Shared Guided Punting Tour of Cambridge: Historical Exploration of Famous University Alumni
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438 Ratings
Cambridgeshire
Join a shared guided punting tour of Cambridge and explore the historical landmarks and famous university alumni. Learn about the bridges, buildings, colleges, and fascinating anecdotes from knowledgeable guides.
Duration: 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Magdalene College - Pass by Magdalene College and see where the oldest bridge in Cambridge is.
  • St. John’s College - See the riverside college buildings and gardens.
  • Bridge of Sighs - Pass under the beautiful bridge and hear of its history.
  • Wren Library - See the infamous Trinity College Library.
  • Clare College - Pass by the oldest riverside college and hear its history.
  • King’s College Chapel - Unique views of the famous chapel and details of its history from your guide.
  • Queens’ College - See the Mathematical Bridge and hear of the college’s alumnae.
  • Mathematical Bridge - See the wooden bridge and hear its story.
  • Trinity College - Hear about the richest college.
  • The River Cam - Float along this 1-mile stretch and hear all of its stories.
  • The Backs - The college backs in all their glory.
What's Included
  • Explore significant historical sites.
What's Not Included
  • Tips
Additional Information

This Excursion is a GROUP event - NOT AN EXCLUSIVE TRIP

Boats depart as per the allotted times. LATE COMERS WILL HAVE TO BUY NEW TICKETS. WE DO NOT DELAY BOATS FOR CUSTOMERS WHO ARE LATE.

You will be treated to a thorough and in-depth historical tour by our well-informed guides. They will relay information about all the bridges and structures you sail past. You will hear about the iconic colleges, their background, some humorous tales and plenty about our esteemed University Alumni. Our guides will be glad to respond to your queries about the town, colleges and whatever else piques your interest. The tour traverses the 1-mile section of the River Cam, known as The Backs and runs for about 45 mins.

  • Strollers can be left at the desk, but not taken on board. Same applies for wheelchairs. We can assist with boarding less abled passengers.
  • OUR ADDRESS: JESUS GREEN BOAT STATION, THOMPSONS LANE, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 8AG
Location
Cambridge Punt Company
Thompsons Lane
OUR CORRECT ADDRESS: JESUS GREEN BOAT STATION THOMPSONS LANE CAMBRIDGE CB5 8AG
Cancellation Policy

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

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Iliana_g
Apr 22, 2024
Great hour - Adam was the best guide! Funny, very informative and thoughtful. It was a chilly day and blankets were provided which was so great! Would definitely recommend.
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Dionneh930
Apr 17, 2024
Great punting experience. - Really informative interesting trip, Harry the guide was excellent, good knowledge of all the colleges and their history.
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Amanda_s
Apr 16, 2024
A must - A must when in Cambridge it was lovely and would definitely do this again. Our guide was very informative and a very nice young man.
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Thomstephens
Apr 14, 2024
Perfect start to a perfect day! - Comfortable ride, amazing guide who kept us informed and entertained the whole trip. A must do attraction if visiting Cambridge. Highly recommended this company.
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982nadeemy
Apr 14, 2024
Highly recommend - Views were amazing. Host was incredible. Absolutely breathtaking and incredible way to spend the time. Would highly recommend to couples and anybody wanting a relaxing afternoon
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Lizmahoney501
Apr 14, 2024
Great tour company - Great way to spend an afternoon and see lots of Cambridge! Easy to find. Can bring drinks or get one while on.
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D6054ibhelenb
Apr 13, 2024
FABULOUS! Made our first time punting a memorable experience. Would use this company again. - Our very first time punting and we decided to take the 10:00 tour which was fabulous. It was quiet at this time which made it very relaxing. Our punter Callum was very entertaining and had lots of great stories to tell making it alot of fun. The weather was amazing and being early it wasn’t too hot. I would very much recommend this company to punt with and was great value for money.
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Smrithy_g
Apr 13, 2024
Not to be missed - Great experience with a funny and well informed guide who gave us a lot of inside info. Weather at 5pm was great and had a lovely punt along the River Cam.
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Maria_h
Apr 12, 2024
Great way to see the River Cam - I highly enjoyed this and we had a good punting guide. I took off one star because I felt we were squeezed into the boat and would have liked more space.
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Jo_j
Apr 20, 2024
No need to book via Viator. Just go there. - Took an Uber to the address shown and it dropped me far away from the meeting point and consequently missed the tour. 70 quid gone just like that. It’s better to just go to the punting place and choose from the many punters. It’s cheaper as well.
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