Walking Tours of Cambridge

Explore the city with an expert guide

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

When a group has more than 20 participants, additional guides will be appointed, so that everyone gets the most from the tour.

Prices do not include entry fees to charging colleges i.e. Trinity, Kings, Queens’, St John’s, Corpus Christi

THIS IS A REALLY GOOD TIME TO VISIT CAMBRIDGE!

FEWER TOURISTS MAKE IT EASY TO MOVE AROUND AND SEE LOCATIONS IN THE CITY


Group tour bookings for up to 20 people

Tours for individuals are priced per person

Just email to check availability for the date and time you would like for your tour

All children under the age of 16 go free, when accompanied by an adult

Most colleges and places of worship remain closed to visitors until further notice.

All Covid advice is constantly being reviewed subject to government guidance.

2 Hour Duration

HISTORIC CAMBRIDGE

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.

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

£110 for a group


£25 per individual

Kings college cambridge

1.5 Hour Duration

TOWN AND GOWN

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

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

£100 for a group


£20 per individual

1 Hour Duration

THE ESSENCE OF CAMBRIDGE

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

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

£90 for a group


£18 per individual

St. John's college gate

2 Hour Duration

MEDIEVAL ROYAL COLLEGES: KINGS AND QUEENS

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. Kings college chapel contains the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the country, sculptures from the time of Henry V11, glorious C16th stained glass and Rubens ‘Adoration of the Magi’.

In Queens’ college you will see a half-timbered Tudor building in cloister court, the Hall and Chapel built in the C19th, with decoration by pre-raphaelite artists and craftsmen and a stroll across the Mathematical Bridge, making this tour one to remember.

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

£110 for a group, plus college entry fee


£25 per individual, plus college entry fee

2 Hour Duration

GOTHIC REVIVAL AND ARTS AND CRAFTS IN CAMBRIDGE

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. This tour includes visits to Peterhouse and Queens' College. Maximum of 10 participants.

This tour is only available between 1pm - 5pm.

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

£110 for a group, plus college entry fee


£25 per individual, plus college entry fee

Washington Stone in Cambridge

2 Hour Duration

CAMBRIDGE AND THE USA: WALKING TOUR

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 and development.

Meeting Location: Outside the front of Emmanuel College, CB2 3AP.

£110 for a group


£25 per individual

2 Hour Duration

CAMBRIDGE IN THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA

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 the emancipation of 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.

This tour will take you inside Kings College and its magnificent Chapel.

Meeting Location: The tour starts outside Selwyn college on Grange Road, CB3 9DQ.

£110 for a group, plus college entry fee


£25 per individual, plus college entry fee

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 in Little St Mary’s Lane, CB2 1QG.

£120 per group. 25% of the total cost of the tour is donated to the churches that we visit.

2 Hour Duration

LIVES CUT SHORT

Cambridge experienced the 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 definitely all 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 Kings college and its magnificent Chapel.

Meeting Location: The tour starts outside the front of the Fitzwilliam Museum, CB2 1RB.

£110 for a group, plus college entry fee


£25 per individual, plus college entry fee

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

Any Duration

BESPOKE TOURS

Your group may want to see specific locations or have a very particular focus, let us know. We can provide you with information and advice about where to eat, what’s on in Cambridge, how to arrange punting. For groups larger than 20 we can also arrange multiple guides. We work with groups, 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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