Riverside self-guided walk and picturesque views of Cambridge Colleges

Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of the Cambridge Backs!

The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone!

We've teamed up with expert historians, storytellers and students to give you a unique and engaging experience of Cambridge!

Join local historian & PHD student, Katie, for an excursion down one of Cambridge’s most scenic and peaceful routes; the Backs. Incidentally, the Backs is the area that runs along many of Cambridge’s famous colleges and the walk is studded with beautiful architecture, a quaint wooden bridge, sprawling green spaces, and quirky stories.

We'll begin the podcast tour alongside the river at Scudamore's Quayside Walk over the wooden bridge of Silver Street and immerse yourself in Cambridge's history and moving stories.

The tour will walk us through student life and will give us magnificent views of King's College and its Chapel. Don't forget to bring your camera for some breathtaking views of the river Cam!

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35 to 60 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Digital mobile audio guide
    What's excluded :
    • Earphones
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The River Cam, Cambridge England

    Join us for a fantastic tour of The River Cam!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Granta Place, Granta Pl, Cambridge CB3, UK

    We begin our walk alongside the river as we retell the fascinating and humorous stories.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TS England

    Queen's Student Accommodation:
    A welcoming green space stretches beyond and marks the beginning of 'The Backs'. What's a walkthrough student life without getting to know their sports in religious details.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK

    King's and View of Chapel:
    Get a sense of what the Backs originally were with a picturesque view of the meadow, a stream, and the Chapel. Discover the secrets of the Cambridge 'Night Climbers' and the more mischievous side of Cambridge's secret societies

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Clare College Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL England

    The Alma Mater of the most endearing nature historian of our lifetimes - David Attenborough.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Garret Hostel Bridge, Garret Hostel Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TJ England

    As we end our tour, we recommend stopping to take in the lovely view, or even Bridge Hopping for the daring ones.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Silver Street, Silver St, Cambridge CB3, UK

    ...over the wooden bridge! The poetic place's history holds moving stories.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Scudamore's Mill Lane Punting Station, Mill Ln, Cambridge CB2 1RS, UK
    Return Detail :
    Cambridge, UK
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Vidi Guides

Activity ID: V-225279P9

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