Cambridge and Imperial War Museum Duxford Tour - Mirandus Tours

Cambridge and Imperial War Museum Duxford Tour

Cambridge University was founded when students fled serious rioting in Oxford over 700 years ago. Many amazing discoveries have been made here; Charles Babbage originated the concept of a programmable computer, Ernest Rutherford split the atom and Frank Whittle invented the jet engine.

Visit Kings College, founded in 1441 by Henry VI to take pupils from its feeder school Eton. Today it is world famous for its annual choral service broadcast on Christmas Day.

Try punting on the River Cam. If you don’t feel up to it, try a Guided Punt Tour where a local will do all the work for you and show you the best views of the University from the river.

Trinity College was the setting for the Great Court Run in the film Chariots of Fire. Lord Burghley had been the only man to run the 341 metres in under 43 seconds before the clock completed striking noon until 2007 when Sam Dobin repeated the feat.

We then make the short drive south to Duxford which is considered the pre-eminent European centre of aviation history. A huge collection of aircraft from the past 100 years is housed here.

Spectacular air shows take place at regular intervals during the summer and for the more intrepid, you can go actually take to the skies in a vintage Tiger Moth!

The American Air Museum stands as a memorial to the 30,000 American airmen who gave their lives flying from UK bases during World War II.

Some of the many aircraft you can see at Duxford include:

  • Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane
  • B17 Flying Fortress, B29 Superfortress and B52 Stratofortress
  • SR-71 Blackbird
  • Concorde

A few miles from Duxford is the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. It commemorates the American servicemen who died in World War II and is run by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

  • 9 hour tour (both sites)
    £ 640  (1-4 people)
    £ 670 (5-7 people)
  • 7 hour tour (Cambridge)
    £ 560 (1-4 people)
    £ 580 (5-7 people)

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Cambridge: St. John's College
Duxford: Imperial War Museum

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