Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

From $41.88 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.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • 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
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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.
  • 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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      Scholars Punting Cambridge, 35 Beaufort Place, Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AG, United Kingdom

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      4.7 /5

      based on 185 reviews

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      We booked for a shared tour but we was the only group booked on so we had the boat/tour to ourselves. Leo was our guide and he was very informative with the information and was cracking jokes along the way! The weather held out which was a bonus! Lovely idea for couples/romantic date.

      June 23, 2021

      We booked it online before going to Cambridge which works quite well , it’s quite expensive if you do it on the day ,, as long as it’s not windy and stormy, punting carries on !! Lovely sight seeing tru the canal , the lady dispatcher was very good and the guide is ok too , it is a must to do if you are going to Cambridge! Shared punting is definitely cheaper than going privately , it’s all the same Scenery , same buildings , same colleges and Same bridges in one canal you are going to see unless you don’t want to share .

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      August 27, 2020

      This was well worth the money. Our guide Bradley grew up in Cambridge and was very informative. The tour is very scenic and jam packed with history and photo ops. It starts on the Cam from the southwest tip of the Jesus Green park and goes down to the Mathematical Bridge and back. When we got there they gave use a time slot. For us it was about a 20 minute wait but there are a number of pubs/restaurants within a block’s walking distance to wait at, or you can just walk around the park.

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      January 5, 2020

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