University Walking Tour | La Vacanza Travel

University Walking Tour

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Cambridge
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  • 90 to 120 minutes
  • Cambridge
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

What turned a boggy medieval town into a world-class university city? Join one of our engaging local guides on the University Walk and encounter the key ideas, people and movements which have formed and reformed Cambridge University and its colleges over 8 eventful centuries. Starting at the iconic 12th-century Round Church, you'll proceed around the city's historic centre, uncovering the manifold ways in which Christian faith and practice have given shape to Cambridge University throughout its history. The University Walk departs at 2:15pm from the inside of the Round Church and takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Entrance to the exhibitions at the Round Church Visitor Centre is included in the walk price.

Note: unfortunately, our walks are not able to enter any colleges from the beginning of May until the end of June due to college closures during the examination period.

We've been leading guided walks for over twenty years and make a real effort to give you the chance to encounter Cambridge in all its fullness. We start at the Round Church, Cambridge's quirkiest (and, we think, most beautiful) Church building, which predates the earliest college (Peterhouse, 1284) by 150 years. After an introduction to the building's 800-year history, we venture down to the river, where a clear sense of the town's origins can be gained at Magdalene Bridge. We are on friendly terms with a number of Cambridge colleges and, while we cannot guarantee college entrance on any given day, most walks enter two to three colleges to gain some perspective on Cambridge's distinctive, college-based university structure. We aim to give you a feel for some of Cambridge's most iconic and influential spots, both on and off the beaten track. These include the University Church (Great St. Mary's), the Senate House, the Cambridge University Press bookshop, the Church of Saint Edward King and Martyr, the Eagle Pub and the Cavendish Laboratory. We are often happy to adapt the places we visit to your interests and, of course, love to attempt valiantly to answer your hardest questions about Cambridge. We look forward to seeing you on the University Walk!

Inclusions
  • Entrance fee to Round Church Visitor Centre

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough walkers (2) to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guides will move swiftly between sights in order to provide a full tour experience: if you require a slower pace, please contact provider to arrange a private walk.
  • Not recommend for those with walking problems.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

The Round Church, Round Church Vestry, Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UB, UK


Departure Time

02:15 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

90 to 120 minutes


User's Reviews

B250WHpeterr

25 May, 2024

Great tour which explained the history of Cambridge. Our guide Bobby was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. Made it very enjoyable.

RuthL2602

28 Apr, 2024

Bobby gave us a comprehensive and entertaining talk which lasted 2 hours and went by so fast!. He was concise, articulate and knew Cambridge history well. We learned so much and was able to visit 2 university chapels as well as some The Round Church. Superb value. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Bobby.

Tourist67318716040

27 Apr, 2024

Excellent tour most informative. Would highly recommend. Learnt a lot about the city. Shame some of the colleges where shut but still very good

nikharr2020

22 Apr, 2024

The tour was a lovely walk across the campuses with a very knowledgeable and affable guide . Some great history and insights to the different campuses .

Jennifer-Courtney

17 Apr, 2024

This is NOT your typical tour at all! This tour provided a detailed understanding of Cambridge’s history, seen through the lens of various historical university alumni (e.g., Byron, Darwin) as you stroll around several of the colleges. And, John’s storytelling was witty, interesting, and captivating. Loved how he tied religious ideals with the history of the city.

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Wonderful guide who knows everything!

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An absolute wonderful experience for all!

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Best walking tour if you want a history lesson.

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Best way to visit the University of Cambridge in 2 hours

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100% recommend! Truly amazing tour with Julia

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