Cambridge is known for its magnificent University buildings, and with this punting tour—you’ll maximize your time in the city by seeing multiple colleges in a short space of time. Glide along the River Cam in a shared small-group punt (flat-bottomed boat), and learn about the history of the city and its famous sights. Along the way, take in views of the Bridge of Sighs, King’s College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge, and Trinity College.
Combine two classic Cambridge experiences into one tour—a walking tour of Cambridge University and a punting cruise along the Cam River. First, embark on a 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 cruise. As you glide along the river banks, enjoy unbeatable views of The Backs, the picturesque parks, and colleges that line the waterfront.
Experience one of the world’s most famous universities on a walking tour of the prestigious Cambridge University. Follow your guide, a University of Cambridge 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.
Take to the water for a quintessential Cambridge experience on this punting tour. Step aboard a traditional punt and drift downstream on the Cam River, past the famous college ‘Backs’. Glide beneath the Mathematical Bridge and Bridge of Sighs; admire views of landmarks like the King's College Chapel and Trinity Hall; and listen as your guide unveils fascinating facts about the legendary university city. You can even have a go at ‘driving’ the punt yourself!
The university colleges of Cambridge are widely considered among the prettiest and most academically successful in England, with a history dating back centuries. This walking tour from the city center takes you to the heart of Cambridge University and the famed King's College, and shines a light on the famous actors, inventors, mathematicians, Nobel Prize-winners and scientists who have lived and worked here.
Save time waiting in taxi lines with this hassle-free private transfer service between London and your chosen cruise terminal. After meeting your driver at your preferred pickup point—such as Heathrow Airport or your hotel—travel comfortably in a private vehicle directly to your chosen port, without any other stops along the way.
Witness exquisite architecture and verdant public spaces on this hop-on hop-off Cambridge sightseeing bus tour. With your 24-hour pass, relax for the hour-long full tour, or design a personalized itinerary with 16 possible stops with easy access to Trinity College, King’s College Chapel, The Backs and more. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-air viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this medieval university town.
Discover the delights of the Cam River and enjoy a quintessentially English adventure on this punting tour in Cambridge. Hop into your punt on the banks of the river and make yourself comfortable. Glide gracefully along the peaceful waterway as your guide points out sites of interest such as King's College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Mathematical Bridge, and gain insight into Cambridge’s fascinating history. In case the English summer takes a turn for the worse, your punt is equipped with blankets, cushions and umbrellas.
Cambridge is known for its University colleges and its punting scene. Combine both of these things by going on a private Cambridge punting tour, which takes you past the backs of multiple colleges, such as Magdalene, and King's. You’ll see beautiful views that can only be reached by water, and a private tour means you’ll have direct access to your chauffeur for questions about Cambridge.
This small-group walking tour is the perfect way to tick off lots of top Cambridge landmarks and to learn about the city's history too. Hear fascinating insights all the way back to medieval times, that you likely wouldn't uncover if exploring independently. The tour showcases famous colleges, historic sights, and hidden secrets too. Along the way, listen to stories about the University's famous alumni, and hear quirky tales that aren't featured in guidebooks.
This tour is your shortcut to discovering more about the history of Cambridge and its famous university. Join a guide on a leisurely stroll around the city that's completely private, just for your group. Discover insider stories about the city that you likely wouldn't uncover alone, and walk past top landmarks, such as King's College Chapel, Senate House, Trinity College, and The Round Church Visitor Centre.
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.
This is your shortcut to discovering some of the most important historic buildings in Cambridge, without putting in hours of research time. Set off on a route that showcases Trinity College, St. John’s College, and King’s College—which is known for its famous chapel and choir. As well as colleges, the guide also reveals one of Cambridge’s oldest pubs, and the home of the old Cavendish Laboratory.
Cambridge is known for its University and ancient buildings, but a lot of visitors miss out on the haunted history and mysterious stories associated with its famous buildings. With this tour, tick off top sights such as the Market Square, Magdalene Bridge, Clare College, and Trinity College—but instead of the usual historical information, hear stories about hauntings, occultists, witches, and phantom fellows. Highlights include tales of Oliver Cromwell, the hangman’s house, and the Round Church.
Shared Cambridge Punting Tour
The highlight of any Cambridge experience our shared punt tours will take you on Rutherford's quality assured 45 minute river tour through the backs of the colleges, showing you the most breathtaking views Cambridge has to offer.
You will be guided by one of our own professional chauffeurs who will bring Cambridge to life with the fascinating story this city has to offer.
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Learn about the secrets of Cambridge University on this private guided walking tour. Explore the colleges with a knowledgeable insider—a former student. By going on a student-guided tour, you’ll be able to ask questions about what life at Cambridge was like, and hear fascinating anecdotes. You won’t have to worry about navigating as your guide will lead the way and take you to multiple colleges, chapels, and libraries.
This tour is a great choice for history fans. Learn about Cambridge’s past and how it became the world-class University city it is today. Save time waiting in long visitor lines by having a ticket to the Round Church included. You’ll explore the historic church which dates back to the 12th century, before walking into the center past Cambridge University colleges. See the Senate House, the Cambridge University Press bookshop, the Cavendish Laboratory, and many of Cambridge’s most interesting sights in one day.
Traveling from Cambridge to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by public transit is an unavoidable headache. And many taxi drivers are resistant to make the long trip. Ensure that the journey from your Cambridge accommodation to the airport is secure, seamless, and stress-free with a private transfer. With prompt pickup, 24-hour availability, and easy direct service, you're free to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Delve into London’s dark history on a private Jack the Ripper tour in a black cab—the city’s most iconic form of transport. Taking a private tour means you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide and have ample time to ask questions as you travel between hard-to-find places without getting lost in the midst of London’s labyrinthine streets. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
A punting ride is an essential Cambridge experience, but driving your own punt can be much trickier than it looks. Instead, let someone else do the hard work for you with this shared punting experience. Set off on a group tour with a guide to steer and maneuver the boat. Along the way, tick off famous colleges—such as St. John’s, Trinity, and King’s—and find out interesting stories about the city.
Historic Cambridge is so compact it can be hard to navigate using apps. Discover the perfect walking route for your group—including access to some university colleges (entrance fees may apply)—with all the benefits of your own private qualified Cambridge guide. Choose between two tours, one focused on Cambridge city center, which includes many university buildings, the second highlighting the university and a scenic riverside walk.
I tailor each tour to the individual interests of the tourists in the group. I am fascinated by Cambridge's history and its magnificent sights, and have in-depth knowledge of its past and present. I can draw on my special expertise in the history of science, mathematics, and computing in Cambridge. My approach is thorough yet not too serious, sometimes light-hearted and always considerate.
We shall explore the very heart of Cambridge, where new and old look out at us from every nook and cranny – hear stories of mediaeval strife and riots, struggles and labours of many a generation of students and scholars, and triumphs of the human thought. On our way, we shall discuss how ideas and life itself have changed over centuries, and what today’s Cambridge is like – both the City and the University.
The narrow alleyways, cobblestone streets, and historic college buildings make Cambridge the perfect city to explore on foot. With this tour, save time staring at a map, and let someone else do the navigating instead. The tour showcases a shortlist of essential Cambridge sights, including the Corpus Christi Clock, King’s College, Senate House, and the Old Cavendish Library. Along the way, enjoy insightful commentary and fun facts about the city.
Looking for an independent and flexible way to see Cambridge? This self-led audio tour via smartphone app offers a convenient, budget-friendly sightseeing option. Upon booking, download the app to your phone, and enjoy lifetime access to the recording. When you’re ready, make your own way to 9 King's Parade, pop in your headphones, and let the tour—recorded by a former Cambridge student and resident—guide you around the city.
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