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Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour
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Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

By Cambridge Tour Guides
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Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Tour fee only.
  • Entry/Admission - St Bene't's Church (Church of England)


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  • Rose Crescent, Rose Cres, Cambridge CB2, UK
    Our meeting point is outside The Cambridge Gift Shop on Rose Crescent, CB2 3LL. The shop is located on the junction between Rose Crescent and Trinity Street, opposite the main entrance to Gonville and Caius College.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 65202P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. We will give you a full refund.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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    • You'll start at
      Rose Crescent
      Rose Cres, Cambridge CB2, UK
      Our meeting point is outside The Cambridge Gift Shop on Rose Crescent, CB2 3LL. The shop is located on the junction between Rose Crescent and Trinity Street, opposite the main entrance to Gonville and Caius College.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Gonville and Caius College
    • 1
      St Bene't's Church (Church of England)
      Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
      The oldest church in the county of Cambridgeshire, dating from the early 11th century. We will also visit the nearby Eagle Pub.
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      Pass by
      King's College Chapel
      Senate House
      University of Cambridge
      Old dsCavendish Laboratory
      Eagle
      Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)
      Trinity College
      St. John's College
      The Round Church Visitor Centre
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Cambridge Tour Guides
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    • timilehino741
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      CAMBRIDGE EXPERIENCE
      We had a humorous host, the tour was filled with lots of interesting historical facts which made us appreciate the contribution Cambridge has made to the world of science and tech. Kudos to largely unsung Rosalind Franklin.
      Written 1 March 2024
    • Peterborough786
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic day out in Cambridge
      Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Answered all our questions and took the time to show our group around as one person was not mobile.
      Written 23 February 2024
    • jennypZ2205RO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The tour was very informative and made interesting and amusing by our tour guide. Highly recommend.
      Having a guided tour of Cambridge is a great way to be informed of the city's history and famous people who have lived and studied there.
      Written 21 February 2024
    • AlexandraBG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Greatest tour and team
      Outstanding tour ! Tony was very nice and professional. He counted Cambridge in such interesting way : a mix of stories, fun facts, history etc … brilliant guide !!! Best choice you could make. His colleagues - Chris - has been my point of contact. Outstanding service and support. Great team for tourists. Merci beaucoup. Alex
      Written 21 February 2024
    • susanpF4725AO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Excellent tour and guide. Would thoroughly recommend. One of the best tours I've been on. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
      Written 20 February 2024
    • hyacinthf2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The ‘unknown’ Mathematician of Trinity College
      This was an excellent tour. Tony was both humorous and very informative. Check out the history of Srinivasa Ramanujan with Trinity College. Fascinating. The film, marking some of this history, ‘The man who knew infinity’, also brought some of that history to life.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • SNJ_trips
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tour out there! (Ask for tony)
      Tony was a fantastic guide with the right mix of history, humour and storytelling. It was an enjoyable 1.5 hours spent on the tour.
      Written 17 February 2024
    • Xpaulk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic, and funny, tour
      This was a fantastic walking tour I would recommend to anyone visiting Cambridge. Our guide, Tony, was entertaining, funny, and highly knowledgeable about Cambridge and its history and his enthusiasm and affection for Cambridge was infectious. Really enjoyed seeing the beautiful town of Cambridge with Tony and his good natured sense of humour!
      Written 17 February 2024
    • lotteluise2018
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Entertaining
      Tony gave us an entertaining and interesting tour. He was funny and open for questions. I just think that we could habe spent less time on the golden clock and maybe have seen another sight instead. Nevertheless recommendable!
      Written 15 February 2024
    • mamirian
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and insightful tour of Cambridge!
      Great experience with Tony. He was very knowledgeable and rather funny. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the historic and incredible important city of Cambridge!
      Written 14 February 2024
    • jBanj2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour, Tony was brilliant
      Fabulous walking tour with Tony. Extremely knowledgeable, interesting and funny. I got to see a perfect amount of Cambridge and it wasn’t too overwhelming. I will be booking Tony again in the future for another tour.
      Written 10 February 2024
    • Voyage282142
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Guided tour of Cambridge
      Fun and informative tour of Cambridge Tony our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained on a very cold day. Would recommend
      Written 9 February 2024
    • yanap760
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Person who was on the tour
      The guide was very knowledgeable, I absolutely loved the tour. Would recommend for others and would love to do it again!
      Written 7 February 2024
    • PensionersAbout
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great insight into the history of Cambridge
      A very entertaining and engaging tour. Tony Rodgers is an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. Very glad we went on this tour, booked at the tourist information office
      Written 30 January 2024
    • Z8370OFfr
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      An Inspiring Highlight
      Our guide, Tony, was evidently competent and possessing an admirable attitude. His knowledge of the sites en route was profound. Honestly, this tour was an enjoyable highlight of the Cambridge trip for us.
      Written 29 January 2024
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    Adam
    Lincoln, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    Had a wonderful two hour walking tour with Tony, he was incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of Cambridges history and a former student of the University. He is a fully accredited tour guide and is full of anecdotes and small details about the city that I'm sure you would miss on other tours. He was funny, entertaining and engaging and I can't recommend highly enough. Especially right now as the group sizes have been cut down to 6 due to social distancing you really get a lot of personal attention. Many Thanks Tony.
    Written 11 August 2020
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    Hi! Thanks a million for posting a review. It's good to know that our tours can be well received even though the colleges are closed to the public. There is still a lot to see and learn about and I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour. Thank you so much for booking with us. Best wishes, Chris
    Written 12 August 2020
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    Joana W
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    We were a class of 20 people and stayed for 4 days at cambridge. On the first day we had this visit, the guide was very friendly and explained the history of Cambridge very well, my whole class liked it because Cambridge is a very interesting city. We were also able to visit the chapel of kings college which was very impressive. I very much enjoyed this visit, which I strongly recommend to all of you.
    Written 15 March 2020
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    C Hessey
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    My husband and I had a fantastic tour of Cambridge this weekend with Tony. Having been part of Cambridge University since the 70's as a student, head rugby coach and fellow, Tony has a wealth of fascinating information of the city, the university, architecture and more gruesome medieval tales. We had a lovely time and would recommend this experience to anyone visiting.
    Written 19 January 2020
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    Thomas
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021
    The web site said 2h but all the emails said 90 minutes and 90 minutes it was. We have lived near the city for over 20 years and wanted to know more about it above and beyond the locations of the shops and coffee shops. We greatly enjoyed it and I would say that 95% of the information was new to me. Things we have walked past hundreds of times over the years were brought to life and we walked down several roads I have never used. Altogether highly recommended.
    Written 30 October 2021
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    Hi! I'm sorry if you found the website confusing. I can't actually find anything that says the historic Cambridge pulbic tour is two hours, but if you can point me to it I'll make sure it's corrected. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and learnt some new stuff about Cambridge. Thank you again for booking with us. Best wishes, Chris Skilton
    Written 31 October 2021
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    Tracy C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021
    I recently had a tour by Tony Rodgers as part of the Cambridge Tour Guides. I was part of a group of 20 people and we all really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it. Tony was funny and entertaining, but also very professional and knowledgeable, providing interesting and informative facts about the different colleges and Cambridge as a whole. I would definitely recommend it. A fabulous experience. Thank you Tony
    Written 16 November 2021
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    Hi! Many thanks for finding the time to post a review. We really do appreciate it. I'm so glad you all enjoyed Tony's tour. Thank you so much for booking with us. Best wishes, Chris Skilton
    Written 17 November 2021
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    Kyle R
    138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2020
    My husband and I take this type of guided tour whenever available in our travels. Our two-hour extravaganza with Tony Rodgers on 18 September was one of the best. Every moment brought the remarkable history of Cambridge alive with facts and fun stories of how the city and University came to be, and of some of the many brilliant minds developed there. To hear how Stephen Hawking's family had his college porters bear his casket, or to learn new and different theories surrounding Turing's death really made this personal. Tony is an engaging and funny presenter. He clearly loves people, his city, and his University. (Yes, he's a graduate.)
    Written 20 September 2020
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    Hi! Many thanks for going to the trouble of posting a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed the tour. I hope we see you in Cambridge again. Many thanks for booking with us. Best wishes, Chris Skilton. Cambridge Tour Guides.
    Written 21 September 2020
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    Lisina L
    Beijing, China9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    Tony, our guide, had a very good sense of humor and was able to catch our teenage girls' attention.

    We learned about the different achievements and Nobel prizes won at the various colleges but also about all the pranks the students did over the centuries.

    The 1.5 hours went by much too fast and we wished we had more time.

    A reason to come back!
    Written 21 October 2020
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    Nelusha1799
    Pasadena, CA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    We had a fantastic morning with Tony. He entertained us and our three children ages 13, 12, and 10 intelligently and enthusiastically with just the right blend of history, fun facts, and tales of mischief. The two hours flew by. Tony also very considerately booked us a table for us for lunch at a great restaurant. One of the best tours we have ever had. Highly recommend!
    Written 3 May 2021
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    Hi! Many thanks for going to the trouble of posting a review. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the tour. We always try to keep our younger clients entertained and Tony will be delighted to hear that he got the balance right. Thank you again for booking with us. Best wishes, Chris Skilton.
    Written 6 May 2021
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    Rosie O
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020
    What a surprise treat! We popped into the Tourist Information Centre to get a map on Friday 17th July and ended up being given the most enjoyable, informative and compelling walking tour of Cambridge by Cambridge Tour Guide Mark Donachy. So many back-stories and anecdotes accompanied Mark's fluent, educative and very colourful commentary. (Mark, we'll be back for a Spies & Espionage Tour on our next visit to this beautiful City!) Michael & Rosie - Wooburn Green, South Bucks
    Written 19 July 2020
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    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. I will let Mark know. If you need any help planning your next visit just let me know. Best wishes, Chris Skilton
    Written 22 July 2020
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    Abi Briggs
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    Tony's excellent tour was a brilliant highlight of a recent visit to Cambridge and I would highly recommend him . We were a mixed group - aged between nine and 80 - and each one of us thoroughly enjoyed his highly informative and very amusing stories and anecdotes. Although the colleges were all closed due to Covid 19, we still came away having learnt an enormous amount and spent a very entertaining morning in his company.
    Written 28 August 2020
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    Hi! Many thanks for going to the trouble of posting a review. It is always helpful to have some feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour. Come and see us again when the colleges are open! Thank you for booking with us. Best wishes, Chris Skilton. Cambridge Tour Guides
    Written 29 August 2020
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