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.
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…
This is a shared walking tour conducted in English. All colleges entered on our classic tour route are included in your ticket price, however, college availability does vary from day to day. If there are specific colleges you wish to visit please book a private tour for your group here.
Children (3-12): £8
1 pm Daily
Please meet our team outside the front entrance of King’s college on King’s parade with your digital receipt 5 minutes before your tour is due to start.
The starting point is the blue flag outside King’s College on King’s Parade.