Tours and Tickets
The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™
5

The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™

By Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Our tours are academically researched and led by experts. They incorporate active discussion and ask questions about historical memory, controversial statues and objects, and the impacts of imperialism on the city and university.

Ages 6-110, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
More


  • Cambridge University Student Guide
What's not included
  • Admission to Trinity Hall, Newham College, Queens' College, St. Catharine's College, King's College
  • Entry/Admission - King's College
  • Entry/Admission - Trinity Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Darwin College
  • Entry/Admission - Queens' College
  • Entry/Admission - St Catharine's College
  • Entry/Admission - King's College


Start:
  • King's College, Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
    Guide will be wearing a green vest and carrying a tote bag with the Uncomfortable Cambridge logo.
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: 342399P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Not recommended for travelers who have difficulty walking
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™?
    How much is The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™?
    The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ price starts from £18.38. Discover and book The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ on Tripadvisor
    What is the The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ cancellation policy?
    The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™?
    The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ is hosted by Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 342399P1

    Reserve your spot
    from
    £18.00
    per adult

    Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation
    Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

    Similar experiences

    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      King's College, Cambridge
      King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
      Guide will be wearing a green vest and carrying a tote bag with the Uncomfortable Cambridge logo.
      See address & details
    • 1
      King's College
      Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 2
      Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Trinity Hall
      Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 4
      The Backs
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • 5
      Darwin College
      Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 6
      Queens' College
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 7
      St Catharine's College
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 8
      King's College
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours
      37
      United Kingdom
      Joined in April 2022
    • 221bethanyk
      0 contributions
      Fab tour and great way to get you thinking
      I highly recommend! It was really informative and a very interesting perspective on Cambridge and the impact the university has had on the city over centuaries. A great way to explore Cambridge and they really make you think by asking questions that prompt you to think outside of the box.
      Written 5 March 2023
    • 91elizaa
      0 contributions
      Great!
      Very insightful tour! Stefanie was great tour guide and she created engaging discussions! After the tour, we saw the city and it’s history from a different perspective.
      Written 10 October 2022
    • childishhenrino
      0 contributions
      Knowledge obtained, good walking gained
      Great way to learn about Cambridge's contentious history and how it relates to the present fabric of the city. Guide had all the knowledge and was great for peppering with questions about student life too.
      Written 29 June 2022
    See all 37 reviews
    These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

    Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

    Popular mentions

    We perform checks on reviews.
    Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
    Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
    When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
    Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
    Learn more about our review moderation.
    5.0
    34 reviews
    Excellent
    33
    Very good
    0
    Average
    1
    Poor
    0
    Terrible
    0

    Drew H
    Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Our guide, Rose, was well prepared and very informative. In addition to providing information, questions were asked of the tour group that required them to reflect on the moral and ethical issues raised by the tour. In particular these were in relation to historical sexism and racism at Cambridge, and the university’s links with slavery.
    Written 15 October 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Natalia M
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    Thank you! It was an engaging and inspiring tour. I loved every minute of it. Hope I can attend more.
    Written 9 October 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    erc0lan0
    Harrogate, UK44 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Family
    Our guide, Rose, was excellent, leading a fascinating, thought-provoking tour with interactive discussion and debate, examining the history of this 800 years old institution and some aspects of its "uncomfortable" past.
    Written 1 October 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Liz M
    Cambridge, UK1 contribution
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    An excellent tour on the theme of Empire. I enjoyed the way it was presented as a discussion rather than a lecture. I came away with much to think about.
    Written 14 August 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Christiane A
    1 contribution
    Aug 2023
    Disclaimer: I am definitely someone who has and to a certain degree still does romantise Cambridge.
    Thus I wanted to go on this tour as I am well aware that there is more to Cambridge that what first meets the eye.
    This tour gets you thinking and gives you another perspective on Cambridge. I enjoyed that it was not just a tour but we were asked our opinions. It added an extra dimension listening to my fellow participants and. their views.
    I definitely recommend this tour for everyone.
    Written 9 August 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for sharing your experience of the tour! We are delighted that you enjoyed the discussion as that is our objective and social mission! We hope to see you again on another tour perhaps and even in another city.
    Written 12 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Nicolas F
    Paris, France6 contributions
    May 2023
    We did the British Empire tour as a family with our 3 kids aged 25,22 and 18. Very interesting perspective on the history of Cambridge and very good discussions with Ranjini. We recommend.
    Written 8 May 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are so pleased that good discussions were promoted with our very experienced guide! We hope to see you on another tour and in a different city too perhaps!
    Written 12 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    LondonEvi
    London5 contributions
    Apr 2023
    Knowing Cambridge from visiting as a tourist a couple of times and then as a parent of a student I was not sure what to expect from the tour. The existing positive reviews on Trip Advisor fueled my anticipation and expectation and I was not disappointed. Our guide used his knowledge and narrative to help us see the city and its history from a different perspective. The interactive element was also great as it added to the engagement. Our guide was knowledgable and provided us with a wealth of information, also asking our take on various topics brought up. People who had an opinion offered it to the group, lots of food for thought. I learned as much from the guide as from the other people who came on the tour! I loved the content, it covered different themes e.g. slavery, gender, race and more! Highly recommended.
    Written 1 May 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your great feedback and we are genuinely happy to have helped fuel some further discussions and showed you a different perspective. We hope to see you again.
    Written 2 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    szallyann
    Palo Alto, CA17 contributions
    We went on the Uncomfortable Cambridge tour this afternoon.
    This tour won’t get you the good camera angles but it will open your eyes to the less palatable aspects of the pretty city. Subjects such as slavery, town & gown conflicts that continue into the present day and women’s education are all covered. The guide facilitated discussion on the uncomfortable topics. The discussion between participants was stimulating. Would definitely go on another of these decolonizing tours.
    Written 29 April 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that the material has sparked some critical discussions! We hope to see you on another tour soon.
    Written 2 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Maria
    2 contributions
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    The tour is not bad and our guide did a good job. Potentially, I hoped for more unique content, given it's not cheap, maybe being taken inside buildings and told some little known facts, otherwise it felt as if it's designed for children or tourists who so far only heard positive things about Cambridge University and history in general. It's a pleasant walk around the city centre, and a few facts were curious.
    Written 9 April 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your feedback and were delighted that you had a good experience with your guide. We also offer tours which take place inside museums so please do check our website. Our objective is to present well researched material and allow people to engage more critically with historical issues whose legacies may continue to have an impact on the city and the people who live, learn and work here. Hope to see you again!
    Written 2 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Sue B
    Carlisle, UK86 contributions
    Feb 2023 • Friends
    We joined the original Uncomfortable Cambridge tour on 25/2/23. My son had been bought it as a Christmas present and more of us joined him!
    Rose was very informative and we enjoyed the discussion within the group.
    We’d love to do do more of the Uncomfortable Cambridge tours.
    Written 28 February 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your lovely review and we very much hope to see you on some more tours! :)
    Written 2 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Showing results 1-10 of 34

    The Original Uncomfortable Cambridge Tour™ provided by Uncomfortable Cambridge Tours