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Bridge of Sighs Tours and Tickets

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As striking as its namesake in Venice, the Bridge of Sighs is one of Cambridge’s most memorable landmarks, spanning the banks of the River Cam at St John's College. Built in 1831 by architect Henry Hutchinson, the bridge actually bears little in common with its Venetian counterpart, aside from being a covered bridge. It’s none-the-less a romantic spot, with its Neo-gothic arches and dramatically sculpted windows.

Now a grade I-listed structure, the bridge remains an important thoroughfare for college students, linking the New Court with the old college. For visitors, the best view of the bridge is from the river and Cambridge punting tours typically pass beneath its arches.

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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
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$94.74
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Distanced | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By University Alumni

Distanced | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By University Alumni

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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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$58.19
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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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Distanced | Cambridge University Punting Tour led by University Students

Distanced | Cambridge University Punting Tour led by University Students

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.13
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Oxford and Cambridge Universities day tour from London
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Oxford and Cambridge Universities day tour from London

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Keen to visit Oxford or Cambridge? Then explore both age-old university cities in in one day on this illuminating trip from London. With an expert guide, take a walking tour around the historical colleges of Oxford, famous as the ‘city of dreaming spires.’ Admire hushed courtyards and showpieces including the Bodleian Library, and hear about past scholars such as Bill Clinton. Continue to the university city of Cambridge on the Cam River and take a stroll around its finest college buildings, including the splendid King’s College and Bridge of Sighs.
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  • 10 hours
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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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$108.26
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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
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$162.40
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.33
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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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Private | Cambridge University Punting Tour led by University Students
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Private | Cambridge University Punting Tour led by University Students

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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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$202.33
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Private | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour led by University Alumni
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Private | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour led by University Alumni

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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 while being punted by a professionally trained local student-guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$398.57
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bridge of Sighs 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 Bridge of Sighs 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bridge of Sighs costs USD 12.15. Guided Bridge of Sighs tours start around USD 12.15 per person.
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