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Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Cambridge: Guided Punting Tour

Activity provider: Scholars Punting Cambridge
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 43.65 per group up to 3

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

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Private group available


  • 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 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 comfortable seats that feature traditional cushions and blankets. Enjoy interesting historic commentary from your punter, 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.

  • Punting tour on the lake
  • Guide
  • Live commentary
    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

    Please check in at the landing stage at Scholars Punting Cambridge.

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    Important information

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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 437 reviews

    Review summary

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    Everything from the moment we checked in was absolutely delightful. Informative and jovial, our guide Nick was just perfect with anecdotes and fun details while punting on the Cam. Nick also assisted me in boarding and departing as the seats are low and I have a bad knee. We also could not make our original time due to a loved one's medical issue and the company was gracious to accommodate us with alternative times. Highly recommend!!

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    May 18, 2022

    It was so nice and relaxing. The sun was out which made it even better. Good info/ funny/ not just lots of memorised information felt quite relaxed and funny. Jake made the experience very enjoyable. Very hardworking young man and did a great job. Thank you! Would do again and would recommend.

    May 9, 2022

    Jake our guide was very considerate in helping my parents in and out of the boat safely and with ease. He explained all the history and pointed out key and quirky historical points throughout the tour with great passion. A very delightful experience and would highly recommend to anyone to view Cambridge in this manner.

    April 19, 2022

    Product ID: 137081