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Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

4.7 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours
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From US$ 31.54 per person

Likely to sell out

Over a 50-minute period, you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • See eight famous Cambridge colleges and nine bridges
  • Ask your guide for a free punting lesson
  • Learn Cambridge history
Full description
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.
  • Boat
  • Tour guide
  • Cushions and blankets
  • Refreshments or food during the tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Granta Moorings, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX to begin your punting tour.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • You will need to be able to walk for the entire duration of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 75 reviews

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Overall, it was really good, although I was in a group of 3 and were out at the end of the boat, which really was only meant for 2 people. 50 mins with 3 of us squashed in this part of the boat, was a little uncomfortable! It was a busy day in Cambridge on the day we went (Saturday 6th August 2022), however we would have been more than happy to have waited for a later boat if we'd realised that it was going to be so cramped! The boat ride itself was still enjoyable though, despite the odd bump with the other boats on the river!

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August 13, 2022

Booked for two, plus our two small dogs. Really enjoyed our journey along the river with views into the back 'gardens' of the various colleges. Ollie our guide was very personable and knowledgeable, just what you want in your punter! Very glad we didn't choose the self punt option! The 6 month training that Ollie had received showed! Very professional, we loved it and found it very relaxing as did our dogs... One of whom fell asleep!

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August 12, 2022

This is definitely the highlight of my trip there. I booked the 12 noon trip and I got so lucky that the weather is perfectly sunny, the River is not too crowded and there's only me and one other guest in the boat. IT WAS AMAZING. Harry, our guide, is very cool with his stories, lets his voice be clearly heard because I was sitting in the front, and he let us try punting the boat ourselves. Highly recommend and worth the money!

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June 25, 2022

Product ID: 91836