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Historic Cambridge Walking Tour provided by Guide and Peek Cambridge

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Historic Cambridge Walking Tour

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Our walking tour takes in some of the famous colleges and historic sights of the city as you meander down quaint alleyways and tread the cobbled streets. You will hear quirky facts and stories of the colleges and their colourful alumni, all set within the context of English and world history, plus many fascinating tales of city life through the ages not generally mentioned in the guide books. We will take you to a church 1000 years old and reveal it’s hidden secret, down side streets to places of interest visitors don't normally see. You will go back in time to medieval Cambridge to discover how the University all started, visiting colleges over 700 years old and hearing their history. We will show you what it is to experience life as a student in a Cambridge College. All our tours are unique as we specialise in small groups and encourage interaction and questions
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You'll start at
Great St Mary's Church
The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, UK
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    Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    Introduction to the tour and a brief history of Cambridge
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You'll end at
Great St Mary's Church
The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, UK
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Important Information
Departure Point
Great St Mary's Church, The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, UK
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 12 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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elenag2015817 wrote a review 20 Sep
Canterbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
I really enjoyed Tim's tour. He was knowledgeable, funny and knew great stories. I learnt a lot about Cambridge colleges etc. He was not pressed for time and was relaxed and made everyone feel welcomed.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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RugBugs wrote a review 19 Sep
Northamtonshire94 contributions48 helpful votes
We took this tour with Tim last Wednesday morning and thought it was excellent. It lasted over 2 hours but was so entertaining, I’m amazed that Tim remembers so many dates and names! It is very informative and we are so glad that we booked, we especially loved all the anecdotes
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Date of experience: September 2020
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cas354 wrote a review 18 Sep
Bramley, United Kingdom64 contributions19 helpful votes
We had Tim Cook as our guide and he was very knowledgable and extremely patient - some of the tour group were rather challenging. He adapted the tour to suite the pace of everyone and we were with him for a lot longer than the advertised 1.5 hours. Learnt a lot about Cambridge
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Roving571759 wrote a review 16 Sep
Bristol, United Kingdom2 contributions
Took the tour with Tim this morning made our trip to Cambridge small group relaxed informative and amusing I would highly recommend taking this tour great value Well done Tim Michele and John
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Adrienne G wrote a review 16 Sep
Chesterfield, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Tim is an experienced guide and made our tour of Cambridge informative as well as entertaining. Highly recommend you won’t be disappointed.
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jufry
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Entertaining walking tour
Great walking tour of Cambridge with Tim. Very informative, with extensive knowledge of the history of Cambridge an
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Ian T
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Cambridge tour and punting trip
This was a marvellous afternoon spent with Tim Cook and our large party of siteseers. He managed to keep us all tog
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JoannJ773
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Fun filled informative tour
Tim Cook was knowledgeable, fun and kept the tour interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cambridge. A mus
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M666QQlouiseh
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Great local knowledge
Tim had great knowledge and it was really interesting, I feel I got to know Cambridge much better, I also loved the
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Ian G
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Informative and great fun tour of Cambridge University colleges
Tim was a wonderful guide. He held everyone's attention throughout the tour with a mixture of facts, humorous ane
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Hywel W
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Great Cambridge University and city tour
‘Guide and Peek’ with Tim Cook was a joy. Visiting Cambridge for two days in August we opted for Tim’s tour of the
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Clare W
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Fantastic tour in good company
Clear, accurate information with very good humour and flare for keeping control. Answered all our questions and tai
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markT2013
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Interesting and Humorous
Tim, is a very knowledgeable guide and has a subtle sense of humour that adds life to the Tour. Highly recommend
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Vincent B
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Great
The tour is very lively and offers an excellent introduction to the city. Highly recommended. We took the walking/p
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wimblewomble1988
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Informative and entertaining - fabulous tour!!
What a great tour! Our guide Tim took our small group around some of the less well known back streets behind variou
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Paul M
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Great Walking and unting Tour
We enjoyed our walking and punting tour. Our wonderful walking guide, Tim, was extremely knowledgeable and enterta
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Joy M
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Interesting, relaxing Punting Tour
It was delightful learning about Cambridge Colleges from our guide who Punted our boat down the Cam River.
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cassandraod
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Absolutely perfect tour!
We had a free afternoon in Cambridge so booked this tour with Tim to make sure we saw the best of the city. We had
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ChrisJLH
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Tim an excellent guide
Walking tour of the colleges, outside a chat about the history and interesting facts our guide was knowledgeable an
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398minam
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Exceptional knowledge
I would highly recommend Tim to anyone who’s curious about the history of Cambridge. He knows so much about every c
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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