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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.

Cambridge Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

2. 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.

London: Christmas Lights Tour in a Black Cab

3. London: Christmas Lights Tour in a Black Cab

Experience breathtaking views of London at night plus all the fun and excitement of the Christmas atmosphere. See the city's decorations beautifully illuminated and fantastic light displays in parts of the city on this 2.5-hour tour in an iconic black cab. Make numerous stops for photographs along the way. See many of London's major buildings illuminated after dark as well. Stop off at Winter Wonderland, where you can sit down with a hot drink and some chestnuts, take the kids to visit Father Christmas, or even do some late-night shopping. Alternatively, your driver can drop you off at any of the markets or at your hotel.

Cambridge: Places and People Walking Tour

4. 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. 

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

5. 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. 

Exclusive Chauffeur: London to Cambridge and Woburn Abbey

6. 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.

Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

7. Cambridge University: Ghost Tour Led by University Alumni

Search for ghosts and hear the supernatural stories of Cambridge. See where Wordsworth made ghost spotting scientific, find the origin of the phrase ‘the skeleton in the cupboard’, and hear about the modern ghost story that made the national press. Find out why you might see horses floating around King’s Chapel, see if you can espy Oliver Cromwell’s ghost, and end up in the most haunted place in Cambridge. The age of the university, the even older age of the city, and the dank fens surrounding the city, are the perfect ingredients for spooky events. All our guides are either current or former students at the university. They have lived in drafty old college buildings, they have shivered in dark corners of the colleges, and some have even experienced the ghosts. This is all about hearing it from the horse’s mouth, and from those who will really give you a thrill. Hear about the digging up of dead bodies, learn about how witches were deal with in a supposedly educated city, and find out what sort of meat was burning in the marketplace. Find out about the nice ghost in the haunted bookshop and the unhappy ghosts of Corpus Christi. And finally, learn what to do if you hear a panting hound behind you. See classic Cambridge buildings from the outside, like Trinity College, Gonville and Caius College, Clare College, King’s Chapel, Haunted Bookshop, St Edward the Martyr Church, Market Square, Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, St Botolph’s Lane, Little St Mary’s Lane and Peterhouse. It covers ghost stories, but also throws in witches, gruesome happenings, and some of the less known history of the city.

Cambridge: Women’s History Walking Tour

8. Cambridge: Women’s History Walking Tour

Discover the history behind the incredible women who shaped Cambridge on this guided walking tour. Find out how Cambridge women changed education for women across the globe.  Meet your guide at King's College and begin your tour. Track the course of the women’s suffrage movement as you see Millicent Fawcett’s house. Learn the essential difference between suffragist and suffragette.  Admire the Coe Fen meadowland and the Museum of Classical Archaeology. See the King's, Queens', Pembroke, Darwin, and Caius colleges. Stand in Market square and view Guildhall, Senate House, and Gonville.  Hear about how a woman caused Cambridge to be founded and discover why wealthy women funded male-only colleges. Be inspired by great female scientists and writers that shaped the modern history of the city.

Cambridge: LGBTQIA+ History Tour

9. Cambridge: LGBTQIA+ History Tour

Experience the first tour in Cambridge dedicated to Queer history. Learn about the Lesbian Line, the creation of Stonewall, Cambridge’s major gay pub Turk’s Head, and see a plethora of other sites in the city’s beautiful historic center. Your guide, a resident student of Cambridge, provides insight into the history of queer life and activism at the University. They bring the streets’ past to life with readings from books set in Cambridge written by queer alumni, supplementing this with their own experiences. The tour will take you from King’s College (home of many highly influential Gay alumni such as Alan Turing), past St Catharine’s College (where Ian McKellen started his acting career and LGBTQIA+ activism), to Queens’ college (where renowned Gay comedian Stephen Fry studied). Continue into the city center where you’ll search for the secret entrances to some of the city’s old queer pubs and hostels, and visit other crucial landmarks for the advancement of LGBTQIA+ rights.

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What people are saying about East of England

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 :-)

This walking tour was FABULOUS! Our guide, Sybelle, was so knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful! We toured this campus as a potential student for our daughter and the one-on-one interaction really helped her be able to ask so many more questions than if we were in a group setting. Highly recommend!!

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!

Our guide was very knowledgeable and really bought the history of Cambridge to life. I would recommend.

Fantastic tour of Cambridge, with a very knowledgeable guide.