Private Virtual Walking and Punting Tour of Cambridge

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  • Private Tour
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  • 105 min

Enjoy an immersive 105 minute video experience that captures the beauty and wonder of Cambridge. Accompanied by our expert tour guide, you will first explore the cobbled streets by foot. You then go punting on the river as you glide through the Backs and the beautiful college grounds. The landmarks visited are the very best Cambridge has to offer and you will enjoy a unique and unbroken perspective. Time is taken to appreciate the intricacies of the architecture on display with extensive panoramic and close-up shots provided. Your Cambridge tour guide provides a captivating commentary throughout, combining historical expertise with memorable stories. Your tour can be accessed at any time of your choosing from anywhere in the world with lifetime access. Also included is a free map of Cambridge with tour-route & landmarks highlighted. If you are booking a trip to Cambridge, your tour can help plan your itinerary. On arrival, it can be used as a self-guided walking tour of Cambridge.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Cambridge Virtual Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: King's College Chapel

The most iconic and most popular place to visit in Cambridge. We view the Chapel from the street at King's Parade and again during our punting tour from the river. Panoramic and closes-up shots are provided.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Magdalene College

We walk up to Magdalene College from the riverside, stopping to enjoy the stunning river perspective and we then view it from Castle Hill and Magdalene Bridge. We also enjoy a fresh perspective from the river as we glide past on our punt later in the tour. Extensive panoramic and close-up shots are provided.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: The Backs

One of the most beautiful views available in all of England, the Backs is a major draw for visitors and residents alike. We punt down The Backs as part of our punting tour with panoramic and close-up shots of the beautiful gardens, grounds, bridges and architecture along the way.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. John's College

We view the St John's college at various points in our walking tour, notably at the Gatehouse to the college (probably the most spectacular of all the college gatehouses) with panoramic and close-up shots provided. We also view the grounds of St John's College including New Court, Cripps Court and The Bridge of Sighs during our time punting on the river.

Duration: 11 minutes

Stop At: Bridge of Sighs

The most popular and most photographed bridge in all of Cambridge, famously referred to by Queen Victoria as "so pretty and picturesque." We approach the Bridge of Sighs on our punting tour and glide underneath it with time taken to appreciate the architecture and surroundings.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Mathematical Bridge

The quirkiest bridge on the river, subject to many legends which are discussed at length on our tour. We view the Mathematical Bridge as part of our walking tour, enjoying it's perspective from the street with panoramic and close-up shots provided. We then punt underneath it during the punting leg of the tour.

Duration: 4 minutes

Stop At: The Round Church Visitor Centre

One of only 4 round churches in England, we view this iconic building from the street during our walking tour. The church was closed at the time of filming however we are still able to explore and enjoy its architecture as we discuss its history.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Trinity College

We walk to Trinity College and spend time at its gatehouse examining the architecture in some detail. This includes the statue of King Henry 8th, the Royal coat of arms and Sir Isaac Newton's tree. We also visit the College on our punting tour with Trinity Library a particular highlight. At both the street and river locations, extensive close-ups and panoramic shots are provided.

Duration: 7 minutes

Stop At: University of Cambridge

Throughout our walking and punting tour we view many of the University Colleges from the street and river. Due to the global pandemic during filming, all of the College entrances are closed to visitors. However, with so few visitors in the city, we are able to enjoy unbroken views of the colleges. A range of close-ups and panoramic shots are provided to ensure that the stunning architecture of all the colleges visited are enjoyed in some detail.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Corpus Clock

One of the newest attractions to Cambridge but now one of its most popular. We view the clock in great detail with extensive close-ups and detailed explanations of its workings. We also take the time to examine The Chronophage or time-eater on top of the clock with close-up and wide camera views also provided.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: St Bene't's Church (Church of England)

The oldest church in all of Cambridgeshire at over 1000 years old. As we discuss its history and architectural features, we provide a variety of close-ups and panoramic shots from many different perspectives.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At:

The Old Cavendish Laboratory is one of the most important sites in Cambridge with the ground-breaking work conducted there ranging from the splitting of the atom to the cracking of the DNA code. With many external close-ups and wide-lens shots provided, the history and achievements of the Old Cavendish Laboratory are laid bare.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Pembroke College

A street view of Pembroke College is available with close-ups provided of the court, architecture and rooms while the history of the college is brought to life.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Peterhouse Cambridge

The first college to be established at Cambridge University. We view the outside setting of the college in some detail with opportunities provided to enjoy its original architecture and picture postcard court setting.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Fitzwilliam Museum

We enjoy many panoramic and close-up shots of one of the finest regional museums in Europe with its Parthenon exterior lovingly filmed.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Corpus Christi College

We view the college from both its front and rear entrance with a variety of close-up shots provided of the architecture, court and buildings.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: St Catharine's College

The college has an open court rather than the closed quadrangle found in other Cambridge colleges and this means we are able to enjoy a stunning perspective on the college entrance, grassy court, dining room and student rooms.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Queens' College

We briefly visit the street entrance to the college with exterior shots provided and then spend more time on our punt exploring the grounds and architecture of the college in some detail. Highlights here include the Erasmus Building, the President's Lodge and the Mathematical Bridge which are bathed in rich sunshine during our filming.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)

Great St Mary's Church is situated in the centre of Cambridge and although the church was closed to the public at the time of filming, we are still able to appreciate its beauty with close-ups and panoramic shots provided from many different view points.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Senate House

Senate House provides a stunning viewpoint in the centre of Cambridge and while enjoying the rich perspective, we discuss its role in University life and share the legendary adventures of its students.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Gonville and Caius College

The college provides a stunning backdrop to various points of our tour and we take the time to stop at the college itself to look at the college court, architecture and memorials in rich detail.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Clare College

We view the college as part of our punting tour on the river, enjoying spectacular views of the college, gardens and Clare Bridge which we punt underneath.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Jesus Green

The most beautiful area of natural beauty in the centre of Cambridge, Jesus Green is the starting point of our tour. As well as enjoying the stunning views of the city skyline, we are treated to close-ups of the wildlife as we make our way on our tour.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Magdalene Bridge

We walk across the bridge early in our walking tour and discuss its strategic significance to Cambridge. We also approach and punt underneath the bridge during the punting element of our tour.

Duration: 3 minutes
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