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City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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icon1 hour 20 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

Witness exquisite architecture and verdant public spaces on this hop-on hop-off Cambridge sightseeing bus tour.  With your 24-hour pass, relax for the hour-long full tour, or design a personalized itinerary with 16 possible stops with easy access to Trinity College, King’s College Chapel, The Backs and more. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-air viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this medieval university town.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Cambridge
  • Ticket is valid for 24 hours
  • Hop on or off as many times as you'd like at 16 stops
  • A great way to explore Cambridge, one of Britain's favorite college towns
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Hop-on hop-off tour
Recorded commentary
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
See itinerary

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
With your 24- hour ticket, see the best of Cambridge by bus with lively audio commentary offering fascinating snippets of local history. Hop aboard the bus at any of the route’s 16 stops (full itinerary listed below) and enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own program, pace and tour duration. 

Grab a comfortable seat in either the indoor or open-air seating section and take in the sights along the full route (approximately 1.5 hours long). Sit through the entire loop, or hop off at any stop check out the landmarks – another bus will be along in 20-40 minutes (depending on the season). 

Visit Isaac Newton’s famous apple tree, marvel at the extraordinary Gothic design of King’s College Chapel and soak up the prestige of Trinity College. Between stops, wander through university courtyards and explore The Backs, the postcard-worthy college gardens that line the River Cam. 

Disembark at any stop along the route to end your tour. Easy!
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 20 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Daily services First tour from stop 1: 10:05am Last full loop departure from stop 1: 18:30pm Frequency: Every 25-30 minutes
Silver Street
Downing Street
Saint Andrew's Street
Chesterton Lane
Bridge Street
Trinity Street
Only on Sundays
Market Street
Only on Sundays
Jesus Lane
Drummer Street
Parkside
Hills Road
Cambridge
Trumpington Road
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Silver Street
Queen's Road
Cambridge American Cemetery
Madingley Road
Grange Road
Points of interest passed by on this route
King's College Chapel
 
Fitzwilliam Museum
 
The River Cam
 
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
 
The River Cam
 
Bridge of Sighs
 
Fitzwilliam Museum
 
The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute
 
Cambridge Junction
 
Light Cinema Cambridge
 
Cambridge Science Centre
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months and must be printed or shown on mobile device in order to be exchanged for your bus ticket. Mobile vouchers must be exchanged at stop 1.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour .

Traveler Tips


  • "Allow at least four hours, do the loop, which takes you all around cambridge as the commentary is very informative, then do some stops which 'float your boat'" See review

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star-3
Good bus , loved the open...
Angela_G
, Jun 2022
Good bus , loved the open top . Driver was friendly . Would have preferred a person commentated as the radio commentary was a bit dry and uninteresting . Much preferred the punt journey and commentary from the punter , much more interesting and personal and you could ask questions .
star-2
Disappointing
Pat_J
, May 2022
Having to find Silver Street when it wasn't necessary. Then not being able to visit the place we came to see because we ran out of time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fabulous site seeing by bus.
Les_A
, May 2022
Seeing most of the important sites was made easy by using the open top bus. You wouldn't see all the places if you travelled round in the car and it would be too far to see all if you were walking . We got of the bus halfway round for lunch then hopped back on again. It's so easy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good Value
Tony_C
, May 2022
A very informative tour covering the city centre and a few outlying sights. An effective way to see Cambridge when time is limited.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Top-deck Cambridge
John_W
, May 2022
Seeing Cambridge from the upper deck of the very first bus of the day when the strrets were quiet enabled us to plan for our second broken circuit. Our eyes were backed up by the excellent and informative commentary. Subsequent high-lights were the American Cemetery, River Cam, King's College, University Botanic Garden and Fitzwilliam Museum. All four buses we used were relatively comfortable and the drivers very good to excellent.
star-5
Excellent for tourists.
Simon_T
, Apr 2022
Open top bus around the City, with interesting commentary. Just what we needed. Easy to hop on and off.
star-5
Informative bus tour
Ian_M
, Apr 2022
Great city bus tour. Sound quality very good and informative. Driver helpful. Lots of great close stops.
star-5
City tour bus
Roselyn_M
, Sep 2021
The best to do if you don't know the place! Great expetience Bus driver very accommodating Only I must say, I wish I knew that you can purchase these with punting tour at the same time which will be a lot cheaper.
star-5
An excellent way to see Cambridge
Carole_D
, Aug 2021
Excellent trip around Cambridge- our lady driver was most excellent- her driving skills were amazing negotiating all the tight turns etc. The commentary was again excellent and enhanced a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of sightseeing- good value for money.
star-3
Good but not great
Tina_H
, Jul 2021
Sitting in traffic, not a problem, but it showed up how boring the music, and the commentary are. You seriously need to update these, and make them more relevant and exciting for younger people.
star-5
Bus tour
Claire_J
, Jul 2021
Great tour of the city! Thank you so much. Would recommend to other families. We will be back another time !
star-5
Fantastic hour or so seeing the sights of Cambridge.
John_S
, Jul 2021
Great time on the bus tour. Get on and off as you please. Friendly driver. Good value for money. Would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very informative and interesting
Alan_W
, Jul 2021
Very informative and interesting commentary. Better explanation needed in redeeming voucher at Silver Street bus stop on website.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Cambridge Tour
RUSSELL_S
, Jul 2021
We walked to the place indicated to redeem the voucher only to find that it didn't exist. Fortunately, a tour bus arrived and we asked the helpful driver to point us to where we needed to go. She proceeded to issue the ticket valid for travel. If we had known this we could have boarded earlier and saved ourselves a 30 minute walk on a particularly hot day. We found the directions misleading but the driver needs to be commended for her assistance and for the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
american cemetary
zafira029
, Feb 2020
This was the first open top bus tour that we had ever done,we got lucky as it was a sunny day for january. WE did the loop then decided where to get off, various points of interest for historic cambridge culminating in a visit to the american cemetary, which was very moving and the highlight. This tour is highly recommended. Allow at least four hours, do the loop, which takes you all around cambridge as the commentary is very informative, then do some stops which 'float your boat'
star-5
Excellent view!!
Masami H
, Jun 2019
Excellent view from top of the coach. As if you can touch old buildings!! I could not drive through the city like that!! And flexibility of hop on-off!! Enjoyed thoroughly!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best way to have a look around if...
kim t
, Aug 2018
Best way to have a look around if you only have 1 day like us but really unless your a uni student there is not much to see or do in Cambridge.
star-1
This bus did not arrive so go on one...
Dawn H
, Nov 2017
This bus did not arrive so go on one of the other tour operators buses. When I tried calling the contact number for Viator it was not available!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This is the perfect way to see this...
Jonathan_D
, Sep 2017
This is the perfect way to see this incredible university and city in under 2 hours. There aren't that many places that seemed worth getting off at, but having the narrated commentary sure beat walking around. There's more to see from the bus than you might expect, and having the option to go punting is an added bonus!
star-3
Good overview of the city and...
Cathy H
, May 2017
Good overview of the city and commentary interesting. Most drivers friendly and offered extra information to help us - e.g. times of last buses. However, our first driver did not stop at one of the stops we wanted to alight at he claimed there was no one waiting at the stop...but he had stopped at all the other stops despite no one being there! He did drive back for us and let us get off, but it wasn't a very positive experience

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