Royal Cambridge: King’s and Queens’
King’s College Chapel is the most famous building in Cambridge and is renowned world-wide for its beauty and its choir. The College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441. The Chapel took one hundred years to build. Five kings came and went during its completion. Henry’s young queen, Margaret of Anjou, founded her own college in 1448, now known as Queens‘. Many of our visitors like to visit both colleges in the same tour. To do both colleges justice, plus see other important sights, takes around two and a half hours. The cost of this extended tour is £125, plus the admission charges levied by both colleges.
In addition to King’s and Queens’ we will see the Old Cavendish Laboratory, St. Bene’t’s 11th century church, the historic Eagle Pub, the Senate House and Old Schools, Great St. Mary’s Church, the Corpus Christi Clock and other colleges including Gonville and Caius, St. Catharine’s and Corpus Christi.
Cost of the 2.5 hour tour: £125 per group*. (maximum group size 20)
*Not including college entry charges. King’s charge £10 per adult and £6 for teenagers. Queens’ charge £3.50 per person. College entry fees can be paid by cash or card on the day.
Please note that, with the exception of King’s College Chapel, the colleges close to the public during the annual examination period which runs from late April to mid-June. In 2019 Queens’ College will be closed from 22 April to 14 June. Although King’s College Chapel remains open, the college grounds will be closed to visitors.
From the Romans to DNA: a two hour walking tour of historic Cambridge
Other places of interest along the way include the world famous Old Cavendish Laboratory, St Bene’t’s 11th century church, the historic Eagle Pub, the Senate House and Great St Mary’s Church. We will also see other colleges from the outside, such as Pembroke, Corpus Christi and St. Catharine’s.
Cost of the two hour tour: £110 per group* (maximum group size 20).
Please note that St. John’s College will be closed to the public for the summer examination period from 14 May to 28 June. Pembroke will be closed from mid-May to mid-June.
Cambridge Places and People: a one and a half hour walking tour
The centrepiece of this tour will be an in-depth visit to one of the famous colleges. We will also visit several main sights such as the Eagle pub, the Old Cavendish Laboratory, St Bene’t’s 11th century church, the Senate House and Great St Mary’s Church.
Please note that from late April to mid June most of the colleges close to the public for the examination period. King’s College Chapel remains open and this would be our recommendation at this time. Entry to the Chapel costs £10 per adult and £6 per teenager. Should you not wish to visit King’s during this time we would replace it with a look at Trinity College, St John’s College and the Round Church.
Cost: £95 per group* (maximum group size 20).
*College entry fees not included.
An Introduction to Cambridge: a one hour tour.
For those pressed for time, a tour that will show you many of the main sights and outline the history of this famous city. We will see several colleges from the outside, such as King’s, Gonville and Caius, St Catharine’s and Corpus Christ. We will also visit important sights such as the Old Cavendish Laboratory, the Eagle Pub, St Bene’t’s church and the Senate House.
Cost: £85 per group* (maximum group size 20).
In a city packed with mediaeval buildings it is no surprise that ghost stories abound. This ever-popular tour will tell you about the spookier side of Cambridge.
Cost: £85 per group (maximum group size 20).
Fitzwilliam Museum Tour
The Fitzwilliam Museum is widely acknowledged to be one of the best regional museums in the UK, perhaps in Europe. It is one of eight museums run by the University of Cambridge. Entry is free. The Fitzwilliam’s vast collections include paintings by famous artists from Titian to the Impressionists, artifacts from ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome, sculptures, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare coins, miniatures and furniture. Few museums in the world contain on a single site exhibits of such variety and depth.
But the size of the Fitzwilliam and the huge range of exhibits on offer can be daunting. Our introductory tour will take you to some key exhibits and to some easily-overlooked hidden gems, plus a few of the guide’s personal favourites. The tour takes about 1.5 hours.
Cost: £95 per group (maximum group size 10).