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Itinerary
Meet your Blue Badge guide at Peas Hill in Cambridge and then kick off your tour with an overview of the university city and its colleges.

Stroll past the city’s oldest building and see the oldest example of student digs as you hear stories about student life and pranks in Cambridge through the years. Then, pass the site where the atom was famously split for the first time ever, spawning the discovery of DNA.

Further highlights include the Corpus Clock and the prestigious university buildings of the Senate House. While admission to the university colleges aren't included, you’ll visit Pembroke College, if possible, and see others, such as Corpus Christi College and King’s College, from the outside.

With tales of notable alumni, such as Isaac Newton, ringing in your ears, bid your guide goodbye outside Trinity College.
Locations visited
Corpus Christi College
Gonville and Caius College
Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)
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Overview
Tour the prestigious university city of Cambridge with an accredited Blue Badge guide. Trained to deliver the UK’s gold standard of guided tours, your Blue Badge guide has all the info on Cambridge, plus many stories that you won’t find in the guidebooks. Hear about the antics of famous Cambridge University alumni, such as Charles Darwin, and discover renown college buildings and hidden gems along the way.
Highlights
  • Learn more about Cambridge with one of the UK’s esteemed Blue Badge guides
  • See a large number of Cambridge landmarks in a short amount of time
  • Discover famous university college buildings without getting lost
  • Hear tales of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Lord Byron in Cambridge
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Reviewed yesterday
Top quality guided tour

Loved the detail and history of places we visited with Sophie Smiley and we returned to the Eagle Pub to continue taking it all in with a pint or two. Sophie's extensive knowledge of Cambridge and her 'back stories' of every place we visited made...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 5 days ago
Very Good Overview for First Time Visit

Catherine was our tour guide, and she was full of information about Cambridge's history, and the sites a tourist is most interested in. This tour included entrance into the King's College Chapel, which is definitely a must see. Make sure you're able to stay on...More

Thank Wendell476
Reviewed 1 week ago
A wet but enjoyable tour.

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was a very well informed and charming man who braved the pouring rain and winds to keep us interested and informed. We learned a lot about the history and architecture of many of the beautiful...More

Thank Izzy20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

My 11y daughter and I went on this walking tour led by Sophie S. The tour was excellent and highly recommended! Sophie is an wonderful historian and story teller. She kept the group engaged by highlighting major historical events and personal stories.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great introduction to the colleges and the city

Interesting, not too long walk. Guide was entertaining and highly knowledgeable. Would recommend the walk and the guide.

Thank Christine F
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