A whirlwind of an adventure, from iconic Cambridge with its pulsating vibe and culture, whisked on a unique guided busway through the serene fens to bustling Huntingdon. Here's an itinerary for a fab day out!


Take a walk round the famous Christ's College

Explore the beautiful Fellows' Garden and historic mulberry tree which was the inspiration for famous poet John Milton and then visit the college's Chapel, with its stunning stained glass windows. Look out for the picturesque Great Gate and the Old Library, housing rare manuscripts! Christ's College is 5 minutes walk to the Drummer Street Bus Station, to board the bus and start your Great Scenic Journey, in just over a couple of hours!


But first, enjoy a coffee and breakfast at Savinos in Emmanuel Street

A friendly welcome at this Italian establishment serving espressos, cakes and coffee, close to Christ's College. It's also only 5 minutes to walk to Drummer Street Bus Station! There's also a Starbucks a stone's throw from the Bus Station for those with a sweet tooth for this famous chain's drinks and snacks!


Soak up the calm in Christ's Pieces courtyard behind the bus station

Blossom trees in spring, beautiful flowers in the summer and a great retreat like no other nestled next to the bus station, to gather your thoughts before starting your journey! Maybe take your coffee from Savinos outside and sup it here! We think this is the most picturesque setting for a bus station in the UK!


Board the bus at Bay 12 at Drummer Street Bus Station (Route B of Busway network)


Alight the bus at St. Ives Bus Station

On Monday and Friday mornings St Ives town centre bursts into life with a huge number of market stalls. It is a great place to grab fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and even clothes at fab prices. Peruse the eclectic mix of independent shops and chains, as well as the fascinating Hyperion Auctions which allows you to bid on your own items! Maybe take a stroll towards the Dolphin Hotel over the bridge and out into the countryside you will discover cows sleeping in the fields, sheep and their lambs.


Board the Bus again at St. Ives Bus Station, Bay 4


Disembark the bus at Hartford Main Street

The King of Belgians and Barley Mow pubs in Main Street are brilliant places for a spot of lunch - traditional, delicious pub food, a hearty welcome and lovely surroundings - check out the fantastic hanging baskets and all-round vibe.


Back on the bus at Hartford Main Street


Alight the bus at Huntingdon Bus Station

Huntingdon is a town seeped in history, with connections to Oliver Cromwell and Samuel Pepys who were once pupils at the grammar school. The Cromwell Museum is worth a visit, so too the beautiful All Saint's Church, a perpendicular structure dating back to the 16th Century and with fantastic stained glass windows. Meanwhile, Hinchingbrooke Country Park is an absolute delight - a hidden gem, with stunning open grasslands, enchanting woodlands and tranquil lakes - 170 acres of open space with wonderful wildlife and a fantastic place for picnics. It's nestled within walking distance of the bus route.

A languid 2km walk from the bus along the River Great Ouse is always great too - to the tranquil retreat that is Riverside Park, a fab place to gather thoughts, soak in the Cambridgeshire countryside before returning to Huntingdon. The more ambitious can continue by foot back onto Hartford Main Street, criss-crossing through the parkland area to pick up the bus back to Cambridge there at 16:38.


Board the bus at Huntingdon Bus Station, Bay 5


Arrive back at Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge

This epic journey is complete, but a nocturnal sojourn is about to start and Cambridge is awash with fantastic eateries, pubs, clubs and a diverse range of theatre and cinema productions, concerts, shows and much much more in this most barnstorming of cities! Catch your breath if you can!

Other great places to visit if you are staying longer!

Fen Drayton is tranquil retreat straddling this fantastic bus route and is a haven for wildfowl, including bitterns, marsh harriers and kingfishers as well as swans. It’s popular for walkers, anglers and those who just enjoy solace in beautiful surroundings.

Cambridge Botanical Gardens offers paradisical bliss and balm – 40 acres of serene beauty, showcasing over 8,000 plant species from across the globe and all meticulously curated into themed gardens and glasshouses.


King’s College is a Gothic masterpiece and a symbol of academic excellence and religious devotion. Construction began in 1446 but wasn’t completed until 1515, it’s magnificent fan vaulting ceiling is the largest of its kind in the world. Stunning stained glass windows showcase the superb medieval craftmanship! Awe-inspiring!

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