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King's College Tours

King's College
Founded in 1441 by King Henry VI and an integral part of the prestigious Cambridge University, the King's College is arguably the grandest and most famous of Cambridge’s many colleges. With alumni including Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole; mathematician Alan Turing; and novelists Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith, King’s College has a long legacy of academics, but it’s also renowned for its magnificent grounds. 

Visitors to King’s College can explore the striking college buildings, which took around 100 years to build, as well as the landscaped gardens and classical lawns that stretch along the River Cam waterfront. The star attraction is the King’s College Chapel, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the UK, and celebrated for its choral recitals. It’s also possible for guests to spend a night on campus or enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the university café.

Practical Info

King's College is located on the banks of the Cam River just west of downtown Cambridge. The college is open to the public during college terms Mon-Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 3.15pm, Sun 1.15pm - 2.30pm, and outside of college terms: daily 9.30am - 4.30pm. Admission is £8 for adults and £5.50 for children or students.
Address: King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
Hours: During college terms: Mon-Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 3.15pm, Sun 1.15pm - 2.30pm, Outside of college terms: daily 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Admission: Adults £8, Children/Students £5.50, Under 12s free.
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17 Tours and Activities to Experience King's College

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Alumni-Guided Cambridge University College Walking Tour

Alumni-Guided Cambridge University College Walking Tour

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Experience one of the world’s most famous universities on a walking tour of the prestigious Cambridge University. Follow your guide, a University of Cambridge student, around architectural highlights like Trinity College, King’s College, and Corpus Christi College; see the halls where alumni like Sir Isaac Newton, C.S. Lewis, and John Harvard once walked; and peek into student haunts like The Eagle Pub. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people for a personal experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.45
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$26.45
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Combo: Alumni-Guided Cambridge University Punting & College Walking Tour

Combo: Alumni-Guided Cambridge University Punting & College Walking Tour

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Combine two classic Cambridge experiences into one tour—a walking tour of Cambridge University and a punting cruise along the Cam River. First, embark on a tour of the prestigious university colleges and get an insight into student life from your Cambridge University graduate guide. After admiring architectural highlights like King’s College, Trinity College, and The Senate House, hop aboard a traditional punt for a cruise. As you glide along the river banks, enjoy unbeatable views of The Backs, the picturesque parks, and colleges that line the waterfront.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.80
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Cambridge Colleges Audio Tour: The Historic Centre's Classic Sights

Cambridge Colleges Audio Tour: The Historic Centre's Classic Sights

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Looking for an independent and flexible way to see Cambridge? This self-led audio tour via smartphone app offers a convenient, budget-friendly sightseeing option. Upon booking, download the app to your phone, and enjoy lifetime access to the recording. When you’re ready, make your own way to 9 King's Parade, pop in your headphones, and let the tour—recorded by a former Cambridge student and resident—guide you around the city.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
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$5.40
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Cambridge Private Tour: Secret Society Exploration Game

Cambridge Private Tour: Secret Society Exploration Game

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Inject your sightseeing experience of Cambridge with fun and intrigue by opting for an interactive smartphone experience. While still allowing you to explore at your own pace, this experience leads you to top Cambridge attractions using riddles and GPS technology. This experience provides a great introduction to Cambridge for first-time visitors and families.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.01
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Private Alumni-Guided Cambridge University College Walking Tour

Private Alumni-Guided Cambridge University College Walking Tour

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Learn about the secrets of Cambridge University on this private guided walking tour. Explore the colleges with a knowledgeable insider—a former student. By going on a student-guided tour, you’ll be able to ask questions about what life at Cambridge was like, and hear fascinating anecdotes. You won’t have to worry about navigating as your guide will lead the way and take you to multiple colleges, chapels, and libraries.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cambridge University Student-Guided Punting Tour

Cambridge University Student-Guided Punting Tour

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Take to the water for a quintessential Cambridge experience on this punting tour. Step aboard a traditional punt and drift downstream on the Cam River, past the famous college ‘Backs’. Glide beneath the Mathematical Bridge and Bridge of Sighs; admire views of landmarks like the King's College Chapel and Trinity Hall; and listen as your guide unveils fascinating facts about the legendary university city. You can even have a go at ‘driving’ the punt yourself!
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  • 50 minutes
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Private Student-Guided Cambridge Punting Tour With Pro Photographer

Private Student-Guided Cambridge Punting Tour With Pro Photographer

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Cruise along the water and see several of the University of Cambridge's most famous colleges on this private punting tour. Drift by prestigious colleges such as King's and Darwin as your own personal guide steers your boat along the Cam River. Pass below the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge, and hear all the got-to-know facts about Cambridge.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$468.01
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Private Cambridge University Student-Guided Punting Tour

Private Cambridge University Student-Guided Punting Tour

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This 50-minutes private punting tour gives you the opportunity to see eight of the most famous Cambridge Colleges from Darwin College to Magdelene College and nine bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs all while being punted by a professionally trained local student-guide.
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  • 50 minutes
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Private Alumni-Guided Cambridge University Tour With Pro Photographer

Private Alumni-Guided Cambridge University Tour With Pro Photographer

A Cambridge University Student-Guide will take you on a 90-minute enthralling journey through time as we recount to you the colourful story of Cambridge and its famous university while providing you with an insight into student life. In addition, your experienced professional photographer is on hand to take exquisite photos of your private group throughout the tour making sure you get the right angles for a selection of memorable photos.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Alumni-Guided Cambridge University Punting & Walking Tour

Private Alumni-Guided Cambridge University Punting & Walking Tour

Your 90-minute private walking tour is led by a current student or graduate of Cambridge University and you will see all the most famous colleges and landmarks along with an authentic insight into student life. Your 50-minute private punting tour gives you the opportunity to see eight of the most famous Cambridge Colleges from Darwin College to Magdelene College and nine bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs all while being punted by a professionally trained local student-guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$440.88
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COVID-19 Shared Punt Tour

COVID-19 Shared Punt Tour

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Punting in Cambridge during COVID-19 is now available by purchasing a private seating area for up to 3 or 6 people on a Shared Tour. Along a two mile stretch of the River Cam, customers will experience the most beautifully scenic route along the backs of seven Cambridge Colleges including the likes of St Johns, Kings and Queens to name but a few. At the Traditional Punting Company both the customers experience and saftey are their top priority, so measures have been implemented to ensure punting is COVID-19 safe. Boats will be sanitised before every tour, fitted perspex screens will maintian social distancing when the minimum distance of 1 metre is not kept and the virtual queue system will prevent crowds at the departure location. It is the best way to see Cambridge at a reduced price and without the queues.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.26
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Private: Alumni-Guided Punting & Walking Tour With Pro Photographer

Private: Alumni-Guided Punting & Walking Tour With Pro Photographer

Your 90-minute private walking tour is led by a current student or graduate of Cambridge University and you will see all the most famous colleges and landmarks along with authentic student insights. Your 50-minute private punting tour gives you the opportunity to see eight of the most famous Cambridge Colleges from Darwin College to Magdelene College and nine bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs all while being punted by a professionally trained local student-guide. In addition, your professional photographer is on hand to take exquisite photos of your private group as you roam the cobbled streets of Cambridge and glide along the River Cam.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$678.28
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Cambridge University Group Tour With University Alumni Guide

Cambridge University Group Tour With University Alumni Guide

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We regularly provide private tours for organizations and assorted schools from around the world. Having shown tens of thousands of students around Cambridge, we have the diverse skill set needed to ensure that students both understand the tour and genuinely enjoy it. Our student guides have a great insight into Cambridge. They have detailed knowledge of the University's incredible history combined with personal experiences about how this ancient institution really works. While there are plenty of details to cover, we are committed to providing interesting and enjoyable tours rather than reducing the city’s fascinating history to a dry collection of dates that puts people to sleep. As this is a private tour, we can completely tailor the experience to the needs of your group. You can specify convenient meeting points and themes you'd like covered. If requested, tours can also include special features, like quizzes and competitions, to entertain younger people and keep them engaged.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.34
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Private Tour of Cambridge

Private Tour of Cambridge

Designed as an introduction to Cambridge. Take an introductory tour around the highlights of the city as you walk the historic streets, past magnificent university buildings. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Cambridge or those who are only here for a short time. See all the central, iconic sights in just 3 hours. The Corpus Clock, the Senate House and many of the beautiful central colleges including Corpus Christi, King’s, Gonville & Caius and Trinity.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$339.14
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Best Highlights of Cambridge Tour: Colleges, Culture, Cuisine and Classes

Best Highlights of Cambridge Tour: Colleges, Culture, Cuisine and Classes

BEST Highlights of Cambridge Tour including: Colleges, Culture, Cuisine and Classes. A four hour walking and site-seeing tour with the very best highlights included. This tour ALSO includes a Basic Communication in English Class to help speak like a local. The Tour will begin at the Botanic Gardens and end at the Farmers' Market in the City Centre. All ages welcome. Booking slots are very limited. Tour includes: - Cambridge University Botanic Garden (entry included) - Fitzwilliam Museum - Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College - Corpus Clock, St Corpus Christi College - King's College - King's College Chapel (entry included) - Basic Communication in English Class -Trinity College - Famous Cambridge Farmers' Market (City Centre). This will be your final stop to enjoy the wonderful British and international cuisines on offer. ALSO included: - Basic Communication in English Class amongst the Cambridge Colleges - Entrance to Botanical Gardens - Entrance to King's College Chapel
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.04
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Distanced Shared Punt Tour

Distanced Shared Punt Tour

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Customers can purchase a Private Section for up to 3 or 6 people on a shared tour during COVID-19. Enjoy the College Backs of Cambridge on a guided punt tour at a reduced price.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.26
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$54.26
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Cambridge private walking tour

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Cambridge private walking tour

Take an introductory tour around the highlights of the city as you walk the historic streets, past magnificent university buildings. This is the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Cambridge or those who are only here for a short time. See all the central, iconic sights in just 3 hours. The Corpus Clock, the Senate House and many of the beautiful central colleges including Corpus Christi, King’s, Gonville & Caius and Trinity. Designed as an introduction to Cambridge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$254.36
per group
$339.14
$84.78 savings
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$254.36
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$339.14
$84.78 savings
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are King's College hours of operation?
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King's College hours of operation: During college terms: Mon-Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 3.15pm, Sun 1.15pm - 2.30pm, Outside of college terms: daily 9.30am - 4.30pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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