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Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

1. Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Discover Cambridge University on a guided punting tour along the River Cam. Hear more about student life as you see some of the historic colleges of one of the world's most reputable universities. This punting tour covers the entire length of the River Cam, along which the colleges of Cambridge University are located. Soak up more than 800 years of history as you take in the historic sights. Relax in comfortable seats that feature traditional cushions and blankets. Enjoy interesting historic commentary from your punter, along with some amusing Cambridge punting stories. The 7 colleges featured on the tour boast some of the most illustrious and influential alumni to have graduated from Cambridge. Hear tales of student life, academic and social, from Isaac Newton to Prince Charles.

Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

2. Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

See 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs. You also have the option to book this tour as a private tour and the option to book the tour with a professional photographer who will be along to capture photo memories of your experience.  Your knowledgeable local guides are professional, educated and promise to be a lot of fun while giving a detailed explanation of historical facts and exciting stories. While being punted along the river Cam, you will have time to ask questions and take photos of the most famous architecture in Cambridge. During your tour, simply ask your guide for a free punting lesson and they will be happy to help. Feel free to bring drinks and refreshments on-board, then enjoy the tour.

Cambridge: Guided Shared River Punting Tour

3. Cambridge: Guided Shared River Punting Tour

Embark on a guided punting tour along the River Cam. Experience the famous Cambridge University from the water and pass notable colleges, including King’s College Chapel and the Wren Library. Enjoy an introduction to Cambridge’s long and eventful history on a river punting tour. Discover how the city has evolved from a medieval market town to a world-class center for education from your guide. Cruise past 8 colleges and 9 bridges whilst enjoying spectacular views from the River Cam. Sit back and relax as your guide propels the punt along the river and shares their passion for history with you. From the Gothic splendor of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library, glide past all major college buildings. Float by the oldest riverside college of Clare College. See the wooden Mathematical Bridge and hear of famous Queens' College alumnae. Pass under the beautiful Bridge of Sighs at St John's College.

Cambridge: Chauffeured Punting Tour

4. Cambridge: Chauffeured Punting Tour

Upon arrival at the supplier's check in at the La Mimosa Landing Stage (CB5 8AQ), you will be greeted and booked on to the next available departing tour. Tours depart regularly throughout the day and hold up to 12 passengers. The tour lasts for 45-50 minutes and you will travel along the River Cam in Cambridge. During the trip you will pass by 7 riverside colleges: Kings, Queens, St Johns, Trinity, Trinity Hall, and Clare. Sights along the way include Kings College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Wren Library. During the tour, your chauffuer will provide an interesting and informative historical commentary and answer any questions you may have.

Punting in Cambridge Shared Tour

5. Punting in Cambridge Shared Tour

Enjoy the best Cambridge punting tour on the River Cam and glide along the famous, private and sublime College Backs. Discover the secrets and inspiring history of the city from our award-winning guides. Punted by your own chauffeur, travel under eight bridges, including the famous Bridge of Sighs. Glide past the Wren Library, and the Mathematical Bridge. See the pristine gardens and soak up the views of the stunning King's College Chapel. Relax as your guides tell you interesting facts and stories that focus on Cambridge. You'll hear more on its renowned university, and the riverside colleges as well as the spectacular buildings that you pass as you glide through the College Backs. Book a place on our shared tour. Punts seat up to 12 people, with seats sold in rows of up to 3 people. Boats are dressed with plush cushions, snug blankets are equipped with little tables. Should you need, umbrellas are available for a spot of shade or rain.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 63 reviews

Everything from the moment we checked in was absolutely delightful. Informative and jovial, our guide Nick was just perfect with anecdotes and fun details while punting on the Cam. Nick also assisted me in boarding and departing as the seats are low and I have a bad knee. We also could not make our original time due to a loved one's medical issue and the company was gracious to accommodate us with alternative times. Highly recommend!!

Nick was great! He was funny and informative, and really helped elevate the experience. The scenery was beautiful and the boat was very comfortable.

Lovely evening punt, it was quiet after a busy day and the punter was also amazing with the facts.

Humorous, knowledgeable, very skilled guide. Relaxing and enjoyable.

It was very fun, serene cool of new facts. 10/10 would do it again