Combine our 90-minute graduate-led walking tour and 50-minute student-guided punting tour.
Private | Bespoke & Combined Cambridge University Punting and Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Departure Times: 9 am then every hour, on the hour, until 3 pm
Duration: 3 hours without King’s College entry or 4 hours with King’s College entry
Meeting Point: The entrance of King’s College on King’s Parade
- Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes
- Please arrive 5 minutes early to check-in
- Get in touch if you would like to personalise your tour route or request a themed tour
- Private Group | Up to 6 People
- Private Groups | Up to 20 people
Private & Combined Walking & Punting Tour
Private walking tours are ideal for all group types looking to tailor their route and receive their guides’ undivided attention for the full tour duration. You can request your tour to be focused on specific themes, and locations and enter colleges of your interest.
Alternatively, you may choose to stick with our classic 90-minute tour route. If you would like to personalise your private Cambridge tour, please get in touch here.
A private walking tour of Cambridge 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 who has once been in their position and gone on to graduate successfully. Your guide will do their utmost to point you in the right direction and we will try to match you with a guide who has studied your subject of interest.
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 walking tours so special. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge and experience of an insider, all our tour guides are either graduates or current students of the University of Cambridge. You 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 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 classic 90-minute tour covers some of the following highlights:
- Trinity Hall College
- Trinity College
- The Wren Library
- Corpus Christi College
- Pembroke College
- Queens’ College
- King’s College
- Clare College
- The Senate House
- Gonville & Caius College
- St Catherine’s College
- Great St Mary’s Church
- The Eagle Pub
- The Corpus Clock
- The Round Church
- Famous town stories, and more…
RULE THE RIVER
Exclusive, private Cambridge punting tours are ideal for family groups, corporate groups, prospective students, wedding parties, or even hen parties. As you cruise through eight of the most famous colleges and under nine iconic bridges, taking in sights such as King’s College Chapel and the stunning Bridge of Sighs, your personal tour guide spins stories that blow your mind. History fanatic? Considering studying architecture? Want to know about student pranks, May Balls, and Formal Halls? Or are you happy sipping champagne and enjoying the view? Tell us exactly what you want from a punting tour, and we’ll do the rest.