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Curious Cambridge - Cambridge's Most Entertaining History Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Cambridge
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cambridge
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Hear the whole story of Cambridge. From rank Romans, through scary Saxons, vile Vikings and nasty Normans, the ‘Cam-bridge’ was at the centre of English history for over a thousand years before the University was even founded. And learn about what 800 years of dreadful Dons and sickening Students have got up to since, in the company of one of our expertly entertaining guides. If you want a long talk about different types of arches we are not for you - if you want to learn by laughing we are!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Tour's specific itineraries can vary, depending on audience interest and questions, but is planned to cover.

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Magdalene College, Magdalene Street, Cambridge CB3 0AG England

Magdalene Street and Bridge - an ancient roadway and the heart of what was once the port of Cambridge

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. John's College, St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP England

The Round Church and the seeds of the University

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Trinity College, 31 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB England

Trinity - the richest college in either Oxford or Cambridge - home to Newton, and one of Cambridge's longest pranks

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TJ England

Trinity Lane has come a long way since being known as 'pisspot lane' - don't worry, no umbrellas required

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Caius - Home of the famous 'Nightclimbers', and a strange instruction from its founder

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Market Square - Home of the most famous bell chimes in the world (really), one of England's oldest markets, and some epic Town v Gown Cambridge punch ups!

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Benet Street - See the oldest building in Cambridge, and the laboratory where someone really did discover 'the secret of life', along with the pub they announced it in over a pint, and finally the Corpus Clock

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AJ England

Castle Hill - The place Cambridge started - Romans, Vikings and Normans all conquered the last bridge before the sea....

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Visit our website to learn about our partner offers from Cambridge's leading tourism businesses

Exclusions
  • We will be seeing colleges but will not enter them (for both time and cost reasons)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Jesus Green Lock House, Cambridge CB4 3AX, UK


Return Details

The Corpus Clock, 58 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RH, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes


User's Reviews

Q1020UGveronicab

26 Mar, 2024

I did a walking tour guided by Chuck and had a wonderful time. Firstly, it was a small group, so no one got lost or left behind and everyone could easily gather around Chuck to hear the information he was telling us. Secondly, the walking was easy (no killer steep hills etc) but it would still be worth wearing a comfortable pair of shoes so you can thoroughly enjoy the walk. (Some streets are cobblestone or paved and so flat walking shoes are always going to be best for balance). Thirdly I had been to Cambridge about 15 years ago and done a walking tour then. Chuck covered 1 or 2 of the standard places you'll find on any walking tour - but I genuinely learned far more new interesting facts and stories about Cambridge. Thoroughly recommend it!

Kat_W

11 Feb, 2024

Our guide chuck was fantastic and very informative! It was a great way to take in some of the Cambridges key sites! Thanks Chuck!

J2421KTjamesm

11 Feb, 2024

A really great tour, our guide Chuck was excellent Although we know Cambridge a little lots of things were pointed out that were new to us

wallisandsonbarton

15 Aug, 2023

Great tour... learnt new facts about of town that we did not know even after 47 years living here...

J8194FTjanetm

05 Apr, 2023

An excellent and informative tour which was not at all fusty or boring. Simon the guide was charming and inclusive and could answer all questions. He knew the history as well as how the colleges work today. He showed us some very interesting architectural features we would have missed on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed our 90 mins with him and would recommend the tour.

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Very informative walk

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A Curious Way to Explore Cambridge

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Quirky tour with interesting insights

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Terrible Tours: Curious Cambridge is a MUST for the whole family!!

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A must for a visit to Cambridge.

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