Cambridge Punting Tour: Explore Sublime Architecture and Pristine Gardens
1,575 Ratings

Immerse yourself in a shared 45-minute punting tour of Cambridge, a mandatory experience for any city visitor. Be captivated by the exquisite architecture and immaculate gardens found along one of the UK’s most scenic river stretches.

Duration: 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Scudamore’s Punting Company - Your start and finish point would be one of two punt stations located in the city centre.
  • The Backs - The famous College Backs on the River Cam, running through the centre of Cambridge.
  • Mathematical Bridge - Queens’ College and the famous Mathematical Bridge.
  • King’s College Chapel - The iconic King’s College Chapel.
  • Bridge of Sighs - The majestic covered bridge connecting the two sides of St. John’s College.
What's Included
  • Umbrellas and woolen blankets provided
  • Hot water bottles provided during winter
  • Shared sightseeing cruise via punting
Additional Information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable river conditions. If canceled, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Your ticket is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Wheelchair and stroller ramp available at our Mill Lane punt station CB2 1RS
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 28, 2024
A must do tour - This seemed expensive , but having been on it it was worth every penny . Prices do seem to be negotiable as it was a very quite day in March , they may not be at the height of summer . Our guide was Maddie, who gave us a lot of detailed info whilst punting us along . These guides really do work hard for their money. This really is a great way to see Cambridge - and many areas that are not accessible to the public . Coupled with a walking tour these are the 2 must do things in Cambridge
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Mar 17, 2024
A magical way to see Cambridge at its finest. - From start to finish, we had an absolutely fantastic time on our first family punting experience (a combined birthday/mother's day gift). Despite being locals, it was an incredible experience seeing a side of Cambridge that can only truly be appreciated by travelling along the river. We were incredibly well looked after from the moment we stepped on to the punt, to the moment we returned to the Mill Pond. The weather was ghastly, but we were offered blankets and umbrellas to ensure we stayed warm and dry and that our experience wasnt hampered due to the rain. Our punt chauffeur, Gavin, was exceptional. He was great fun, extremely knowledgeable about Cambridge and the history of the colleges we passed on our journey, and really proficient when steering the boat itself. We all felt very safe and in very capable hands at all times. We all agreed that it was a really lovely experience and something we will definitely do again. Thank you Gavin and all at Scudamores for helping us make some treasured memories and a day to remember.
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Feb 25, 2024
Excellent - Really good 45 mins tour today. Very informative duo taking us on a tour of the colleges and waterways of Cambridge. Some of the other punts we saw were single crewed, no life jackets and shoddy looking boats!!! Due to the amount of rain lately our punt had a duo looking after us who were very polite and knowledgeable.
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Jan 14, 2024
Enjoy punting like a pro! - This was a really fun and unique experience are guide Noah was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and kind and funny. For anyone visiting Cambridge I would highly recommend this experience.
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Dec 20, 2023
Great tour - We had a great time!! Our guide (I think his name was Josh) was interesting, very funny and knows how to tell stories in an engaging way. He and the staff at the punting station were also very helpful when we lost a phone.
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Nov 26, 2023
Excellent value for money, do not miss. - I purchased our punting trip from a vendor in the centre of town who collared us as we walked past. To the lady who left the review about being "ripped off", you've got to haggle. I got their £10 guide book to Cambridge and a punt for two for what I consider to be a reasonable price. The company must make a profit, the boatman deserves a reasonable day's pay. We paid £30 per head and feel that that was good value for money. Punting is a magical experience and one not to be missed in Cambridge.
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Nov 25, 2023
Very relaxing and good - Great punting tour. Very calm, relaxing and informative. Would recommend the punter "George" Very charismatic and helpful. Please give George a bonus
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Mar 31, 2024
Lovely time on the river, but don’t be late back - We had a lovely time , especially as the weather was beautiful. We had pre booked and it wasn’t clear where to go. Punting self hire is hard work and the river is busy. Don’t be even a few minutes late as you will be charged! This isn’t made clear enough, and shouted at you when you bring the punt back in which I thought was rude.
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Mar 15, 2024
Cute rainy day - More expensive then I remember but still a great experience. It was a rainy day but that made the experience even better, umbrellas, hot water bottles and blankets provided, very cosy. Tour guide really knowledgeable and happy to answer our questions, no matter how silly.
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Mar 30, 2024
Awful - No safety training or guidance offered before boarding No life jackets provided Found myself stuck on the river with no assistance, sudden storm and strong winds made it very challenging as a first time
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