Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour with Professional Green Badge Guides
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Cambridgeshire
Discover the extraordinary history of Cambridge and its prestigious university on a private walking tour with professional Green Badge guides. Fun, informative, and limited to 20 people.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Gonville and Caius College - A brief introduction to the tour, plus a safety warning about bicycles.

  • St Bene’t’s Church (Church of England) - The oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire, dating from the early 11th century. We will also visit the nearby Eagle Pub.

  • King’s College Chapel - This is the centrepiece of the tour. The most famous building in Cambridge and an architectural jewel. Not to be missed.

  • Senate House - 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.

  • University of Cambridge - 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.

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

  • Eagle - 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.

  • Great St Mary’s Church (Church of 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.

  • Trinity College - See the famous great gate of Cambridge’s largest and wealthiest college. Hear about the 32 Nobel prize winners that have studied at Trinity, plus famous names such as Sir Isaac Newton and Lord Byron.

  • St. John’s College - St John’s was founded in 1505. The famous 16th century gatehouse is arguably the most striking in Cambridge and carries the coat of arms and regalia of the founder, Lady Margaret Beaufort.

  • The Round Church Visitor Centre - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is generally known as “the Round church’, because of its shape. It was built around 1130, and is one of the few remaining Norman structures in Cambridge.

What's Included
  • Only the tour fee is included.
Additional Information

For a considerable length of time, we have consistently been rated as the premier walking tour of Cambridge on Trip Advisor. Our goal is to blend enjoyment and educational content in our tours. We will guide you through the fascinating chronicles of Cambridge and its university, including insights into some of the 110 Nobel Laureates who have been part of this place.

Every one of us is a certified Cambridge Green Badge guide, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

This tour is exclusively private, for you and your group alone. The group size is capped at 20.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. We will give you a full refund.
Location
Rose Crescent
Our meeting point is outside The Cambridge Gift Shop on Rose Crescent, CB2 3LL. The shop is located on the junction between Rose Crescent and Trinity Street, opposite the main entrance to Gonville and Caius College.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Annemj4682fu
Mar 31, 2024
Entertaining and fascinating tour - Tony immediately engaged us in the history of Cambridge university along with amusing anecdotes showing his immense knowledge. A brilliant way to spend a couple of hours in Cambridge but there is so much more to see, we will be back!
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Natasha_16753
Mar 31, 2024
Brilliant & informative walking tour with Tony Rodgers - I was incredibly impressed with our walking tour with Tony. He is hugely knowledgable and kept the tour lively and entertaining! We really enjoyed seeing some of the colleges and getting an insight into their history. Hopefully we'll be back to cover more!
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Marleneww7652wg
Mar 27, 2024
Tony is the best! - My mum and I visited Cambridge to take a look at the University and randomly stumbled upon this walking tour. It was unbelievably funny and refreshing and our tour guide Tony was seriously so well-informed and hearty. This added to our enjoyment and overall experience, so a big thank you to him… also as I’m interested in studying at Cambridge University his insight as a former student there was the best part for me personally. :) I really do recommend this.
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Peterze4868kk
Mar 24, 2024
A wonderfull introduction to Cambridge - Our tour guide Tony, was an engaging speaker with a great knowledge of the people and places of significance in Cambridge. He lead us on walk that revealed marvellous medieval buildings and told us stories of the scholars and people who had lived and worked within them.
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Mrsfionac_d
Mar 17, 2024
Fabulous personable tour - Tony was our friendly and extremely knowledgable tour guide. We spent 2 hours learning lots about the history of Cambridge and the colleges. All of it delivered with a wonderful sense of humour and passion. Highly recommend.
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Annow8342lc
Mar 16, 2024
Interesting and fun! - Interesting and fun to walk around wirh the guide Tony. Lots of facts and a lively presentation! I am certain that we got all the basics about Cambridge as well as some odd pieces too!
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1stvisittoswitzerlan
Feb 21, 2024
Excellent guide, delightful tour - Tony Rodgers is an erudite (of course, he’s a Cambridge grad), witty, informative guide. We had a wonderful time exploring the highlights and truly hated for the tour to end. Thank you!
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Compass64066
Feb 9, 2024
Brilliant, informative and fun! - I booked a private tour for my team at work which was utterly brilliant. It was informative, fun and despite the pouring rain, Tony made us all laugh a lot. We had a great time. I'm recommending this tour to everyone and I'm sure we will be booking again soon! Thank you so much Tony (& Chris too)!
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Sunshine42698245521
Feb 6, 2024
Fascinating and educative! - A very entertaining and informative walking tour, led by Tony. He obviously knows his stuff and cleverly interspersed the factual knowledge with some delightful anecdotes. Should have lasted 90 minutes but it was 2 hours before we returned! Well worth a go!
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Departure583767
Jan 29, 2024
Humorous and engaging - Our guide, Tony Rodger’s was excellent. His knowledges was amazing and he kept everyone engaged with humour and interesting stories about the places we visited. Would highly recommend it to others.
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