Private and Bespoke Cambridge Tour for the Discerning Traveler | La Vacanza Travel

Private and Bespoke Cambridge Tour for the Discerning Traveler

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Cambridge
from
88.13

Check Availability

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cambridge
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

We offer a walking experience that takes you back over 800 years of history through the historic centre of Cambridge. We set the scene of the town before the arrival of academic refugees and then trace through the buildings how this changed, supplemented with pictures that illuminate the changes. Hidden facts and anecdotes make this an entertaining as well as educational experience. We take you up to the present day with 21st century landmarks to end the tour and Cambridge in the present

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St Bene’t’s Church, Bene't St, Cambridge CB2 3PT, UK

Iconic landmarks lie virtually alongside each other over a 1.5 mile stretch !
The Anglo Saxon Tower of St. Benets church, the oldest building in Cambridge.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK

The Perpendicular Gothic King's College Chapel, home of the celebrated choir
Senate House, next door, the Classically styled ceremonial centre.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Trinity Street, Trinity St, Cambridge CB2, UK

The famous Tudor colleges and their unique lofty gatehouses.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bridge Street, Bridge St, Cambridge CB2, UK

Holy sepulchre church and river.The bridge over the river Cam - watch the punts go by The Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Senate House Library, Senate House, University of, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU, UK

The Gate of Honour, the first Classical building in Cambridge on an ancient Roman road lies the Holy Sepulchre Norman Church- only one of 4 left in England. next door, the Classically styled ceremonial centre.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

The historic Eagle Pub, patronised by WW11 soldiers and Cambridge scientists.
A novel timepiece: Literally a jaw dropping creation, the Corpus Clock of 2008.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions
  • Lunch - On the full day tour, we break for lunch. Also, travellers are offered a chance to purchase a pint of DNA beer at the renowned Eagle Pub. b.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Guildhall, Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3QJ, UK


Departure Time


Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Private and Bespoke Cambridge Tour for the Discerning Traveler
9/4/2023 - 6/2/2025

Monday : 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Wednesday : 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Thursday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


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 30 minutes


User's Reviews

celiat683

14 Nov, 2023

A really informative and friendly tour. Although I come to Cambridge often I found out lots about the history of the buildings & places I don't usually have time to stop and appreciate.

G402YDmargaretm

31 Oct, 2023

A thoroughly worth while tour of Cambridge. Whilst very professional, our tour guide was highly entertaining and so knowledgeable; she not only went over the growth of the colleges, but also their architectural features covering the centuries. Also included was the town and gown aspect and how the integration had not always been smooth. All questions were answered clearly as were queries not even asked! Our guide so obviously enjoyed her subject that energy didn’t wain so time seemed to pass quickly and certainly pleasantly. Having lived in Cambridge for over forty years I was intrigued at how much I still had to learn about our wonderful City.

Gourmetgirl16

25 Oct, 2023

Our guide was knowledgeable, informative and great to listen to. We learned a lot we didn't know before.

susancF6132VP

25 Oct, 2023

A very informative and enjoyable visit to some key historic sites in Cambridge. Our guide, Deborah, skilfully led us through the development of Cambridge as a town and university. We learnt about the history and financing of some of the early colleges along the river, and the impact this had on the original town and its subsequent growth. The walk was gentle and took us on a circuit around the key central sites, starting at St Bene’t’s Church, past King's College and along to St John’s, past the Round Church and along Bridge Street and then returning south to Queens' College and Silver Street to the river. Our very knowledgeable guide stopped at various sites to explain important developments, architecture and history. This helped us understand how the town and university supported each other through the ages, and also why there were occasional tensions. We had fun on this tour too, and would definitely recommend it and our guide, Deborah.

jacquelinemQ9293YR

16 Oct, 2023

We had a wonderful day with a very knowledgeable guide. Deborah gave loads of interesting information and the tour was of a good pace and not rushed.We saw many of the historical buildings, University, King’s College Chapel etc. and discussed the City over many centuries. A truly wonderful City with amazing architecture

User's Picture Gallery


Similar Packages