A Cambridge University student guide will take you on a 90-minute enthralling journey through time as they recount to you the colorful story of Cambridge and its famous university while providing you with a wonderful insight into student life.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
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Enjoy a private guided walking tour where you can ask as many questions as you'd like
Visit inside the grounds of famous colleges and the famous university landmarks
Perfect for prospective students who are curious to learn about the application process
Learn over 1000 years of famous history from graduates and current students
See where famous alumni lived and studied
In just an hour and a half, walk through a thousand years of human history: from an Anglo-Saxon church tower to a contemporary and controversial clock that doesn’t even tell the time properly. See the rooms where Newton wrote his theory of gravity and hear the truth behind the apple tree myth. Visit the pub where Watson and Crick announced one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century. Marvel at some of the greatest examples of gothic and neoclassical architecture in the world. Inspiring, baffling, and downright outrageous: Cambridge is a city full of stories waiting to be told.
Cambridge is nothing without its students, and it’s the students who make the tours so special. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge and experience of an insider, all the walking tour guides are either graduates or current students of the University of Cambridge. You’ll hear all about what the students really get up to – from college parents to lavish May Balls and the dreaded all-nighters in between. As well as hearing it all from the horse’s mouth, you’ll get to see inside two colleges, with highlights including the beautiful Pembroke College Chapel and gardens. This is the real Cambridge as experienced from within the college walls.
Private tours are perfect for prospective students who would like to understand the application process, what to expect in the interview or have any questions about student life. The tour is led by someone that has once been in their position and gone on to be accepted successfully. Your guide will help you in any way they can to make sure you are moving forward with your application.
Current student or graduate guide
Entry to 1 or 2 colleges depending on availability
Insight into student life
An explanation of the Oxbridge application process
What’s Not Included
Entrance fees other than what is included on the normal tour
When you get there
Meet at the blue flag at the entrance of King's College on King's Parade.