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Cambridge University and City Highlights Walking Tour

Product ID: 169852
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Make the most of your visit by taking a guided tour of Cambridge. See the best known and most impressive sights in Cambridge and hear fascinating stories about the famous people who lived and studied here.
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Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • See the beautiful university and college buildings
  • Enter the medieval college of Pembroke (when available)
  • Hear about the famous discoveries of Cambridge students such as Newton, Darwin and Stephen Hawking
  • Discover famous student challenges and pranks
  • Listen to anecdotes delivered by a qualified Cambridge Blue Badge Guide
Full description
This 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge begins as your guide explains the development of the city, university and colleges and the relationship between all three. The tour will not only cover the historic aspect of Cambridge but will also cover the modern aspect of the university, including the application process and modern student life.

See the oldest building in the city and the oldest student accommodation, as well as the site where the atom was split for the first time and the structure of DNA discovered. Admire the famous Corpus Clock and the university buildings of the Senate House, Old Schools and the university church of Great St Mary's. You will also see Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, St Catharine's College, King's College, Gonville and Caius College finishing at Trinity College.

Listen as your guide entertains you with stories about famous students such as Newton, Darwin and Byron as well as famous discoveries and student pranks through the University's 800 years of history.
  • Services of a local Cambridge Blue Badge Guide
  • Entrance to Pembroke College when available
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Other college entrances
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Visitor Information Centre, Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3AD

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Flash photography
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Please note: college entrance fees are not included. The tour will include entrance to Pembroke College when available, but all other colleges listed will be viewed externally. Many colleges in Cambridge charge for admission or have restricted access.
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• The tour is wheelchair accessible
• Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
• Operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
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Product ID: 169852