I took a vintage car tour around Cambridge and it’s the best way to see the city – Gabrielle Wilde

There are many ways to explore Cambridge with popular choices including walking, punting or cycling. But we’ve found a super cool – and stylish – way to see the city and we think you’ll love it!

Cambridge Vintage Tours are a decadent and lavish way to soak up the city’s many sights, from colleges to shops. The tours, which launched just before the lockdown, take you through historic streets in a hot, vintage car. This is so wrong and yet so right.

We were lucky enough to be invited for a drive and let us tell you, this is our new favorite way to see the city. Here’s what happened when Gaby Wilde did a vintage tour around Cambridge.

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About the car

I was introduced to my tour guide Lee, who explained the logistics of the car to me. . It’s a replica of a 1910 Model T with some stylish additions.

It has been extended so that more people can fit in and it is electric (so good for the environment). The car can’t go faster than 20mph, which is a positive as it means you can really soak up the city.


I don’t want to give too much away, because frankly, I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I’ll tell you some of my best moments from the tour. The tour takes you past all the classic Cambridge hotspots like The Corpus Clock and the Mathematical Bridge.

I’ve seen the Corpus Clock a million times before, but really enjoyed Lee’s account of it. He was a fountain of knowledge when it came to tourist attractions. He literally knew everything there was to know about Cambridge and happily answered all my questions.

About Cambridge Vintage Tours

Model Ts can accommodate up to seven passengers (five adults + two children), so they are perfect for families and special occasions.

The driver meets and greets you conveniently at the collection point on Bridge Street (just outside The Galleria restaurant.)

You can either book the city tour which lasts around 25 minutes or the extended route with a trip to Grantchester which takes around 50 minutes.

How much does it cost?

A city tour for 1-2 people will cost you £40 in total and one for 7 people will cost you £90.

If you want to do the extended version, a tour for one or two people will cost £80 and for seven people it will cost you £170.

You can book one of these unique tours around Cambridge here.

You can watch our Facebook Live video of the Cambridge Vintage Tour here.

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