The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ | La Vacanza Travel

The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge 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


Our tours are academically researched and led by experts. They incorporate active discussion and ask questions about historical memory, controversial statues and objects, and the impacts of imperialism on the city and university.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Meet your student guide at the front of King's College

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Our first stop is Great St. Mary's Church to learn about the medieval tensions between the city and the university

Duration: 15 minutes

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

In front of the Old Schools building, we will discuss problematic donations to the university

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Backs, Queens' Road, Cambridge CB3 9AH England

Learn about the English Civil War and the legacy of Oliver Cromwell

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EU England

Review map of Colleges, opposite site of former New Hall College, now Darwin College, and learn about the journey of women as they fought to become full members of the university

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Queens' College, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ES England

Discuss the history of black students at Cambridge University

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL England

Stop at St. Catharine's College to discuss controversies over histories of enslavement and object repatriation

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Finsh where we started to discuss LGBTQIA+ histories and memory

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Cambridge University Student Guide

  • Admission to Trinity Hall, Newham College, Queens' College, St. Catharine's College, King's College
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers who have difficulty walking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

King's College, Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


1 hour 30 minutes

User's Reviews


02 Apr, 2024

Great insights across Cambridge its history and also wider UK! Peach was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.


31 Mar, 2024

The tour was wonderful. We actually signed up without reading detailed descriptions so we didn't know what to expect on the day. The tour lasted for 1.5 hours and was very informative. A friendly tour guide Peach uncovered the 'ugly' history of Cambridge while walking us through the stunning views. Any discussions and opinions are welcome during the tour and this is a great way to learn more about this city and reflect on its history. Definitely recommend it to all who want to explore this city in an unconventional way!


09 Mar, 2024

Our guide was super competent and entertaining! Would recommend this tour to anybody who wants to know more about the uncomfortable truths behind the city of Cambridge and explore the origins of the town vs gown frictions.


15 Oct, 2023

Our guide, Rose, was well prepared and very informative. In addition to providing information, questions were asked of the tour group that required them to reflect on the moral and ethical issues raised by the tour. In particular these were in relation to historical sexism and racism at Cambridge, and the university’s links with slavery.


09 Oct, 2023

Thank you! It was an engaging and inspiring tour. I loved every minute of it. Hope I can attend more.

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Great and unique experience


Thought Provoking, Informative and Extremely Interesting!


A great activity for a day out in Cambridge!


This is the best and most well-rounded introduction to Cambridge that you could get


A thought-provoking tour of Cambridge!


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