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Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Activity provider: Scholars Punting Cambridge
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From US$ 30.05 per group up to 2

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See the sites of historic Cambridge University on a guided punting tour. Enjoy the chauffeur's commentary and some amusing punting stories.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Private group available


  • Relax in comfortable seats with traditional cushions and blankets
  • Take in the historic sites of Cambridge University from the river
  • Hear fascinating Cambridge punting stories from your chauffeur
Full description

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.

  • Punting tour on the river
  • Guide
  • Live commentary
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Please check in at the landing stage at Scholars Punting Cambridge.

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    • The service may be canceled due to poor weather condition. If this occurs, you are eligible for a refund
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 613 reviews

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    As I was in Cambridge for 2 days so decided to try punting ! Easy to book online . This is one of the few tour operators on the app that accept single booking. My guide is Joss , very witty and I enjoyed listening to the the interesting stories and facts during the tour. He is knowledgeable too and answered a few questions raised . Had a very enjoyable time . Would definitely recommend this tour !

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    November 12, 2022

    Simple to book the activity under "get you guide" app. We arrived 10mins early and checked in, at 11.30 we were allowed to board our punt boat. We travelled about a mile up the River camb, with our tour/punt man telling us about the Universities and other famous and relevant things. The tour lasted about 45mins.

    August 24, 2022

    Absolutely wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon. Our guide was both knowledgeable and funny and full of anecdotal information. The scenery was fantastic. John went out of his way to reschedule our booking after we got caught in traffic and missed our original slot. Superb customer service. Highly recommended!!

    August 21, 2022

    Product ID: 137081