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Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 31.07 per person

Over a 50-minute period, you will see 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs.

About this activity

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • See eight famous Cambridge colleges and nine bridges
  • Ask your guide for a free punting lesson
  • Learn Cambridge history
Full description
See 8 of the most famous Cambridge colleges from Darwin to Magdelene and 9 bridges from the Mathematical Bridge to the Bridge of Sighs. You also have the option to book this tour as a private tour and the option to book the tour with a professional photographer who will be along to capture photo memories of your experience.  Your knowledgeable local guides are professional, educated and promise to be a lot of fun while giving a detailed explanation of historical facts and exciting stories. While being punted along the river Cam, you will have time to ask questions and take photos of the most famous architecture in Cambridge. During your tour, simply ask your guide for a free punting lesson and they will be happy to help. Feel free to bring drinks and refreshments on-board, then enjoy the tour.
Includes
  • Boat
  • Tour guide
  • Cushions and blankets
  • Refreshments or food during the tour
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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • You will need to be able to walk for the entire duration of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 117 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    3.3/5

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First time punting and loved every minute! Such a great way to spend an afternoon finding out fun facts from ‘Adam’ our friendly, knowledgable guide. I was with my Canadian cousin and we both learnt a lot and laughed a lot too!! Well organised & managed on the water & a must do activity when you visit this beautiful part of Cambridge - Thanks

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September 25, 2022

Enjoyable hour going up and down the river in the hands of one of the experienced punters from Granta Punting. Past all the various sites along the way (backs of the colleges, under the Mathematical Bridge and Bridge of Sighs) and back again, with commentary and amusing stories about the sights to see along route and the people involved. Very enjoyable time. Out of season probably no need to book in advance as there are plenty of people touting for your business so plenty of choice. Apparently, not good to go in peak summer season as there are too many 'self punters' who clog up the river and casue mayhem!

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September 22, 2022

I was in two minds about the best time to go and read a review that recommended going at the end of the day. We had the punting tour at 5pm, got there a little bit early and the staff were very accommodating. Everything and everyone made our journey so smooth and relaxing. A big thank you!

September 4, 2022

Product ID: 91836