- 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.
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Where are we meeting our guide?
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.
Dan Hayes is a journalist, editor and travel writer. A Cambridge history graduate, he later completed an MSc at Birkbeck College, London. Having lived in the British capital for more than 25 years, he is fascinated by its past and the hidden stories that can be found around almost every corner if you know where to look. He regularly writes about aspects of London’s history and culture for magazines and websites. A former travel editor, he has also visited more than 40 countries, with recent assignments taking him to Iceland, Japan and Kazakhstan.
Liz has been Director of Cambridge University's Visiting Scholars, establishing a programme of events and visits for international visitors to the city. She is also currently Chairman of the Society of Cambridge Guides. A keen cook, LIz has written a history of baking called "The Book of Old Tarts". Has always been a keen painter and is currently preparing for an Open Studio exhibition in Cambridge this summer.
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