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Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

4.6 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge: Student-Guided 50-Minute Punting Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 31.89 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.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • 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.
  • 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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Meeting point

Meet at Granta Moorings, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX to begin your punting tour.

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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

4.6 /5

based on 34 reviews

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This is definitely the highlight of my trip there. I booked the 12 noon trip and I got so lucky that the weather is perfectly sunny, the River is not too crowded and there's only me and one other guest in the boat. IT WAS AMAZING. Harry, our guide, is very cool with his stories, lets his voice be clearly heard because I was sitting in the front, and he let us try punting the boat ourselves. Highly recommend and worth the money!

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June 25, 2022

It's a lovely ride, 25min one way and then back the same way. You see a few colleges and quite a few bridges but mainly it's just fun to ride. The guide (he's punting) shares some stories about the town and colleges. Sometimes it's hard to hear as it's pretty busy on the river and if you sit at front (he's standing in the back) you may not hear much.

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April 16, 2022

Definetely a great way to take a tour of the Cambridge Uni campuses!

Busy Saturday on the canals,especially with self punting customers causing havoc!Our very own appointed punter (Matt?Blond dreads ,Cambridge born and bred) was excellent at stirring safely and cooly our shared boats and avoiding major collisions,while still providing historical insights all along the waterways.Recommended during week days,as far too many people are booking these tours on week ends.I felt like if I was on the Yangtze Kiang at times....

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August 13, 2017

Product ID: 91836