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6 Ideas for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Cambridge

A newly engaged couple enjoying a romantic punting tour in Cambridge

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the city, Cambridge offers a diverse range of charming options for a fairytale Valentine’s Day. 

From a candlelit dinner in a traditional restaurant, to a romantic punting experience on the River Cam, Cambridge has you spoilt for choice. Here’s our curated list of six delightful activities to make your Valentine’s day the best yet!

Valentines Day Punting with Rutherford’s

In need of repose? Appreciate the shear beauty of Cambridge (and your significant other) with a quintessential punting tour along the River Cam.

The Experience:

Near Jesus Green Moorings, you’ll board a private boat embellished with rose petals, heated seats, and cozy blankets. Sourced from a local florist @flowersbypinkcambridge, premium luxury roses will be awaiting to gift your date.

With your own chauffeur, you’ll glide along the College Backs for 45 minutes where you can admire the impressive architecture of 9 bridges and 8 riverside colleges.

As you book, you’ll also have the opportunity to adjust your tour for a more bespoke experience. If you’re looking at levelling up your relationship, we also do proposal tours with the option of having a secret photographer capture the moment for eternity.

With limited availability, book now to secure your spot!

Fine Dining at the Ivy

A table set with a selection of plates and dishes containing a full meal. The table is ornamented with candles and flowers on a white tablecloth.

Situated amidst the most renowned landmarks, the Ivy Cambridge Brasserie provides refined all-day dining with a rich history of outstanding cuisine and hospitality spanning a century. From contemporary British cuisine to beloved cafe-style favourites, this vegan friendly restaurant has plenty to love. Indulge in a lavish fine-dining affair with your loved one at the Ivy. Secure your table reservation by booking here.

An Idyllic Valentines Day Getaway at the University of Arms Hotel

Break up the routine with a romantic overnight getaway at the University Arms, the perfect destination for a rejuvenating weekend escape where you can revel in each other’s brilliance. Experience ultimate comfort with sumptuous bedding and snug towelling robes. Inquire about the valentines package here!

Sweet Surprises with Fitzbillies

Looking for the perfect valentines gift? From Chelsea bun hearts to Valentine’s Day afternoon teas, you can show the people you love just how special they are. Founded in 1920, Fitzbillies has been the cake shop of choice for generations. Now, it is also the place to find Valentine’s Day hampers, a special Valentine Afternoon Tea for two, or even a breakfast in bed box. Browse their range of Valentine’s day offerings by clicking here.

Valentine’s with The Varsity Hotel

Valentines day is all about expressing your love and appreciation for that special someone. Whether you choose Six, a special panoramic restaurant, or The River Bar Steakhouse & Grill situated on the riverbank, you’ll be spoilt with classic dishes along with a selection of indulgent cocktails and deserts. Discover the delectable deals and exclusive Valentine’s packages here.

The Cambridge Gin Laboratory Experience

Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day experience in Cambridge? Look no further than the Cambridge Gin Laboratory! Nestled in the heart of the city, this interactive space is a haven for gin enthusiasts and novices alike. Sip, savour, and celebrate your love amidst the aromatic flavours of gin. Find out more here!