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Cambridge: Private Walking Tour of the University

Product ID: 163836
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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.
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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
Full description
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. You may also choose to book an option that includes a professional photographer for your tour to capture photo memories of you and your group.
  • 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
  • Professional photographer (depending on the option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees other than what is included on the normal tour

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Meeting point

Meet at the blue flag at the entrance of King's College on King's Parade.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please wear clothing suitable for the weather
• If you book the option with photography, enjoy the service of a professional photographer who will take a selection of memorable group photos at famous Cambridge landmarks

From US$ 152.70 Per group up to 6

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Product ID: 163836