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Combo: Punting & Graduate-Guided Cambridge University & City Tour provided by Cambridge Alumni Tours

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Overview
Cambridge is most famous for its university, with a history dating back 800 years. On this combo tour, explore the historic streets on foot, and take to the Cam River by punt (flat-bottomed boat), and see the city through the eyes of a Cambridge University graduate. Visit Corpus Christi College, The Eagle pub, and the Senate House, and follow in the footsteps of alumni Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking.
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Cambridge Alumni Tours
Blue flag outside Kings college, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UKMeet our manager at our meeting point (blue flag) at the entrance of King's college on King's Parade.
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    University of Cambridge
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    90-minute graduate or student-led walking tour of the most famous colleges and landmarks. The walking tour includes famous history, anecdotes and a deep authentic insight into Cambridge University student-life.
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    Pass by Darwin College
    Pass by Queens' College
    Pass by Mathematical Bridge
    Pass by King's College
    Pass by Clare College
    Pass by Trinity Hall
    Pass by Trinity College
    Pass by St. John's College
    Pass by Bridge of Sighs
    Pass by Magdalene College
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Granta Moorings
14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK
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Highlights
  • Combine a Cambridge walking tour with a punting trip on the Cam River
  • Visit top sights: Corpus Christi College, The Eagle pub, and Senate House
  • Gain insight into life as a student from your guide—a Cambridge grad
  • Panoramic views along the Cam River shows another angle on famous colleges
What to Expect
Make your way to King's College in central Cambridge, and meet your guide—a Cambridge University graduate. Then, set off through the city to begin your walking tour. Learn about the discovery of DNA in Cambridge, and visit the chapels and libraries for which the university is known. Explore sites of interest such as Corpus Christi College, Great St. Mary’s Church, The Eagle pub, and the Senate House, and hear tales of student life. Along the way, learn about famous alumni such as Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking. Afterward, take to the tranquil waters of the Cam River by punt—a narrow, wooden boat ideal for these waterways. With your guide, admire sweeping views along the riverbanks and gain insight into 800 years of history. Then, return to your starting point by King’s College to bring your tour to an end.
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Departure Point
Cambridge Alumni Tours, Blue flag outside Kings college, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UK
Duration
3h
Return Details
Granta Moorings, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK
Inclusions
  • 90-minute student-guided walking tour
  • 50-minute student-guided punting tour
  • Professional guides
  • History & anecdotes
  • Entry to Pembroke College and Trinity College backs (when they are open)
  • Entry/Admission - University of Cambridge
Exclusions
  • King's College Chapel entry
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Your punting tour is an open ticket so please be mindful of delays at peak times between 12:00-15:00 on the weekends.
  • To redeem your punting ticket, please meet the manager at our meeting point (blue flag) for directions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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LigiaK wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom46 contributions2 helpful votes
Just finished a tour with Anastasia and would highly recommend it. She really knew her stuff, and we have come away with lots of interesting facts, myths and stories of Cambridge, it's university and the various students from the past 800 years... Good luck - we'll be back to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sophie N wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a really great time on my punting and walking tour with Cambridge Alumni. Very knowledgeable and fun. Would highly reccomend!
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Tina B wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom74 contributions55 helpful votes
Met up with Chris to do a walking tour of the city and because we were a small group he was pretty flexible and answered lots of our questions. He was informative about the colleges and the way the university works as a whole having been a student and a fellow. It gives you a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Brianandyvonne48 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashley, United Kingdom1 contribution
We were a party of 10 who met up with Wendy who gave us a very informative tour of the universities. We all thoroughly enjoyed the 90 mins tour and would recommend it to any party of up to 15 people
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Spiros B wrote a review Feb 2020
Athens, Greece1 contribution2 helpful votes
HAO was an excellent guide, very happy chappy! Made the tour very informative and his enthusiasm amalgamated the two
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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Mary B
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Fascinating tour of Cambridge with excellent student guide
What a fascinating tour of the Cambridge colleges with our tour guide, Juan. We walked at a leisurely pace, around
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Crazy7family
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Excellent tour with Juan!
A really fantastic tour, lots of interesting facts about the buildings and the way Cambridge University works. My
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elekesm2019
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Guided tour
I think Josh? Sorry! was really funny and enthusiastic during the tour, told us many interesting stories, not just
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Kelly B
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Amazing Activity
So perfect for a group of friends! We all chipped in for a friends birthday and had such a great time being shown a
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KevinLee1957
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Brilliant, highly recommended!
Had a fantastic tour with a small group of 4 hosted by Gong who was simply brilliant - highly informative, fun, cha
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JAS231
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Tour of Cambridge University
Chris was our guide . He was very, very good. He actually is an alumnus of Cambridge University having attended Kin
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Oliviapurcell
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Hao about that!
Hao was a very friendly, informative and enthusiastic guide. We really enjoyed the tour and learning all about stud
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Cathy_Bob
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Interesting Walk
Our student guide, Hao, gave us a really interesting guided walk around the colleges, pointing out buildings of int
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georgiac762
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Miss
Fantastic and informative tour around the colleges, provided by Hao. Hao was incredibly friendly and positive, givi
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marcusmE4746XU
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Great tour!
We had a great tour with our host, Gong, who was very informative and a graduate student at the University. Great t
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scsosnov
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Enjoyable.
Our tour guide Hao was very friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable about Cambridge and its environs. He added persona
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202neenar
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Great Tour with an Excellent Guide!
We had a great tour of Cambridge with our lovely guide Clem. She knew so much about the history of the place, the
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janehB3298QZ
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Excellent Guide
Clem, our guide, really made the walking tour interesting. She was able to answer all questions and had good knowle
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Robert K
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Great tour and lovely tour guide
Both: me and my wife could not possibly fault this event!!! Even bad weather could not possibly spoil our experienc
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X5557PSnicolam
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Great tour
Great introduction to Cambridge. Our tour guide Wendy was so informative and answered all our questions.
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