King's College Tour: Inside Cambridge University with Alumni Guides
4.8
1,167 Ratings
Cambridgeshire
Explore the historic King's College and discover the architectural wonders of Cambridge University on this guided tour. Learn about the city's rich history and hear from alumni guides about their college experiences and local secrets.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • King’s College Chapel - Without a doubt, the highlight of your tour will be entering the stunning King’s College Chapel. The foundation stone was laid by King Henry VI himself, and successive English kings providing more and more ambitious additions (hence the name!). The chapel is home to the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the world, its is adorned with majestic stained glass windows, and there is even a Rubens painting (once the most expensive painting ever purchased).
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to Kings College
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Kings College entrance if option not selected
Additional Information

Step into King’s College! Founded by King Henry VI, and expanded upon by subsequent monarchs (hence the title). The chapel stakes claim to the world’s largest fan-vaulted ceiling and even houses a Rubens – once the priciest artwork ever bought. It’s understandable why it’s a must-visit for numerous royals and an essential stop for you!
This guided tour enables you to comprehend Cambridge’s significant impact on global history and its awe-striking architectural masterpieces, led by our University experts. This journey also includes an exploration of King’s College!
You’ll visit key sites such as the city’s oldest church, established in 1033, the earliest college founded in 1284, and the laboratory known for the DNA discovery. It also includes distinctive Cambridge landmarks like the Mathematical Bridge and Senate House, the site for the past three centuries’ graduation ceremonies.
Moreover, our collegiate student guides will share personal anecdotes about the college system and unveil some local insider knowledge.

  • Please ensure you are on the correct tour by asking the guide at the start, as multiple tours leave from the same starting point.
  • No health restrictions
Location
11 King's Parade
King's Parade
We meet at 11 Kings Parade, in front of a store called Fudge Kitchen. We are easy to spot from the bright green umbrella! There will be multiple tours leaving at the same time, you must check with your guide that you are on the "Cambridge University & City tour" with Footprints Tours.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Rialyork
Apr 2, 2024
Really knowledgeable and interesting tour - The booking arrangements were easy. Finding the guide was easy who started with a 5 minute summary of Cambridge history. Then a good walk around key Cambridge highlights with hints and tips to revisit on your own. Time to take in lots of info yet also some good pics. An excellent tour. Really enjoyed
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11abhijitp
Apr 1, 2024
My experience - Informative tour in a short span ,loved it .Liked the punctuality also the organiser ensured some time for photography .
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Geraldine_s
Mar 31, 2024
Engaging and informative tour - Good tour, very engaging and informative guide. Brought university to life with history and personal experiences.
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Q6424bgkeithw
Mar 28, 2024
Dr Sonya Nevin, super tour, entertaining & informative. Many thanks from us & our granddaughters - We had a Walking tour around the Cambridge Universities with Dr Sonya Nevin. The tour was superb, informative & entertaining. Even in spite the weather that included hailstones! We had our two young granddaughters with us & Sonia took time with them & made it interesting for them
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G7178irjoannem
Mar 25, 2024
What a great introduction to Cambridge - Daisy was incredibly knowledgeable and ensured a highly entertaining walk. We thoroughly recommend this walk with Daisy - she engaged children as well.
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Trail204169
Mar 24, 2024
Excellent tour - Really great tour, our guide Medna was very interesting and amusing, she really knew her stuff. Would definitely recommend.
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Robert_w
Mar 23, 2024
Terrific guide made this a five-star experience. - Abbi, the guide, was terrific. She wore her considerable learning lightly. Never boring; always quick and humorous.
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277jaynel
Mar 22, 2024
Great tour! - The tour was really interesting and clear to understand. I enjoyed seeing different parts of Cambridge - made even better on a sunny day. I would recommend this tour.
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Ameyp
Apr 1, 2024
Amazing time on walking tour - We had wonderful experience with footprint tour with guide Rita. We were group of Indian friends, joined her for tour on 31st March 2024. Rita was wonderful and gave us facts and stories about Cambridge collages. My favourite one about King Charles :) . Thanks Rita for amazing experience.
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Daytrip733599
Mar 31, 2024
Cambridge on Easter Saturday - Keiron was very good, he looked after the group and gave us a good range of facts about Cambridge, however I felt he was abit vague at times when it came to which queen/ lady etc when describing certain characters. But well worth the tour. Will recommend to other local people I know.
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