Cambridge Highlights walking tour

Cambridge | 2.3 hours
Tour price starts at
USD 191
Tour by Rosemary Engelmann
Personalized tour available
Offered in: English French
Some tour stops may be changed or excluded in case of poor weather or natural disasters.

A fascinating insight into the history, traditions and student life of the University colleges, with an included visit to King's College Chapel with its Gothic pinnacles, celebrated Choir and Christmas Eve carol service.

Learn about the life-changing discovery of the structure of DNA at the Cavendish Laboratory, visit the famous Eagle pub, and see the Senate House where the students have their degree ceremonies. Stop outside Trinity college and the extraordinary Corpus Clock.

Hear about the many student pranks carried out in the colleges and University buildings.

This tour as a whole or partially can be customised to fit your preferences - please inquire!

David Masci
April 24, 2024
Rosemary was super friendly, and supremely knowledgeable about Cambridge. We covered a ton of ground in 2.5 hrs but never felt rushed, and learned SO much more than if we'd tried to do it ourselves. Additionally, she was helpful leading up to the tour with restaurant suggestions for lunch and after with drop points, ideas for follow up, and return home info. If you want to enjoy Cambridge and learn something, we'd highly recommend spending a few hours with Rosemary!

Michael Cosgrave
April 24, 2024
Fantastic 2 hour tour , super content, lovely guide, well planned, well described.

Steven J
April 24, 2024
Rosemary was very knowledgeable & nice. Both my DH & I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend this tour when going to Cambridge. Rosemary was great!

Maureen Johnson
April 24, 2024
Rosemary clearly loves and knows Cambridge. It is largely due to her that I was able to understand all the wonderful history and working of the colleges. I would never have seen some of the sights that were my favorite as a science teacher. Furthermore, she was wonderful with my 92 year old father. I am so glad she showed us around Cambridge. Her stories and information truly made it come alive for me. I recommend her wholeheartedly without reservation.

Ellen Nelson
April 24, 2024
Rosemary was fabulous as our guide to Cambridge on June 24. She took the effort to get us into Pembrook College as well extremely knowledgable on Cambridge history. We would recommend her and we would use her again. Thank you Rosemary.

Gintare Chakherlouy
April 24, 2024
Very informative and interesting tour. Thank you!

Helen Kerr
April 24, 2024
The Tour of Cambridge by Rosemary was just fantastic. Knowledgeable, fun, accommodating and everything in between. Couldn't have been any better. We would recommend Rosemary in a heartbeat. This is the second Locals tour we have done now …. Cambridge sand Liverpool and both fantastic and way above expectations. Thanks a lot. Helen Kerr

Takeshi Okano
April 24, 2024
Thank you! I could understand the history of the town well.

Oliver Shannon
April 24, 2024
This tour was outstanding and I strongly recommend it. Our guide, Rosemary, spoke fluently and in detail about the various historical highlights of the colleges and sites we visited. She was particularly interesting in describing their many famous graduates over the years, with amusing anecdotes of their foibles and eccentricities, and she also stressed that the majority of colleges owed their foundation to past English kings and wealthy philanthropists.

Ruth Barker
April 24, 2024
Rosemary was a delight. She knew her Cambridge Colleges & the tour was at a quick pace. We saw beautiful architecture & heard great stories. I would recommend her tour as a good introduction to the university. A great day out from London.