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Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

1. 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.

From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

2. From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

Explore the grounds of Oxford and Cambridg on guided walking tours with this full-day trip aboard a comfortable bus from London. Dive into the stories behind these institutions and hear your guide clearly with the provided headsets.  Hop aboard the spacious bus at Victoria Station and relax on the drive across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires,' whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars like Bill Clinton, Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Begin your guided walking tour and visit the Christ Church college, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed. See the Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous. Get back on the bus for the trip to Cambridge, a living city that has shaped history and today reflects the best of historic and contemporary life. Enter the grounds which inspired figures like Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton,and many of the Monty Python group. Discover the magnificent chapel of Kings College on a guided walking tour. Stroll thorugh a city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, including the famous Bridge of Sighs. Return to Victoria Station in London at the end of your 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.

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What people are saying about Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 274 reviews

It was a fantastic trip and thoroughly enjoyed. Travel guide ms manon has excellent knowledge and very good in explaining things in minute details. She was very much interactive and patiently answering the questions. Thanks to Manon and bill the man behind the wheels who made our trip very memorable

I was in two minds about the best time to go and read a review that recommended going at the end of the day. We had the punting tour at 5pm, got there a little bit early and the staff were very accommodating. Everything and everyone made our journey so smooth and relaxing. A big thank you!

Fantastic commentary, if a little hard to hear everything because of the other boats going by. Our guide was prepared and amusing. The river Cam and surrounding area is lovely. I strongly recommend it!

Very nice guide on our punting (Hayden) with great sense of humour. Would 100% recommend

Very interesting and Hassan (?) was also very funny and knowledgeable too.