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The Story of Cambridge's Colleges

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  • Stay in Christ’s College Cambridge for an authentic experience 

  • Dinner in the dining hall at Christ’s College

  • Guided walking tour of the city

  • A chauffeured punt on the Cam

  • Visit to Kettles Yard Museum & House

Immerse yourself in the life of a Cambridge student on this superb new tour. Join Emmanuel College graduate and popular Travel Editions’ lecturer and guide, Julian Humphrys  to explore the ancient past (as well as his own more recent time there) and present of this beautiful city and its famous colleges.  Accommodation is in Christ’s College so that you are within a few footsteps of all the main sights – a dinner here in the sumptuous dining hall will replicate a Cambridge student institution.

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Day 1: Arrive independently at Christ’s College from 15.00
This evening there will be a welcome reception, talk from Julian in the Lloyd Room of Christ’s and private dinner with wine in the Dining Hall.

Day 2: Walking tour of the city, King’s College and Kettle’s Yard
Our day starts with a walking tour of the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge with a Blue Badge guide who will show you some of the 31 colleges dotted around the city’s beautiful centre. Afternoon, a guided tour of King’s College, one of the grandest and oldest, founded in 1441 by Henry VI. The college is an architectural gem and widely regarded as one of the greatest examples of late Gothic English architecture. It is famed throughout the world for its chapel whose stained-glass windows and wooden chancel screen are some of the finest from their era.  Late afternoon, a visit to Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery and House.  It is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery, whilst the historic house is home to the remarkable collection assembled by Jim and Helen Ede, who lived here from 1958 until 1973.   Evening free to enjoy dinner in one of the host of restaurants in the city centre.

Day 3: Emmanuel College, punting on the Cam and Fitzwilliam Museum 
Our day starts with a tour of Julian’s old college, Emmanuel, with an anecdote or two to entertain about his time here where his lifelong fascination with history was forged and some behind the scenes visits not normally available to the general public.  The college was founded in 1584 by Sir Walter MildmayChancellor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth and its 1677 chapel was designed by Sir Christopher Wren.  Time free for early lunch before a chauffeured punt trip on the Cam, without which no visit to Cambridge is complete. Finally, our last visit is to the superb Fitzwilliam Museum with its superb collection of art, comprising some 1700 paintings from the 13th to the 21st centuries. Its myriad collections also includes coins, ceramics, armour, manuscripts, including the original draft of Keats’s Ode to a Nightingale and antiquities. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.00.

All tours are conducted on foot, so a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required for this tour.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour managers' discretion.

Please note: Post tour extra nights are available at a supplement.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 48 passengers.


  • Two nights’ bed and breakfast at Christ College based on shared occupancy of a twin room
  • Welcome reception
  • Private three-course dinner with wine at Christ’s College
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Tour manager throughout


  • Transport to the hotel is not included
  • Single supplement 
  • Holiday insurance 
  • Extra nights on a bed and breakfast basis 
  • Meals other than those stated 
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc 
  • Porterage and gratuities 


Christ’s College, Cambridge

Stay in one of the city’s most famous and oldest colleges, established in 1437, in a modern, clean and comfortable student room with private bathroom. They do not have hotel facilities such as TV and telephone but breakfast is served in the college and they have free wifi. Please be aware that the College has no lift.

Parking: available in local car parks around the city, information sheet available (please enquire)

College Website


Please note that all our UK tours start and finish at the relevant hotel.  

You can normally check in from 3pm onwards but hotels will always be happy to store your luggage if you arrive earlier in the day. 

For full details of how to get to the hotel, directions and the nearest train station, please click on the hotel website or call our office for details. These will also be sent automatically with your confirmation. 

The welcome reception and first evening dinner / talk will commence at about 7pm - full details will be sent with your joining instructions about 10 days prior to the arrival date. 

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