Granchester Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in South Yorkshire

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Meeting at Parker's Piece your guide will take you from the Reality Checkpoint to the bikes. Once you are all fitted and ready to go they will lead you on a gentile ride out of the city. Taking you through picturesque parks, commons and meadows before arriving in the little village of Granchester. Once at the village you will have a choice of stops to get refreshments and pick your guides brains. You will be taken to the Orchard tea room made famous by Rupert Brooke and shown other key locations of importance while your guide tells you about the famous names that have made there way out to this little piece of paradise over the years. We will then guide you back into the city returning to where we picked the bikes. Once back the guide will make sure you have maps and directions to any sites, bars or restaurants you wish to go to and will answer any questions you might still have to ask.
Perhaps you’ve done the city and want to get out and about for the afternoon … well this is just the thing. Meeting under the lamp in the middle of Parker’s Piece to the south of the City Centre at 1:30pm we walk over to the garage to pick up our bikes and get cracking.We head out of the city through the fens towards the village of Grantchester to enjoy the river, The Orchard Tea Gardens, The Old Vicarage (previously the home of the poet Rupert Brooke and now the home of the author Jeffrey Archer). Then we sit down for either a cream tea or a pint in a very local British Pub, where we play the oldest recorded pub game called ‘ringing the bull’ (your drink could be free if you manage to beat the tour guide at this game). You never know you might be sitting next to a Nobel Prize winner as Grantchester has the highest concentration of them in the world.If you’re daring enough you could bring your swimwear and cool off in the river Cam.We head back into the city, finishing at about 4pm

What’s included

  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks