Cambridge Travel Guide

The 3 Essential Things Tamburlaine Visitors Must Do and See

by stephaniehiggins
04 July 2018 · 3 min read
Punting

Cambridge is a wonderful city and one worth visiting more than once. It’s a place of history, amazing architecture and, of course, great food and drink. If you’re back in the city for a second time – whether for business or pleasure – it’s worth taking the time to see what Cambridge has to offer.

Staying at the Tamburlaine Cambridge, you’re perfectly placed to see everything the city has to offer. So, let’s look at three things you simply must do.

Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Only recently winning the title of ‘Most Popular Free Attraction’ in the east of England, The Fitzwilliam Museum is a treasure trove of amazing art and exhibitions.

Whether you’re in the mood for some solo museum going, or if the family are all together, it’s a perfect place to spend the day. Fitzwilliam Museum has over half a million artworks, sketches, paintings and sculptures on-site and whilst they won’t all be on display, there’s still more than you can take in during a single visit. Better yet, The Fitzwilliam Museum is less than 20-minutes from your Cambridge accommodation at Tamburlaine.

Current exhibitions include the ‘RA 250’, an on-going and nationwide celebration of the Royal Academy of the Arts 250th birthday. On site are pieces and displays detailing the history of this venerable institution. Also on at the moment are the ‘Designed to Impress’ and ‘Floral Fantasies’ exhibitions, with artwork pulled from the Fitzwilliam archives dating as far back as the 15th century.

Punting

Chauffeured Punting

Seeing Cambridge from the water is a unique and relaxing way to experience everything the city has to offer – all from a different point of view.

Let’s Go Punting offers a guided tour of Cambridge’s famous waterways, with an up-close view of some of the most famous sights. Highly regarded, the waterborne tour takes you along the beautiful River Cam in your very own punt. With a friendly and professional guide on hand, you’ll move past King’s College, the Bridge of Sighs and much more. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and offer great historical insight into the various areas and famous sights of Cambridge. And you’ll get to see things that no walking tour could ever cover.

It’s no more than 15-minutes to the Quayside departure point from your Tamburlaine Cambridge Hotel and guided punting tours runs daily from 11am to 4pm.

Afternoon Tea

The Tamburlaine Afternoon Tea

Hustling about the city is all very well, but sometimes you just need somewhere to relax and luxuriate in the surroundings, and that’s exactly what Tamburlaine Afternoon Tea offers.

Taking tea in the Tamburlaine Cambridge Garden Room is an experience in plush surroundings and the best afternoon tea in the city. Ornate Victorian wallpaper and velvet sofas are the ideal place to catch your breath and enjoy some cakes, sandwiches and high-quality teas.

Go for a classic Cream Tea of scones, clotted cream and preserves, or the Afternoon Tea, replete with tasty sandwiches and cakes. If you’re in the mood for something a little bit special, plump for the Celebration Tea and enjoy some bubbly.