Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

From $97.32 per group up to 3

See Cambridge's world-renowned College Backs from a punt on the River Cam on a VAQAS award-winning guided river tour. 8 Colleges, 9 Bridges and many centuries of history!

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • See the Mathematical Bridge
  • Pass by King's College Chapel
  • Marvel at Clare College Gardens
  • See the Wren Library
  • Punt under the Bridge of Sighs
  • Admire the Wedding Cake building
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This 45-minute College Backs tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge’s long and eventful history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class center for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river. This tour is the best way to showcase Cambridge. Your guide will have a passion for history and a talent for sharing that with you. From the Gothic splendor of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library, your guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing.  The guides are at your service come rain or shine, so come and experience Cambridge’s most popular tour.
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    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

      The tour starts and finishes at our Mill Lane station. The full address is Scudamore's Punting Company, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS.

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      • Your ticket can be used on a walk up basis to claim seats on the next available tour
      • Last departure is one hour before the closing time.
      • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, only punt with members of your own household or one additional household - includes each household's support bubble.
      • Bring your own hand sanitizer
      • You will need to be confidently mobile, as the operator has had to adapt how they hold the boat to get you on and off and will be unable to offer you a supporting hand or arm.
      Customer reviews

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      4.8 /5

      based on 229 reviews

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      Beautiful boat tour

      It is a wonderful trip through the river. Beautiful architecture and scenes along the river, saw quite a few weddings on the day. Some guests of the weddings were also taking boat trips, also a scene to see people in beautiful dresses. It would be great to hear the stories but with the busy environment, I couldn’t hear clearly. We booked our time of the punting before we started the walking tour and got the punting started on time. The starting point is very close to the King’s College and only a few minutes away from the walking tour gathering point.

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      September 8, 2019

      Very good tour/guide but spoilt by crowds.

      The boat trip was lovely, great views and the guide was very informative and knowledgeable. However, made the mistake of having the tour at the height of the tourist season so at times difficult to hear the guide talking and views a little compromised by other boats in view. Will repeat it at a better time in the future.

      August 3, 2019

      A must activity when in Cambridge

      We booked the tour last minutes and everything went smoothly and we were on the punting trip in no time (we only had to wait for 30minute. Considering it was in the middle of summer holiday, it was fast.) The departure area looked awfully crowded and we wondered for one moment if we made the right thing to come but it was surprisingly pleasant and enjoyable, partly thanks to the very professional punter Jack.

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      July 21, 2019

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