Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge

Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
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Cambridge: Alumni-Led Walking Tour w/ King's College Option

Cambridge: Alumni-Led Walking Tour w/ King's College Option

Explore some of the most renowned colleges at the University of Cambridge on a guided tour with a current student or graduate. Learn about student life at one of the world's most prestigious universities, as well as the fascinating history of the campus. Begin your tour from King's College on King's Parade and stroll past landmarks such as Corpus Christi College, Queens' College, Trinity Hall, and Trinity College. Discover the halls where King Charles III, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking once studied. Be captivated by the magnificent vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel, if you select the option when booking. Admire the grandeur of the Senate House near Great St. Mary's, the historic church of the university. Be inspired by the Cavendish Laboratory that revolutionized the world. Pay a visit to The Eagle pub, where biologists James Watson and Francis Crick famously announced a discovery that forever changed lives across the globe. If you choose to visit the King's College Chapel, conclude your beautiful walking tour in one of the most magnificent late Gothic structures in the world. Gaze in awe at its magnificent ceiling and wonderful interiors.

Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

Your tour will begin in the historic heart of Cambridge. You will see five of the famous Cambridge colleges: St John's, Trinity (with its 34 Nobel Prize winners), Gonville and Caius, Corpus Christi and the world famous chapel of King's College. (NB. the tour does not go inside King's Chapel or any of the colleges0. Through your professional guide, learn the fascinating history of Cambridge's newest attraction, the Corpus Christi clock, unveiled by Stephen Hawking in 2008. Your guide will accompany you to the 11th century Church of St Bene't's where townsfolk have been worshipping since it was built in 1030. Nearby is the famous Eagle Pub with its RAF bar where young airmen wrote their squadron numbers on the ceiling during the Second World War. Finish outside the old Cavendish Laboratory where 29 Nobel Prizes were won and where modern physics was invented.

Cambridge: Alumni Led Walking & Punting Tour w/Kings College

Cambridge: Alumni Led Walking & Punting Tour w/Kings College

Embark on a guided walking tour led by a graduate or a student and explore the rich history of Cambridge University. Led by knowledgeable guides, discover where famous alumni, including King Charles III, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking, once studied. Enjoy an additional visit to the renowned King's College Chapel, stroll through the green spaces along the River Cam, and, when available, wander through the gardens of Trinity College. Listen to anecdotes and learn about the discovery of DNA while marvelling at the historic architecture spanning over 800 years. Opt for the King's College ticket option to ensure entry into the chapel, boasting the highest vaulted ceiling of any chapel in the world. Explore famous landmarks such as St. Catherine’s College, Corpus Christi College, Queen's College, Clare College, Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, St. John's College, Gonville and Caius College, Great St. Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, and Senate House, and immerse yourself in the captivating stories that punctuate every corner of the city. Your punting tour begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of your walking tour if you do not purchase the King's College option, and 90 minutes later if you do. Sit back and relax on your chauffeured punting cruise as your local guide shares stories about the eight colleges and nine bridges along the River Cam. Feel free to bring refreshments on board and enjoy a complimentary punting lesson during your tour.

Cambridge: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni Guide

Cambridge: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni Guide

Search for ghosts and hear the supernatural stories of Cambridge. See where Wordsworth made ghost spotting scientific, find the origin of the phrase ‘the skeleton in the cupboard’, and hear about the modern ghost story that made the national press. Find out why you might see horses floating around King’s Chapel, see if you can espy Oliver Cromwell’s ghost, and end up in the most haunted place in Cambridge. The age of the university, the even older age of the city are the perfect ingredients for spooky events. All our guides are either current or former students at the university. Many of them have lived in drafty old college buildings, they have shivered in dark corners of the colleges, and some have even experienced the ghosts. This is all about hearing it from the horse’s mouth, and from those who will really give you a thrill. Hear about the digging up of dead bodies, learn about how witches were deal with in a supposedly educated city, and find out what sort of meat was burning in the marketplace. Find out about the nice ghost in the haunted bookshop and the unhappy ghosts of Corpus Christi. And finally, learn what to do if you hear a panting hound behind you. See classic Cambridge buildings from the outside, like King’s Chapel, Gonville and Caius College, Clare College, Market Hill, the Haunted Bookshop near St Edward the Martyr Church, the Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, St Botolph’s Lane, Little St Mary’s Lane and Peterhouse. It covers ghost stories, but also throws in witches, gruesome happenings, and some of the less known history of the city.

Cambridge: Hidden Histories Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Cambridge: Hidden Histories Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

Embark on an enchanting journey through the charming cobbled streets of Cambridge. On this walking tour, you‘ll see the university‘s iconic colleges and hear its rich history. Led by a Cambridge University graduate and expert tour guide brimming with historical anecdotes, you‘ll be immersed in the captivating tales of rivalry and discovery that has shaped this world-famous institution. Starting on King‘s Parade, in front of King‘s College gate, you‘ll traverse the university‘s storied grounds, past Corpus Christi College, Queen‘s College, St John‘s College and Sidney Sussex College to name a few. Along the way, you‘ll hear about past scholars and visionaries and get a glimpse into the academic fervour that defines Cambridge. You‘ll see Mill Pond, walk along the Backs and King‘s Park, and promenade along Jesus Green at Michaelhouse Cafe where our tour ends. Along the way, you‘ll hear of the most lied-about bridge in Cambridge, the Mathematical Bridge, and about rivalries that fuel the university‘s competitive spirit. I‘ll tell you about the rivalry between St John‘s and Trinity College, the local upper and lower class, and between Cambridge and Oxford. From the grandeur of King‘s College Chapel‘s soaring spires to the characterful passageways past Trinity College, each stop unveils a different side of the esteemed institution. On this Cambridge walking tour, you‘ll have a chance to: • Marvel at the 1,000 year-old St Bene‘t‘s Church • Stroll along the picturesque river by Magdalene College, where scholars have sought inspiration for generations • Find out why another name has been scratched into the plaque commemorating Crick and Watson‘s discovery of the double helix, the two threads of DNA • Take in Newton‘s Apple Tree which was grafted from the tree that inspired the discovery of gravity in 1665 • See some of the 600 decorative flowers in the pavement along Bridge Street • Discover why Trinity College is so much richer than the other colleges • Learn how to read the Corpus Clock that‘s only correct every five minutes • Spot the gargoyle under Magdalene Bridge that was commissioned in the likeness of Elizabethan banker, Benedict Spinola, as revenge • Pop into Eagle pub, Jack‘s Gelato, or Michaelhouse Cafe for some refreshments • Walk past the over 900-year-old Round Church which was built by the Normans who arrived in Britain with William the Conqueror Join me in tracing paths that have witnessed centuries of unrelenting rivalry, and bring the essence of Cambridge‘s colleges to life.

Cambridge: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Cambridge: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Cambridge at your own pace on an interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Cambridge's most important attractions on foot. Start the activity whenever you like. Enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start with Parker's Piece, followed by the Scott Polar Research Institute and then the irreplaceable Fitzwilliam Museum. Continue to the Mathematical Bridge. As a fifth stop, find the University Museum of Zoology. As you continue your walk through the city, find the Corpus Clock and the King's College. Then, admire the Great St Mary's. Finally, see Trinity College and St. John's College. Learn about the attractions and solve location-based riddles that can only be solved if you reach the location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game.

Cambridge: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

Cambridge: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

If you are Curious About Cambridge, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of Cambridge. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover "hidden treasures", whilst reading about the history of Cambridge and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with Cambridge or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. Both walks are suitable for wheelchair and buggy users.

Haunted Stories of Cambridge – Private Walking Tour

Haunted Stories of Cambridge – Private Walking Tour

Embark on a unique journey through the haunted streets of Cambridge with our thrilling Ghost Tour. Unveil the chilling secrets of Magdalene Bridge, Clare College, and St Bene’t’s Church, where apparitions and ghostly tales linger in the shadows. Step into the mysterious past of Magdalene College, Corpus Christi College, and Sidney Sussex College, where legends of spectral figures and haunted corridors create an atmosphere of spine-tingling intrigue. Explore The Round Church Visitor Centre and Market Square, where paranormal encounters and unexplained phenomena will send shivers down your spine. This tour offers a distinctive perspective, delving deep into the haunted history of Cambridge, providing an unforgettable and truly hair-raising experience unlike any other.

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Thanks to Francesco for his very interesting visit. Speaking little English, we were able to communicate in Italian! Perfect!

We loved Lindsay as our guide. She is very smart, funny and an excellent speaker. we will recomend this tour to our friends.

Thank you Zoe, lovely tour and very informative.. like the energy and friendliness.. best of luck! Luc

Great trip on a lovely sunny day. Lindsay was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting

Really enjoyed it. Plenty of interesting facts as well as good humour.