Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

Fri, November 27, 2020 - Thu, February 28, 2030 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

November
27 Friday

Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

Fri, November 27, 2020 - Thu, February 28, 2030 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Peas Hill, Cambridge, UK

Description

We have been guiding in Cambridge since 2011 and we love it. We will take you on a journey through 2,000 years of history, and try to have some fun along the way. We have a core team of four Cambridge Green Badge Guides, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding in London. We undergo extensive training and sit practical and written exams. We all have public liability insurance.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICE SHOWN IS PER GROUP AND NOT “PER ADULT’ AS IT IS WRONGLY SHOWN ON SOME APPS.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT COLLEGE ENTRY FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR FEE. KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL CHARGE £10 PER ADULT AND £6 FOR TEENAGERS.

Most of the colleges are closed to the public during the summer exam season. King’s College Chapel remains open. St John’s College is closed to groups from 20 May to 28 June and closed to all members of the public from 14 June to 28 June. Entry to St John’s is £10 per adult.

Itinerary:

  • You’ll start at Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2, UK.  We will meet outside the Tourist Information Centre.
  • Market Square (admission included)
    • A brief introduction to the tour, plus a safety warning about bicycles.
  • St Bene’t’s Church (Church of England)
    • The oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire, dating from the early 11th century. We will also visit the nearby Eagle Pub.
  • Corpus Christi College (admission excluded)
    • The only college founded by the townspeople, in 1352. Opposite is St. Catharine’s College, founded in 1473. We will only see these colleges from the street. We will also see the latest addition to the Cambridge street scene, the now-famous Corpus Christi clock.
  • King’s College Chapel (admission excluded)
    • This is the centrepiece of the tour. The most famous building in Cambridge and an architectural jewel. Inside is a treasure house of great secular and religious art and craft. Not to be missed. N.B. King’s College Chapel is open throughout the year, but there are occasional days when it is closed due to religious services, concerts etc. If you would like to check before booking please email us at chris@cambridgetourguides.co.uk
  • Senate House
    • The 18th century Senate House was until recently the main meeting place for the University. Today it is where the students receive their degrees. It forms part of an historic core, along with Great St Mary’s Church and Gonville and Caius College.
  • Old dsCavendish Laboratory
    • See the building where 29 Nobel Prize winners worked and hear the story of the Cavendish from 1874-1974.
  • Whipple Museum of the History of Science
    • Cambridge University runs eight museums, all free to enter. This is their museum of the History of Science.
  • Gonville and Caius College
    • Founded in 1348, Caius has traditional links to medicine and is associated with 14 Nobel Prize winners.
  • Eagle
    • One of the oldest pubs in Cambridge. Famous for its RAF Bar, where airmen wrote their squadron numbers on the ceiling during the Second World War.
  • The Pitt Building
    • The headquarters of Cambridge University Press, the world’s oldest publishing house.
  • Great St Mary’s Church (Church of England)
    • Great St Mary’s is a parish church and the University church. When students first arrived in Cambridge in the 13th century they used Great St Mary’s for their meetings and teaching.
  • Ending at Peas Hill

Ticket Information

Group ticket (ticket covers up to 20 people)

£120.00

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We have been providing walking tours of historic Cambridge since 2011. In telling the story of this extraordinary city, we aim to make our tours fun and enjoyable for all. Our clients range from individuals, couples, families and groups to schools, colleges and multinational companies. All of our tours are private and are geared to your specific needs and interests.

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