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

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Cambridge’s Colleges and Classic Sights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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icon40 minutes to 2 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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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.
  • This self-led audio tour is a perfect option for travelers on a budget
  • See the University of Cambridge and the city’s other key attractions
  • Explore whenever you wish, and tour the city independently
  • Learn insider facts from the tour, recorded by a former Cambridge student
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Lifetime access to this tour in English
VoiceMap app for Andriod and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
9 King's Parade , 9 King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UK

This tour begins outside the gates of King's College, on King's Parade. Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace.

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9/16/2019 - 8/22/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
18 Rose Cres , 18 Rose Cres, Cambridge CB2 3LL, UK

The tour ends at the intersection in front of The Little Gift Shop On The Corner store.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY VoiceMap
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    28 Reviews

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    Fabulous value, high quality tour.
    , May 2022
    Very straightforward to download and use. I used air pods, with my husband and I plugging one in each, that way we could hear the fabulous commentary but also chat about what we were seeing. The commentary itself was really good to listen to, Alicia’s voice was attractive to listen to, we enjoyed the mix of historical facts and personal anecdotes. The fact that it worked with gps was amazing as it knew exactly where we were and spoke about ‘the gateway on your left’ , ‘the church opposite’ etc Excellent value, I would recommend to anyone and will listen to others when I visit Whitby and Durham. What a great idea!!!
    Didn’t work for us
    , Apr 2022
    The Guide stopped working after 5 minutes. Had to give up. Couldn’t hear anything at all. Map itself looked ok.
    Disappointingly lacking
    , Sep 2021
    Cambridge is a beautiful city and we took the tour to find out more about its history and the original use of building etc. The tour gave very little information, a few dates anc there was lots of silence between the stops. I have done tours in other cities with far more detail. This tour was lacking and I’ve come away not much clearer. The working tour does offer a route for seeing the city, but only a sentence or two on each item. Also anecdotes from her own life which is not what I’d paid to hear. Disappointing.
    Great way to learn about a place
    , Sep 2021
    It was a great way to be guided around the 'must see' attractions of central Cambridge and learn about the buildings and people etc. Went at our own pace at a time that suited us, rather than having to fit in with someone else's timetable. Particularly liked the personal account from our narrator - describing her connection to the city and some of her special memories such as her wedding. The technical aspect was a little challenging - I'd somehow disabled the gps signal so kept having to pause the narration until I reached the correct location, but that said, it didn't spoil the experience.
    Beginners tour of Cambridge
    , Sep 2021
    Seeing around Cambridge, as we've never been before, and being told interesting facts and info by a local.
    , Jul 2021
    We couldn’t download the app and were therefore unable to access the tour. I asked for help but nothing was explained. I would suggest that people are told to download the voice app before they pay. We would have loved to learn about Cambridge while we were there.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Hi Penny, We're sorry you couldn't install the VoiceMap app. Did you see the instructions listed under Before You Go? It's available through the App Store and Google Play, and getting set up should only take a few minutes. Who did you ask for help? We didn't received a support request from you, either by email or on our UK support line. Was it Viator? Their agents try, but don't understand this self-guided product unfortunately. Please let us know where you got stuck! You can reach me by email at
    It was an excellent way to get you walking around the town. I would recommend the punting along the backs to complete th
    , Jun 2021
    We enjoyed all parts of the experience. It was especially good to be able to go at your own pace. We stopped to watch the punts on Magdalene Bridge for ages and carried on when we were ready and no need to keep stopping and starting the audio.
    Really good value for money
    , Jun 2021
    We were able to go at our own pace as the GPS knew exactly where we were at all times. We really enjoyed our tour.
    Lovely afternoon
    , Jun 2021
    Very easy to follow , pleasant enthusiastic voice “Town &Gown” felt like I had someone with me on my adventure around Cambridge
    Old city, new tech
    , Jun 2021
    The tour was good with lots of interesting points around Cambridge. There were quite a few dead spots towards the end, with big gaps where we were just walking. The narrator was making an effort to speak softly, but the result was that it was slightly like an ASMR soundtrack. But overall it was very good, extremely good use of technology around this old city. Well worth the money.
    Great value
    , May 2021
    Enjoyed the experience it was easy and flexible as we walked around Cambridge and we learnt a few things on the way
    Would not open
    , Oct 2020
    Could not get the app to open. Tried for approximately 30 minutes and it continued to loop me back around each time.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
    Hi Jane We've emailed you about the bug that you reported. Thank you again for your feedback. We've also refunded the tour. In future, we'd recommend that you get in touch with us on as there are normally quick and easy solutions to problems like this and we respond ASAP. Kind regards, Alicia
    Great value for money
    , Jul 2020
    It was a great tour with a personal touch from recorder, who clearly loves Cambridge. It was so easy to use filled with some great facts. Overall very pleased
    Henry’s chairleg
    , Jan 2020
    Some interesting snippets of information, but not anywhere near enough. If all the speech on the trip was put together, I doubt whether it amounted to much more than half an hour - needs to be beefed up!!

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