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Combo: Punting & Graduate-Guided Cambridge University & City Tour provided by Cambridge Alumni Tours

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Combo: Punting & Graduate-Guided Cambridge University & City Tour

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Cambridge is most famous for its university, with a history dating back 800 years. On this combo tour, explore the historic streets on foot, and take to the Cam River by punt (flat-bottomed boat), and see the city through the eyes of a Cambridge University graduate. Visit Corpus Christi College, The Eagle pub, and the Senate House, and follow in the footsteps of alumni Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking.
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Cambridge Alumni Tours
Alumni Tours, Blue flag at King’s College on, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UKMeet our manager at our meeting point (blue flag) at the entrance of King's college on King's Parade.
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    University of Cambridge
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    90-minute graduate or student-led walking tour of the most famous colleges and landmarks. The walking tour includes famous history, anecdotes and a deep authentic insight into Cambridge University student-life.
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    Pass by Darwin College
    Pass by Queens' College
    Pass by Mathematical Bridge
    Pass by King's College
    Pass by Clare College
    Pass by Trinity Hall
    Pass by Trinity College
    Pass by St. John's College
    Pass by Bridge of Sighs
    Pass by Magdalene College
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Granta Moorings
14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK
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  • Combine a Cambridge walking tour with a punting trip on the Cam River
  • Visit top sights: Corpus Christi College, The Eagle pub, and Senate House
  • Gain insight into life as a student from your guide—a Cambridge grad
  • Panoramic views along the Cam River shows another angle on famous colleges
What to Expect
Make your way to King's College in central Cambridge, and meet your guide—a Cambridge University graduate. Then, set off through the city to begin your walking tour. Learn about the discovery of DNA in Cambridge, and visit the chapels and libraries for which the university is known. Explore sites of interest such as Corpus Christi College, Great St. Mary’s Church, The Eagle pub, and the Senate House, and hear tales of student life. Along the way, learn about famous alumni such as Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking. Afterward, take to the tranquil waters of the Cam River by punt—a narrow, wooden boat ideal for these waterways. With your guide, admire sweeping views along the riverbanks and gain insight into 800 years of history. Then, return to your starting point by King’s College to bring your tour to an end.
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Departure Point
Cambridge Alumni Tours, Alumni Tours, Blue flag at King’s College on, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UK
Return Details
Granta Moorings, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK
  • 90-minute student-guided walking tour
  • 50-minute student-guided punting tour
  • Professional guides
  • History & anecdotes
  • Entry to Pembroke College and Trinity College backs (when they are open)
  • Entry/Admission - University of Cambridge
  • King's College Chapel entry
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Your punting tour is an open ticket so please be mindful of delays at peak times between 12:00-15:00 on the weekends.
  • To redeem your punting ticket, please meet the manager at our meeting point (blue flag) for directions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cambridge Alumni Tours - Pandemic Health and Safety Policy Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests at our starting points. Social Distancing – We have reduced maximum capacity of our tours by 50%. Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of our walking tour and guests will be seated further apart on our punting tours. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE and sanitise between each tour. Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour. Please refer to our cancellation terms.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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LigiaK wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom46 contributions2 helpful votes
Just finished a tour with Anastasia and would highly recommend it. She really knew her stuff, and we have come away with lots of interesting facts, myths and stories of Cambridge, it's university and the various students from the past 800 years... Good luck - we'll be back to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sophie N wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Had a really great time on my punting and walking tour with Cambridge Alumni. Very knowledgeable and fun. Would highly reccomend!
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Tina B wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom73 contributions55 helpful votes
Met up with Chris to do a walking tour of the city and because we were a small group he was pretty flexible and answered lots of our questions. He was informative about the colleges and the way the university works as a whole having been a student and a fellow. It gives you a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Brianandyvonne48 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ashley, United Kingdom1 contribution
We were a party of 10 who met up with Wendy who gave us a very informative tour of the universities. We all thoroughly enjoyed the 90 mins tour and would recommend it to any party of up to 15 people
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Spiros B wrote a review Feb 2020
Athens, Greece1 contribution2 helpful votes
HAO was an excellent guide, very happy chappy! Made the tour very informative and his enthusiasm amalgamated the two
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Cambridge Alumni Tours
The walking tour was excellent, and Katherine our guide , was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Highly recommend
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Great walking tour!
Katherine the graduate tour guide was fantastic, friendly, very knowledgeable and engaging! She was thorough and al
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Great overview tour of the University & City
We had Katherine as our guide, who was lovely and very knowledgeable, she spoke very clearly and was open to questi
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Great Tour, great tour guide
We had Josh as our tour guide. He was really knowledgable, funny, and brought the tour to life. Would recommend the
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Mandy M
My friend and I enjoyed our tour with Gong enormously. He was funny and informative. The pace was perfect for us to
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Extremely Interesting
Gong our tour guide had some very interesting facts about his life at Cambridge and about the university in general
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Good overview
A good overview of Cambridge and college life and traditions. We saw many things that on a casual unguided walk we
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Great experience, we found out really interesting things. We are going to come back soon. Joshua was a really nice
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Interesting tour
This is a recommended tour. Despite not being able to see everything due to COVID19, there was still plenty to see
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Excellent tour
We found the tour to be informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Josh, was knowledgeable, entertaining and able to sha
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Tour 31/7/20
Went on this tour yesterday. Original time got changed from 11 to 1PM but this was well communicated to me. It was
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Brilliant guided tour by Cambridge Alumni
An amazing couple of hours spent with tour guide Kathryn, an accomplished alumni from Cambridge Law stream. While a
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Rania A
The guide was great. Our tour was at 1pm 26.07.2020. Informative and interesting. We were lucky to have a good weat
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A great tour and experience
A great tour,with a very good insight into student life at the university. The history,of the university and the d
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Really interesting tour
Really interesting tour. Unfortunately no access to colleges due to Covid - but our guide, Gong, was both pleasant
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