Private Cambridge Guided Walking Tours

Join an expert Blue Badge Guide for a personalised experience on a private tour of Cambridge

Our guides will take you on a fascinating guided tour that lasts up to 2-hours and can accommodate up to 20 people per guide.

Our private tours will show you the very best of Cambridge with expert inside knowledge along the way. For the full Cambridge experience book a longer tour and explore more of the central Cambridge Colleges and other famous sites.

All our private tours are fully customisable and can focus on whatever you wish depending on the requirements of your group – choose the time and the meeting place, and have the itinerary tailored to your specific interests, age group and mobility.

Find out more about our tours below and start planning your trip today!

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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.
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.

Our Private Cambridge Guided Tours last between 1 and 2 hours, and are tailored to your individual requirements. As an overview:

A 1 or 1.5 hour private tour will cover the historic heart of the city including the golden Corpus Clock; the formal and ceremonial centre of the University, The Senate House and Old Schools; stunning colleges such as King’s, Corpus Christi and Trinity (external views) and the Old Cavendish Laboratory, home of world-changing scientific discoveries.

A 2 hour guided walking tour led by one of our highly-trained and experienced Blue or Green Badge Guides will cover the rich history of Cambridge city and University at a comfortable pace and allows time for entry into one or more of the famous central colleges.

Participants will learn about student life and pranks, see well-known landmarks and hear fascinating insights from more than 800 years of University history. Tours are led by our entertaining Guides who love to share their inside knowledge of Cambridge and are ready to help you make the most of your time, however brief, in our lovely city.

Please note some of the Cambridge Colleges currently remain closed and the tours will include external visits only.

All of our private tours are fully customisable and can focus on whatever you wish. If it’s your first time in Cambridge we would recommend you include the following sights:

The Old Cavendish Laboratory
The Eagle Pub
The Corpus Clock
The Senate House

Central colleges including:

  • Corpus Christi College
  • King’s College
  • Gonville & Caius College
  • Trinity College
  • St Catharine’s College


Tours usually start from outside Great St Mary’s Church on King’s Parade but can be arranged to suit the needs of your group. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before your tour starts, unfortunately tours cannot be extended as a result of late arrival.

Please note some of  the Cambridge Colleges currently remain closed and the tours will include external visits only.

Tours run throughout the year.

Please email us with your preferred date and time and we will do our best to accommodate.

Book A Private Guided Tour of Cambridge

To enquire about a private guided tour please email us with your requirements including your preferred tour date and any specific sights you’d like to include in the tour.

Please send an email to sales@cantabtours.com or alternatively click on the relevant button below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

1 Hour Private Tour of Cambridge

£90.00

1.5 Hour Private Tour of Cambridge

£110.00

2 Hour Private Tour of Cambridge

£120.00

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.

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.

Private Cambridge Guided Tours - see the best of this beautiful city!