University of Cambridge Tours

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The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England, was founded in 1209 and is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a public research university consisting of 31 constituent colleges and over 100 academic departments organized into six schools. Many of the buildings that the university occupies throughout town are of historical importance. There are eight museums operated by the museum which explore arts, culture, and science, as well as a botanical garden. The university libraries contain around 15 million books. 

Throughout history, the University of Cambridge has educated many well known scientists, mathematicians, authors, actors, musicians, athletes and more. Names include Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and many more. The university has also been featured in many works of literature and film. Wandering through the grounds and buildings of one of the most famous universities in the world will give you a glimpse into a rich cultural heritage and take you back in time through centuries of history.

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The University of Cambridge is located in the town of Cambridge, 63 miles from London. It can be reached using route M11 or by train from the King's Cross station. Check with specific museums and libraries for opening hours and fees. Certain colleges charge a fee for tours. 
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Address: The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, United Kingdom CB2 1TN, England
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Admission: Some colleges charge fees for tours
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Walking Tour of Cambridge University

Experience one of the world’s most famous universities with a 1.5-hour walking tour of the prestigious Cambridge University. Follow your guide, a Cambridge University student, around architectural highlights like Trinity College, King’s College and Corpus Christi College; see the halls where alumni like Sir Isaac Newton, C.S.Lewis and John Harvard once walked; and peek into student haunts like The Eagle Pub. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people for a personal experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$22.54 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Combo ticket: Punting and Walking Tour in Cambridge

Combine two classic Cambridge experiences into one tour – a walking tour of Cambridge University and a punting cruise along the River Cam. First, embark on a 1.5-hour tour of the prestigious university colleges and get an insight into student life from your Cambridge University graduate guide. After admiring architectural highlights like King’s College, Trinity College and The Senate House, hop aboard a traditional punt for a 45-minute cruise. As you glide along the river banks, enjoy unbeatable views of The Backs, the picturesque parks and colleges that line the waterfront.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Cambridge University Walking Tour with St. John's College

The university colleges of Cambridge are widely considered among the prettiest and most academically successful in England, with a history dating back centuries. This 2-hour walking tour from the city center takes you to the heart of Cambridge University and St. John’s College, and shines a light on the famous actors, inventors, mathematicians, Nobel Prize-winners and scientists who have lived and worked here.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$38.63 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Pink Floyd and Pop Culture Tour: Cambridge and London

Indulge your love of classic British rock band, Pink Floyd, on a full-day tour of London and Cambridge sites related to the influential musicians. With a knowledgeable guide, visit landmarks linked to Pink Floyd in Cambridge and then travel back to London to see the gorgeous architecture of Britannia Row studios. Explore hip and happening spots like Alexandra Palace, Abbey Road and Notting Hill and gain fascinating insight into the history of the radical and progressive English rock band on this intimate tour.  
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$103.04 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cambridge and Oxford Tour from London

It’s nigh-on impossible to see both Cambridge and Oxford in one day by public transport. But there’s more than just transport to this great-value coach tour. Enjoy the services of a professional guide, complete with walking tours of both the UK’s great university cities, as well as free time for shopping or sightseeing.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$66.98 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip

Keen to visit Oxford or Cambridge? Then explore both age-old university cities in in one day on this illuminating trip from London. With an expert guide, take a walking tour around the historical colleges of Oxford, famous as the ‘city of dreaming spires.’ Admire hushed courtyards and showpieces including the Bodleian Library, and hear about past scholars such as Bill Clinton. Continue to the university city of Cambridge on the Cam River and take a stroll around its finest college buildings, including the splendid King’s College and Bridge of Sighs.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$122.36 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Chauffeured Punting Tour in Cambridge

See enchanting Cambridge from a different perspective with this chauffeured punting tour. Get a deeper sense of the history of this university town from the knowledgeable guide as you cruise past he Bridge of Sighs, The Wren Library, Kings College Chapel, The Mathematical Bridge, New Court St Johns and Clare Bridge. Steep yourself in 800 years of history on this fun tour.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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$14.17 USD
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  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Cambridge Day Trip from London

Follow in the footsteps of legends like Sir Isaac Newton, C.S.Lewis and John Harvard on a full-day tour of the university city of Cambridge from London. Kick off your visit with a guided sightseeing tour and a view of the city from the Tower of Saint Mary the Great, then head off on your own to explore further. Tour the prestigious university colleges and Botanic Garden, visit the Fitzwilliam Museum or sample regional specialties at the Cambridge Market, before traveling back to London.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private 2-Hour Cambridge Walking Tour

Discover Cambridge the way you want, at the pace you want, on a private 2-hour walking tour. Use the flexible itinerary to tailor your sightseeing to your interests, and learn about the city’s history and university from your private guide. Choose to visit famous colleges like Trinity and Queens’, admire King’s College Chapel, or just absorb the atmosphere and architecture on a stroll through the medieval streets. Entrance fees at own expense.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$96.60 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Oxford and Cambridge Tour from London

Follow in the footsteps of the greats on this full-day tour of England’s most famous university cities – Oxford and Cambridge. Admire the celebrated ‘Dreaming Spires’ of Oxford and visit the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, where alumni include Lewis Carroll, Bill Clinton and David Cameron, and the Great Hall was used as a filming location for the Harry Potter movies. Next, journey to prestigious Cambridge, where past students include Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Sylvia Plath, and architectural highlights include the Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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8-Day Great Britain Experience Including 2 Nights In London Pre-departure

See all of Great Britain and learn all the history that makes the island what it is today on this 8-day tour. You and your group will be departing from London on an air-conditioned coach and visiting some of the most important cities in the nation. Your guide will tell you everything you need to know about Stratford-Upon-Avon, Edinburgh, and Liverpool among many other cities and hidden gems that Great Britain has to offer. You will be getting 7 nights accommodation in 3-Star hotels during this tour, plus a pre-tour hotel stay in London for two nights before setting off. Breakfast is included during this tour.
  • Duration: 10 days
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  • Duration: 10 days
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