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 offical walking tour. Visit Cambridge & Beyond has over 140 Blue and Green Badge Guides providing specialist private tours for any size and age range; tours can be tailored to the interests of your group and 12 different languages are catered for.

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 encourages 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 progarmme or a hald 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 informaiton 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 offer 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.

Groups can take a relaxing cruise along the River Cam on The Riverboat Georgina or an Afternoon Tea with Cambridge River Trips or from St Ives, take in the sights of the Great Ouse with a St Ives Electric Riverboat Cruise. For smaller groups, experience the heart of the Fens on a Fox Narrowboat.

Further afield, Go Ape at Thetford Forest and Curve Motion Roller Skating Centre provide 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 and Beyond. 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.