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Cambridge: Walking, Punting, & Bus Tour with King's College

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge: Walking, Punting, & Bus Tour with King's College

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 54.96 per person

Discover the beauty of Cambridge with a walking, punting, and open-top bus tour. Choose from different King's College entry package options. See the highlights of the city and learn about its fascinating history.

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Duration 3 - 6 hours
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  • Learn about Cambridge from a Cambridge University Graduate Guide
  • Enjoy a punting cruise along the River Cam led by local university students
  • Discover famous sites & colleges in Cambridge and take a journey through time
  • Marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel and Pembroke College
  • Enjoy an open top bus tour for a unique view of the city's famous landmarks
Full description

Explore the historic halls of Cambridge University on a guided walking tour led by a graduate. Visit famous colleges, including King's College and Pembroke College before embarking on a Cambridge punting tour and open top bus tour. If you are short on time, you are able to book various combinations of the above tours to suit your schedule. On this graduate-led walking tour, see where famous alumni studied including Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking. Visit famous chapels and libraries, listen to anecdotes and see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history.

Book the King's College ticket option to ensure you see inside King's College Chapel with the highest vaulted ceiling of any chapel in the world. Discover famous landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, Gonville, and Caius College, St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, Senate House, Round Church and much much more.... Your punting tour starts approximately 30 minutes after your walking tour. While you sit back and relax on your chauffeured punting cruise your local student guide is on hand to teach you about the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. Bring refreshments on board, if you like, and enjoy a free punting lesson during your tour. Your open top bus tour is an open ticket valid for 24 hours. You are able to start your bus tour at any point in the day from any bus stop in the city after your walking and punting tours have concluded.

  • 90-minute College Walking tour led by University Alumni
  • 50-minute Chauffeured Punting Tour guided by local University Students (When you book this option)
  • 90-minute Open Top Bus Tour (When you book this option)
  • Entry to King's College & King's College Chapel (When you book this option)
  • Visit inside additional Colleges on your walking such as Pembroke College & Trinity College (When available)
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please meet outside King’s College. Your guide will be wearing a royal blue jacket, cap, beanie, or polo shirt. The departure point for your bus tour is from any of the bus stops around the city.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Pembroke College is dependent on availability on the day
  • Walking tours are not suitable for those unable to walk for the duration of the tour
  • There will be no toilet breaks throughout the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 270 reviews

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We booked walking tour and punting. Both guides were brilliant and informative. It was a very lovely way of spending our day in Cambridge. I was hoping to be able to see a litte bit more of the any of the colleges from the inside, but lm assuming it is all only for students. Punting was really relaxing, although they really fill up the boat to the maximum, 3 people sharing middle seat could be changed. Our guide show lots of punting skills, really impressive. Overall we had a great day, we learned a bit and it was very interesting to listen to both guides. Weather was lovely too! l think it was worth to do both tours and l would gladly recommend it. thank you!

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August 28, 2022

Great comprehensive introduction to Cambridge. Guide Chris was friendly and up for answering any and all of our random questions. Punter Ben was very engaging and shared his local knowledge growing up in town Also he was skilled at operating the boat which was very important when the river is full of do-it-yourselfers.

June 30, 2022

Overall, a very good experience. Our Guide provided a lot of information, we enjoyed the tour. Weather was good. It was pleasant to walk, we covered 5-6 colleges and got a good perspective of student life in college, different ceremonies. I would strongly recommend anyone visiting Cambridge to take this tour.

May 24, 2022

Product ID: 146070