Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

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  • 2 hr

We have for many years been the top-ranked Cambridge walking tour on Trip Advisor. We aim to make our tours fun as well as informative. We will take you through the extraordinary history of Cambridge and it's university, including some of the 110 Nobel Prize winners that have lived and worked here. We are all professional Cambridge Green Badge guides, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. This is a private tour for you and your companions only. The maximum group size is 20.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Cambridge Tour Guides

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Gonville and Caius College

A brief introduction to the tour, plus a safety warning about bicycles.

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

The oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire, dating from the early 11th century. We will also visit the nearby Eagle Pub.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: King's College Chapel

This is the centrepiece of the tour. The most famous building in Cambridge and an architectural jewel. Not to be missed.

Stop At: Senate House

The 18th century Senate House was until recently the main meeting place for the University. Today it is where the students receive their degrees. It forms part of an historic core, along with Great St Mary's Church and Gonville and Caius College.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: University of Cambridge

Please note that, with the exception of King's College Chapel, the colleges close to the public during the examination period which runs from late April to mid-June every year. The dates of closures vary from college to college. In 2019 St. John's College will be closed to groups from 14 May to 28 June and closed to the public from 16-28 June. Queens' College will be closed from 22 April to 14 June.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

See the buiding where 29 Nobel Prize winners worked and hear the story of the Cavendish from 1874-1974.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

One of the oldest pubs in Cambridge. Famous for its RAF Bar, where airmen wrote their squadron numbers on the ceiling during the Second World War.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Great St Mary's is a parish church and the University church. When students first arrived in Cambridge in the 13th century they used Great St Mary's for their meetings and teaching.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Trinity College

See the famous great gate of Cambridge's largest and wealthiest college. Hear about the 32 Nobel prize winners that have studied at Trinity, plus famous names such as Sir Isaac Newton and Lord Byron.

Pass By: St. John's College

St John's was founded in 1505. The famous 16th century gatehouse is arguably the most striking in Cambridge and carries the coat of arms and regalia of the founder, Lady Margaret Beaufort.

Pass By: The Round Church Visitor Centre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is generally known as "the Round church', because of its shape. It was built around 1130, and is one of the few remaining Norman structures in Cambridge.
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