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Cambridge: Alumni Walking Tour with King's College Option

1. Cambridge: Alumni Walking Tour with King's College Option

Explore some of the most renowned colleges in Cambridge and learn about student life at one of the world's most prestigious universities, guided by a University of Cambridge student or graduate. Discover the halls where King Charles III, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking once studied. Begin your journey from King's College on King's Parade and meander past landmarks such as Corpus Christi College, Queens' College, Trinity Hall, and Trinity College. Be captivated by the magnificent vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel (when included in your tour). Admire The Senate House near Great St. Mary's, the historic church of the university; be inspired by the former laboratory that revolutionised our world; and visit The Eagle pub, where Watson and Crick famously announced a discovery that forever changed our lives. 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.

Cambridge: Walking & Punting Tour with King's College Option

2. Cambridge: Walking & Punting Tour with King's College Option

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: 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.

Cambridge: English Local Guided Walking Tour

4. 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 Highlights: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

5. Cambridge Highlights: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

Do something different and get to know Cambridge with a city exploration game. Follow and solve problems to lead you to the next location and see all the major sights. Go at your own pace and stop and start the game as you see fit. Begin the game at The Guildhall by opening the game on your smartphone. Solve the first clue, and move on to your next location. Get ready for an adventure, whether you're playing solo, in a big group, or playing against many small groups to see who finishes at Market Square first. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour that's fun for everyone. For an optimal experience, it is suggested that everyone playing has their own ticket.

Cambridge: Chinese University Student-Guided Walking Tour

6. 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 Student-Guided Chinese Walking and English Punting

7. Cambridge Student-Guided Chinese Walking and English Punting

This unique experience perfectly blends history, culture, and leisure. The walking tour lasts 90 minutes, led by a knowledgeable student or local guide in Chinese, providing a comprehensive introduction to Cambridge’s rich heritage, architecture, and cultural significance. The tour covers some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including colleges, chapels, and bridges, while delving into the stories and legends that make Cambridge an extraordinary place. After the walking tour, the experience continues with a relaxing 50-minute punting tour along the tranquil River Cam in English. Punting tours provide a unique perspective of the city and its famous architecture, offering a peaceful escape from the bustling city centre. Guests can sit back, relax, and soak up the beauty of Cambridge’s timeless landscapes and rich heritage, as their knowledgeable guide shares stories and provides insight into the city’s history and culture. The combination of a walking tour and a punting tour provides a comprehensive experience of Cambridge.

Cambridge: Adventure Through Cross-Disciplinary Revolutions

8. Cambridge: Adventure Through Cross-Disciplinary Revolutions

Your team will receive clues on your phones that, once deciphered, will guide you to interesting and scenic parts of the city. At each of these you will solve riddles, discover facts and unlock your next clue. The route is walking distance and features optional breaks at great pubs, bars and cafes along the way. The clues require no prior knowledge and come with hints to make the experience something everyone can enjoy. More about this trail: The birthplace of countless scientific discoveries and one of the world's most popular sports, look no further than Cambridge for an exploration of the thrilling unknown! This cross between an escape game and a city tour uses puzzling clues to guide you through streets bustling with curiousities, introducing you to pioneers from the city's past. Explorers, scientists, innovators of sport and much more await you on this trail! Along the way expect to see: Market Square, the Corn Exchange, the Sedgwick Museum, Parker's Piece, the Scott Polar Research Institute, Hobson's Conduit, the Fitzwilliam Museum and Pembroke College. All this plus riddles, challenges, great pubs and cafes and plenty of surprises. This interactive twist on a walking tour is perfect for those fascinated by the cross-disciplinary revolutions that were born in this great city.

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Very well spoken and great knowledgable tour guide. We were impressed by the history and buildings (student accommodations, churches, college buildings & halls). Very clear and precise explanation of important dates in history as well as historical names and purpose. We are thankful to had had Jimmy as our guide.

Our guide Francesco (who was doing a PhD in Archaeology) was really great! He gave a lot of insights into the life at Cambridge. Another highlight was the punting tour! Would absolutely recommend it.

Our guide Joe was absolutely knowledgeable and witty. The tour with him was well worth it. This is my second time visiting Cambridge and I learned much history about Cambridge University.

Joe was a great guide ! We loved discovering Cambridge with him!

Our tour guide Kristina was great. Knowledge and passionate.