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

Cambridge: 90-Minute Self-Drive Punt Hire

Product ID: 169519
Take out a VAQAS award-winning self-hire punt and head along the inspiring Cambridge College Backs for a sense of grandeur. 8 colleges, 9 bridges and many centuries of history await in your punt for up to 6 guests.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Use a traditional punt
  • Pass by King's College Chapel and marvel at Clare College Gardens
  • See the Wren Library and Wedding Cake building
Full description
Get set for your very own Cambridge adventure on the river, as you hop into one of the traditional rental punts.

For sights that once inspired the poets Lord Tennyson and Xu Zhimo, head out along the spectacular Cambridge University College Backs from the Mill Lane Punting Station.

In 90 minutes or less, prepare to see the history of Cambridge on the many-faced buildings of the old colleges while having a go at the traditional craft of punting. 

Your ticket entitles you to hire one of the traditional wooden 6-person punts, with up to 5 seated passengers and one brave volunteer from your group to punt!
  • 90-minute punt ride
  • Cushions
What’s Not Included
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The hire starts and finishes at the Mill Lane station, at the supplier's office, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Despite the constraints of the historic riverside locations, the supplier will endeavor to ensure everyone has access to the punt stations
• Your ticket can be used on a walk-up basis to claim an available boat
• Conditions of hire include the requirement to leave a security deposit of a credit card imprint before the start of hire and sign a waiver
• Valid from 9:00 AM until two hours before closing time, river conditions allowing
• Last departure is two hours before the closing time; extended times available during spring, summer and autumn so please check with the tour supplier for the exact times
• At least 1 person per punt must be 18 or older
• Limit 6 people per punt
• Any hire that goes over the 90-minute allocated time will be subject extra charges on normal rates

From US$ 55.36 Per group up to 6

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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It was very challenging but a must-try activity in the Cambridge. Definitely recommended it to someone who likes a little bit of adventure.

May 2, 2019

April 15, 2019


July 28, 2018

Organized by

Scudamore's Punting Company

Product ID: 169519