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I love a good Friday or Saturday night out but sometimes after the end of the working week, you just need a longer break to really take the stress out of your system. Whether a walking weekend or an overnight stay in another city, Social Circle weekends away are just the ticket!
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Escape to one of Europes most culturally, tranquil and Majestic Cities, Cambridge

Escape to one of Europes most culturally, tranquil and majestic Cities. Be inspired by the many beautiful Museums, art galleries, architecture and Historical Sites, or lie back and enjoy a punt as you pass by some of these cities historic landmarks.
25th August 2018 9.00 am  
Christ's College Cambridge offers adults only accommodation in one of the UK most historic university buildings. Rooms come with free WiFi and many overlook the scenic college gardens. The accommodation is in the heart of Cambridge city center, and has immediate access to the high-street shops of St Andrew Street. A wide selection of restaurants and historic pubs can also be found within a 5-minute walk.   
£50 [Cost £235, £50 deposit, with balance of £185 due by bank transfer 30th June] 
£75 [Cost £265, £75 deposit, with balance of £190 due by bank transfer 30th June] 
Be Inspired by the many beautiful Museums and Art Galleries, admire the beautiful Architecture and Majestic College buildings. 
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Be inspired by the many beautiful Museums and Art Galleries, admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings.

Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Here a blend of independent shops is mingled with high street brands.
Relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Catch a student theatrical production, or a show at the Arts Theatre. See live music or comedy at the Corn Exchange.
Go punting on the river Cam and relive tales ranging from student pranks to 800 years of in-depth history.

Travelling early on Saturday the 25th  of August  and returning early evening on Monday 27th of August, 3 full days and 2 nights

Cambridge is known both for its rich heritage and its decadence, with its splendid architecture and ancient buildings rubbing shoulders with pubs, eateries and entertainment complexes. We will explore the history and sample the hospitality of this City.
Meet your Social Circle host and travel together to this epic city by either train or car.

Accommodation

Cambridge

Your own room and ensuite bathroom at the famous Christ College Cambridge (St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BU, United Kingdom.)
Christ's College Cambridge offers adults only accommodation in one of the UK’s most historic university buildings. Rooms come with free WiFi and many overlook the scenic college gardens.
The accommodation is in the heart of Cambridge city centre, and has immediate access to the high-street shops of St Andrew’s Street. A wide selection of restaurants and historic pubs can also be found within a 5-minute walk.
Rooms at Christs College come with tea/coffee making facilities,  and  an en suite-bathroom
This is our guests' favourite part of Cambridge, according to independent reviews.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Cambridge!

Weekend Information

What is included?
Cathy your Social Circle host ‘who has lots of  experience will give you the attention to detail which will make this a thoroughly enjoyable trip, Cathy will recommend and lead you to many places of interest over your stay, each evening she will take care of your dinner reservations at a restaurant offering the best in local cuisine. Your host will assist and answer any questions, and will enhance you enjoyment of your weekend.
You will enjoy your own single room with en suite bathroom and tea and cofee making facilities with free wi-fi.
Cathy will organize the best attractions and tourist spots to visit over the course of your weekend, you are welcome to join in this itinerary, or you may decide to venture out on your own or with friends and Cathy can advice you on some of the local attractions, we invite you attend dinner each evening, when we can talk over the exciting days events sharing information and stories with your group of friends and companions.

This 3 day break will introduce you to Cambridge and its perfect for those who wish to see Cambridge at its very best while enjoying a relaxed and enjoyable visit.

There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. A choice of galleries showcases an impressive range of art, from the contemporary to the classic, a buzzing theatre and performance scene presents drama, dance and family shows and you can enjoy all kinds of live music from internationally acclaimed orchestras and ensembles to touring pop stars, pub gigs, the world-famous Folk Festival, ever-popular Beer Festival.
You can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, join a walking tour of the city or explore further afield from the seat of a bicycle following the excellent network of cycle paths in and around the city.
Some of the Attractions we will explore over our 3 days include.
King’s College Chapel 
Is celebrated for its choral services including the famous A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast live by the BBC to the nation and across the globe on Christmas Eve. If you have a chance to hear the sublime Choir of King’s College, you will be enchanted. Choral Evensong is sung here most days during term time, as it is in many other college chapels - all free and open to everyone.
Fitzwilliam Museum
Which houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations, and Kettle’s Yard, one of the country’s finest galleries and a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art, visitors will find a wide range of artworks, sculpture trail walks and galleries to appreciate.
The College Backs Punting Tour, Magdelene Bridge
The Punting Company encourage its staff to provide a tailored tour to suit their customers, they can give tales ranging from student pranks and embarrassing moments, to 800 years of in-depth history.
Bridge of Sighs
This famous bridge has to be viewed from the River Cam.
Cambridge Colleges
There are 31 to choose from, and most are open to visitors at least part of the time Cambridge University’s three big-hitters are King’s, Trinity and St John’s, but don’t discount the smaller colleges which each have their own character, stories and secret spots.
King’s College 
Is famous for its Gothic Chapel, which has a rare fan-vaulted ceiling and huge stained-glass windows, with It’s got fantastic acoustics and you can hear the chapel choir sing during services.
Trinity College
Is the home of the Wren Library, designed by Christopher Wren in 1676 and housing historic books like Isaac Newton’s notebook and the manuscript of Winnie-the-Pooh 
St John’s
Has beautiful grounds, and is where you’ll find the Bridge of Sighs. It’s also where a lot of the film The Theory of Everything, about Stephen Hawking’s life, was filmed 
Scudamore’s
Cambridge’s oldest punt hires service and run a range of different tours. Head along the Backs – the area where several of the colleges back onto the River Cam – for the most scenic stretch of water, the quirky Mathematical Bridge, which looks like an arch despite only being made up of straight pieces of wood. 
Great St Mary’s Church
123-step spiral staircase takes you to the top of the church tower for a panoramic view over the college rooftops 
The Eaglep
Where scientists Crick and Watson announced they’d discovered DNA. Look up and you’ll see the RAF ceiling, where pilots coming back from the Second World War signed their names.
Varsity,
Have dinner at Cambridge’s oldest restaurant with dishes like duck breast and slow-roast pork belly on the menu. 
Fitzwilliam Museum
A stunning building that houses art and antiquities from around the world, Take a wander around some of the galleries – you can take your pick from medieval manuscripts, Egyptian carvings, Turner’s watercolours, Michelangelo’s sculptures as well as a few thousand more exhibits.
Fitzbillies
Across the street from the museum. This Cambridge institution is famous for its sticky Chelsea Buns, which have been made to the same recipe since 1922. They also do a traditional afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones and mini cakes (with or without a glass of Champagne).
Cotto cuisine
Hans Schweitzer, executive chef at Cotto, has an impressive repertoire that has seen him travel the globe frequenting the most exclusive restaurants. His culinary expertise translates into the market-fresh, innovative European dishes on offer. Aesthetics of the contemporary creations, such as goats’ cheese brûlée with roasted beetroots, match the imaginative flavours. The finest of European wines add to the ambiance.
Anglesey Abbey
What could be more British than a grand country house? An Augustinian priory perhaps? Anglesey Abbey combines both of these with Jacobean grandeur and 1920s glamour. Steeped in 98 acres of landscape grounds and located just 9 km from Cambridge, it is a must-go to any visitor to the city. The interiors have been preserved how the last owner, 1st Baron Fairhaven, left them when he bequeathed the property to the nation, offering a rare insight into the Baron’s opulent world.
The Varsity Hotel
The Varsity hotel & Spa is most certainly the place to stay in Cambridge. It is within a stone throw of Cambridge’s most illustrious colleges and boasts an Elemis spa, gym and roof terrace. The latter gives the option of a lazy tour of Cambridge offering a view of most colleges. Why not enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city whilst sipping a glass of champagne in the sun? The accommodation is grand yet comfortable with exquisite attention to detail, oozing British charm.
Socialising and enjoying the local cuisine and bars is the perfect way to end each day, and we will all meet nightly to eat and discuss the days activities, our host will choose restaurants that offer the best in local delicacies and will give that true flavour of the city and people. 
What’s left to do: Simply book your place and join us.

Booking Information

PLACES ARE LIMITED to 10 - YOU MUST BOOK EARLY to take advantage of the best flight prices and be assured of a place on this extremely popular weekend with your host.

Price: Member £ 235.00*  Non Member £265.00 

*To receive member price you must be a member at time of booking and at time of event.
* You are responsible for booking your own transport either by car or train, we will try and organise car share to reduce fuel costs.
*All meals are also your responsibility and any organised payable tours.
With Social Circle you will have your own guide who will make your trip one to remember, add to this great company, friendships that are formed, lively conversation, nights out and general relaxed atmosphere, this is your Social Circle Guarantee. Just an incredible trip organised for you with like-minded people.

 

 

 
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