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Cambridge: Self-Guided Colleges Walking Tour and Sightseeing

Activity provider: VoiceMap

Cambridge: Self-Guided Colleges Walking Tour and Sightseeing

Activity provider: VoiceMap

From US$ 5.99 per person

Explore the historic center of Cambridge at your own pace with a self-guided walking tour on your phone. Discover the university colleges as you stroll through cobblestone alleys and cross the canal.

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Duration 40 minutes
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See Cambridge’s architectural highlights including the Wren Library
  • Hear from producer Anna Granta, a Cambridge local and parttime tour guide
  • Do it all in 45 minutes or linger at stops along the way
  • Get unlimited use before and after your booking date
  • Use the virtual tour option at home
Full description
On this walking tour, we’ll explore Cambridge's historic center, including the heart of the University of Cambridge, along with less obvious gems. I’ve mixed my experience as a local in too, as well as stories of my time as a student at the University of Cambridge, and I hope I’ve brought across the real personality of this famous city. Cambridge is the second oldest university in England and it showcases almost a millennium of architectural highlights. There’s everything from the Round Church, which dates back to 1130, to the Wren Library, completed in 1695, and the Corpus Clock, which was installed in 2008. Its quaint cobblestone streets and winding alleyways provide plenty of photo opportunities too, especially if you can go at your own pace. This guided audio tour allows you to do exactly that, while still seeing all of the city’s highlights. It’s a two kilometre walk and it starts and finishes on King’s Parade. Cambridge is flat, but because of the cobblestones, it worth wearing sensible shoes.
Includes
  • Tour on VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Lifetime access to the tour
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

This tour begins outside the gates of King's College, on King's Parade. King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK. Cambridge is well connected by train, and fast trains from London Kings Cross take under an hour. From the train station you can take buses 1 or 7 into the center of town. It is then a five minute walk to King's. Alternatively take a taxi from the station. Anyone in Cambridge will be able to give you directions to King's College, but be sure to ask for directions to King's and not for 'The University'. The University is made up of hundreds of buildings spread over the city and you may get pointed towards an uninspiring outpost.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • The tour uses a mobile app. You will need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the tour
  • It is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It is best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point
  • When the download is complete, you will see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The redstart button will become active when you are at the starting point
  • The tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next
  • Please note that you'll need to use your own mobile device and headphones for this tour. The tour is only available in English.
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Wow do I highly recommend this for solo travellers! It was such a fun activity to do and the guide added details from her personal experience at Cambridge which was lovely! Thank you Anna Granta! Your voice-recorded guide made my trip! :)

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 422245