Quantcast
To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Official Guided Tours: King's College and The Backs

Walking Tour

Visitor Information Centre
The Guildhall
Peas Hill
Cambridge
Cambs
CB2 3AD

Tel: 01223 791501

Check availability for Official Guided Tours: King's College and The Backs (opens in a new window)

Add Official Guided Tours: King's College and The Backs to your Itinerary

Official Guided Tours: King's College and The Backs

Experience King’s College Chapel and must-see views of the colleges on the river.

Hear about the famous people connected with Cambridge, whilst seeing two of the city’s best-known and most impressive sights. 

See the best that Cambridge has to offer in the company of an official Blue Badge Guide. This two-hour walking tour takes in some of the most famous city centre sights, with a specific focus on the magnificent 15th century King’s College and Chapel as well as the picturesque Cambridge Backs.

Meander through cobbled streets and quaint alleyways to the heart of Cambridge University and pass the main sights, including the old Cavendish Laboratory – where DNA was discovered, the Corpus Clock with its macabre symbolism, the Old Schools, and the beautiful Senate House – used to host graduation ceremonies.

Throughout the tour, learn about famous Cambridge alumni, the illicit night-climber challenges and pranks, as well as student life today.

Entrance to King's College and Chapel is included in the ticket price.

"We were delighted with our guide who I can personally say was the best guide I have ever had on the numerous tours I have undertaken both here and abroad. She judged her audience well and her sense of humour struck many chords!"

Opening Times

Afternoon Tour Time (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday14:0016:00*
Tuesday14:0016:00*
Wednesday14:0016:00*
Thursday14:0016:00*
Friday14:0016:00*
Saturday14:0016:00*
Sunday14:0016:00*
Morning Tour Time (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday11:0013:00*
Tuesday11:0013:00*
Wednesday11:0013:00*
Thursday11:0013:00*
Friday11:0013:00*
Saturday11:0013:00*
SundayClosed*
Midday Tour Time (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday12:0014:00*
Tuesday12:0014:00*
Wednesday12:0014:00*
Thursday12:0014:00*
Friday12:0014:00*
Saturday12:0014:00*
Sunday12:0014:00*

* Closed on Christmas day

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child£10.00 per ticket
Concession£20.00 per ticket
Adult£23.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

What's Nearby

  1. Official Guided Tours: Essential Cambridge

    Cambridge condensed into just 60 minutes: this tour is perfect for...

    0 miles away
  2. Official Guided Tours: Parker Library Tour

    Take a closer look at some of the oldest books in the country, including...

    0 miles away
  3. Official Guided Tours: Fitzwilliam Museum Tour

    Book an official introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam’s world-famous...

    0 miles away
  4. Combined Punting and Bus Tour Ticket

    With a Combined Punting and Bus Tour Ticket you get the chance to see many...

    0 miles away
  1. Official Guided Tours: Cambridge Highlights Tour

    Take an introductory tour around the highlights of the city as you walk...

    0.02 miles away
  2. Official Guided Tours: Evening City Highlights

    Take a relaxed, evening stroll around the city centre and its colleges,...

    0.02 miles away
  3. Official Guided Tours: The Riverside College Tour

    Take an exclusive guided tour of Cambridge’s riverside colleges to uncover...

    0.02 miles away
  4. Official Guided Tours: The Medieval Colleges

    Explore the rich and fascinating medieval history of two of Cambridge’s...

    0.02 miles away
  5. Official Guided Tours: Ghost Tours of Cambridge

    Hear ghostly tales and sinister stories on our terrifying tour of...

    0.02 miles away
  6. Official Guided Tours: Halloween Ghost Tour

    Spend an hour in the company of one of our official blue and green badge...

    0.03 miles away
  7. Cambridge Arts Theatre

    Lying at the heart of the City's cultural quarter, Cambridge Arts Theatre...

    0.03 miles away
  8. Cambridge Corn Exchange

    Situated right in the heart of the city, the Corn Exchange holds up to...

    0.03 miles away
  9. Cambridge Philharmonic

    The Cambridge Philharmonic is one of Britain's oldest and most...

    0.04 miles away
  10. OFO Bike Sharing

    OFO is the world’s first and leading “non-docking” bike sharing platform....

    0.04 miles away
  11. Old Schools

    The Old Schools were the first buildings owned by the public University,...

    0.05 miles away
Previous Next

Why book with VisitCambridge?

Support the city - VisitCambridge is the official tourism body for Cambridge. All revenue is re-invested back into the destination to provide additional services to you, our visitors.

Quality guarantee - all accommodation listed on this website has been inspected by the official rating authorities.

Secure transactions -we use SSL encryption, so your credit card information is safe and secure, as is any personal information we collect during booking.

My Itinerary

Build your own itineraries by clicking the Add to Excursion button to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Contact Us

Cambridge Visitor Information Centre:

01223 791500