Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

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92 reviews

Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

From $58.31 per person

Discover the beauty of Cambridge on a combined 90-minute walking tour and 50-minute punting cruise along the River Cam. See the highlights of the city and learn about its fascinating history.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, English
Private group available


  • Learn about Cambridge from a Cambridge University graduate guide
  • Enjoy a student guided punting tour
  • Discover famous sites in Cambridge and take a journey through time
Full description
A Cambridge University graduate guide will take you on a 90-minute enthralling journey through time as you recount the colorful story of Cambridge and its famous university. Receive a wonderful insight into student life. You also have the option to book this tour with a professional photographer who will be on-hand to capture the memories and snap exquisite photos of your group. On this enthralling 90-minute walking tour you will see where famous alumni studied including Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking, visit famous chapels and libraries, listen to anecdotes and see where the structure of D.N.A was discovered all while taking in views of famous architecture with over 800 years of history. This public tour will be conducted in English and starts at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM from the local supplier's blue flag at King's College entrance on King's Parade. The tour will cover sights such as Trinity Hall College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College, Pembroke College, Queens’ College, King’s College, Clare College, The Senate House, Gonville and Caius College, St Catherine’s College, Great St Mary’s Church, The Eagle Pub, Corpus Christi college, The Round Church and much more. Your punting tour will begin shortly after your walking tour and will include an experienced local guide who will explain the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam. You are welcome to bring refreshments on board and will be welcomed to a free punting lesson during your tour.
  • Student guides
  • 50-minute punting tour
  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Entrance to King's College Chapel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet at Granta Moorings for your punting tour, then meet at King's College on Kings Parade for your walking tour.

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  • The walking tour part of this ticket is available at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 3:00 PM only, you must call ahead to confirm which time you want to book
  • Pembroke College and Trinity College entry is dependent on availability on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 92 reviews

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Such a wonderful experience doing the walking tour and visiting the different colleges. Student tour guide was able to give an interesting insight to the stories at the colleges. Punting guide was a lady who was also very good pointing to us the interesting sights. Only bad experience is going to the meeting point. It took us an hour from the station and asking many people before we can reach the meeting point. Should provide clearer direction.

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November 20, 2019

Greetings from Singapore! Our punting tour on 28 Aug that started around 1.10pm was fantastic. Special thanks to our male student guide/punter from Granta paddle company, who thoroughly explained the life of a Cambridge student and the interesting facts about the different colleges. Me and my wife enjoyed the punting tremendously.

September 1, 2019

Very enjoyable.

Callum took us on the punt and was extremely knowlegable and personable. Our guide on the walking tour (she was a post graduate History student from Clare College) was also, and was very considerate when we found it a little difficult to keep up at times. The meeting point was easy to find and the organizer was most welcoming,

August 24, 2019

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