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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$ 41.73 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

Discover Cambridge University on a guided punting tour along the River Cam. Hear more about student life as you see some of the historic colleges of one of the world's most reputable universities.

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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    • 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 486 reviews

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    it was a fun activity. The waterway was a bit chaotic as there were professional tour guides and tourists leading boats. Our Punting guide was very new...so knowledge was sparse . We listened to some of the other seasoned guides speak...and they were leading better tours. But overall it was fun.

    July 1, 2022

    Milo, our guide was thoroughly informative and enjoyable. The only problem was that your website (the Get Your Guide) website incorrectly listed the meeting point as 35 Thompson's Lane, whereas the actual meeting point was at the very end of the street on the River. We had our data roamting on our phones and found the tour spot on the web site for the tour operator so all was well in the end but we almost missed our boat due to misinformation you (Get Your Guide) provided. We booked two tours through Get Your Guide and we enjoyed both so your web site otherwise was easy to use and helpful, but I will be very cautious before recommending your site to others due to the misinformation on this particular tour.

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    June 9, 2022

    It was a good experience abs the tour guide was nice abs friendly. The only negative was that it was very busy and not as relaxing as thought it would be. Also it was short and it would have been nice to see more buildings abs spend more time on the water.

    June 5, 2022

    Product ID: 137081