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Student-Guided Cambridge University & City Tour

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Overview
Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge ranks among the oldest seats of learning in the world. On this walking tour, follow a guide through Cambridge and see the city from a scholar’s perspective. Visit colleges including Corpus Christi and Trinity, and learn of famous alumni such as C.S.Lewis and John Harvard. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.
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Highlights
  • Explore Cambridge and its historic university with your guide
  • Tour local landmarks including Great St. Mary’s Church and the Eagle pub
  • Visit colleges such as Corpus Christi and Trinity, and see Cambridge as the students do
  • Listen as your guide brings 800 years of history to life
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the entrance of King's College, Cambridge, then head onward through the cobbled streets to begin your walking tour. Home to one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, Cambridge is a city where a strong sense of history hangs in the air. With your guide to lead the way, discover top sites of interest such as Great St. Mary’s Church and the Eagle pub, and explore famous colleges including Caius, Clare, St. Catherine’s, and Trinity Hall. Hear of famous alumni who have studied and lectured here, including Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking. Hear stories from the hallowed corridors and courtyards dating back through the centuries, and gain insight into 800 years of English history. Along the way, learn how life plays out in the colleges for the university’s many thousands of students and scholars. Then, end your tour in central Cambridge.
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Departure Point
Cambridge Alumni Tours, Blue flag outside Kings college, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A graduate or current student guide from Cambridge University
  • Historical Tour
  • Insight Into Student Life
  • Views Inside Colleges (depending on college opening times throughout the year)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Inside King's College Chapel
  • Views inside colleges when the colleges are closed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Tour does not enter King's College Chapel.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GoPlaces662439 wrote a review Jan 26
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This was purchased as a present for a relative. Having visited Cambridge many times, the tour with Hao, truly opened my eyes to the wonder of the City. It helped that Hao was well informed with a great sense of humour - a real credit to the company. Throughly enjoyable,
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Date of experience: January 2020
Carrie wrote a review Jan 26
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Our guide was Hao, who gave us an insightful and charming glimpse into how students like him live and study in Cambridge and about how the university came to be what it is today. The walking was easily manageable for everybody in the group an did not bother us at all. We were
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jess wrote a review Jan 23
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An absolutely superb tour especially because of our guide Claire who is a post graduate student so knows all the ins and outs of the university. 90 mins was a perfect length and you get to see so much in that time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Belinda C wrote a review Jan 20
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Was shown around by Hao who was from Singapore but is now studying in Cambridge. Learnt lots about how the college system works as well as lots of Historical information about Cambridge. Was amazing how much Hao had learnt about Cambridge despite only arriving in the UK in
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Date of experience: January 2020
WEC52 wrote a review Jan 12
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Our petite tour guide, Khai Khai from Emmanuel College, brought Cambridge University to life with her anecdotes and tales of old. We started with a benign introduction to John C Taylor's Chronophage, a recent 2008 addition to Cambridge. We were then whisked back to the 14th
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Date of experience: January 2020
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