1 week Holiday: Cambridge- Ely - St Ives - St Neots
Cruise The River Cam and the Great Ouse: Outbound trip: St Neots: 54 miles, 10 locks, assuming 5 hours cruisiung a day
Imagine this, spend your first night in the centre of Cambridge, before a days easy cruising on the Cam, where you have the option of stopping off at Wicken Fen, a stunning wetland nature reserve maintained by the National Trust.
Then head up to Ely, the smallest city in the UK and stop off at the visitors moorings in the heart of the city, home to a beautiful cathedral with a rich history. You will find a multitude of pubs, cafe's & restaurants to suit any taste or why not take an amble around the huge antiques emporium just by the river.
Next up is St Ives, which is famed for its 15th century chapel bridge, one of only four in England. St Ives has also historically been the home of some of the biggest markets in the country, with its Monday market a feature that takes over the town centre
And finally, spend your fourth night on the water in St Neots, a charming riverside market town of Saxon origin, before turning and heading back to Cambridge the next morning. Similar to nearby St Ives, St Neots owes its name and prosperity to a medieval
What more can we say? This really is an iconic river cruise route and the list of what to do & see is endless.
1 Week Holiday: Cambridge & The Fens
Cruise the Waterways of the Fens: Outbound trip trip - 67 Miles and only 4 locks! Assuming 6 hours cruising a day
This is a wonderfully relaxing cruise, again starting from Cambridge and cruising through historic Ely, but this time heading north to explore the tranquil rivers and picturesque villages of the Fens. The landscape is flat and expansive, with the Fenlands occupying an area of nearly 3,900 km2. Surrounded by nature reserves, The Fens are home to a variety of wildlife such as dragonflies, birds and wild flowers as well as endangered species like the water vole
We highly recommend a night in Ely & Cambridge to soak up the sights. This is a wonderful route with hardly any locks, giving you the chance to cover most of the Fenland waterways before heading back to Cambridge.
2 weeks Holiday: Cambridge to Bedford
Cruise The River Cam and the Great Ouse: Outbound trip: 70miles, 18 locks, assuming 4 hours cruising a day
With two weeks to spare, why not take it easy on this leisurely trip soaking up the stunning scenery and market towns to Bedford. With only 4 hours cruising per day, this gives you bags of time to stop wherever you choose and take in the sights
from Cambridge after soaking up the sights, world famous university and discovering its cultural highlights, including King's College and enjoy a stroll through the backstreets. Then take the River Cam then onto to Wicken Fen, a stunning wetland nature reserve. Onto Ely then to Popes Corner and cruise south to the historic market town of St. Ives, with its 15th century Chapel Bridge and Norris Museum and Library. Moving on through the pretty villages of Houghton, Wyton and Hemingford Grey to reach Huntingdon, home to the Oliver Cromwell Museum.
From there, cruise on to Buckden with its famous Great Tower (where Catherine of Aragon was once imprisoned) Onwards to the pretty the market town of St. Neots, Ending up in Bedford.
Want to make your own route? Of course you do!
You may just want to cruise for a bit, take a walk, dine out or just relax and watch the world go by - the world is your oyster.
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