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King's College Chapel Tours and Activities

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With its elaborate Perpendicular Gothic façade and exquisite stained glass windows, the King's College Chapel is worthy of the accolades that are ravished upon it. Often touted as the most impressive work of medieval architecture and Gothic design in Britain, it now ranks as the most visited attraction in Cambridge. Founded by Henry VI in 1441, who laid the foundation stone himself, the chapel was the design of royal architect Reginald of Ely and took almost 75 years to be completed, continuing through the reigns of Edward IV, Richard II, Henry VII and Henry VIII.

Visitors to the chapel are unlikely to be disappointed – the ornate interiors are truly show-stopping, with highlights including the magnificent fan vaulted ceilings, the elaborate Tudor motifs and screens, and Rubens' Adoration of the Magi, which overlooks the high altar. Also of significance are the remarkably preserved 16th-century stained glass windows and the gilded Harrison & Harrison organ, celebrated for its rich and distinctive sound.

As well as being the architectural star of Cambridge University’s prestigious King’s College, the King’s College chapel is also a working chapel, used for daily services and recitals by the acclaimed King’s College Choir. The famous ‘evensong’ (evening choral performances), performed by the resident choir, have become hugely popular among both locals and visitors. The most notable service is the Festival of the Nine Lessons, the carol service that has been held on Christmas Eve since 1918 and huge crowds gather for the event.

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Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni

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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
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Punting Tour in Cambridge

Punting Tour in Cambridge

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Discover the delights of the Cam River and enjoy a quintessentially English adventure on this punting tour in Cambridge. Hop into your punt on the banks of the river and make yourself comfortable. Glide gracefully along the peaceful waterway as your guide points out sites of interest such as King's College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Mathematical Bridge, and gain insight into Cambridge’s fascinating history. In case the English summer takes a turn for the worse, your punt is equipped with blankets, cushions and umbrellas.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Cambridge University & City Tour With University Alumni Guide

Cambridge University & City Tour With University Alumni Guide

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The university colleges of Cambridge are widely considered among the prettiest and most academically successful in England, with a history dating back centuries. This walking tour from the city center takes you to the heart of Cambridge University and the famed King's College, and shines a light on the famous actors, inventors, mathematicians, Nobel Prize-winners and scientists who have lived and worked here.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Cambridge Punting Tour

Private Cambridge Punting Tour

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Cambridge is known for its University colleges and its punting scene. Combine both of these things by going on a private Cambridge punting tour, which takes you past the backs of multiple colleges, such as Magdalene, and King's. You’ll see beautiful views that can only be reached by water, and a private tour means you’ll have direct access to your chauffeur for questions about Cambridge.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

Historic Cambridge: A Guided Walking Tour

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We have for many years been the top-ranked Cambridge walking tour on Trip Advisor. We aim to make our tours fun as well as informative. We will take you through the extraordinary history of Cambridge and it's university, including some of the 110 Nobel Prize winners that have lived and worked here. We are all professional Cambridge Green Badge guides, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. This is a private tour for you and your companions only. The maximum group size is 20.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Chauffeur Punt Tour

Private Chauffeur Punt Tour

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Float along the River Cam on a private punt just for you and your travel companions. You'll have the whole punt to yourselves, and will receive personalized attention from your guide. Pass the beautiful landmarks of Cambridge University and learn about their history while relaxing on this chilled-out river tour.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Witness exquisite architecture and verdant public spaces on this hop-on hop-off Cambridge sightseeing bus tour.  With your 24-hour pass, relax for the hour-long full tour, or design a personalized itinerary with 16 possible stops with easy access to Trinity College, King’s College Chapel, The Backs and more. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-air viewing deck and fun onboard commentary as you savor this medieval university town.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Small-Group Guided Punting Tour of Cambridge

Small-Group Guided Punting Tour of Cambridge

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Cambridge is known for its magnificent University buildings, and with this punting tour—you’ll maximize your time in the city by seeing multiple colleges in a short space of time. Glide along the River Cam in a shared small-group punt (flat-bottomed boat), and learn about the history of the city and its famous sights. Along the way, take in views of the Bridge of Sighs, King’s College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge, and Trinity College.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private 2-Hour Cambridge Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

Private 2-Hour Cambridge Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide

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Discover Cambridge the way you want, at the pace you want, on a private 2-hour walking tour. Use the flexible itinerary to tailor your sightseeing to your interests, and learn about the city’s history and university from your private guide. Choose to visit famous colleges like Trinity and Queens’, admire King’s College Chapel, or just absorb the atmosphere and architecture on a stroll through the medieval streets. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Cambridge - Colleges And Courtyards

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Cambridge - Colleges And Courtyards

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A fun and different way to see Cambridge! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing. BOOK your treasure hunt today!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cambridge’s Colleges and Classic Sights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Cambridge’s Colleges and Classic Sights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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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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Cambridge Student Life: Immersive podcast walk

Cambridge Student Life: Immersive podcast walk

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Love podcasts? You'll love our immersive walking tour of Cambridge! 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 as we discover the story behind the birth of Cambridge University and what it’s like to be a student at Cambridge! On this self-guided podcast tour, we'll discover the beautiful picturesque city of Cambridge and get a more intimate look at the culture, history, and soul of this famous town. Visit some of the most famous colleges and get acquainted with their various traditions (both familiar and odd), student's lives, and fun facts about their past.
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  • 35 to 45 minutes
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Private Virtual Walking and Punting Tour of Cambridge

Private Virtual Walking and Punting Tour of Cambridge

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Enjoy an immersive 105 minute video experience that captures the beauty and wonder of Cambridge. Accompanied by our expert tour guide, you will first explore the cobbled streets by foot. You then go punting on the river as you glide through the Backs and the beautiful college grounds. The landmarks visited are the very best Cambridge has to offer and you will enjoy a unique and unbroken perspective. Time is taken to appreciate the intricacies of the architecture on display with extensive panoramic and close-up shots provided. Your Cambridge tour guide provides a captivating commentary throughout, combining historical expertise with memorable stories. Your tour can be accessed at any time of your choosing from anywhere in the world with lifetime access. Also included is a free map of Cambridge with tour-route & landmarks highlighted. If you are booking a trip to Cambridge, your tour can help plan your itinerary. On arrival, it can be used as a self-guided walking tour of Cambridge.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Discover Cambridge and its region with a local pilot

Discover Cambridge and its region with a local pilot

See the highlights of Cambridge from above on this flight experience with a local pilot. Before the flight starts, discuss the route with the pilot so you know what to expect, then set off in a private plane. During the flight, access incredible aerial views of the city that you wouldn’t see otherwise, such as Cambridge University's King's College Chapel, and the South East of England coastline.
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What are King's College Chapel hours of operation?
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King's College Chapel 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. Evensong is held at Mon-Sat at 5.30pm, Sun at 3.30pm.. 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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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since King's College Chapel can get crowded. 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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How much does it cost to visit King's College Chapel 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to King's College Chapel costs USD 5.99. Guided King's College Chapel tours start around USD 5.99 per person.
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