Cambridge Highlights Tour

See the best of Cambridge on a 90-minute Cambridge Highlights Walking Tour with Cantab Tours! Fully qualified guides will ensure that you have an entertaining and informative tour that covers all the city centre’s must-see sights. From the famous historic colleges to Senate House, the Corpus Clock and the Cavendish Laboratory – there is plenty to see! While you’re here, spot students heading to class, retrace the steps of your favourite alumni, and take in the enchanting atmosphere.

Perfect for short visits or as an introduction to Cambridge. The Cambridge Highlights Tour is ideal for first-time visitors wanting to make the most of their time during their stay.

All Cantab Tours’ guides are professionally trained and hold either a Blue or Green Badge awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding and are members of the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides.

Tours run every day at 11am and 2pm and cost £20 per person (£12 per child).

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The Cambridge Highlights Tour is the perfect way to take in the world-famous sights of Cambridge.

Your tour includes the Cavendish Laboratory, site of some of the world’s most important scientific discoveries, where atoms were split, particles were discovered and DNA was resolved.

Also included is the grand Senate House and the Corpus Clock (locally known as the ‘Grasshopper Clock’) with it’s intriguing symbolism.

And of course, a tour of Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without passing some of the university colleges*. You’ll pass by Corpus Christi College, King’s, Gonville & Caius and Trinity, to name a few. While you’re here, spot students heading to class, retrace the steps of your favourite alumni, and take in the enchanting atmosphere. An ideal introduction to Cambridge!

*All external visits

Tours start from outside Great St Mary’s Church. Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour starts.

The 90 minute tour can 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 run throughout the year. There are two tours a day at 11am and 2pm. Please check the calendar below for availability. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.


Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ


01223 752660
[email protected]

Availability and Booking

To view tour dates and availability, first select the number of tickets you would like to book to open the calendar. Next, choose the date you would like and then click on either the 11am or 2pm tour. Click on ‘Book Now’ to start your booking.

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Adult £20.00
Child (under 16) £12.00
Infant (under 3) £0.00
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Where To Meet Your Guide

Our public walking tours depart from outside the entrance of Great St Mary’s Church on Senate House Hill, CB2 3PQ.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour is due to start.

Your guide will make themselves known to you. They will be wearing the official Green or Blue Badges to show they are qualified guides.

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