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Cambridge: City and University Tour including King's College

1. 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.

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Cambridge: Chauffeured Punting Tour

2. 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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Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

3. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

Take a guided walking tour that will make the city come alive. Cambridge is one of the most attractive cities in Britain, with a huge array of building styles and materials. The oldest building is St Benet's church which dates from the early 11th century and was built by the Saxon townspeople. Visit the historic Eagle pub which was acquired by Corpus Christi college in 1488. On the ceiling of the famous Royal Air Force bar are the serial numbers of 123 squadrons written in candle light by young airmen in World War II. Nearby is the Old Cavendish Laboratory, where Cambridge scientists changed our understanding of the physical world and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. The electron, the proton, the neutron and the structure of DNA were all discovered there.  The 31 Cambridge Colleges offer a rich variety of buildings. You will see a good spread of them, depending on which route you choose (the tour content is adjusted to meet the interests and needs of the client). The most famous building is the magnificent King's College chapel which dominates the city skyline. You will also see other medieveal colleges such as Trinity College, St John's, Clare, Corpus Christi, Pembroke, Queens', St Catherine's and Gonville and Caius. They all have their stories, traditions, and famous names. Several colleges allow visitors to enter their grounds and buildings, though there is often an entry fee. Only Cambridge Green Badge guides are allowed to take groups inside these colleges. The supplier can make all the required bookings.  Enjoy a walk down to the River Cam and see the much-photographed Mathematical Bridge and the many people enjoying a punt tour on the River Cam. Your guide can provide details of punting and of the many other attractions has to offer such as its eight University run museums. 

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What people are saying about King's College Chapel

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

My friend & I had a brilliant time on our punting tour! It was a chilly day but we had warm blankets to cover our legs & our seats were comfy. Our guide Zack was absolutely fab! Charming & funny, full of interesting information & facts about Cambridge, very knowledgeable about the area & history, kept us completely entertained, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Apart from the guide & beautiful views, amazing buildings & so much history it was great value for money would highly recommend. We will definitely be taking another punt on the river Cam in the near future.

A lovely time wandering around Cambridge on a Saturday morning. I ended up being the only one on the tour which was extra nice. Sonja was really friendly and has an enormous amount of knowledge about the city and its history. I was able to ask a lot of questions and she knew the answer to them all! Highly recommend, would go again with friends.

Very good experience, the guide was very informative. It was our first time punting and we would recommend it to others who are visiting Cambridge to get to see the area, and understand the culture.

Sonya gave an informative and energetic tour of Cambridge. She delivered great background info, was knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions, and was super well spoken.

Excellent tour with amazing tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it.