Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

From $60.67 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.

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Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
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English, English
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  • 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 an enthralling journey through time as you recount the colorful story of Cambridge and its famous university. Receive a wonderful insight into student life.  On this 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. 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 30 minutes 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

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Meeting point

Look for your tour guide wearing a royal blue uniform. Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes early.

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  • Pembroke College and Trinity College entry is dependent on availability on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 101 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

Very nice walk with a very friendly, knowledgeable and committed student. He told personally about student life and you got a very good insight into Cambridge University and life as a student. A nice way to discover Cambridge. The punting trip was also very nice and with a friendly and knowledgeable student at the helm.

November 2, 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

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