Cambridge: University Walking Tour and Punting Cruise

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge: University Walking Tour and Punting Cruise

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 54.84 per person

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

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 - 4 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
  • Look inside famous colleges like King's College and Pembroke College
  • Marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel
Full description

Explore the historic halls of Cambridge University on a guided walking tour led by a graduate. Visit famous colleges, including King's College and Pembroke College before embarking on a Cambridge punting tour. On this walking tour, 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. Discover 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 more. Begin the punting tour 30 minutes after your walking tour. Learn about the famous history of 8 colleges and 9 bridges along the River Cam with a local guide. Bring refreshments on board, if you like, and enjoy a free punting lesson during your tour.

  • Student guides
  • Punting tour
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance to King's College Chapel (unless option is selected)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of King’s College on King’s Parade and your guide will be wearing a royal blue uniform ie a royal blue jacket, cap, beanie, or polo shirt. Please arrive 5 minutes early. Meet for your punting tour at Granta Moorings. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the starting point, arrive 5 minutes early.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Pembroke College is dependent on availability on the day
  • Walking tours are not suitable for those unable to walk for the duration of the tour
  • There will be no toilet breaks throughout the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 230 reviews

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Great comprehensive introduction to Cambridge. Guide Chris was friendly and up for answering any and all of our random questions. Punter Ben was very engaging and shared his local knowledge growing up in town Also he was skilled at operating the boat which was very important when the river is full of do-it-yourselfers.

June 30, 2022

Overall, a very good experience. Our Guide provided a lot of information, we enjoyed the tour. Weather was good. It was pleasant to walk, we covered 5-6 colleges and got a good perspective of student life in college, different ceremonies. I would strongly recommend anyone visiting Cambridge to take this tour.

May 24, 2022

Ashleigh was a knowledgable friendly young student. Certainly had a good memory! Told us lots of good stuff about the university. It was a shame that it is exam season, so we were not permitted to enter areas which one might at other times. Therefore, I feel the cost of the tour should be decreased. But, thanks also to the sunshine, the tour was very enjoyable.

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May 15, 2022

Product ID: 146070