Cambridge Student Life: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour


  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment


The perfect introduction to Cambridge, take this picturesque walking podcast tour across the city and visit ancient colleges, cosy pubs and quaint tea shops.

Tour info

35 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (5-100 years)
Meeting Point

Cambridge, England

Dropoff location

King's Parade, King's Parade, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 1ST

Why take this tour?

Join a local historian and PhD student as we discover the story behind the birth of one of the world’s most famous universities and what it’s like to be a student at Cambridge University! Take a city break from London and learn about the 100 Nobel Prize winners that have walked the halls of this university.

On this private socially-distanced guide, we'll visit the most iconic spots of the city such as Trinity College, King’s College, and Great St Mary's Church. Walk through the architectural highlights and follow the footsteps of the famous alumni Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, C.S. Lewis, John Harvard, and Stephen Hawking.

Learn about the various odd traditions that define the university along with fun facts about past alumni as you get a more intimate look at the culture, history and soul of this beautiful picturesque town.

Join local historian and PHD student Katie on this engaging podcast tour as we discover Cambridge.

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.

Starting from Market Square, slip back into the past and find out how the 'bridge over the granta' got its name. During the podcast tour you'll marvel at Cambridge's charming streets and cobbled lanes and also see the unique medieval Round Church, dating back to 1130.

Learn all about student life at the University of Cambridge and the age-old rivalry with Oxford. The audio guide will lead you around some of the university colleges including St. John's College where we'll learn about the stunning architecture and design of the palace-like building and Trinity College which is the largest and richest of all the Oxbridge colleges.

We'll also visit Gonville and Caius College where we'll learn about the Gate of Honour that students pass through once they graduate to collect their diplomas. 

See St Mary's Church, and discover the biggest ceremony of student life along with all its quirky traditions until the podcast tour will end at King's College and Chapel; one of the most beautiful and famous images in all of Cambridge!

The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.

Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that sound like podcasts. This is a self-guided audio tour that can be started or stopped at your own convenience. Download the Vidi Guides app & your Cambridge Student Life tour to explore the area independently and safely! Make sure to download your tour before you go to streamline your trip!

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

  • Earphones

  • Mobile device

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Before you go

  • You will need to bring your own mobile phone

  • You will need to bring your own headset/earphones

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Avoid the crowds and explore our Cambridge Student Life tour at your own pace while adhering to social distancing regulations!

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    Bring a pair of headphones along with you so that you can truly immerse yourself in the experience! Download now and start at your convenience!

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Too many people visit places without discovering anything about them. And we can’t let that happen.

We believe that the true essence of travelling lies in the joy of discovering the authentic face of cities, neighbourhood and cultural sites, and unlocking the many tales they hold.

With that spirit in our hearts, we started out in search of these stories hidden in the nooks and corners of Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford's most iconic spots. We then dived into each place’s culture, history, and traditions by collaborating with historians, famous architects, photographers, street artists, and many more. What we ended up finding was a treasure trove of stories that we have meticulously tied together just for you!

But how to deliver this information? We didn’t want to create another Wikipedia, with people looking at their phones instead of the sites. And let’s face it, audioguides and headsets belong to the 20th century.. This is why we’ve created our own storytelling format. Podcast-style tours, enriched with photos and videos, that keep you wanting more.

Our goal is to create a form of travel that will make you truly discover the places you visit.