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Riverside self-guided walk and picturesque views of Cambridge Colleges

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Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of the Cambridge Backs!

The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone!

We've teamed up with expert historians, storytellers and students to give you a unique and engaging experience of Cambridge!

Join local historian & PHD student, Katie, for an excursion down one of Cambridge’s most scenic and peaceful routes; the Backs. Incidentally, the Backs is the area that runs along many of Cambridge’s famous colleges and the walk is studded with beautiful architecture, a quaint wooden bridge, sprawling green spaces, and quirky stories.

We'll begin the podcast tour alongside the river at Scudamore's Quayside Walk over the wooden bridge of Silver Street and immerse yourself in Cambridge's history and moving stories.

The tour will walk us through student life and will give us magnificent views of King's College and its Chapel. Don't forget to bring your camera for some breathtaking views of the river Cam!

About This Deal

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Stop At: The River Cam, Cambridge England

Join us for a fantastic tour of The River Cam!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Granta Place, Granta Pl, Cambridge CB3, UK

We begin our walk alongside the river as we retell the fascinating and humorous stories.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

Queen's Student Accommodation:
A welcoming green space stretches beyond and marks the beginning of 'The Backs'. What's a walkthrough student life without getting to know their sports in religious details.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

King's and View of Chapel:
Get a sense of what the Backs originally were with a picturesque view of the meadow, a stream, and the Chapel. Discover the secrets of the Cambridge 'Night Climbers' and the more mischievous side of Cambridge's secret societies

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Clare College Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL England

The Alma Mater of the most endearing nature historian of our lifetimes - David Attenborough.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Garret Hostel Bridge, Garret Hostel Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TJ England

As we end our tour, we recommend stopping to take in the lovely view, or even Bridge Hopping for the daring ones.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Silver Street, Silver St, Cambridge CB3, UK

...over the wooden bridge! The poetic place's history holds moving stories.

Duration: 5 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Avoid the crowds and explore Cambridge at your own pace while adhering to social distancing regulations!
  • Digital mobile audio guide

  • Earphones

35 to 60 minutes

Return Details
Cambridge, UK

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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.