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Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

From US$ 56.90 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 - 4 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
  • Look inside famous colleges like King's College and Pembroke College
  • Marvel at the vaulted ceiling of King's College Chapel
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 (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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Departure Point for your Walking Tour: The starting point for your walking tour is 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. Departure Point for your Punting Tour: The meeting point for your punting tour is Cambridge Punt Company, Jesus Green, Cambridge CB5 8AG. Meet our cashier at the meeting point who will get you booked on. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

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  • Pembroke College and Trinity College entry is dependent on availability on the day
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4.6 /5

based on 165 reviews

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Claire was very informative on the Guided Walking Tour of Cambridge and made the tour personalised to the participants and included everyone. She seemed very passionate about the history of Cambridge and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour with her, cannot recommend Clare enough. She was so good, wished we had more time to speak with her after the tour. After we went punting, this was very relaxing and the view of the colleges and in particular the view of Darwin college was stunning.

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August 29, 2021

Excellent guide on walking tour Lovely experience on the punt to sail down the beautiful Cam however there was no coordination between the two guides who told almost exactly the same stories - which lessened the experience on the punt! It would also have been better if the walking tour guide had either ended our tour at the punt or made sure we located the punt company and considered our need for a bathroom break between each element of the tour

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August 4, 2021

We wanted to maximise the time we had in Cambridge as part of a brief stopover. This was certainly the way to do it. The walking tour was extremely informative our guide Francesco was very knowledgeable providing us with lots of interesting facts and stories associated with the various sites we visited. The tour is not strenuous and is conducted at a gentle pace around the streets of Cambridge and along the backs where you get the classic view of Kings College and it's chapel. The punt along the Cam was very relaxing although it was busy. Our guide Sam was again very knowledgeable with lots of stories and interesting facts about the colleges we pasted on your way. He was also able to keep all age groups on our trip thoroughly entertained throughout. This part of the tour lasted approx 50 mins

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June 28, 2021

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