See the sites of historic Cambridge University on a 45-minute punting tour. Enjoy the chauffeur's commentary and some amusing punting stories.
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  • Relax in comfortable seats with traditional cushions and blankets
  • Take in the historic sites of Cambridge University from the river
  • Hear fascinating Cambridge punting stories from your chauffeur
Full description
This 45-minute chauffeured punting tour covers the entire length of the River Cam, along which the colleges of Cambridge University are located. Soak up more than 800 years of history as you take in the historic sights.

The shared tour is one of the best punting deals in Cambridge for small groups (a maximum of 12 passengers). Save money by sharing the boat.

Relax in the comfortable seats that feature traditional cushions and blankets. Enjoy interesting historic commentary from your chauffeur, along with some amusing Cambridge punting stories.
  • 45-minute shared punting tour

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Meeting point

Scholars Punting Cambridge, 35 Beaufort Place, Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AG, United Kingdom

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tours depart every half hour from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the winter months
• The service may be canceled due to poor weather condition. If this occurs, you are eligible for a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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This was well worth the money. Our guide Bradley grew up in Cambridge and was very informative. The tour is very scenic and jam packed with history and photo ops. It starts on the Cam from the southwest tip of the Jesus Green park and goes down to the Mathematical Bridge and back. When we got there they gave use a time slot. For us it was about a 20 minute wait but there are a number of pubs/restaurants within a block’s walking distance to wait at, or you can just walk around the park.

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January 5, 2020

Made our day out, worth every penny

We booked online and went to the riverside - the only downside was then having over 2 hours until the next available punt. The trip itself was great - our guide was only 17, but so confident and full of personality giving lots of information and keeping us entertained. Really enjoyed the experience and totally made our day out one to remember!

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July 23, 2019

A well organised informative trip, Ben was an excellent host.

Ben, our captain had a wealth of knowledge, well put over but not intrusive. Also his boating skills were superb in what was a crowded river environment. Very physically helpful with my aged brother in law and attentive to our comfort and well being. A very enjoyable trip with nothing I could criticise. Well done, the receptionist looked cold but didn't let it show and was very efficient. What more could I say, money well spent.

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August 25, 2018

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Scholars Punting Cambridge

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