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Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

1. Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

A Cambridge University graduate guide will take you on an enthralling journey through time as you recount the colorful story of Cambridge and its famous university. Receive a wonderful insight into student life.  On this walking tour you will see where famous alumni studied including Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking, visit famous chapels and libraries, listen to anecdotes and see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history. The tour will cover sights such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, The Senate House, Gonville and Caius College, St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi college, The Round Church and much more. Your punting tour will begin 30 minutes after your walking tour and will include an experienced local guide who will explain the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. You are welcome to bring refreshments on board and will be welcomed to a free punting lesson during your tour.

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Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

2. Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

This 45-minute College Backs tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge’s long and eventful history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class center for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river. This tour is the best way to showcase Cambridge. Your guide will have a passion for history and a talent for sharing that with you. From the Gothic splendor of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library, your guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing.  The guides are at your service come rain or shine, so come and experience Cambridge’s most popular tour.

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Cambridge: Shared University Punt Tour

3. Cambridge: Shared University Punt Tour

This 50-minute chauffeured punt tour covers the “college backs” with seven of the most prestigious colleges of Cambridge University. While you are guided through this beautiful stretch of river, you will be regaled with history of the stunning architecture and scenery that surrounds you. Soak up hundreds of years of history as you enjoy Cambridge's traditional pastime on a shared punt tour. This punt tour is a great way to see Cambridge's sights for less as you share the punt boat with other customers.

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City Sightseeing Cambridge: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

4. City Sightseeing Cambridge: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

If you're looking for a unique way to see and explore Cambridge, simply hop on a City Sightseeing Cambridge bus! The unmistakable red, open-topped double deckers operate via 19 stops all over the City, taking you on an unmissable tour of all the city's top tourist attractions. Buy a great value ticket and you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the stops throughout the day, giving you the chance to visit the historic City centre, the University Colleges, the world famous Backs and the River Cam, the University Botanic Garden, the Fitzwilliam Museum and much, much more - including the American World War II Memorial and Cemetery at Madingley. You can combine your bus tour with a punting tour, and the on-board commentary comes in a choice of languages. Wherever you come from, make your first stop in Cambridge a City Sightseeing bus stop! Your Tour Itinerary Stop 1 - Silver Street  Stop 2 - Downing Street Stop 3 - St Andrews Street, stop S4 Stop 4 - Bridge Street Stop 5 - Jesus Lane Stop 6 - Drummer Street, stop D1 Stop 7 - Parkside Stop 8 - Hills Road/St Paul's Road Stop 9 - Cambridge Railway Station Stop 10 - The Leys School Stop 11 - Silver Street  Stop 12 - Queens Road Stop 13 - Cambridge American Cemetery Stop 14 - Madingley Road Park And Ride Stop 15 - Grange Road Stop 16 - Silver Street

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Cambridge: Hidden Gems City Exploration Game

5. Cambridge: Hidden Gems City Exploration Game

Go on an adventure around Cambridge and see some of its hidden gems. The exploration game starts at the Pitt Building, and it will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the game. You can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume from the location where you paused it. The final stop of the game will be Cambridge Union. Follow the directions on your phone and let an exciting story unfold as you solve fun challenges. Explore the Mathematical Bridge, a popular bridge connecting the two parts of Queens' College. Find out more about the myths of how Newton built the Mathematical bridge himself and how it can hold up without bolts. See the Fitzwilliam Museum, the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge, and learn about the history of the place. Discover some of the lesser-known corners of Cambridge during this exciting journey.

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From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

6. From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

Depart London and travel by coach to Oxford. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the "City of Dreaming Spires" and see the famous sites of the university city. Get suggestions on where you can explore during your free time. Choose to go to Christ Church college to see the dining hall used in the Harry Potter movies for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then, move on to Cambridge for the chance to climb the tower of the Church of St. Mary the Great for panoramic views of the city. Use your free time to explore on your own or punt down the River Cam. Browse the interesting shops and much more.

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From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

7. From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

The tour begins in the captivating college town of Oxford. Here you can follow in the footsteps of Oxford University’s prestigious former students - from C.S Lewis to Bill Clinton - as you stroll the courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic town. Marvel at the famous “dreaming spires” and visit the Bodleian Library - one of the oldest libraries in Europe. While you are in Oxford you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Christ Church. Not only is it one of the largest colleges at the university, it is also one of the major locations from the Harry Potter films. Marvel at the grandeur of the Great Hall, instantly recognizable to movie fans as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The tour then moves onto the elegant city of Cambridge. Home to the famous University of Cambridge, you will have the opportunity to explore the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. You can also visit the oldest college that still exists - Peterhouse - which dates back to 1284. The tour will finish at approximately 19:00 in London.

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Day Trip: Cambridge from London

8. Day Trip: Cambridge from London

This trip to Cambridge includes a guided sightseeing tour with a local guide, and allows for plenty of free time to immerse yourself in the history of this city.  You will be spoiled for choice during your time there. Choose between exploring the many colleges, walking along the River Cam, or, for a real treat, hire a punt and explore the river yourself.  Alternately, make a visit to the Trinity College Library, designed by Christopher Wren, which has Newton’s "Principia Mathematica" on permanent display. You'll also find on display a manuscript of the much-loved "Winnie the Pooh", written by A.A Milne. His son Christopher Robin also studied at the college.

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Heart of England, North Wales and Yorkshire 5-Day Tour

9. Heart of England, North Wales and Yorkshire 5-Day Tour

Discover the Heart of England on a scenic 5-day tour that also crosses the border into North Wales, where you’ll see the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia. Visit some of England’s oldest cities, including the cathedral city of York, the university city of Cambridge, and the medieval town of Chester. Go to Shakespeare’s birthplace, and vist Anne Hathaway’s tudor cottage. Travel by small minicoach, with accommodations in characterful bed and breakfasts for a more intimate experience. Day 1: Depart London and head north to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway. There will be time to explore the quaint town center, and enjoy lunch at leisure, before driving to the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge close to the Welsh border. Set in a stunning gorge of the River Severn, the historic valley boasts the world’s first bridge made of iron, as well as a host of other attractions. Then, travel to the beautiful town of Shrewsbury to check in to your accommodation for the next 2 nights. Day 2: Today, you will head into the heart of North Wales and visit the picture book castle of Conwy, built by Edward I in the late 13th century. Marvel at the mountain scenery of Snowdonia National Park, including the huge Dinorwic slate quarries and the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadows of the highest mountain peak in Wales. Hear tales of Owain Glyndwr and the Welsh struggles for independence before traveling back through the borderlands into England. Day 3: Leave Shrewsbury and drive to the hills of the Peak District National Park, where you will discover a mix of beautiful villages and rolling moors. Take a scenic route through the park to the village of Castleton. In the afternoon, visit the famous grouds and mansion house of Chatsworth, home to the Duke of Devonshire and often named the UK’s favourite country house. Inside, you’ll find one of the finest collections of furniture and paintings by Old Masters, as well as Neoclassical sculptures. Continue to the historic City of York, your base for the next 2 nights. Day 4: Today you have the option to spend the day at leisure exploring the medieval heart of York. Wander the streets of a city with a rich history that dates back to the time of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans. Visit some of York’s fascinating museums, and the stunning York Minster, or just lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets. Alternatively, join your guide on a half-day excursion into the Yorkshire Dales to visit the pretty market towns of Knaresborough or Ripon. Continue your scenic drive of the remote valleys and rugged scenery of the Eastern Dales, before returning to York for a free afternoon. Day 5: Leaving York for the return journey to London, stopping en route at Stamford, with its fine collection of stone buildings. Continue to the university City of Cambridge, where you can stroll the medieval streets in the shadow of the dreamy spires of historic colleges, including the famous Kings College Chapel. Walk along the banks of the River Cam, where you might see punters out for the day. Continue to London for an estimated arrival time of approximately 19:30.

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What people are saying about Cambridge, UK

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 248 reviews

Would highly recommend this tour - the water was so busy it would have been stressful to try to do on our own! We also had Arthur as our tour guide who was very knowledgeable and great to have on board.

Had a lovely time on the tour. Wouldn’t of know all the facts about Cambridge if I didn’t go on the tour and the places we went.

Young Alex was our Punt and he was amazing. Definitely recommended this to my friends & family& anyone reading this.

Staff looked after the wheelchair for us to go around. Guide was friendly.

Becky was fun and very knowledgeable! Best tour I have had!!