NEW: 4-Star Relaxation Break
visiting Cambridge, Stamford & Wimpole Hall
Friday 12th - Monday 15th April 2019
4 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £21.75pp
Single supplement: £59
Your Holiday Hotel
The 4-star Marriott Huntingdon Hotel is located on the outskirts of Huntingdon. Relax and unwind in your hotel room, with its plush bedding and elegant marble bathroom with quality toiletries. There is a Leisure Club with a fully equipped gym, heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna. You can dine at leisure at a time of your choice, with a three-course dinner menu and extensive buffet breakfast. The Hotel has a lift.
(DAY 1) Friday 12th April
A leisurely start after the morning rush as our taxi collects you from home and brings you to the coach. We will arrive out the Hotel mid-afternoon to allow plenty of time for relaxation before dinner.
(DAY 2) Saturday 13th April
Departing at 10.30 we will be in Cambridge in under an hour. On arrival we will meet a Guide for a fascinating introductory walking tour of the City. We will see all the major sights, including the old Cavendish Laboratory, where important scientific discoveries were made, the Corpus Clock, the Senate House, and the outside of many of the beautiful colleges. After the tour there will be time to explore further at your own pace and find lunch. You may like to visit the Fitzwilliam Museum (free admission), with its fascinating collection of antiquities from around the world.
(DAY 3) Sunday 14th April
Departing at 10.30, today we travel north to the old Lincolnshire town of Stamford. Stamford is one of those places we often call at for an hour or two, but which is well worth a longer visit. Stamford is widely regarded as one of the finest stone towns in England. The pretty facades of the town are favourites with film and television producers. There are narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, a variety of speciality shops, traditional inns, cafes and restaurants. Time for a wander and a relaxing Sunday lunch. Our return route takes us through the tiny county of Rutland, passing Rutland Water which was the country’s largest reservoir when it opened in 1976, and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
(DAY 4) Monday 15th April
Departing at 10.30 we take a short drive to Wimpole Hall. Wimpole is a complete working estate on a grand scale, with an impressive mansion at its heart. Explore the Hall, where intimate rooms contrast with beautiful Georgian interiors, including the breathtaking Yellow Drawing Room. The house is set in fine landscaped parkland complete with a Gothic tower, Chinese bridge and a lake. After our visit to Wimpole we continue the homeward journey, arriving for late afternoon taxis.