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Cambridge Accessible Tour from London

Cambridge 1Fifty miles north of London on the River Cam lies the town of Cambridge, home to one of the top universities in the world.  Since 1209, impressive university buildings have been constructed here offering disabled tourists plenty of sightseeing opportunities.

Cambridge’s Parker’s Piece was home to the first modern football (or soccer) game ever played, and notable alumni include Sir Isaac Newtown, Stephen Hawking, and Charles Darwin.  An accessible train ride, an accessible bus ride, and an accessible Cambridge guided tour combine to make this a great accessible day trip from London.

The Cambridge Accessible Tour from London includes:
– Accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
– 2 hour guided walking/rolling tour of Cambridge conducted by Blue Badge officially-licensed tour guide
– Tour guide can provide assistance pushing manual wheelchair users
– We can advise how to purchase accessible train travel once your tour is confirmed between London and Cambridge
– A memorable day of sightseeing in Cambridge!


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The itinerary below is a suggestion and can be adjusted based on your preferences.  Times are approximate.

8:30 – Depart hotel by taxi or bus
9:45 – Depart London by train
10:30 – Arrive Cambridge train station
10:30 – Meet tour guide at Cambridge train station. Take taxi or wheelchair accessible bus into city center.
11:00 – 2 hour guided tour of University of Cambridge & town of Cambridge
13:00 – Lunch in Cambridge
14:00 – Free-time in afternoon for shopping and sightseeing
17:00 – Take taxi or accessible bus back to Cambridge train station
17:45 – Train from Cambridge to London
18:38 – Arrive in London

Other accessible London day trips that you may want to consider include the Oxford Accessible Tour from London, the Stonehenge Accessible Tour by Train, and the Highlights of Greenwich Accessible Tour.

Tour Highlights

– Entry into two of the colleges mentioned below
– King’s College Chapel (including famous vault ceiling and stained glass windows)
– Queens’ College (home of the “Mathematical Bridge”)
– Trinity College (Cambridge’s largest)
– St. John’s College (including its Tudor brickwork)
– St. Benet’s Saxon Church (the oldest building in Cambridge)
– The Famous Eagle Pub (and the WWII graffiti)
– Old Cavendish Laboratory (where the neutron and DNA were discovered)
– Afternoon to explore Cambridge’s tourist sights, cafés, pubs, and shops

Accessibility Description

I gave the Cambridge Accessible Tour from London a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it includes step-free routes in Cambridge, no hills, and ramped access on the trains and buses.  It did not get a higher accessibility rating because the tour route involves walking/rolling several blocks around the town of Cambridge.

For this wheelchair accessible Cambridge tour, we will reserve a wheelchair accessible ramp to get on the train in London and get off the train in Cambridge.
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When you arrive in Cambridge, your Blue Badge official tour guide will meet you at the train station.  You can choose to either take a 4 door taxi to the city center or take a wheelchair accessible bus to the city center.  Photos of the wheelchair accessible bus are shown below.
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The Cambridge Accessible Tour from London uses a tour route that avoids the rough cobblestones (shown on the left) and sticks to the smooth sidewalks (shown on the right) as much as possible.
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Colleges visited on this accessible guided tour of Cambridge will depend on your interests and abilities.  They may include King’s College Chapel, Queens’ College, Trinity College, and/or St. John’s College
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During the Cambridge Accessible Tour from London, your tour guide will help you avoid the line and steps at the entrance King’s College Chapel. Your tour guide will have a staff member open the back entrance of the church where two wheelchair ramps are located.
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At the end of the guided accessible Cambridge tour, your tour guide can point you in the direction of some wheelchair accessible restaurants, cafés, and pubs.  You’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Cambridge on your own!

Tour Details

Tour duration: Full day
Cost: £240 for 2 people, £295 for 3 people, £350 for 4 people, £405 for 5 people, £460 for 6 people.
*£20 off if booked as part of an accessible London travel package  (Note: if your package includes more than 3 tours total, discounts will be applied to maximum 3 of the tours).   
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meeting time: We suggest that you take the 9:45 am train from London to meet your tour guide at 10:30 am
Meeting place: Guide will meet you at the Cambridge train station
Number of people on tour: Up to 12 people
Entrance tickets: Entrance tickets to the colleges are not included in the tour price, but we can book them in advance to avoid the hassle. Entrance tickets range from £2.50 to £6.50 per person
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, taxi or bus to London train station, train tickets, taxi or bus in Cambridge, snacks/meals, and gratuities.


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Read more:

London Accessible Travel – main page
Pros and Cons of London Disabled Access
13 Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips for London England
9 Keys to Success for London Handicapped Travel
Tower of London Wheelchair Access
London Eye Wheelchair Accessibility
Stonehenge Disabled Access
Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers
London Accessible Travel Packages
Accessible Walking and Driving Tours in London

Highlights of London Accessible Driving Tour
Classic London Wheelchair Accessible Tour
Royal London Accessible Guided Tour
London Accessible Boat Cruise on the Thames River
Stonehenge & Hampton Court Accessible Driving Tour
Stonehenge & Windsor Castle Accessible Guided Tour
Stonehenge Accessible Tour by Train
Cambridge Accessible Tour from London
Oxford Accessible Tour from London
Highlights of Greenwich Accessible Tour
London Accessibility Guide by John Sage
London Trip Planning by Sage Traveling
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