Cambridge and its American Connections


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent)

View the main highlights of the city and University centres including a visit into Kings College and Chapel

For many years Cambridge and the University have had connections with the United States of America. During our tour we will see many of the sites of such connections including Emmanuel College [Harvard], Clare College [the War of Independence and James Watson], Little St Mary's Church [Washington], The Eagle Public House and the brave young American WW2 airmen who drank there.
We will visit King's College's magnificent Chapel with its famous Rubens painting, 'The Adoration of The Magi, and its unique stained glass windows and breath-taking Fan Vault Ceiling.
Additionally, our tour will see the main points of interest of the City and University centres including the world famous Cavendish Laboratory, St Benet's Church - the oldest building in Cambridge, the Corpus Christi golden clock, the University Senate House, Trinity College, home to Isaac Newton, and the busy and interesting Market Square.
NOTE: On Sundays during term times Kings College Chapel is open to visitors between 13. 15 and 14. 30hrs only


Tours can normally be arranged to start at a time of day that suits your arrangements. However on occasions Kings College Chapel has entry and availability that can vary. This will be established in view of your proposed visit date.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your city centre hotel or outside the Visitors Information Centre office in the city centre. The Visitor Information Centre is in Peas Hill which leads into the market square right in the city centre. It is a part of the Guildhall [City Hall] which is itself in the market square. The code for Satnav is CB2 3QJ

End location: End location: At a city centre location of your choice

Duration: 3 hours



What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: My services as a professional guide who is committed to helping you enjoy your visit to this unique city

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 pounds sterling - Per person - the cost of entry to Kings College Chapel

What’s Extra

Other: The cost of entry to Kings College Chapel which is approximately £10 per person

A Recent Review of this tour

David gave us a great introduction to the organization and history of the university, especially about many noteworthy scientists and mathematicians. He peppered his discussion with interesting stories about many characters in the university's past. It was a great tour for the students (19 and 20 year-olds). I am very glad they saw it.
Albert Rives

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