Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Cambridge
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  • 2 hours
  • Cambridge
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

We have for many years been the top-ranked Cambridge walking tour on Trip Advisor. We aim to make our tours fun as well as informative. We will take you through the extraordinary history of Cambridge and it's university, including some of the 110 Nobel Prize winners that have lived and worked here.

We are all professional Cambridge Green Badge guides, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

This is a private tour for you and your companions only. The maximum group size is 20.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TA England

A brief introduction to the tour, plus a safety warning about bicycles.


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

The oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire, dating from the early 11th century. We will also visit the nearby Eagle Pub.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

This is the centrepiece of the tour. The most famous building in Cambridge and an architectural jewel. Not to be missed.



Pass By: Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

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.

Pass By: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

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.

Pass By: Old dsCavendish Laboratory, Free School Ln, Cambridge CB2 3RF, UK

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

Pass By: Eagle, Bene't St, Cambridge CB2 3QN, UK

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.

Pass By: Great St Mary's Church (Church of England), St. Marys Passage King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 3PQ 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.

Pass By: Trinity College, 31 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB England

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.

Pass By: St. John's College, St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP England

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.

Pass By: The Round Church Visitor Centre, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB England

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.

Inclusions
  • Tour fee only.
  • Entry/Admission - St Bene't's Church (Church of England)

Exclusions
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. We will give you a full refund.
    • Please do not book a book a tour if you or any of your party have any symptoms of Covid-19. If you book and then have to cancel for any reason we will always give a full refund.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    Rose Crescent, Rose Cres, Cambridge CB2, UK


    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

    Voucher info

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

    Duration

    2 hours


    User's Reviews

    jamessD1685XA

    25 Nov, 2023

    Our tour with Tony was amazing. I had my 80 year old mother with me and it was raining. Tony made sure we had umbrellas and he tailored the tour so that we had certain stops where we were out of the rain. We originally booked the tour for 1.5 hours but we asked Tony if we could extend the time and he said sure. The tour itself was very informative and entertaining. Everyone we talked to in Cambridge said Tony was the best tour guide around and we would agree. He had many interesting facts and seemed to know everything there was to know about Cambridge. I would highly recommend this tour company and you can't go wrong with Tony or his partner. We went on numerous tours in Europe and this was the best one. The personalized touch and private tour was well worth the extra money.

    MaryFMoore

    22 Nov, 2023

    We did the tour with Tony Rodgers this afternoon. He was prompt, good humoured, knowledgeable and very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to any visitors to Cambridge.

    de322

    18 Nov, 2023

    An informative and enlightening tour of the town that takes you through the center of the city. Good focus on the history of the university. Tony was a fantastic guide full of information, wit, humor, and was very personable. It was 90 minutes well spent and appreciate the care he took to engage with all of us to make sure everyone got something out of the experience.

    I9195DDdavidc

    06 Nov, 2023

    The tour was excellent and Tony Rodgers was not only amusing but exceptionally interesting and well informed, giving us all sorts of facts which ranged from the historical dates to information about the people involved in the founding of the colleges to the tales of student pranks. It was a 90 minutes which went very quickly (and even served to take my mind off the bitterly cold winds!) and was money very well spent. Highly recommended.

    Millie_G

    25 Oct, 2023

    Our guide had researched our family history and focused well on the children. Knowledgable and pleasant to be with for two hours.

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