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Walking & Punting Tour

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Tim

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our walking & punting tour takes in some of the famous colleges and historic sights of the city as you meander down quaint alleyways and tread the cobbled streets. You will hear quirky facts and stories of the colleges and their colourful alumni, all set within the context of English history, plus many fascinating tales of city life through the ages not generally mentioned in the guide books. We will take you to a church 1000 years old and reveal it’s hidden secret, down side streets to places of interest visitors don't normally see. You will go back in time to medieval Cambridge to discover how the University all started, visiting colleges over 700 years old and hearing their history. We will show you what it is to experience life as a student in a Cambridge College. We then take to the river on a chauffeured punt to experience the famous College Backs seeing sights that can only be viewed from the river, passing under many bridges including the famous Bridge of Sighs of St John’s, Trinity bridge, Clare bridge and The Mathematical Bridge.From the punt we get fine vies of St John’s, Trinity including The Wren Library, Clare, Kings with it’s famous chapel and Queens
Other things to note
As it's a walking tour, on city streets, just be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress for the English Climate. You must also be able to climb into a punt
Our walking & punting tour takes in some of the famous colleges and historic sights of the city as you meander down quaint alleyways and tread the cobbled streets. You will hear quirky facts and stories of the colleges and their colourful alumni, all set within the context of English history, plus many fascinating tales of city life through the ages not generally mentioned in the guide books. We will take you to a church 1000 years old and revea…

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Meet your host, Tim

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Hello my name is Tim, I run my own tour company called Guide and Peek Cambridge. I came to be a student in Cambridge over 40 years ago. I fell in love with the city then, and remain so to this day. I am a local historian with an intimate knowledge of the City, University Colleges and their colourful alumni. Having taken early retirement I am now fulfilling my dream of sharing this beautiful city and its quirky facts and stories with others. I set up my tours this year and have already received high praise for them as the 5 star Airbnb reviews testify
Hello my name is Tim, I run my own tour company called Guide and Peek Cambridge. I came to be a student in Cambridge over 40 years ago. I fell in love with the city then, and remain so to this day. I am a local historian with an intimate knowledge of the City, University Colleges and their colourful alumni. Having taken early retirement I am now fulfilling my dream of sharing this beautiful city and its quirky facts and stories with others. I set up my tours this year and have already received h…
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Where you'll be

On our short walk we will visit historical sights and colleges over 700 years old hearing their history. We will visit a 1000 year old church and reveal its hidden secrets, show you a historic pub where world changing announcements were made, learn about an unusual clock, pass by King's College and it's Chapel, Trinity & St John's before heading to the river for a punt trip seeing the Backs of the colleges only viewable from the river
Kelliehill@Hotmail.Co.Uk
October 2019
Great last minute decision to attend this tour. Good value for money with the combination of story telling, learning about the history of Cambridge and then finishing off with a punting experience. I learned a lot and felt like it was a well worth experience that made my trip really worth while.
Great last minute decision to attend this tour. Good value for money with the combination of story telling, learning about the history of Cambridge and then finishing off with a pu…
Colin
September 2019
The tour was great, we got to learn about many of the beautiful colleges of Cambridge. Many of the stories and folklore of many of the discoveries from the many great, an d important people to have graced those student rooms. The punting trip was very beautiful too, although they didn't talk as must and got a few things wrong about the history of the place. However, they were happily corrected by Tim.
The tour was great, we got to learn about many of the beautiful colleges of Cambridge. Many of the stories and folklore of many of the discoveries from the many great, an d importa…
Galina
September 2019
The tour was good, Tim showed us around the town and the most interesting places. I think I expected it to a bit longer with visiting the colleges. The punting part was great.
Katy
September 2019
The walking and punting tour was fantastic. Tim has a lot of knowledge about Cambridge and its colleges and it was a very interesting and engaging experience.
Lindsay
September 2019
Both my boyfriend and i really enjoyed this tour, Tim was great. It went so quickly and we learnt so much. We could have spent more hours with him as he was great fun to and had some fantastic stories.
Helen
August 2019
Tim’s tour was great, really interesting and I learnt a great deal about the colleges and the beautiful city of Cambridge. Tim is a very knowledgeable and personable chap. The punting was great fun and my friend and I had a lovely afternoon. I highly recommend.
Tim’s tour was great, really interesting and I learnt a great deal about the colleges and the beautiful city of Cambridge. Tim is a very knowledgeable and personable chap. The punt…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.