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Shared | Combined Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour With Optional King’s College Entry Led By University Alumni

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Quick Details:

Departure Times: Generally, 10:00 then every hour until 17:00. Please check our website for the daily and seasonal schedule.

Duration: 3 hours without King’s College entry or 4 hours with King’s College entry

Meeting Point: The front entrance of King’s College on King’s Parade

Important Information:

  • Look for your guide wearing a royal blue element, such as a jacket, cap, beanie, scarf, or polo shirt branded with the coat of arms of Alumni Tours.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early.
  • This is a 1.5-hour walking tour at a moderate pace, suitable for light activity fitness.
  • Wheelchair users can be accommodated.
  • Dress appropriately for potential bad weather and muddy terrain.
  • No pets allowed in the college premises, except guide dogs.
  • Tour without scheduled stops except scenic spots; restroom use advised beforehand.
  • Delayed arrivals at meeting point or during tour may lead to booking loss, unless due to company fault.
  • Chapel openings and other details may vary; provide functional contact for updates.
  • Guides may have diverse accents, all fluent in English.
  • King’s College entry requires separate ticket, not included in standard admission.

 

Adults 18+
£60
Youth/Students/Concessions Youth (Ages 13-17)
£58
Children Ages 3-12
£55
Adults With King's College Entry 18+
£85
Youth/Students/Concessions With King's College Entry Youth (Ages 13-17)
£83
Children With King's College Entry Ages 3-12
£80

WALKING & PUNTING TOUR WITH KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL

You get to combine our graduate-led 90-minute walking tour and our student-led 45-minute punting tour. Include entry to King’s College Chapel in your tour package for the ultimate Cambridge experience!

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 Cambridge tour covers some of the following highlights:

  • King’s Parade
  • Corpus Clock
  • The Eagle Pub
  • The Old Cavendish Laboratory
  • Corpus Christi College
  • The Mathematical Bridge
  • King’s College and the Backs
  • Trinity College
  • St. John’s College
  • The Senate House…famous town stories, and more…

A CRUISE THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Undoubtedly the best way to see the most famous Cambridge colleges in a short space of time, 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!