Boat Tour & Italian Baroque at Ely Cathedral
Wednesday 13 Jun 2018 11am
Cambridge and Ely
Depart 11am from Snape Maltings, returning 11pm
Soak up the grandeur of Ely Cathedral and be bewitched by one of the musical highlights of this year’s Festival with our Ely tour package. This includes a boat trip on the River Cam and guided tour of Ely Cathedral, as well as all food, travel and your tickets for the evening concert.
Travelling by coach to Cambridge, we’ll embark Riverboat Georgina on the historical River Cam. Savour the ancient city sights as we cruise past the University boat houses into the fens towards Horningsea – we may even glance a kingfisher or two whilst enjoying our delicious buffet lunch! Georgina is wheelchair accessible with full facilities on board.
Arriving by coach at Ely Cathedral, we’ll hear a fascinating guided talk about this marvel of the medieval world, followed by Choral Evensong or a chance to view one of the largest collections of medieval monastery buildings still in daily use.
Before the concert, we’ll be treated to dinner in the Almonry Restaurant in the stunning undercroft, where cathedral guests have dined since the 13th century. From dinner, we’ll progress to the Octagon, where seating is reserved for the evening’s sumptuous performance by Le Concert Spirituel, after which we’ll return to Snape by coach.
Main Image Credit: Clem Onojeghuo