Add dates

Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge

Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cambridge University With Alumni Tour Optional Kings College

1. Cambridge University With Alumni Tour Optional Kings College

This Cambridge University and city tour introduces you to the crucial role of Cambridge in world history and highlights the city’s architectural wonders with entry to King’s College Chapel.  Start your tour from the city center and hear a brief timeline of all the interesting and peculiar things that makes Cambridge famous. Head to the city's oldest church, college, and the laboratory which has hosted important scientific milestones. Visit landmarks like the Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College and the Senate House.  The highlight of this tour is the stunning King's College Chapel. Home to the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the world, admire its majestic stained glass windows, and a Rubens painting. Learn about the chapel's long architectural history and relationship to former kings and queens.  During the tour, your student guide will share their experiences of the college system, tell you about the rowing frenzy at Cambridge, and let you into local secrets such as the protective measure some colleges take against the Night Climbers.

Cambridge: Shared Punting Tour with Guide

2. Cambridge: Shared Punting Tour with Guide

Explore the University buildings of Cambridge with this small-group guided tour on a punt with raised seats and tables. Listen as your guide unveils fascinating facts about the legendary university city and its rich history. Start at Jesus Green Moorings, and head to Magdelene College, St John's College, Trinity College, Trinity Hall, Clare College, King's College, and Queens' College. Get introduced by your guide to all the colorful stories of Cambridge while on board a comfortable boat on the river Cam. Float underneath the Great Bridge, The Bridge of Sighs, The Wren Bridge, Cromwell's Bridge, King's College Bridge, and the Mathematical Bridge. Discover how the city has evolved from a medieval market town to a world-class center for education.

Cambridge: Hidden Histories Self-Guided Smartphone Tour

3. 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.

Available activities

3 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge

Want to discover all there is to do in Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge

Highly recommend this tour, guide was great and enjoyed the commentary. Tour gives context to the buildings and bring the Cambridge university story to life. We were late and thought we would miss the tour altogether but the office staff were very accommodating allowing us to catch up with the group. Great customer service.

Rowena is an excellent tour guide. Her knowledge of Cambridge is very impressive. She is adept at giving interesting facts and anecdotes. She brings history alive and just happens to be a lovely person.

Sonia was a very knowledgable guide. I enjoyed the information she gave about different parts of the university.

Great walk across the Cambridge main colleges and locations with a helpful and very kind guide.

Excellent and informative tour. Our guide was very knowledgable