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Cambridge University and City Highlights Walking Tour

Product ID: 169852
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.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 1:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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

Prepare for the activity

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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We had the most enjoyable tour of Cambridge on Thursday. Our guide, Tim made the tour most interesting with tales of amusing stunts and escapades. He gave us incredibly detailed information on the history of the University and the various colleges, always with passion and humour. We would like to sign up for another tour with Tim and send him our grateful thanks.

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October 18, 2019

Good trip, last 2 were better

We were a big group of 15 with multiple aged friends and kids. It would have been better to engage all age groups as the teenagers lost interest very shortly. The background sound and traffic kept distracting the guide who could not speak. Suggestion: have a mike and choose roads with less traffic to give a summary.

June 15, 2019

Brilliant! Factual but fun!

Visited Cambridge for a short stay and we booked this tour at the last minute. Mark was our tour guide and what a great and enthusiastic guided tour he gave us! He injected the facts with humour, spoke knowledgeably of the college's that made up the university and made the tour very fun indeed. I would certainly recommend this tour. Thank you Mark!

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February 20, 2019

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Product ID: 169852