Walking Tours of Cambridge

Explore the city with an expert guide

If you're visiting Cambridge or want to find out more about the city where you live, Cambridge City Tours has something for you.

If your group has more than 20 people we can identify additional guide/s, who will be funded per group. This ensures that our insurance cover is met and that visitors get the most from their tour.

The number of people admitted to King's College is different: Up to 20 per guide Oct - April. Up to 15 per guide May - Sept.

The price for each tour does not include entry fees to charging colleges i.e. Trinity, Kings, Queens’, St John’s, Corpus Christi. Not every college has reopened to visitors since the pandemic and most are closed during the exam term in May/June. The colleges are private institutions that can close with little warning. If this is the case, an alternative will be sought.

Just email info@cambridgecitytours.com to check availability for the date and time you would like for your tour

For further information regarding pricing, please see our prices page.

2 Hour Duration


Your walk through the historic centre of Cambridge will take you to see the Corpus clock, the RAF bar at the Eagle pub and Newton’s apple tree at Trinity College. Let us know if you wish to visit the King’s College Chapel during this tour.

Meeting Location: Outside the front of St. John's college, CB2 1TP

Kings college cambridge

1.5 Hour Duration


This tour will take you inside one of the colleges (subject to college availability) plus time to see and hear about people and places in the historic city centre.

Meeting Location: Outside the porters lodge at Queens' College on Silver Street, CB3 9ET.

1 Hour Duration


Our introductory tour will tell you about the history of the city and take you to visit locations in the centre of Cambridge.

Meeting Location: Outside the front of St. John's college, CB2 1TP

St. John's college gate

2 Hour Duration


King Henry V1 and his queen, Margaret of Anjou, founded these two colleges alongside the river Cam in 1441 and 1448. Together they offer visitors stunning architecture from medieval to modern. King's College Chapel contains the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the country, sculptures from the time of Henry V11, original C16th stained glass and Peter Paul Rubens painting of the ‘Adoration of the Magi’.

In Queens’ college you will see an original C15th college court, the Old Dining Hall and Chapel with decoration by artists and craftsmen in the Arts and Crafts style and you can enjoy a stroll across the Mathematical Bridge, making this tour one to remember.

Meeting Location: Front of Senate House on Kings Parade, CB2 1TS.

2 Hour Duration


Please choose either tour 1 or tour 2

Join Yvonne to discover the designers, the architects, the artists, stained glass makers and local craftsmen who revived Gothic design in the churches and colleges of Cambridge in the C19th.

Tour 1 includes visits to Peterhouse and Queens' College and two medieval churches. Maximum of 10 participants. This tour is only available between 1pm - 5pm and MUST be booked in advance to seek permission for access to the Colleges. Entrance fee to Queens’ College applies.

Meeting Location: Outside Little St Mary’s church in Little St Mary’s Lane, CB2 1QG.

Tour 2 includes visits to Jesus College, All Saints Church and St Clements Church, maximum of 20 participants.

Meeting location: Entrance to Jesus College, Jesus Lane, CB5 8BL

Washington Stone in Cambridge

2 Hour Duration


If you are visiting Cambridge and want to find out more about the people and events that link Cambridge City with the USA, this is the tour for you. Our shared history has roots in the Colleges, in religion and US Presidential ancestry. We will share stories of those who have moved across the Atlantic, in both directions, contributing to the expansion of knowledge, development and innovation.

Meeting Location: The front entrance to Emmanuel College, St Andrews Street CB2 3AP.

2 Hour Duration


Queen Victoria reigned between 1838 – 1901, a time of unprecedented social and economic change and expansion. Life in Cambridge responded with changes to education, religion, science, architecture and equality for women. A railway station was built, electricity was installed for the first time outside London. It was a time of huge innovation and exploration, join us to find out more.

Meeting Location: The front of Selwyn college on Grange Road, CB3 9DQ.

A portrait painting of Queen Victoria from 1859 as painted by German artist, Franz Xaver Winterhalter
Decorative wooden features of a pew in Great Saint Mary's Church in Cambridge, featuring a carving of an old man and many rosettes

2 Hour Duration

Church or College: Which Came First?

We will visit six medieval churches that have existed in the centre of Cambridge since before the first college was founded over 800 years ago. All of them had, and continue to have, strong links with the University and were essential to the establishment of several colleges.

There will be time to look at the architecture, talk about the history, hear about the people who have made a difference, and to enjoy the wonderful art and decoration that exists inside.

Meeting Location: Outside Little St Mary’s church, Little St Mary’s Lane, CB2 1QG.

2 Hour Duration


Cambridge experienced a devastating plague in the C14th and throughout the history of the City some lives have been cut short. Some of these people are now household names, some made significant contributions, others had their lives taken or they took their own. This tour will tell the stories of people across the centuries, not all sad, but most definitely interesting. Come with us to celebrate and acknowledge those who lived and worked in Cambridge, whose stories add to the fascinating history of the City. The tour includes a visit inside King's college and its magnificent Chapel (Entrance fee to King’s College applies).

Meeting Location: The front of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB.

The Cross of Migrants as seen in a Cambridge Church
Cambridge City Centre

Any Duration


Your group may want to see specific locations or have a very particular interest, let us know. For groups larger than 20 we can arrange multiple guides. We work with any size of group, families, businesses, conference providers, to show everyone the very best of Cambridge.

Tours for a half day or whole day can be arranged. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and to request a quote.

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