Cambridge Walking Tours

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Guided Tours of Cambridge

Join one of our knowledgeable and engaging guides for a walking tour of Cambridge and take in the best of this beautiful, historical city!

Cambridge, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, is famous for its stunning historic colleges, world-renowned minds and world-changing discoveries. Our expert Blue and Green Badge Guides will take you on an enjoyable and informative walking tour where you will learn about the extraordinary history and culture of Cambridge.

Above all, our tours are designed to educate and entertain our visitors both young and old! Hear stories of the people, places and pranks which bring Cambridge – past and present – to life.

Come and be inspired by this fascinating city!

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Walking Tour of Cambridge
Take a look at our available options below and book your Walking Tour of Cambridge with Cantab Tours!

Our Cambridge Highlights Tour does exactly as it says on the tin – take in all the must-see sights in a 90-minute tour that is perfect for first-time visitors or those only in the city for a short time. With tours leaving twice a day right from the historic city centre there is no better way to see Cambridge.

Or, for a more personalised experience, we offer a range of Private Walking Tours too. All fully customisable, choose from a 1, 1.5 or 2 hour tour tailored to your group’s individual interests.

Not your standard tour...

Our tours start from outside Great St Mary’s Church, the University Church, and take you on an inspiring journey through the history of Cambridge. All tours are unique and do not follow a script – our fantastic guides will tailor each tour to the interests of the group on the tour.

Walk the iconic King’s Parade, marvel at the famous colleges of Cambridge University – from Corpus Christi to St John’s and Trinity College – and wander along the stunning River Cam. See the famous Cambridge sights including King’s College, Senate House and the Corpus Clock. All in the company of one of our passionate and entertaining tour guides.

A Cambridge walking tour with Cantab Tours is hard to beat!

Take a look at our available options below and book your Walking Tour of Cambridge with Cantab Tours!

Cambridge Highlights Tour

Join one of our knowledgeable and engaging guides for our famous Cambridge Highlights Tour to take in the iconic must-see sights in a 90-minute walking tour of Cambridge. Tours leave twice a day every day.

Private Guided Tours of Cambridge

For a more personalised experience, book a private walking tour of Cambridge with one of our expert guides. Explore more of the central Cambridge Colleges and other famous sights on a fully customisable private tour.

Guided Tours of King's College

Make the most of your visit to King’s College by booking a Private Guided Tour. A part of our Private Guided Tours service – book as a standalone tour of the college, or combine with a tour of other Cambridge sights.

Walking & Punting Combo Tour

No trip to Cambridge is complete without a punting trip on the River Cam! Combine a Walking Tour with a Punting Tour to see the historic city from another perspective including sights only visible from the river.

Why Choose Cantab Tours?

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Experienced.

Cantab Tours have a wealth of experience in providing high-quality walking tours of Cambridge. Our team has previously worked with Visit Cambridge for many years as the providers of their official guided tour service. In fact, we have been delivering tours of Cambridge since the 1970s!

Qualified.

We work closely with The Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides and all of our tour guides are accredited and proudly wear the widely-recognised Blue or Green badges awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The training lasts almost a year and our guides have such a broad knowledge they can answer most questions you will have including questions on the application process for prospective students.

Entertaining.

As well as being fully qualified, our tour guides are all extremely passionate about Cambridge and its history. Nearly all of our guides are Cambridge University Alumni or are associated with the University in some way. They will guarantee that you will have an enjoyable and engaging tour – full of interesting historical facts and fascinating stories. No boring or scripted tours here!

Value.

Our Cambridge Highlights Tour is only £20 per person (£12 for children) for a 90-minute tour, and our Private Tours start at just £90 for up to 20 people offering great value for money and the perfect way to see Cambridge.

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Experienced.

Cantab Tours have a wealth of experience in providing high-quality walking tours of Cambridge. Our team has previously worked with Visit Cambridge for many years as the providers of their official guided tour service. In fact, we have been delivering tours of Cambridge since the 1970s!

Qualified.

We work closely with The Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides and all of our tour guides are accredited and proudly wear the widely-recognised Blue or Green badges awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The training lasts almost a year and our guides have such a broad knowledge they can answer most questions you will have including questions on the application process for prospective students.

Entertaining.

As well as being fully qualified, our tour guides are all extremely passionate about Cambridge and its history. Nearly all of our guides are Cambridge University Alumni or are associated with the University in some way. They will guarantee that you will have an enjoyable and engaging tour – full of interesting historical facts and fascinating stories. No boring or scripted tours here!

Value.

Our Cambridge Highlights Tour is only £20 per person (£12 for children) for a 90-minute tour, and our private tours start at just £90 for up to 20 people offering great value for money and the perfect way to see Cambridge.

What Our Guests Are Saying....

Greatest introduction to Cambridge we could've asked for!
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We usually struggle with group tours – as a family of five, we go at our own pace and some of us need more time than others; so we thought to try a private tour this time in Cambridge. The best decision ever!! We loved the private tour with Ruth – by far the highlight of our day in Cambridge. Not only that we learnt a lot, but felt hugely inspired and energised by her passion for Cambridge and the wealth of culture and knowledge there.
Great 90 minutes in Cambridge
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What a great tour of Cambridge! Sophie was knowledgeable, professional and fun. She asked us right off if there was something in particular we wanted to know or focus on during the tour. She moved us through the city effortlessly (although not as crowded she said as prior to COVID). She sprinkled in lots of stories of individuals in history that played a part in the history of Cambridge – making it personal.
Just the ticket
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If you want to know the history of Cambridge as well as the colleges, this is it. Our guide was very knowledgeable, the pace was easy. Our guide was professional, easy to hear (I am hearing impaired) and had gone to the trouble of showing photographs of happenings in the past. If you want to know about Cambridge AND the colleges, the Cantab tour is the one to choose.