Cambridge, UK
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Cambridge: 2-Hour Private University Walking Tour

1. Cambridge: 2-Hour Private University Walking Tour

Your tour starts in the city center where you'll be given a brief timeline of all the interesting and peculiar things and events that make Cambridge University famous. Moving forward, cover Cambridge’s key sights such as its oldest church, and best-known laboratory, which hosted world-renowned scientists. You will taken to the best photo spots to capture landmarks including King’s College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge, and Trinity College. Hear from your student guide as they highlight the local color and share little-known secrets such as what Henry VIII is holding above the gate of Trinity College and what special privileges the fellows of St. John’s share with the Royal Family. For a truly tailored experience, customize your tour to your preferences. From specific start and end times to special topics of interest. This tour can provide a closer focus on the University’s academic history, scientific achievements, or on outstanding women at Cambridge.

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Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

2. 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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Cambridge: Places and People Walking Tour

3. Cambridge: Places and People Walking Tour

Take a private walking tour that will make the ancient streets and buildings of Cambridge come alive. See and learn about some of the famous colleges, such as Trinity, St John's, Gonville and Caius, and Corpus Christi. Visit the world-renowned Old Cavendish Laboratory where the electron, the proton, the neutron, and the structure of DNA were discovered. Enjoy a tour that will show you all of the key sights in the historic heart of Cambridge. Along the way, visit some of Cambridge's historic churches, such as St. Bene't's which dates from the early 11th-century. Its Saxon origins make it the oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire. You will also see the majestic King's College Chapel which took over 100 years to build. 

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Cambridge Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

4. Cambridge Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable with navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once you've made your booking, your guide will get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour including the meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The guides are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your guide, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Cambridge, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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Exclusive Chauffeur: London to Cambridge and Woburn Abbey

5. Exclusive Chauffeur: London to Cambridge and Woburn Abbey

Your wish is our command on this exclusive private tour suitable for one or two couples who wish to explore London and its outlying posts in style and comfort. From the moment we pick you up from your hotel, you'll be taken care of in the style and grandeur that only the English can provide. Your tour route and timing is up to you, but should be advised at the time of booking. Your personal chauffeur will whisk you safely and comfortably through the bustling English streets with a panoramic and luxurious highlights tour that takes you to all the best sights. Should you wish to visit any of the stops on the itinerary, we can help arrange entrance tickets at a separate charge. The best part is heading out of the city and towards the beautiful campus of Cambridge. This historic university boasts beautiful college buildings, gorgeous chapels and the world famous King's College on the banks of the River Cam. You'll have plenty of time to stop for pictures and breaks along the way before heading on to Woburn Abbey, the home to Duke Bedford for over 300 years.

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Cambridge: Private Chauffeured Punt Day Cruise

6. Cambridge: Private Chauffeured Punt Day Cruise

Experience the best of what Cambridge has to offer on your very own Private Chauffeured Punt Tour and Explore the beautiful River Cam alongside a guide Taking a Private Tour allows you to see all of the delights of the College Backs through a personalized experience. Your private chauffeur will have a passion for the history of Cambridge and its university, regaling you with facts and anecdotes about everything you see along the way. From the Gothic heights of King’s College Chapel to the Bridge of Sighs, your chauffeur will ensure that you do not miss a thing. This tour will take you on a return journey that will last approximately 50 minutes, so sit back and enjoy everything Cambridge has to offer for this famous past-time.

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What people are saying about Cambridge, UK

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Tony the tour guide...one word - EXCELLENT! He is very experienced, is full of fun quirky facts about the city, he doesn’t bombard with lots of boring dates. He mixes history facts with interesting stories about students who have studied in Cambridge’s colleges. He points out the hidden gems in city, the things that are written into Cambridge’s architecture. He is passionate about what he does. Well worth the money. Thanks :-)

Mary Forster-Lewis was amazing. We totally loved her guiding us through the city, the information was given in an interesting, relevant, structured discussion type of guide, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Titbits of info about universities and the lives of the students current and past. Mary's vast knowledge of Cambridge meant the tour was interesting from the minute it started until the final minute. Hugely enjoyable.

We went on a tour of Famous People and Places in Cambridge with the lovely and very knowledgeable Pamela. It woke up our teenagers, who could recognize themes from both school and popular culture, right in the middle of this historic city. Highly recommended!

What a Great Guide

Mary Fastewr-Lewis was extremely knowledgeable and conducted the tour in good spirits and humour, she judged our little group very well. I would recommend her to anyone.

Fantastic tour of Cambridge, with a very knowledgeable guide.