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Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

4.8 / 5

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Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

From US$ 186.40 per group up to 20

Take a two hour guided tour of historic Cambridge with an accredited Cambridge Green Badge guide. The fun and family-friendly tour will show you the city's stunning buildings and tell you about its many famous names.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the iconic King's College Chapel
  • See and learn about Cambridge University's famous colleges, such as King's, Trinity, St.John's, Gonville and Caius and Corpus Christi
  • Learn about the 110 Nobel Prize winners produced by Cambridge University.
  • Enjoy hearing about the rich history of Cambridge
Full description
Take a guided walking tour that will make the city come alive. Cambridge is one of the most attractive cities in Britain, with a huge array of building styles and materials. The oldest building is St Benet's church which dates from the early 11th century and was built by the Saxon townspeople. Visit the historic Eagle pub which was acquired by Corpus Christi college in 1488. On the ceiling of the famous Royal Air Force bar are the serial numbers of 123 squadrons written in candle light by young airmen in World War II. Nearby is the Old Cavendish Laboratory, where Cambridge scientists changed our understanding of the physical world and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. The electron, the proton, the neutron and the structure of DNA were all discovered there.  The 31 Cambridge Colleges offer a rich variety of buildings. You will see a good spread of them, depending on which route you choose (the tour content is adjusted to meet the interests and needs of the client). The most famous building is the magnificent King's College chapel which dominates the city skyline. You will also see other medieveal colleges such as Trinity College, St John's, Clare, Corpus Christi, Pembroke, Queens', St Catherine's and Gonville and Caius. They all have their stories, traditions, and famous names. Several colleges allow visitors to enter their grounds and buildings, though there is often an entry fee. Only Cambridge Green Badge guides are allowed to take groups inside these colleges. The supplier can make all the required bookings.  Enjoy a walk down to the River Cam and see the much-photographed Mathematical Bridge and the many people enjoying a punt tour on the River Cam. Your guide can provide details of punting and of the many other attractions has to offer such as its eight University run museums. 
Includes
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • The entry fees to colleges
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet outside The Cambridge Gift Shop, Rose Crescent.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • If you pay in advance by bank transfer and have to cancel for any reason the supplier will refund you in full.
  • The streets of Cambridge are cobbled in parts. Sensible walking shoes are advisable.
  • You will walk at the pace of the slowest member of the group. As a general guide, it is helpful if all group members can maintain a moderate pace for two hours with regular stops.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Tony the tour guide...one word - EXCELLENT! He is very experienced, is full of fun quirky facts about the city, he doesn’t bombard with lots of boring dates. He mixes history facts with interesting stories about students who have studied in Cambridge’s colleges. He points out the hidden gems in city, the things that are written into Cambridge’s architecture. He is passionate about what he does. Well worth the money. Thanks :-)

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May 3, 2021

Mary Forster-Lewis was amazing. We totally loved her guiding us through the city, the information was given in an interesting, relevant, structured discussion type of guide, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Titbits of info about universities and the lives of the students current and past. Mary's vast knowledge of Cambridge meant the tour was interesting from the minute it started until the final minute. Hugely enjoyable.

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