Say hello to our Ambassadors who welcome nearly 60,000 visitors to Cambridge every year, answering queries and giving out free maps.
You will normally find them at their stands outside the Train Station or in the Market Square by the Guild Hall. They are also around the city on their mobile bikes which you can’t miss. As well as the distinctively smart attire, with their classic blue ties.
The Ambassadors are a multi-cultural group and speak with visitors in multiple languages.
English: Welcome to Cambridge
Hindi: कैम्ब्रिज में आपका स्वागत है
Greek: Καλώς ήλθατε στο Cambridge
Italian: Benvenuto a Cambridge
Urdu: کیمبرج میں خوش آمدید
Punjabi: ਜੀ ਆਇਆ ਨੂੰ। / جی آیاں نُوں
Hungarian: Üdvözöljük a Cambridge-ben
German: Willkommen bei Cambridge
Imagine a place where you can meet visitors from every corner of the earth! Cambridge is culturally and linguistically probably the most diverse visitor destination in the world.
Welcoming and directing this varied pool of visitors makes this job very special, unusual and interesting. I am in love with Cambridge – it’s a magical place to be, a solitary walk along the River Cam is going to melt your heart.
For me, Cambridge has always stood apart from other towns and cities around the world and for a few simple reasons. Firstly, the sheer amount of history and endeavour scrawled on every street and present in every college is testament alone of the town’s immense importance. I’m not just talking about sciences and literature, either, but also the performing arts world of alfresco Shakespeare recitals or the exemplary satire that’s consistently pumped out by the Cambridge Footlights, to name just a couple.
Cambridge is far more than a sum of its parts and a visit is essential. When you do, the Cambridge City Ambassadors are here to help
Cambridge has something for everyone. My perfect day in Cambridge would start with a stroll around the colleges, a walk along the Backs and a visit to the Fitzwilliam. You might, of course, prefer to see the sights from the relative comfort of a punt or the hop on hop off bus. For me, it is hard to beat a walk along the Cam to Grantchester, which is idyllic in the summer. You can then reward yourself with tea at the famous Orchard Tea Gardens. Why not end the day by taking in a Shakespeare play at one of the colleges or relaxing with a drink on the rooftop terrace at the Varsity hotel? Whatever you do, you are sure to leave Cambridge enriched and rejuvenated, eager to return
Cambridge is a beautiful city that I have had the pleasure of living in all my life and getting to show it off to visitors is a joy every day. There is so much history and culture to take in, there is truly is something for everyone whether it is food from all over the world, colleges to visit, museums to discover the past and so much more. Enhancing peoples experience of the city is very gratifying and I hope that everyone that comes to Cambridge has an amazing time and enjoys it as much as I do
Cambridge is unique because when you arrive here the perception of time changes, probably because of all the historical buildings and beautiful college gardens. My favourite thing to do is visiting the botanical garden in Cambridge where you can be surrounded by plants from everywhere in the world.