Water activity

Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

From US$ 39.68 per group up to 3

See the sites of historic Cambridge University on a 45-minute punting tour. Enjoy the chauffeur's commentary and some amusing punting stories.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
This 45-minute chauffeured 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 the comfortable seats that feature traditional cushions and blankets. Enjoy interesting historic commentary from your chauffeur, 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.
Includes
  • 45-minute punting tour
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Scholars Punting Cambridge, 35 Beaufort Place, Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AG, United Kingdom

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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 313 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    Jake was amazing and gave us lots of information and guidance. However, 3 adults sharing a raw, especially when using reverse sitting is not comfortable. 1 adult with 2 children can sit OK, but not 3 adults. We should have the opportunity to switch sitting throughout the trip, so all travelers can enjoy a front view.

    October 31, 2021

    Even that the weather was threatening during the tour, it was a relaxed, pleasant, and instructive experience, with a great punter. My only comment is regarding the meeting point that should be more clear, we were waiting at the address given in the voucher (Beaufort Place, 35 Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AG, United Kingdom), it was a house but nobody was there. After asking around we were told about the REAL meeting point located about 150 meters from there at the river shore.

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    October 29, 2021

    The tour was delayed 30min which was making us stress not to miss return steam train to London but we made it just in time, and the experience was wonderful. It was all part of a surprise birthday trip to Cambridge which made it very special and would do it again!

    September 12, 2021

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