Cambridge: University Alumni Tour with King's College Option
- Duration options: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
Take part in an historical walking tour of some of the most famous colleges in Cambridge and learn more about student life at one of the world's most prestigious universities from a University of Cambridge graduate guide. See where DNA was discovered, visit famous chapels and libraries and listen to fascinating anecdotes from your graduate guide. See where Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking studied, and take in the lovely views of ancient architecture along the way. Stroll from King's College on King's Parade and pass landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College and Corpus Christi College. Look inside Pembroke College and marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel & grounds of King's College and Queens' College, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou. Admire the city's most recognizable buildings, including The Senate House, Great St Mary’s Church...
Clare was an outstanding tour guide!! She was very knowledgeable and passionate about her alma mater and “home” town. She shared enlightening and amusing historical and personal anecdotes. All your guides should be so great.
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, ...
Sonya was so knowledgeable and took us on an excellent walk around Cambridge. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon
A Cambridge University graduate guide will take you on an enthralling journey through time as you recount the colorful story of Cambridge and its famous university. Receive a wonderful insight into student life. On this walking tour you will 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. The tour will cover sights such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, The Senate House, Gonville and Caius College, St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi college, The Round Church and much more. Your punting tour will begin 30 minutes ...
walking tour was good but a look inside the university buildings would be a good addition to the tour
Upon arrival at the supplier's check in at the La Mimosa Landing Stage (CB5 8AQ), you will be greeted and booked on to the next available departing tour. Tours depart regularly throughout the day and hold up to 12 passengers. The tour lasts for 45-50 minutes and you will travel along the River Cam in Cambridge. During the trip you will pass by 7 riverside colleges: Kings, Queens, St Johns, Trinity, Trinity Hall, and Clare. Sights along the way include Kings College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Wren Library. During the tour, your chauffuer will provide an interesting and informative historical commentary and answer any questions you may have.
Wonderful experience. Beautiful Scenery! Our guide Arthur was extremely knowledgeable and funny! We were so lucky to have him as our guide!
Learn from your expert local guide and make the most of your time during your stay in Cambridge. Guides are professionally trained and hold either a Blue or Green Badge awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding and are members of the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides. Explore the city and discover Cavendish Laboratory. Here, atoms were split, particles were discovered and DNA was resolved, among other important scientific discoveries. Also, visit the grand Senate House and the Corpus Clock (locally known as the Grasshopper Clock) with it’s intriguing symbolism. A tour of Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without passing some of the university colleges. Pass by Corpus Christi College, King’s, Gonville & Caius and Trinity.
Mary was excellent. Friendly, informative and engaging. She took the trouble to find the interests in everyone in our group and tailored the tour accordingly. Would highly recommend.
Your tour will begin in the historic heart of Cambridge, near to the old Roman road. You will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built by monks in the 12th century for travellers. Continue on to see three of the famous Cambridge colleges: St John's, Trinity (with its 34 Nobel Prize winners) and Gonville and Caius.
Once you arrive in the geographical centre of Cambridge you will learn about the Great St Mary's Church and the University's 18th century Senate House where graduation ceremonies are held. Enjoy the splendour of King's College Chapel, built over a hundred years by five kings. 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 where townsfolk have been worshipping since it wa...
Explore Cambridge through the eyes of someone living in medieval Britain, under the rule of Tudors. Discover the city’s favorite landmarks by solving clues in an exploration game on your smartphone. Begin at the stunning Corpus Clock, visit some of the top Cambridge college campuses, and marvel at the fascinating Round Church. Play the role of a student at Cambridge who joined a secret society. “The Gentle Chroniclers” fight to preserve books deemed revolutionary and prohibited by the king. Your mission: locate the valuable book, “Call to Uprising” — a volume that a fellow member had hidden before being captured. You are only one who can find the book before they do. Each riddle you solve will lead you from one place to another, with exact directions, so no need for a map or GPS. Figure out the clues and the secret story of that place is revealed. If you are a large group, one person...
Great way to explore Cambridge with an 11 and 13 year old. We really enjoyed it!
Your tour starts in the city center where you'll be given a brief timeline of all the interesting and peculiar things and events that make Cambridge University famous. Moving forward, cover Cambridge’s key sights such as its oldest church, and best-known laboratory, which hosted world-renowned scientists. You will taken to the best photo spots to capture landmarks including King’s College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge, and Trinity College. Hear from your student guide as they highlight the local color and share little-known secrets such as what Henry VIII is holding above the gate of Trinity College and what special privileges the fellows of St. John’s share with the Royal Family. For a truly tailored experience, customize your tour to your preferences. From specific start and end times to special topics of interest. This tour can provide a closer focus on the University’s academic h...
Take a shared or private walking tour that will make the ancient streets and buildings of Cambride come alive. See some of the famous colleges where famous (and infamous) people worked and lived. Visit the world-renowned Old Cavendish Laboratory where the electron, the proton, the neutron and the sturcture of DNA were discovered. Enjoy a tour that will show you all of the key sights in the historic heart of Cambridge. Along the way, you will visit some of Cambridge's historic churches, such as St. Bene't's which dates from the early 11th-century. Its Saxon origins make it the oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire. You will also see the majestic King's College Chapel which took over 100 years to build. This tour is ideal for people who have a tight schedule but who want to see the best of Cambridge and get a feel for this historic center. This fun and informativ...
Go on an adventure around Cambridge and see some of its hidden gems. The exploration game starts at the Pitt Building, and it will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the game. You can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume from the location where you paused it. The final stop of the game will be Cambridge Union. Follow the directions on your phone and let an exciting story unfold as you solve fun challenges. Explore the Mathematical Bridge, a popular bridge connecting the two parts of Queens' College. Find out more about the myths of how Newton built the Mathematical bridge himself and how it can hold up without bolts. See the Fitzwilliam Museum, the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge, and learn about the history of the place. Discover some of the lesser-known corners of Cambridge during this exciting journey.
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We booked a 2 hour walking tour with Sonja. It began with a visit to the stunning Chapel of King's College. Then we visited the exteriors of several other colleges and key buildings in the centre and walked along the picturesque Backs. There were only 10 guests in the group, which was the perfect size and quite manageable. It was an informative and enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and humorous guide. Sonja is a local woman and a scholar of Ancient Greek, so she could give us a lot of insight into university life and the history of the city. I would definitely recommend this tour.
We Booked the 2 hour City Walk in Cambridge which included Kings Chapel, our guide Sonya was fabulous, extremely engaging with all age groups and so knowledgeable. Her manner kept you interested at all times because she personalized the portrayal of the History & it wasn't just scripted from the History Books. Fabulous and highly recommended.
Would highly recommend this tour - the water was so busy it would have been stressful to try to do on our own! We also had Arthur as our tour guide who was very knowledgeable and great to have on board.
Our guide Sonya was very knowledgeable and answered many questions.
excellent knowledgeable guide. very interesting tour