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Cambridge Uni Tour Led By Alumni w/ Optional Kings College

1. Cambridge Uni Tour Led By Alumni w/ Optional Kings College

Discover some of the most famous colleges in Cambridge. Learn more about student life at one of the world's most prestigious universities from a University of Cambridge graduate guide. Visit famous chapels and libraries and listen to fascinating anecdotes. See where Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking studied. Stroll from King's College on King's Parade and pass landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, and Corpus Christi College. Look inside Pembroke College and marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel. Admire The Senate House, Great St Mary’s Church, and The Eagle pub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered the secret of life.

Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

2. Cambridge: Guided Historic Walking Tour

Your tour will begin in the historic heart of Cambridge, near to the old Roman road. You will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built by monks in the 12th century for travellers. Continue on to see three of the famous Cambridge colleges: St John's, Trinity (with its 34 Nobel Prize winners) and Gonville and Caius. Once you arrive in the geographical centre of Cambridge you will learn about the Great St Mary's Church and the University's 18th century Senate House where graduation ceremonies are held. Enjoy the splendour of King's College Chapel, built over a hundred years by five kings. Through your professional guide, learn the fascinating history of Cambridge's newest attraction, the Corpus Christi clock, unveiled by Stephen Hawking in 2008. Your guide will accompany you to the 11th century Church of St Bene't where townsfolk have been worshipping since it was built in 1030. A short stroll will lead you to the famous Eagle Pub, home to a lot of fascinating stories that your guide will be sure to regale you with. Finish outside the old Cavendish Laboratory where 29 Nobel Prizes were won and where modern physics was invented.

Cambridge: Alumni-Led Walk and Punt Tour

3. Cambridge: Alumni-Led Walk and Punt Tour

Explore the historic halls of Cambridge University on a guided walking tour led by a graduate. Visit famous colleges, including King's College and Pembroke College, before embarking on a Cambridge punting tour. On this graduate-led walking tour, 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. Book the King's College ticket option to ensure you see inside King's College Chapel with the highest vaulted ceiling of any chapel in the world. Discover famous landmarks such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, Gonville, and Caius College, St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, Senate House, Round Church and much much more.... Your punting tour starts approximately 30 minutes after your walking tour. While you sit back and relax on your chauffeured punting cruise your local student guide is on hand to teach you about the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. Bring refreshments on board, if you like, and enjoy a free punting lesson during your tour..

Cambridge Highlights: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

4. Cambridge Highlights: Famous Alumni Exploration Game

Do something different and get to know Cambridge with a city exploration game. Follow and solve problems to lead you to the next location and see all the major sights. Go at your own pace and stop and start the game as you see fit. Begin the game at The Guildhall by opening the game on your smartphone. Solve the first clue, and move on to your next location. Get ready for an adventure, whether you're playing solo, in a big group, or playing against many small groups to see who finishes at Market Square first. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour that's fun for everyone. For an optimal experience, it is suggested that everyone playing has their own ticket.

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

5. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge

Take a guided walking tour that will make the city come alive. Cambridge is one of the most attractive cities in Britain, with a huge array of building styles and materials. The oldest building is St Benet's church which dates from the early 11th century and was built by the Saxon townspeople. Visit the historic Eagle pub which was acquired by Corpus Christi college in 1488. On the ceiling of the famous Royal Air Force bar are the serial numbers of 123 squadrons written in candle light by young airmen in World War II. Nearby is the Old Cavendish Laboratory, where Cambridge scientists changed our understanding of the physical world and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. The electron, the proton, the neutron and the structure of DNA were all discovered there.  The 31 Cambridge Colleges offer a rich variety of buildings. You will see a good spread of them, depending on which route you choose (the tour content is adjusted to meet the interests and needs of the client). The most famous building is the magnificent King's College chapel which dominates the city skyline. You will also see other medieveal colleges such as Trinity College, St John's, Clare, Corpus Christi, Pembroke, Queens', St Catherine's and Gonville and Caius. They all have their stories, traditions, and famous names. Several colleges allow visitors to enter their grounds and buildings, though there is often an entry fee. Only Cambridge Green Badge guides are allowed to take groups inside these colleges. The supplier can make all the required bookings.  Enjoy a walk down to the River Cam and see the much-photographed Mathematical Bridge and the many people enjoying a punt tour on the River Cam. Your guide can provide details of punting and of the many other attractions has to offer such as its eight University run museums. 

Cambridge: Walk, Punt & Bus Tour w/ opt King's College Entry

6. Cambridge: Walk, Punt & Bus Tour w/ opt King's College Entry

Explore the historic halls of Cambridge University on a guided walking tour led by a graduate. Visit famous colleges, including King's College and Pembroke College, before embarking on a Cambridge punting tour and open-top bus tour. On the graduate-led walking tour, see where famous alumni studied, including Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking. Visit chapels and libraries, listen to anecdotes, and see where the structure of D.N.A. was discovered, while admiring the architecture with over 800 years of history. Book the King's College ticket option to ensure you see inside King's College Chapel, with the highest vaulted ceiling of any chapel in the world. Discover the exterior of famous buildings such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, Clare College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi College, Senate House, and the Round Church. After discovering the University on foot, enjoy a punting tour on the River Cam. Sit back and relax on your chauffeured punting cruise, as your local guide shared the history of the 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. Bring refreshments on board, if you like, and enjoy a punting lesson. Then, explore the city on an open-top bus tour with an open ticket that is valid for 24 hours. You can start your bus tour at any point in the day from any bus stop in the city after your walking and punting tours have concluded. Enjoy a unique view of the city's landmarks as you ride around the city.

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What people are saying about The Eagle, Cambridge

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Very interesting and engaging 90 minutes. Johnny covered a lot of history and offered a great mix of stories, Q&A and overview - it appealed to both adults and the kids in our group and was delivered with humour and humility. Super afternoon!

Sum was great! She gave us insight details about key buildings and interesting stories! She was also very friendly and welcoming. I'd recommend taking the Kings College tour; it's worth seeing this from the inside!

Tony very entertainingly knowledgeable. An enjoyable 1 hour 40 mins. A challenge for future groups- try to get him to say the word - Oxford. Bet you can’t.

This is an absolute must do. Tony our guide is very knowledgeable but also very funny. We had a great time

Amazing informative interesting sense of humour incredible knowledge great walking tour Tony