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Cambridge: Alumni Led Walking Tour w/opt Kings College Entry

1. Cambridge: Alumni Led Walking Tour w/opt Kings College Entry

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

2. 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

3. 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: Self-Guided Colleges Walking Tour and Sightseeing

4. Cambridge: Self-Guided Colleges Walking Tour and Sightseeing

Uncover the secrets of Cambridge's historic center, including the heart of the University of Cambridge, along with less obvious gems with this smartphone walking tour. Listen to the experiences of a local student at the University of Cambridge and enjoy access to offline audio, maps, and geodata.  Dive into Cambridge, the second oldest university in England. See how it showcases almost a thousand years of architectural highlights. Unpack highlights like the Round Church, which dates back to 1130, and the the Wren Library which was completed in 1695. Find out about modern sights too like the Corpus Clock which was installed in 2008. Have the option to pause and resume your tour at anytime which will allow you to snap some photos of the quaint cobblestone streets and winding alleyways. Walk at your own pace over the 2-kilometer track over flat terrain. Finish your tour in the city center on the King’s Parade. Have the option to choose to take the tour at home with a virtual option and take the tour multiple time with unlimited access to the tour.

Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

5. Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt through the streets of Cambridge with this weblink-based smartphone game. Enjoy a screen layout that is easy-to-use. Be led through the city by interesting characters, a treasure map, and your own sense of adventure.  Meet facinating characters like Captain Bess, a snarky pirate that is testing out new recruits to join her ship. Follow the directions that Bess gives you on a carefully designed route through the city. Start in the front of 'Great St Mary's University Church' and make your way through ancient alleyways, cozy colleges, and hidden courtyards. Discover hidden parts of the city as you locate each new attraction.  Follow the treasure maps to get to each destination. Try to decipher clues at each location with your friends or complete the challenge on your own. Spot things you’d never normally notice as you search high and low for the answer. Ask for hints if you get stuck. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about each location and get a better understanding of the history of Cambridge.

Cambridge: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Tour

6. 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.

Walking tour of Cambridge, with local guide

7. Walking tour of Cambridge, with local guide

This is a tour through the most famous and main attractions in Cambridge - Kings College, Great St Mary's, the backs, St Benets church, the Corpus Christi golden clock etc - though with some space for detours, digressions and tangents, depending on what takes your fancy. As a born and raised Cambridge local (and long term professional tour guide) I can usually tailor a tour to anyone's tastes. Happy to take private bookings for whenever suits you (get in touch), or hop on to a public tour as listed on the site!

Cambridge: English Local Guided Walking Tour

8. Cambridge: English Local Guided Walking Tour

Step into the world of history and charm with our 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge, UK. Join our experienced guide and embark on a journey that will take you through the city’s most iconic landmarks, famous colleges of Cambridge University, and hidden gems that most visitors miss. Our tour is structured yet flexible, allowing you to wander, take photos and immerse yourself in the beauty of Cambridge at your own pace. Take a step back in time and witness the historic charm and academic prowess of Cambridge University on our 90-minute walking tour. With roots dating back to 1209, this world-renowned research university is home to 31 colleges and 100 academic departments, boasting a rich history of achievements from the recognition of 6 Turing awards to 116 Nobel prizes and numerous influential figures. Our tour guides will bring to life the stories, architecture, and milestones that make Cambridge University a true beacon of knowledge and culture. Discover the Corpus Christi Clock, visit The Eagle Pub where Watson and Crick announced the discovery of DNA, and marvel at the historical architecture of Great St Mary’s Church. Explore the famous colleges of Trinity College, King’s College, and Pembroke College, and see the apple tree where Newton discovered the law of gravity. On our tour, you will get an insider’s look at Cambridge’s unrevealed passages and secret spots.

Cambridge: Chinese University Student-Guided Walking Tour

9. Cambridge: Chinese University Student-Guided Walking Tour

Step into the world of history and charm with our 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge, UK. Join our experienced guide and embark on a journey that will take you through the city’s most iconic landmarks, famous colleges of Cambridge University, and hidden gems that most visitors miss. Our tour is structured yet flexible, allowing you to wander, take photos and immerse yourself in the beauty of Cambridge at your own pace. Take a step back in time and witness the historic charm and academic prowess of Cambridge University on our 90-minute walking tour. With roots dating back to 1209, this world-renowned research university is home to 31 colleges and 100 academic departments, boasting a rich history of achievements from the recognition of 6 Turing awards to 116 Nobel prizes and numerous influential figures. Our tour guides will bring to life the stories, architecture, and milestones that make Cambridge University a true beacon of knowledge and culture. Discover the Corpus Christi Clock, visit The Eagle Pub where Watson and Crick announced the discovery of DNA, and marvel at the historical architecture of Great St Mary’s Church. Explore the famous colleges of Trinity College, King’s College, and Pembroke College, and see the apple tree where Newton discovered the law of gravity. On our tour, you will get an insider’s look at Cambridge’s unrevealed passages and secret spots.

Cambridge: Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

10. Cambridge: Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

Explore the streets of Cambridge's city centre and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). Your Quest will start in the heart of the city and wind you through the cobblestone streets where ancient colleges exude academic grandeur, then take you on a journey to one of the best views of the city. Along the way you will see some of the universities' most famous colleges, learn about a time-eating clock, hear about a secret society and discover where there once stood a castle! As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. So put down your history books, put on some comfy shoes and get ready to explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Cambridge Quest. This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing hello@goquestadventures.com. Get Questing today!

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Cambridge: Alumni Led Walking Tour w/opt Kings College Entry

Cambridge: Alumni Led Walking Tour w/opt Kings College Entry

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: Self-Guided Colleges Walking Tour and Sightseeing

Cambridge: Self-Guided Colleges Walking Tour and Sightseeing

Uncover the secrets of Cambridge's historic center, including the heart of the University of Cambridge, along with less obvious gems with this smartphone walking tour. Listen to the experiences of a local student at the University of Cambridge and enjoy access to offline audio, maps, and geodata.  Dive into Cambridge, the second oldest university in England. See how it showcases almost a thousand years of architectural highlights. Unpack highlights like the Round Church, which dates back to 1130, and the the Wren Library which was completed in 1695. Find out about modern sights too like the Corpus Clock which was installed in 2008. Have the option to pause and resume your tour at anytime which will allow you to snap some photos of the quaint cobblestone streets and winding alleyways. Walk at your own pace over the 2-kilometer track over flat terrain. Finish your tour in the city center on the King’s Parade. Have the option to choose to take the tour at home with a virtual option and take the tour multiple time with unlimited access to the tour.

Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

Cambridge: Self-Guided Smartphone Treasure Hunt

Embark on a self-guided treasure hunt through the streets of Cambridge with this weblink-based smartphone game. Enjoy a screen layout that is easy-to-use. Be led through the city by interesting characters, a treasure map, and your own sense of adventure.  Meet facinating characters like Captain Bess, a snarky pirate that is testing out new recruits to join her ship. Follow the directions that Bess gives you on a carefully designed route through the city. Start in the front of 'Great St Mary's University Church' and make your way through ancient alleyways, cozy colleges, and hidden courtyards. Discover hidden parts of the city as you locate each new attraction.  Follow the treasure maps to get to each destination. Try to decipher clues at each location with your friends or complete the challenge on your own. Spot things you’d never normally notice as you search high and low for the answer. Ask for hints if you get stuck. Learn some interesting facts and stories along the way about each location and get a better understanding of the history of Cambridge.

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.

Walking tour of Cambridge, with local guide

Walking tour of Cambridge, with local guide

This is a tour through the most famous and main attractions in Cambridge - Kings College, Great St Mary's, the backs, St Benets church, the Corpus Christi golden clock etc - though with some space for detours, digressions and tangents, depending on what takes your fancy. As a born and raised Cambridge local (and long term professional tour guide) I can usually tailor a tour to anyone's tastes. Happy to take private bookings for whenever suits you (get in touch), or hop on to a public tour as listed on the site!

Cambridge: English Local Guided Walking Tour

Cambridge: English Local Guided Walking Tour

Step into the world of history and charm with our 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge, UK. Join our experienced guide and embark on a journey that will take you through the city’s most iconic landmarks, famous colleges of Cambridge University, and hidden gems that most visitors miss. Our tour is structured yet flexible, allowing you to wander, take photos and immerse yourself in the beauty of Cambridge at your own pace. Take a step back in time and witness the historic charm and academic prowess of Cambridge University on our 90-minute walking tour. With roots dating back to 1209, this world-renowned research university is home to 31 colleges and 100 academic departments, boasting a rich history of achievements from the recognition of 6 Turing awards to 116 Nobel prizes and numerous influential figures. Our tour guides will bring to life the stories, architecture, and milestones that make Cambridge University a true beacon of knowledge and culture. Discover the Corpus Christi Clock, visit The Eagle Pub where Watson and Crick announced the discovery of DNA, and marvel at the historical architecture of Great St Mary’s Church. Explore the famous colleges of Trinity College, King’s College, and Pembroke College, and see the apple tree where Newton discovered the law of gravity. On our tour, you will get an insider’s look at Cambridge’s unrevealed passages and secret spots.

Cambridge: Chinese University Student-Guided Walking Tour

Cambridge: Chinese University Student-Guided Walking Tour

Step into the world of history and charm with our 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge, UK. Join our experienced guide and embark on a journey that will take you through the city’s most iconic landmarks, famous colleges of Cambridge University, and hidden gems that most visitors miss. Our tour is structured yet flexible, allowing you to wander, take photos and immerse yourself in the beauty of Cambridge at your own pace. Take a step back in time and witness the historic charm and academic prowess of Cambridge University on our 90-minute walking tour. With roots dating back to 1209, this world-renowned research university is home to 31 colleges and 100 academic departments, boasting a rich history of achievements from the recognition of 6 Turing awards to 116 Nobel prizes and numerous influential figures. Our tour guides will bring to life the stories, architecture, and milestones that make Cambridge University a true beacon of knowledge and culture. Discover the Corpus Christi Clock, visit The Eagle Pub where Watson and Crick announced the discovery of DNA, and marvel at the historical architecture of Great St Mary’s Church. Explore the famous colleges of Trinity College, King’s College, and Pembroke College, and see the apple tree where Newton discovered the law of gravity. On our tour, you will get an insider’s look at Cambridge’s unrevealed passages and secret spots.

Cambridge: Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

Cambridge: Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

Explore the streets of Cambridge's city centre and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). Your Quest will start in the heart of the city and wind you through the cobblestone streets where ancient colleges exude academic grandeur, then take you on a journey to one of the best views of the city. Along the way you will see some of the universities' most famous colleges, learn about a time-eating clock, hear about a secret society and discover where there once stood a castle! As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. So put down your history books, put on some comfy shoes and get ready to explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Cambridge Quest. This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing hello@goquestadventures.com. Get Questing today!

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Ari was very friendly and tried his best to answer our questions. We felt that we had gotten an insider’s scoop on the life of a student in Cambridge. Only wished the tour lasted longer. Thank you very much Ari and best of luck to your studies!

Lindsey was a great guide who attended the university for eight years. She knew all the important stops to see and gave us a great insight of the life of the students. Highly recommend this tour

The guide Johnny was very informative. He made us laugh a lot throughout the tour and we really enjoyed ourselves! Thank you Johnny, great job 👍

Lindsey did a great job! She provided great information and humor. We enjoyed the small group size.

Toni was excellent, informative, classical and very good British humour