1. United Kingdom
  2. East of England
  3. Cambridge
  4. University of Cambridge

Cambridge: University Punting and Walking Tour

Product ID: 146070
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.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours - 1 day
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Traditional Chinese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 a 90-minute enthralling journey through time as you recount the colorful story of Cambridge and its famous university. Receive a wonderful insight into student life. You also have the option to book this tour with a professional photographer who will be on-hand to capture the memories and snap exquisite photos of your group.

On this enthralling 90-minute 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.

This public tour will be conducted in English and starts at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM from the local supplier's blue flag at King's College entrance on King's Parade.

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 shortly 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
  • Professional photographer (depending on the option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to King's College Chapel

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• The walking tour part of this ticket is available at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, or 3:00 PM only
• Pembroke College and Trinity College entry depending on availability on the day
• Punting is an open ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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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

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

Very enjoyable.

Callum took us on the punt and was extremely knowlegable and personable. Our guide on the walking tour (she was a post graduate History student from Clare College) was also, and was very considerate when we found it a little difficult to keep up at times. The meeting point was easy to find and the organizer was most welcoming,

August 24, 2019

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Cambridge Alumni Tours

Product ID: 146070