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Official Guided Tours: King’s College and The Backs

Guided Walk

Visitor Information Centre
Peas Hill
Cambridge
Cambs
CB2 3AD

Tel: 01223 791501

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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

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*
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*

* * There is an additional tour at 12.00 and 14.00 on Saturdays
Closed on Christmas day

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

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£20.00 per ticket
Adult£23.00 per ticket
Children under 12 and Local Residents£10.00 per ticket

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

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