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Cambridge University Graduate-Guided College Walking Tour

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Cambridge University Graduate-Guided College Walking Tour

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Experience one of the world’s most famous universities on a walking tour of the prestigious Cambridge University. Follow your guide, a University of Cambridge student, around architectural highlights like Trinity College, King’s College, and Corpus Christi College; see the halls where alumni like Sir Isaac Newton, C.S. Lewis, and John Harvard once walked; and peek into student haunts like The Eagle Pub. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people for a personal experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.69
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Cambridge University & City Tour With University Alumni Guide

Available from Saturday

Cambridge University & City Tour With University Alumni Guide

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The university colleges of Cambridge are widely considered among the prettiest and most academically successful in England, with a history dating back centuries. This walking tour from the city center takes you to the heart of Cambridge University and the famed King's College, and shines a light on the famous actors, inventors, mathematicians, Nobel Prize-winners and scientists who have lived and worked here.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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COVID-19 Shared Punt Tour

Available from Friday

COVID-19 Shared Punt Tour

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Customers can purchase a Private Section for up to 3 or 6 people on a shared tour during COVID-19. Enjoy the College Backs of Cambridge on a guided punt tour at a reduced price.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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University Walking Tour

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University Walking Tour

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This tour is a great choice for history fans. Learn about Cambridge’s past and how it became the world-class University city it is today. Save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a ticket to the Round Church included. You’ll explore the historic church which dates back to the 12th century, before walking into the center past Cambridge University colleges. See the Senate House, the Cambridge University Press bookshop, the Cavendish Laboratory, and many of Cambridge’s most interesting sights in one day.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Walking Tour of Cambridge

Available from Friday

Walking Tour of Cambridge

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About Cambridge On Foot Fun and friendly private walking tours of the city of Cambridge. We are qualified Cambridge guides, the only guides permitted to lead groups into the University colleges. Every tour can be personalised to suit you and your group starting and finishing at a convenient location. Each tour will feature highlights of the town, University and its colleges.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.80
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Private Virtual Walking and Punting Tour of Cambridge

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The Key To The City

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Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

Available from Dec 1

Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

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We are accredited Green Badge guides who have been successfully guiding in Cambridge since 2011. Thanks to our wonderful clients, we have for many years been the top-ranked Cambridge walking tour on Trip Advisor. We will take you on a journey through 2,000 years of history, and try to have some fun along the way. This is a private tour for you and your companions only. Due to Government restrictions on public gatherings, the maximum group size is 5.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Historic Cambridge Walking Tour

Available from Saturday

Historic Cambridge Walking Tour

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Our walking tour takes in some of the famous colleges and historic sights of the city as you meander down quaint alleyways and tread the cobbled streets. You will hear quirky facts and stories of the colleges and their colourful alumni, all set within the context of English and world history, plus many fascinating tales of city life through the ages not generally mentioned in the guide books. We will take you to a church 1000 years old and reveal it’s hidden secret, down side streets to places of interest visitors don't normally see. You will go back in time to medieval Cambridge to discover how the University all started, visiting colleges over 700 years old and hearing their history. We will show you what it is to experience life as a student in a Cambridge College. All our tours are unique as we specialise in small groups and encourage interaction and questions
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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COVID-19 Shared Punt Tour

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COVID-19 Shared Punt Tour

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Punting in Cambridge during COVID-19 is now available by purchasing a private seating area for up to 3 or 6 people on a Shared Tour. Along a two mile stretch of the River Cam, customers will experience the most beautifully scenic route along the backs of seven Cambridge Colleges including the likes of St Johns, Kings and Queens to name but a few. At the Traditional Punting Company both the customers experience and saftey are their top priority, so measures have been implemented to ensure punting is COVID-19 safe. Boats will be sanitised before every tour, fitted perspex screens will maintian social distancing when the minimum distance of 1 metre is not kept and the virtual queue system will prevent crowds at the departure location. It is the best way to see Cambridge at a reduced price and without the queues.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Cambridge University Graduate-Guided College Walking Tour

Available from Friday

Private Cambridge University Graduate-Guided College Walking Tour

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Learn about the secrets of Cambridge University on this private guided walking tour. Explore the colleges with a knowledgeable insider—a former student. By going on a student-guided tour, you’ll be able to ask questions about what life at Cambridge was like, and hear fascinating anecdotes. You won’t have to worry about navigating as your guide will lead the way and take you to multiple colleges, chapels, and libraries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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A Shared Cambridge Walking Tour

Available from Friday

A Shared Cambridge Walking Tour

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We are accredited Green Badge guides and have been guiding in Cambridge since 2011. Thanks to our wonderful clients we have for many years been the top-rated Cambridge walking tour on Trip Advisor. We want you to learn all about this amazing city, but we also want you to have fun! We aim to make our tours entertaining and interesting for everyone. Please note that this is a shared tour. In accordance with Government guidelines on public gatherings, the maximum group size is 5.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Personalised Cambridge Walking Tour with Stories

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Personalised Cambridge Walking Tour with Stories

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The Stories! The history of Cambridge recounted by a Green Badge guide, born and bred in the city. Tours are personalised and can be tailored to different ages, abilities (eg partial sightedness) and interests - eg history, science, spies, religion, literature, architecture and ghosts. Experience the spectacular sites, and the hidden secrets with one of the locals.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Comprehensive Cambridge Collection: 4 podcast walks to discover the city

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Comprehensive Cambridge Collection: 4 podcast walks to discover the city

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Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tours of Cambridge! The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone! We've teamed up with expert historians, storytellers and students to give you a unique and engaging experience of Cambridge! Our tours will take you to some of Cambridge's most iconic landmarks as well as taking you off the beaten track and away from the crowds to discover some of Cambridge's lesser known gems! Our first podcast tour will give you an introduction to Cambridge, where you'll learn what its really like to study at the University of Cambridge. The next tour will guide you along the scenic routes of the Backs where you'll be able to get a picturesque & unique view of the River Cam. The Instagram tour will show you many unusual spots & hidden gems while also taking you through iconic attractions. Our final tour will allow you to uncover the extraordinary inventions that have been born out of this beautiful university town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Interactive Walking Tour of Cambridge University

Available from Oct 17

Interactive Walking Tour of Cambridge University

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We provide a fully interactive and immersive tour which is not available anywhere else in Cambridge. We don't just rely on our expert knowledge to paint you a picture of the history of Cambridge. We use images and even ancient artifacts, some up to 5000 years old, which you can touch and hold in your hand! Take a walk through time as you step through Cambridge Universities unique and ancient past, and discover the legends and tales which make this amazing city and university so unique!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cambridge Walking Tour: Secret Society EXPLORATION GAME

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Cambridge Walking Tour: Secret Society EXPLORATION GAME

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Inject your sightseeing experience of Cambridge with fun and intrigue by opting for an interactive smartphone experience. While still allowing you to explore at your own pace, this experience leads you to top Cambridge attractions using riddles and GPS technology. This experience provides a great introduction to Cambridge for first-time visitors and families.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
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Private Virtual Walking and Punting Tour of Cambridge

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Private Virtual Walking and Punting Tour of Cambridge

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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.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Combo: Cambridge University Graduate-Guided Punting & College Walking Tour

Available from Oct 20

Combo: Cambridge University Graduate-Guided Punting & College Walking Tour

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Combine two classic Cambridge experiences into one tour—a walking tour of Cambridge University and a punting cruise along the Cam River. First, embark on a tour of the prestigious university colleges and get an insight into student life from your Cambridge University graduate guide. After admiring architectural highlights like King’s College, Trinity College, and The Senate House, hop aboard a traditional punt for a cruise. As you glide along the river banks, enjoy unbeatable views of The Backs, the picturesque parks, and colleges that line the waterfront.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cambridge University Student-Guided Punting Tour

Available from Oct 19

Cambridge University Student-Guided Punting Tour

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Take to the water for a quintessential Cambridge experience on this punting tour. Step aboard a traditional punt and drift downstream on the Cam River, past the famous college ‘Backs’. Glide beneath the Mathematical Bridge and Bridge of Sighs; admire views of landmarks like the King's College Chapel and Trinity Hall; and listen as your guide unveils fascinating facts about the legendary university city. You can even have a go at ‘driving’ the punt yourself!
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  • 50 minutes
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Private Cambridge Punting Tour

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Private Cambridge Punting Tour

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Cambridge is known for its University colleges and its punting scene. Combine both of these things by going on a private Cambridge punting tour, which takes you past the backs of multiple colleges, such as Magdalene, and King's. You’ll see beautiful views that can only be reached by water, and a private tour means you’ll have direct access to your chauffeur for questions about Cambridge.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Key To The City

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The Key To The City

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'The Key to The City' is the only guide you will need to get the most out of the Cambridge experience. Written by students, with the literature overseen by a university professor, and supporting local independent businesses within Cambridge. Including a self guided college and museum walking tour, local information and secret spots so you don't miss anything, exclusive offers and discounts to select independent businesses across Cambridge for; shops, cycle hire, restaurants and tour experiences, such as punting and walking tours around the University of Cambridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cambridge's Famous Inventions and Graduates - Podcast Tour

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Cambridge's Famous Inventions and Graduates - Podcast Tour

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Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of Cambridge! The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone! We've teamed up with expert historians, storytellers and students to give you a unique and engaging insight into some of Cambridge's most famous graduates! Dive deep into the history of the picturesque town of Cambridge and explore extraordinary inventions of the city! Listen to historians Sam and Alice as they guide us on this self-guided podcast tour. We'll learn about the King's Parade and get intimate with Cambridge's rich graduation ceremony and its interesting traditions. Make our way to the Corpus Clock and try to find the mythical creature on it, while discovering the history of this unique and wonderful invention. Explore the nooks and crannies of The Eagle's Pub, steeped in history with incidents of genius celebrations to great war stories.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cambridge Student Life: COVID-safe immersive podcast walk

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Cambridge Student Life: COVID-safe immersive podcast walk

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Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of Cambridge! The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone! We've teamed up with expert historians, storytellers and students to give you a unique and engaging experience of Cambridge! Join local historian & PHD student, Katie as we discover the story behind the birth of Cambridge University and what it’s like to be a student at Cambridge! On this self-guided podcast tour, we'll discover the beautiful picturesque city of Cambridge and get a more intimate look at the culture, history, and soul of this famous town. Visit some of the most famous colleges and get acquainted with their various traditions (both familiar and odd), student's lives, and fun facts about their past.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided tour to Bath & Stonehenge from Cambridge

Available from Oct 31

Guided tour to Bath & Stonehenge from Cambridge

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Our tours are designed for visitors to Britain and are conducted by friendly and informative driver-guides. We show you the best of Britain, the famous places that no visitor to Britain should miss, but also exceptional places off-the-beaten-track. The tours are only for small groups - a few more in the peak summer months - and are conducted in safe and comfortable vehicles. This tour visits the most beautiful town in England and one of the world's most iconic prehistoric monuments.
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  • 13 hours
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$130.41
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Private Student-Guided Cambridge Punting Tour With Professional Photographer

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Private Student-Guided Cambridge Punting Tour With Professional Photographer

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Cruise along the water and see several of the University of Cambridge's most famous colleges on this private punting tour. Drift by prestigious colleges such as King's and Darwin as your own personal guide steers your boat along the Cam River. Pass below the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge, and hear all the got-to-know facts about Cambridge.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$454.46
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Cambridge University Group Tour With University Alumni Guide

Available from Jan 2

Cambridge University Group Tour With University Alumni Guide

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We regularly provide private tours for organizations and assorted schools from around the world. Having shown tens of thousands of students around Cambridge, we have the diverse skill set needed to ensure that students both understand the tour and genuinely enjoy it. Our student guides have a great insight into Cambridge. They have detailed knowledge of the University's incredible history combined with personal experiences about how this ancient institution really works. While there are plenty of details to cover, we are committed to providing interesting and enjoyable tours rather than reducing the city’s fascinating history to a dry collection of dates that puts people to sleep. As this is a private tour, we can completely tailor the experience to the needs of your group. You can specify convenient meeting points and themes you'd like covered. If requested, tours can also include special features, like quizzes and competitions, to entertain younger people and keep them engaged.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.69
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