge Please DO NOT buy your punting tickets from people selling them on King’s Parade or the Market Square as illegal punt operators sell tours from these locations.