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HISTORIC CAMBRIDGE: A GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Cambridge Tour Guides

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We have been guiding in Cambridge since 2011 and we love it. We will take you on a journey through 2,000 years of history, and try to have some fun along the way. We have a core team of four Cambridge Green Badge Guides, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding in London. We undergo extensive training and sit practical and written exams. We all have public liability insurance. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICE SHOWN IS PER GROUP AND NOT “PER ADULT’ AS IT IS WRONGLY SHOWN ON SOME APPS. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT COLLEGE ENTRY FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR FEE. KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL CHARGE £10 PER ADULT AND £6 FOR TEENAGERS. Most of the colleges are closed to the public during the summer exam season. King’s College Chapel remains open. St John’s College is closed to groups from 20 May to 28 June and closed to all members of the public from 14 June to 28 June. Entry to St John’s is £10 per adult.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
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Stop At: Market Square, Market Street, Cambridge CB2 3QJ England

A brief introduction to the tour, plus a safety warning about bicycles.


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Bene't's Church (Church of England), Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT England

The oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire, dating from the early 11th century. We will also visit the nearby Eagle Pub.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RH England

The only college founded by the townspeople, in 1352. Opposite is St. Catharine's College, founded in 1473. We will only see these colleges from the street.

We will also see the latest addition to the Cambridge street scene, the now-famous Corpus Christi clock.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

This is the centrepiece of the tour. The most famous building in Cambridge and an architectural jewel. Inside is a treasure house of great secular and religious art and craft. Not to be missed.

N.B. King's College Chapel is open throughout the year, but there are occasional days when it is closed due to religious services, concerts etc. If you would like to check before booking please email us at chris@cambridgetourguides.co.uk

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

The 18th century Senate House was until recently the main meeting place for the University. Today it is where the students receive their degrees. It forms part of an historic core, along with Great St Mary's Church and Gonville and Caius College.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

Please note that, with the exception of King's College Chapel, the colleges close to the public during the examination period which runs from late April to mid-June every year. The dates of closures vary from college to college. In 2019 St. John's College will be closed to groups from 14 May to 28 June and closed to the public from 16-28 June. Queens' College will be closed from 22 April to 14 June.

Stop At: Old dsCavendish Laboratory, Free School Ln, Cambridge CB2 3PY, UK

See the buiding where 29 Nobel Prize winners worked and hear the story of the Cavendish from 1874-1974.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH England

Cambridge University runs eight museums, all free to enter. This is their museum of the History of Science.

Duration: 3 minutes

Pass By: St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL England

Founded in 1473.

Stop At: Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TA England

Founded in 1348, Caius has traditional links to medicine and is associated with 14 Nobel Prize winners.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Eagle, 8 Bene't St, Cambridge CB2 3QN, UK

One of the oldest pubs in Cambridge. Famous for its RAF Bar, where airmen wrote their squadron numbers on the ceiling during the Second World War.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP, UK

The headquarters of Cambridge University Press, the world's oldest publishing house.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Great St Mary's Church (Church of England), St. Marys Passage King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 3PQ England

Great St Mary's is a parish church and the University church. When students first arrived in Cambridge in the 13th century they used Great St Mary's for their meetings and teaching.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Green Badge guide
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - Market Square


Exclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • College Entry Fees e.g. King's charge £10 per adult and £6 per teenager. Queens' charge £3.50 pp.
  • Entry/Admission - Corpus Christi College
  • Entry/Admission - King's College Chapel


Duration
2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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