The Cambridge Backs podcast tour
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The Cambridge Backs podcast tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Do this because
  • Love podcasts? You'll love this immersive walking tour of The Backs!
  • Embark down the beautiful and peaceful routes of the Cambridge Backs
  • Discover the history and secrets of the famous university colleges
What to expect

Join local historian and PHD student Katie on this unique podcast tour, 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.

Starting at Scudamore's Quayside, you'll begin the podcast tour alongside the river. Walk over the wooden bridge of Silver Street and immerse yourself in Cambridge's history and moving stories. See Queens's College and walk along the welcoming green space that marks the beginning of the Backs.

The tour will walk you through student life as you visit the student's sports area, and there will be magnificent views of King's College and its Chapel. Don't forget to bring your camera for some breathtaking views of the river Cam!

Discover the secrets of the Cambridge 'Night Climbers' and the more mischievous side of Cambridge's secret societies. At Clare College, we'll learn about Alma Mater David Attenborough, one of the most endearing nature historians of our lifetimes.

Finally, as the podcast tour comes to an end at the Garrett Hostel Bridge, stop to take in the lovely views, or if you dare, try out the old Cambridge tradition of Bridge Hopping!

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What's included
  • Digital mobile audio guide
What's not included
  • Earphones
Where

Scudamore's Mill Lane Punting Station, Mill Lane, Cambridge, UK

Meeting point:

The tour starts by the river, at the Scudamore's Quayside.

What to remember
  • Please remember to bring a pair of headphones with you
  • The price of the tour includes one device's access only
  • The digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly on your smartphone
  • Please download 'Vidi Guides' from the App Store of your mobile device and enter the code you receive after booking to start your self-guided sightseeing
  • You are able to cancel at any time providing the code you receive has not been redeemed
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When

Start the podcast on any day, at any time after purchase

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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