Guided tour

Cambridge: Alumni-led Colleges Tour & King's College Option

Activity provider: Alumni Tours
Guided tour

Cambridge: Alumni-led Colleges Tour & King's College Option

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 24.53 per person

Get an insight into life at one of the world's elite universities on a walking tour of Cambridge University with a graduate guide. Visit some of the most famous colleges, such as King's College, Clare College, and Trinity College.

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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a 90-minute Cambridge College & City Walking Tour led by Graduates
  • Ask questions about the Oxbridge application process & student life
  • Visit the Cavendish Laboratory where over 20 Nobel Prizes were awarded
  • See where the 'Secret of Life' was announced by Watson & Crick
  • Enter inside College grounds (only when they are open)
Full description

Discover some of the most famous colleges in Cambridge. Learn more about student life at one of the world's most prestigious universities from a University of Cambridge graduate guide. Visit famous chapels and libraries and listen to fascinating anecdotes.

See where Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking studied. Stroll from King's College on King's Parade and pass landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, and Corpus Christi College. Look inside Pembroke College and marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel. Admire The Senate House, Great St Mary’s Church, and The Eagle pub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered the secret of life.

  • University of Cambridge Graduate or current student guide
  • Historical tour
  • Insights into student life
  • Entry to Pembroke College and Trinity College (if they are open)
  • Entry to King's College (if King's College Tour option is selected)
  • Entrance fees to colleges not on the itinerary

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Meeting point

Meet your tour guide, who will be wearing a royal blue uniform (cap, beanie hat, or polo) at the entrance of King's College on King's Parade. Please arrive at the meeting point five minutes before your tour is due to start.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Walking tours are not suitable for those unable to walk for the duration of the tour
  • There are no toilet breaks during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 740 reviews

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The guide Francesco was excellent and really knowledgeable. The only thing I’d say is we went in Jan and while the info says take comfortable shoes, it doesn’t warn that there are some muddy park paths so also wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty!

March 23, 2023

My uni tour was led by Joe, it was a good experience getting to know the lesser known facts, fun stories and history of the various places we visited as part of the tour. I would suggest everyone to go for a guided tour around the city by a student who will have such detailed information of the places and give you a sneak peek of the student life.

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March 23, 2023

Highly informative and highly enjoyable. Our tour guide, Emma, was incredibly friendly and answered our many many questions with great enthusiasm and detail. Would highly recommend the private prospective student tour to anyone keen on applying to Cambridge University, and we cannot thank Emma enough for her excellent guidance and service.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 91614