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Tour Operator: Alumni Tours 1h 30m Travel method:   Walking Region / Starts from: Cambridge

Shared • Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

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1.5 hours



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.


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 backs, Clare College, The Senate House, Gonville and Caius College, St Catharine’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 does vary from day to day. If there are specific colleges you wish to visit please book a private tour for your group.

What to Bring

Dress accordingly for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

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For all bookings of day tours, a minimum of 24 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours notice, no refund is given.

For all bookings of multi-day and custom private tours, a minimum of 72 hours' notice prior to your scheduled departure is required in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation is made with less than 72 hours' notice, no refund is given*

*Note that in the event the client requests a refund for any reason, Tour Desk reserves the right to charge a 3% administration fee to cover costs incurred.

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of King’s College on King’s Parade and look out for your guide wearing a royal blue uniform.

Kings college, King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ, UK
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Departure Point:

Please meet our team outside the front entrance of King’s College on King’s Parade with your digital receipt 5 minutes before your tour is due to start.

The starting point is outside King’s College on King’s Parade, CB2 1SJ, and your guide will be wearing a royal blue hat and possibly other blue items (polo shirt, jacket), with the coat of arms of the company on it.

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  • Walking tours are not suitable for those unable to walk for the duration of the tour

  • Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes

  • Ensure you use the toilet before your tour as there are no toilet breaks throughout your experience

  • Strict Lateness policy: If you are late you forfeit your ticket and will need to but a new one.

Cancellations & Refunds Policy:

Cancel 24 hours or more in advance and receive a full refund. Customers must check in on time and at the correct meeting point or risk missing the tour and having to purchase new tickets. Traffic and train delays (or cancellations) will not entitle you to reimbursement or rebooking. Give yourself enough time to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes early.

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