Shared Punt Tour: Guided Experience on College Backs of Cambridge for Small Groups
421 Ratings
Experience the beauty of the College Backs of Cambridge on a shared punt tour. Purchase tickets for up to 3 or 6 people and enjoy a guided tour while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Magdalene College - Customers will pass both Magdalene College and Quayside, learning about its history. Customers will also travel under Magdalene Bridge.
  • St. John’s College - Customers will go under the Bridge of Sighs, and will pass the ‘Wedding Cake Building’, formally known as the New Court.
  • Trinity College - Customers will pass both Trinity and Trinity Hall College, seeing the Wren and the Jerwood Libraries. Customers will also pass under Garret Hostel Bridge, the only public foot-bridge along this stretch of river.
  • Clare College - Customers will pass both Clare College and Clare College Gardens, which are on both sides of the river banks, as well as traveling under Clare Bridge.
  • King’s College - Customers will pass the world famous King’s College Chapel and travel under King’s Bridge.
  • Queens’ College - Customers will pass and learn about the College, and the Queen’s who were its founders, as well as passing under the famous Mathematical Bridge. It is at this point of the journey (at Silver Street Bridge) that the punt will turn and travel back along the river.
What's Included
  • Guided Tour
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Tickets for a shared tour at the College Backs of Cambridge, which can accommodate groups of 3 or 6 patrons, can be purchased. Either an entire row, for groups of up to 3, or an entire section, for groups up to 6, can be enjoyed on a guided punt tour. These ticket arrangements abide by government-issued social distancing rules. Please make certain to prearrange your booking time with us to circumvent extensive wait times.

Lets Go Punting Cambridge
Thompsons Lane
On the corner of Jesus Green, near the tennis courts and La Mimosa Restaurant
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(421 Ratings)
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Mar 27, 2024
Excellent punt - Great punt along the River Cam. Tour guide Sam shared his excellent knowledge of the location and made the trip very interesting. Thank you Sam 😊
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Mar 15, 2024
Very enjoyable punting experience. Thanks Ryan! - Just had a very enjoyable punting experience this afternoon. We didn't book in advance and was about to get a shared ride "at the door" from another company, until we found that Let's go offered a price that was more than 50% cheaper (make sure you don't sign up with the first salesman!) We got on almost immediately, and our guide Ryan was witty and knowledgeable. It was quite windy but there were blankets for us. We enjoyed the lesurely ride and got to understand a lot about the various colleges, fun history and everything you'd like to know as long as you ask questions!
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Feb 18, 2024
Cambridge from a different perspective - Such a cool experience! Our punter Aron was funny and taught us loads of stuff about Cambridge. There were blankets to keep us warm in the cold December weather too. We saw beautiful buildings and bridges. But the best part was when we got overtaken by a quacking speedy duck!
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Feb 3, 2024
Exellent - It was amazing, the guy whoes name was Dan he explained the historical part of it also very well, beside his sense of humor made this expreince reaally different :))
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Jan 12, 2024
Noah gave us the trip of a lifetime, an authentic Cambridge punting experience. If you’re considering it, do it! - Our amazingly skilled Punter Noah was a sight to behold as he skilfully navigated us up and down the river Cam, imparting interesting and fun facts all along the route. What a legend! We had a chilly and peaceful tour soaking in the architecture and historical beauty of the colleges and bridges along the way. Thank you Noah and Lets go Punting.
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Dec 29, 2023
Don’t let the weather put you off - Excellent tour, even in the rain. Thank you Noah who made it enjoyable and interesting despite the weather!!!
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Oct 29, 2023
5 star - a must do for anyone visiting Cambridge - Brilliant. From booking to finish the whole experience was 5 star! Easy to book, with text reminders and notifications it made the whole experience very simple. Our tour guide was Paul. He was fantastic, with amazing knowledge and so kind and considerate with our two children - answering all their questions / helping them with their quiz. Loved this experience and would definitely do it again / recommend to anyone fancying an alternative tour of Cambridge.
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Sep 29, 2023
Great Punting Experience - Our guide (10:15 slot on Sept.28) was perfect. He is humorous and very detailed explaining the origin and history of the colleges and bridges. The hour spent was quite enjoyable, esp. when compared with other boats passing by with a quieter guide. I felt bad not remembering his name, but he said he was an engineer and has been doing this on and off for 5-6 years. I hope that the company gave him enough credits for his good work. He is highly valuable for visitors who are new to Cambridge.
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Sep 18, 2023
What an enjoyable time on the river! - This experience was great it was nice to be taken on the river and being given some history and anecdotes on long the way. Thanks to Sam for this.
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Sep 17, 2023
Lachlan the great guide 😀 - Lachlan was our ‘guide’ and was very friendly, informative and great fun. He was able to manage and participate the banter on the boat to make everyone feel included Great guide and we loved our experience
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up to 6 guests
April 2024