Shared Guided Punting Tour of Cambridge: Historical Exploration of Famous University Alumni
4.8
387 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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613maudg
Feb 22, 2024
Enjoyable experience esp in Feb - We were blessed with a dry mild day in February. Was enjoyed by all including 2 kids. Punter was good natured and told us about university buildings and history. Highly recommend but ideally done off peak time.
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Pauldu4706no
Feb 2, 2024
Brilliant time thanks to Joe the tour guide - Fantastic experience. Joe the tour guide was brilliant. Shared so much knowledge and made it a must do activity. We were fortunate with the weather, going mid to late afternoon meant the sun was shining on some of the spectacular buildings along the river.
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Carlrc1319ar
Jan 28, 2024
A must do while in Cambridge - What a way to spend a relaxing 45 minutes or so on the water. Many thanks to Tom D our boatman for his most entertaining dialogue.
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Sasha_lrc
Jan 27, 2024
Beautiful way to view the city - Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, our guide was so knowledgeable, friendly, funny and made it personal for us. You get to see the most beautiful historical sights of Cambridge and I cannot wait to go back and do it again some day!
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244bb
Jan 24, 2024
100% recommend! Best way to see Cambridge! - The BEST way to see Cambridge. Incredible views from the river and a very knowledgable guide - lighthearted, funny and we learnt some good things! I would 100% recommend. Thank you for making our trip to Cambridge!
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Kirti_r
Dec 29, 2023
Awesome - It was an amazing experience. The views were beautiful and narration by the guides was very interesting
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542manasav
Dec 2, 2023
Highly recommend - I'm very glad we signed up for this tour. Sam was a great guide, hilarious and engaging. Despite the extreme cold and fogginess, I don't regret going on the tour. If you do go in the winter months though, no amount of layers is too many -- it does get quite cold. They have blankets on the boat as well, which helped. The views might have been better in the summer months, but I imagine it was more quiet and peaceful in comparison too. I had made a mistake when booking and they very kindly adjusted the booking dates at late notice. thanks a lot again! Overall, highly recommended!
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Marie_w
Dec 2, 2023
Awesome trip. - What a fantastic tour. George was a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. He made the experience so much more. An absolute must when you visit Cambridge.
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105olamidea
Nov 29, 2023
Definitely worth it. - The punting tour was great. Gives one an opportunity to see, learn and appreciate Cambridge from a different angle. Despite the cold, it was still a pleasant experience, and Sam, the tour guide was awesome. Would certainly recommend it. xx
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Yuli_h
Nov 27, 2023
Perfect - Wondering boat trip! The tour guide is very friendly and knowledgeable! I do love to have this trip with my family!
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