Become a time traveller
In just an hour and a half, walk through a thousand years of human history: from an Anglo-Saxon church tower to a contemporary (and controversial) clock that doesn’t even tell the time properly. See the rooms where Newton wrote his theory of gravity and hear the truth behind the apple tree myth. Visit the pub where Watson and Crick announced one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century. Marvel at some of the greatest examples of gothic and neoclassical architecture in the world. Inspiring, baffling, and downright outrageous: Cambridge is a city full of stories waiting to be told.
The student’s story
Cambridge is nothing without its students, and it’s the students who make our tours so special. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge and experience of an insider, all our walking tour guides are either graduates or current students of the University of Cambridge. You’ll hear all about what the students really get up to – from “college parents” to lavish May Balls and the dreaded all-nighters in between. Which college is the poshest one, and which is the richest? Which one has a communist flag in its bar? As well as hearing it all from the horse’s mouth, you’ll get to see inside two colleges, with highlights including the beautiful Pembroke College Chapel and gardens. This is the real Cambridge as experienced from within the college walls.
A private tour is perfect for prospective students who would like to understand the application process, what to expect in the interview or have any questions about student life. The tour is led by someone that has once been in their position and gone on to graduate successfully. Your guide will help you in any way they can to make sure you are moving forward with your application. We will also try to find a guide that has studied the same subject of your interest. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. so we can organise any requirements.
Tailored to your needs and objectives our private tour can be completely personalised visiting your specific places of interest. Alternatively, you may choose to stick with our classic 90-minute tour route. If you would like to personalise your tour please get in touch here.
Our 90 minute tour will cover : Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, The Senate House, Gonville and Caius College , St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, The Round Church, Famous town stories and more…
Tour for 2 – £55
Tour for 3 – £75
Tour for 4 – £90
Tour for 5 – £105
Tour for 6 – £120
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
If you would like to book a large group or have any special requirements please call us or get in touch here for a specialised quote.
The starting point is the blue flag outside King’s College on King’s Parade.