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Cambridge: Walking & Punting Tour with King's College Option

Activity provider: Alumni Tours
Water activity

Cambridge: Walking & Punting Tour with King's College Option

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 56.43 per person

Discover the beauty of Cambridge with an alumni-led walking and punting tour on the River Cam with optional King's College entry. See the highlights of the city and learn about its fascinating history.

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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  • Learn about Cambridge from a Cambridge University Graduate Guide
  • Enjoy a punting cruise along the River Cam led by local university students
  • Discover famous sites and colleges in Cambridge and take a journey through time
  • Marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel and Pembroke College
  • Walk in the footsteps of alumni, like Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking
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Explore the historic halls of Cambridge University on a guided walking tour led by a graduate. Visit famous colleges, including King's College and Pembroke College, before embarking on a Cambridge punting tour. On this graduate-led walking tour, see where famous alumni studied, including Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking. Visit famous chapels and libraries, listen to anecdotes and see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history.

Book the King's College ticket option to ensure you see inside King's College Chapel with the highest vaulted ceiling of any chapel in the world. Discover famous landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, Gonville, and Caius College, St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, Senate House, Round Church and much much more.... Your punting tour starts approximately 30 minutes after your walking tour. While you sit back and relax on your chauffeured punting cruise your local student guide is on hand to teach you about the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. Bring refreshments on board, if you like, and enjoy a free punting lesson during your tour..

  • 90-minute College Walking tour led by University Alumni
  • 50-minute Chauffeured Punting Tour guided by local University Students
  • Entry to King's College & King's College Chapel (When you book this option)
  • Visit inside additional Colleges on your walking tour, such as Pembroke College and Trinity College (when available)
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Drink

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Meeting point

Please meet outside King’s College. Your guide will be wearing a royal blue jacket, cap, beanie, or polo shirt. The departure point for your bus tour is from any of the bus stops around the city.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Pembroke College is dependent on availability on the day
  • Walking tours are not suitable for those unable to walk for the duration of the tour
  • There will be no toilet breaks throughout the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 270 reviews

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Absolutely fantastic! Andre? (Our Italian aspiring PhD) did a wonderful job of herding us through a bustling town center, giving us the wonderful history of the buildings, and still managed to get us to the Kings Chapel before they closed. He kept everything entertaining and engaging.

March 23, 2023

We booked walking tour and punting. Both guides were brilliant and informative. It was a very lovely way of spending our day in Cambridge. I was hoping to be able to see a litte bit more of the any of the colleges from the inside, but lm assuming it is all only for students. Punting was really relaxing, although they really fill up the boat to the maximum, 3 people sharing middle seat could be changed. Our guide show lots of punting skills, really impressive. Overall we had a great day, we learned a bit and it was very interesting to listen to both guides. Weather was lovely too! l think it was worth to do both tours and l would gladly recommend it. thank you!

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March 23, 2023

Our tour guide, Chris was extremely well versed in all things Cambridge! Despite the 35c heat, he ensured we were all comfortable, stopped in shaded areas and that we all kept together. He has happy to answer questions and gave excellent information.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 146070