Reviews


Here are just some of our fantastic reviews. You can see more from our TripAdvisor page on the right.

I booked two guided group tours of Cambridge for my summer program. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and flexible regarding meeting time and program content as well as duration. They wisely decided to divide us into smaller groups to facilitate entrance to two different colleges. Everyone enjoyed the tour very much.
— Trihard Islamabad
Cambridge and Spies
Our 90 plus minutes flew by with Steve as our guide. We learned the real stories of the famous and infamous who attended Cambridge. It was a great tour and a terrific history lesson about a wonderful town. Thanks and highly recommended.
— John and Susan
5 of us, who have lived and worked in and around Cambridge for the last 35 years were given a hugely entertaining, personalised and informative guide around the city centre by Cathy. So many landmarks we have scurried past for years were brought to life in great detail through quirky and detailed stories and facts of interest. We all LOVED the 2 hour tour, which passed incredibly quickly. Absolutely brilliant and a huge recommendation for locals to learn about this amazing city and its illustrious and quirky history on the world’s stage in the past, present and future.
— suesmithcb, Cambridge
Booked a tour on as a team of 20 Physio’s to celebrate the NHS turning 70 years old in 2018, and can’t recommend highly enough. Offered a range of themes, and decided on a suitably morbid topic - Death and Disease!
Maggie came to meet us at the restaurant we stopped for lunch at, and quickly got into the swing with stories of the Plague and Oliver Cromwell’s head!! Meandered at a sociable pace though the colleges and heard about the man behind ‘bedside manner’ and early forays into dissection and anatomy.
Many of our party have lived in Cambridge for 20+years, and were suitably aghast at some of the gruesome tales from medicine of the past. Enormously entertaining and informative in equal measure...a must if visiting Cambridge.
— petemoller83, Bury St Edmunds
This is our second tour with Steve to see Cambridge after 2 years and once again he exceeded all our expectations! After telling Steve our objectives of this tour, he made all the necessary arrangements and planned ahead of the tour.Thus we were able to see all that we had wanted and more. Steve has a high level of professionalism and his service is impeccable! I strongly recommend anyone who wants a customised tour of Cambridge to contact this company. Thank you very much again, Steve!!
— ChuaSI, Singapore
We are incredibly grateful that we discovered See Cambridge Differently!! We had a long list of demands, however Cathy & her team’s careful planning and expertise ensured our conference was a huge success. Your hard work and dedication were an important part of our team. Thank you so much for making our time in Cambridge so memorable, everything See Cambridge Differently managed went perfectly!
— Rebecca De Francesco, EC Travel
Three fifty somethings, all very familiar with Cambridge (one of us teaches at the university) but never had a guided tour before. The delightful Maggie enlightened, entertained and amused us. The time flew by as we heard some of the history, the scandal and the achievements which have happened in this beautiful and magical city. Just right! could not have been better, thank you Maggie.
— Rosie A
Steve seems to know Cambridge as well as his pocket (as we French people say), and his pocket is indeed full of detailed stories about every college or church or famous student or royalty of any kind in Cambridge. He’s also of great assistance when it comes to tell the ever-fascinating legend of how a tiny group of schoolmates from this glorious city went on to become one of the greatest pop bands of our time: Pink Floyd. So I’ll say thanks again, Steve!
— François G
We spent a lovely Saturday afternoon on a walking tour around Cambridge. Our tour guide Cath was entertaining, charming and full of interesting facts. Kings College was a beautiful building and an absolute must. The time flew by and I enjoyed every minute. We finished our tour in the Eagle with a well-earned drink! I would thoroughly recommend “See Cambridge Differently” - thank you.
— Shaz + Tony
We booked the tour for a group of A Level students who were enthralled not only by the knowledge of our guide Maggie, but also by her personable and funny delivery. Absolutely excellent and fully recommended.
— Rachel A
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk around central Cambridge, visiting the outside of several Colleges and the inside of Kings College Chapel. Steve was very knowledgeable and imparted his historical information in an entertaining manner. He is the best city guide we have experienced over many years.
— Baronscroft
I would highly recommend See Cambridge Differently: the three guides we had were intelligent, amusing and engaged with the group rather than just marching us around regaling us with facts. Cathy, with whom I worked to set up the visit, was swift to respond to questions and helpful throughout the process. I thought I knew Cambridge pretty well, as a former resident, but there was much in the tour that was new to me and I was impressed that they included many quirky and little known details. So, I think that is a 10 out of 10 for this well-named enterprise.
— sudburyt8s
I spent a day with Maggie in this lovely University city. If she was concerned at my request to consider Cambridge in 1886 odd she showed no sign and relished the chance to deliver a non-standard tour. I think it fair to say that See Cambridge Differently stands heads and shoulders above other tours I had checked out before. I achieved what I wanted with enthusiasm from a specialist in her field. I would not hesitate in recommending Maggie Hartley and her organisation for a bespoke tour again. Big thanks.
— Rob C Blyth (author)