- 4 hours
- Cambridge tour led by local expert
- Explore the hallowed grounds of one of the world's most famous universities
- Tour tailor-made to your requirements
After taking the train from London to Cambridge, you will meet your guide at the station, from where you'll have the opportunity to discuss any particular interests, so that they can tailor the tour to your requirements. Cambridge is a city with a wealth of extraordinary architecture, galleries and history, but the tour will typically focus on the University itself; the colleges, past and present and alumni who have walked these hallowed streets.
University Campus and Colleges
We might also include Queens' College, with its beautiful medieval Old Court. The Court consists of the chapel, library, and dining hall and is home to both an unusual 'sun and moon dial' and also William Etheridge's 'Mathematical Bridge', a great feat of 18th Century engineering. Finally we may stop by King's College and, Chapel founded in 1441 and the icon of the city of Cambridge; a masterpiece of English architecture, with its fan-vaulted ceiling and Rubens' altarpiece.
A stroll down Trinity Street will take in Trinity College, which was founded by Henry VIII in 1546, and St. John's College, with its School of Pythagoras and its neo-Gothic Bridge of Sighs—two iconic emblems of Cambridge.
Want to pick a side? Take our Oxford Tour and decide for yourself which is better.
Where are we meeting our guide?
Simona has a strong passion for art and the meaning of visual arts, and strongly believes in the added value that history of culture and art gives to individual life and this is why she loves to share knowledge and curiosities with other people. Specialized in Italian Renaissance Art, she studied both in Venice and in Rome, where she had her PhD in History of Art with a thesis on the Ara Pacis Augustae. She is actually living in the university city of Cambridge, where she teaches History of Art; she knows London auction houses, museums and its artistic treasures like a real local.
Sarah-Jane Kitching was born and brought up in London. She studied at Cambridge University and qualified as a doctor, working in the NHS initially in Gynaecology and latterly as a General Practitioner. Having gained a First in the History and Philosophy of Medicine as part of her medical training, she has now changed career to pursue her long-standing love of history and of London in particular. After two years of intensive study, Sarah-Jane qualified as a London Blue Badge Guide and was awarded Guide of the Year in 2012. She is passionate about the city she lives in with her family and loves to share its fascinating past and present with others.
Georgiana is history graduate of London University. She worked in publishing for some 20 years while living in Cambridge. She loves sharing her beautiful town with visitors and the Fitwilliam museum is one of her favorite places to visit. She currently lives in a farmhouse outside Cambridge and has 2 children in their 20s one of whom was at Cambridge University.
Reviews can only be left by Context customers after they have completed a tour. For more information about our reviews, please see our FAQ.