Women of Cambridge Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Women of 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


Hear the stories of the women of Cambridge including the first leader of the Suffragists, the first female British Nobel laureate and the first person to win an Oscar for both acting & screenwriting. Discover the shocking stories about the resistance women faced from the university as they struggled to achieve equality and the same rights as men. Follow the journey's of the women of Cambridge including Millicent Fawcett, Virginia Wolf, Dorothy Hodgkin, Rosalind Franklin & Emma Thompson. All our tour guides are based at the University of Cambridge and our tours have been carefully researched. Our tours are restricted to a maximum of 12 people so small groups are guaranteed. To arrange a tour outside the scheduled time, please contact us via our website and we can arrange a private or group tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

We begin with a brief history of the University of Cambridge and discuss the resistance women faced to gain admission and equal rights at the University.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Eagle, Bene't St, Cambridge CB2 3QN, UK

Hear Rosalind Franklin's story and how her groundbreaking research in DNA was stolen.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge CB3 0FZ, UK

Discover the story of Dorothy Hodgkin and her incredible contributions to the world of science.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Learn how women contributed to education and Cambridge University long before they could study here.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Hear about impressive female alumni of Darwin college and discover the story of Gwen Raverat, a Cambridge local and granddaughter of Charles Darwin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Newnham College, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DF England

Discover the incredible story of Millicent Fawcett and her contributions to Cambridge, female education and the women's suffrage movement.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Hear about the male allies and colleges who supported women as they fought for equality at the University.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Backs, Queens' Road, Cambridge CB3 9AH England

We stroll along the Backs and head towards the other side of the river.

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

We finish our tour at the origins of the University and reflect on the journey and struggles the women of Cambridge have, and continue, to face.

Duration: 5 minutes

  • Cambridge University Student Guide

  • Entry / Admission to Colleges
  • We do not enter any colleges on this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Great St Mary's, The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, UK

Departure Time

11:00 AM

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


27 Nov, 2023

Members of our research centre in Cambridge went to learn about women's history. It was fascinating. There was so much to learn about women scientists in particular. The tour guide, Rowena, was so friendly and brought their stories to life. It was all really well researched. We really enjoyed it.


26 Nov, 2023

A group of friends and I were excited to go on a walking tour about some of the "lesser known" histories of Cambridge, and this tour truly delivered! Because so many amazing women have been involved in different aspects of Cambridge, we ended up getting a really fantastic and well-rounded history of the University and the city as a whole - from Cambridge's various scientific discoveries, to all of the literary and theatre stars who studied here, to details about the architecture and Colleges. Our guide Rowena was incredible - she did such a great job of synthesizing hundreds of years of complicated history into an accessible format, and even the logistics (where the group stopped for information, the route we took, walking accessibility) were very well thought-out. I love going on walking tours in every city I visit while on holiday, and this was definitely among the top tours. Highly recommend, overall a really interesting peek into Cambridge's hidden histories with an engaging guide!


30 Aug, 2023

We had a fantastic tour guide who's an actual Cambridge student. Since we booked a private tour, she asked about our interests and was able to tailor her tour specifically for us. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. This was definitely the best way to learn about Cambridge.


22 Jun, 2023

I usually don’t leave reviews but I LOVED this walking tour (I usually hate going on tours so that’s saying a lot). I was originally searching for a a tour that could give me the gist of the layout of Cambridge, since I’m only here for a short trip (I’m from the states), BUT when I saw a walking tour specifically catered towards women’s history at Cambridge I HAD to sign up. (Also this one is very reasonably priced compared to a lot of the other ones I was looking at). The guide was phenomenal--she’s an actual student there and was very welcoming AND knowledgeable. The content itself was SO interesting(I love Virginia Wolf and didn't realize she taught at Cambridge). I can’t recommend the women’s tour enough—it’s underrated. Support women!!:)

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