Shared | Combined Open Top Bus Tour, Punting Tour & Cambridge University Walking Tour Led By Alumni
Departure Times: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Duration: 5 hours
Meeting Point: The front entrance of King’s College on King’s Parade
- Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes
- Keep an eye out for your guide who will be wearing a royal blue uniform ie a royal blue jacket, cap, beanie, or polo shirt
- Please arrive 5 minutes early
- Adult Ages 18+
- Youth/Student Youth (Ages 13-17)
- Child Ages 3-12
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 up to 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 Cambridge 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 and 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…
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 varies from day to day meaning we cannot always guarantee specific college access. If there are specific colleges you wish to visit please book a private tour for your group here.
Cambridge City Sightseeing is back! Our buses visit 18 locations with 9 different audio guides that allow everyone to enjoy the sights and sounds of Cambridge. Visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens, discover countless years of history at Cambridge’s many museums and explore our bustling retail hubs. Our buses stop by some of the best attractions around the city including, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Silver Street, The American Cemetery, Kettles Yard and so much more, there truly is something for everyone.
As well as enjoying 360 panoramic views of the city by open top bus, you can now experience Cambridge like never before with our multiple joint ticket options! Explore the historic city by bus, foot and punt with the UK’s only Bus, Punt and Walking tour! There has never been a better way to enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer. Make memories this summer by open top bus.
A CRUISE THROUGH THE CENTURIES
Undoubtedly one of the best ways to see the most famous Cambridge colleges, our punting tours typically last around 50 minutes and take you through eight colleges and underneath nine bridges. From the breathtaking sight of King’s College Chapel to the mysterious Mathematical Bridge, the stunning views provide the perfect backdrop to an intriguing and often hilarious history of Cambridge. With stories spanning centuries, including tyrannical rulers, student pranksters, and intellectual greats, all history lessons should be like this one.
A TRADITIONAL CAMBRIDGE PASTIME
Did you know that the original punts were used for transporting cargo around the fens? Ideally suited to shallow water, the punt is a flat and square-shaped boat that is pushed along with a pole. In the early 20th century, punting quickly took off as a leisure activity, and has since become an iconic part of Cambridge tradition. Nowadays punting is the most popular way among students and visitors alike to enjoy the peaceful scenery of the college backs. Don’t miss your chance to join the tradition on a shared Cambridge punting tour!