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Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

1. Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

This punting tour covers the entire length of the River Cam, along which the colleges of Cambridge University are located. Soak up more than 800 years of history as you take in the historic sights. Relax in comfortable seats that feature traditional cushions and blankets. Enjoy interesting historic commentary from your punter, along with some amusing Cambridge punting stories. The 7 colleges featured on the tour boast some of the most illustrious and influential alumni to have graduated from Cambridge. Hear tales of student life, academic and social, from Isaac Newton to Prince Charles.

City Sightseeing Cambridge: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. City Sightseeing Cambridge: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Explore the best of Cambridge with this sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus. Go on a tour of the city's top tourist attractions on an open-topped double-deckers operate via 16 stops all over Cambridge. You can combine your bus tour with a punting tour, with onboard commentary in many languages. Hop on and hop off at any of the stops throughout the day, with the chance to visit the historic city center, the University Colleges, the world-famous Backs and the River Cam, the University Botanic Garden, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the American World War II Memorial, Cemetery at Madingley and more. Your Tour Itinerary Stop 1 - Silver Street  Stop 2 - Downing Street Stop 3 - St Andrews Street, stop S4 Stop 4 - Bridge Street Stop 5 - Jesus Lane Stop 6 - Drummer Street, stop D1 Stop 7 - Parkside Stop 8 - Hills Road/St Paul's Road Stop 9 - Cambridge Railway Station Stop 10 - The Leys School Stop 11 - Silver Street  Stop 12 - Queens Road Stop 13 - Cambridge American Cemetery Stop 14 - Madingley Road Park And Ride Stop 15 - Grange Road Stop 16 - Silver Street

Cambridge: University Walking Tour and Punting Cruise

3. Cambridge: University Walking Tour and Punting Cruise

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, 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. Discover 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 more. Your punting tour will begin 30 minutes after your walking tour and will include an experienced local guide who will explain the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. You are welcome to bring refreshments on board and will be welcomed to a free punting lesson during your tour.

City Sightseeing Norwich Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. City Sightseeing Norwich Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

In Medieval times Norwich was one of the greatest cities in England. Now dominated by its 12th century Cathedral and Castle, built by the Normans with stone imported from France. The Castle is the County's principle museum. The historic Norwich Anglican Cathedral is well worth a visit. The church, which stands proudly on the city’s skyline, has always been greatly loved by the people of Norfolk and was recently voted Norfolk’s favourite building. Visit the shop, library, catch an organ recital or attend one of the church’s regular events. You will be enchanted by Elm Hill’s famous, cobbled medieval street which is home to a number of speciality shops and cafes. Norwich is now one of the top five shopping destinations in the United Kingdom. Hop off at Theatre Street for Norwich Market and The Forum by Jarrold (Norwich’s flagship, independent department store), for the very best art and gifts of the Eastern region. Castle Meadow offers The Mall and Colman’s Shop & Museum. The stops along the route are as follows: 1. Castle Meadow  2. Cleveland Road  3. Theatre Street  4. Castle Meadow West Side  5. Tombland  6. Britannia Road  7. Riverside Road  8. King Street

Cambridge: Walking Tour led by Alumni with Kings College

5. Cambridge: Walking Tour led by Alumni with Kings College

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. Look inside Pembroke College and marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel. 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: City and University Tour including King's College

6. Cambridge: City and University Tour including King's 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, one of the best known not-so-secret societies of the University.

Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

7. Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

This 45-minute College Backs tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge’s long and eventful history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class center for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river. This tour is the best way to showcase Cambridge. Your guide will have a passion for history and a talent for sharing that with you. From the Gothic splendor of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library, your guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing.  The guides are at your service come rain or shine, so come and experience Cambridge’s most popular tour.

Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

8. Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

See 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs. You also have the option to book this tour as a private tour and the option to book the tour with a professional photographer who will be along to capture photo memories of your experience.  Your knowledgeable local guides are professional, educated and promise to be a lot of fun while giving a detailed explanation of historical facts and exciting stories. While being punted along the river Cam, you will have time to ask questions and take photos of the most famous architecture in Cambridge. During your tour, simply ask your guide for a free punting lesson and they will be happy to help. Feel free to bring drinks and refreshments on-board, then enjoy the tour.

Cambridge: Guided River Punting Tour

9. Cambridge: Guided River Punting Tour

Begin at our boat station opposite Magdlene College Fellows Gardens where your guide will begin telling you a little of the history of the town and how the University was founded. You will see many magnificent college buildings and the stunning bridges across the river. The guide will give you a historical description of the buildings and sights that you pass, with some amusing anecdotes about past Alumni and fabled stories along the way. You may ask questions and the guide will be happy to answer... The guide will turn the boat at Queen's college where the stretch of the River Cam known as "The Backs" comes to an end, on your return journey soak up the views and hear more stories about the town and University. Fisnish your tour 50 mins later back at our boat station where our staff will assist you disembarking.

Cambridge: Chauffeured Punting Tour

10. Cambridge: Chauffeured Punting 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.

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We really enjoyed our Cambridge Walking tour with the alumnus Claire! She was not only informative but a delight throughout the tour. I particularly enjoyed the parts where she talked about women education at Cambridge and it’s history. I also enjoyed some stories she shared being a student at this amazing place! Thank you, Claire and also thanks for this picture! My parents will have a great memory for India!

Thank you for such a great time :) We got to enjoy Jake’s banter about Cambridge, including historical and quirky facts. Very smooth ride and awesome piloting! Would definitely do again with family and friends. Highly recommend!

Our guide Tony was excellent. Fun, full of facts and made the whole experience most enjoyable. I would recommend this company (and guide) to anyone who wants to know historical Cambridge

Enjoyed a lot. Brief history backround to get us on the same level and get the context and understand the town.

Great experience! The gentlemen punting was very friendly and knowledgeable