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Cambridge: University Alumni Tour with Kings College Option

1. Cambridge: University Alumni Tour with Kings College Option

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: Alumni Walking Tour with King's College Option

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

Discover some of the most famous colleges in Cambridge. Learn more about student life at one of the world's most prestigious universities from a University of Cambridge graduate guide. Visit famous chapels and libraries and listen to fascinating anecdotes. See where Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking studied. Stroll from King's College on King's Parade and pass landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, and Corpus Christi College. Marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel (if selected). Admire The Senate House, Great St Mary’s Church, and The Eagle pub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered the secret of life.

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

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

Explore the history of Cambridge University on a guided walking tour led by a graduate. 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 30 minutes after your walking tour concludes if you do not purchase King's College and 90 minutes after your walking tour concludes if you do purchase. While you sit back and relax on your chauffeured punting cruise your local 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.

Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

4. 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.

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Great tour with Daisy, whose encyclopedic knowledge and willingness to answer any question made all the difference. I’d take the same tour with her again!

Stephan was our guide and he was very pleasant, didn’t rush us and took time to answer our questions.

Good interactive tour. Loved the energy and the jokes of our guide. Definitely worth it

It was great, special shoutout to the our guide. She was awesome!

Really interesting and informative. Our guide was great!