St Bene’t’s Church: Our most recommended tours and activities
1. Cambridge: City and University Tour including King's College
This Cambridge University and city tour introduces you to the crucial role of Cambridge in world history and highlights the city’s architectural wonders with entry to King’s College Chapel. Start your tour from the city center and hear a brief timeline of all the interesting and peculiar things that makes Cambridge famous. Head to the city's oldest church, college, and the laboratory which has hosted important scientific milestones. Visit landmarks like the Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College and the Senate House. The highlight of this tour is the stunning King's College Chapel. Home to the largest fan vaulted ceiling in the world, admire its majestic stained glass windows, and a Rubens painting. Learn about the chapel's long architectural history and relationship to former kings and queens. During the tour, your student guide will share their experiences of the college system, ...
Sonya was so knowledgeable and took us on an excellent walk around Cambridge. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon
2. Cambridge: Historic Walking Tour
Your tour will begin in the historic heart of Cambridge, near to the old Roman road. You will see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built by monks in the 12th century for travellers. Continue on to see three of the famous Cambridge colleges: St John's, Trinity (with its 34 Nobel Prize winners) and Gonville and Caius.
Once you arrive in the geographical centre of Cambridge you will learn about the Great St Mary's Church and the University's 18th century Senate House where graduation ceremonies are held. Enjoy the splendour of King's College Chapel, built over a hundred years by five kings. Through your professional guide, learn the fascinating history of Cambridge's newest attraction, the Corpus Christi clock, unveiled by Stephen Hawking in 2008.
Your guide will accompany you to the 11th century Church of St Bene't where townsfolk have been worshipping since it wa...
3. Cambridge: 2-Hour Private University Walking Tour
Your tour starts in the city center where you'll be given a brief timeline of all the interesting and peculiar things and events that make Cambridge University famous. Moving forward, cover Cambridge’s key sights such as its oldest church, and best-known laboratory, which hosted world-renowned scientists. You will taken to the best photo spots to capture landmarks including King’s College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge, and Trinity College. Hear from your student guide as they highlight the local color and share little-known secrets such as what Henry VIII is holding above the gate of Trinity College and what special privileges the fellows of St. John’s share with the Royal Family. For a truly tailored experience, customize your tour to your preferences. From specific start and end times to special topics of interest. This tour can provide a closer focus on the University’s academic h...
4. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Cambridge
Take a guided walking tour that will make the city come alive. Cambridge is one of the most attractive cities in Britain, with a huge array of building styles and materials. The oldest building is St Benet's church which dates from the early 11th century and was built by the Saxon townspeople. Visit the historic Eagle pub which was acquired by Corpus Christi college in 1488. On the ceiling of the famous Royal Air Force bar are the serial numbers of 123 squadrons written in candle light by young airmen in World War II. Nearby is the Old Cavendish Laboratory, where Cambridge scientists changed our understanding of the physical world and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. The electron, the proton, the neutron and the structure of DNA were all discovered there. The 31 Cambridge Colleges offer a rich variety of buildings. You will see a good spread of them, depending on which route you...
Tony the tour guide...one word - EXCELLENT! He is very experienced, is full of fun quirky facts about the city, he doesn’t bombard with lots of boring dates. He mixes history facts with interesting stories about students who have studied in Cambridge’s colleges. He points out the hidden gems in city, the things that are written into Cambridge’s architecture. He is passionate about what he does. Well worth the money. Thanks :-)
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What people are saying about St Bene’t’s Church
We booked a 2 hour walking tour with Sonja. It began with a visit to the stunning Chapel of King's College. Then we visited the exteriors of several other colleges and key buildings in the centre and walked along the picturesque Backs. There were only 10 guests in the group, which was the perfect size and quite manageable. It was an informative and enjoyable tour with a very knowledgeable, friendly and humorous guide. Sonja is a local woman and a scholar of Ancient Greek, so she could give us a lot of insight into university life and the history of the city. I would definitely recommend this tour.
We Booked the 2 hour City Walk in Cambridge which included Kings Chapel, our guide Sonya was fabulous, extremely engaging with all age groups and so knowledgeable. Her manner kept you interested at all times because she personalized the portrayal of the History & it wasn't just scripted from the History Books. Fabulous and highly recommended.
The Tour guide, Sonya, was amazing. Her attitude and pronunciation was great. She left a 2 metre distance between us when possible.
Sonya was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and interesting. We loved the tour!
Our guide Sonya was very knowledgeable and answered many questions.