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Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

Cambridge Guided Punt: 45-Minute Shared Tour

From £70 per group up to 3

See Cambridge's world-renowned College Backs from a punt on the River Cam on a VAQAS award-winning guided river tour. 8 Colleges, 9 Bridges and many centuries of history!

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 45 minutes
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  • See the Mathematical Bridge
  • Pass by King's College Chapel
  • Marvel at Clare College Gardens
  • See the Wren Library
  • Punt under the Bridge of Sighs
  • Admire the Wedding Cake building
Full description
This 45-minute College Backs tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge’s long and eventful history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class center for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river. This tour is the best way to showcase Cambridge. Your guide will have a passion for history and a talent for sharing that with you. From the Gothic splendor of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library, your guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing.  The guides are at your service come rain or shine, so come and experience Cambridge’s most popular tour.
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    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    The tour starts and finishes at our Mill Lane station. The full address is Scudamore's Punting Company, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Your ticket can be used on a walk up basis to claim seats on the next available tour
    • Last departure is one hour before the closing time.
    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, only punt with members of your own household or one additional household - includes each household's support bubble.
    • Bring your own hand sanitizer
    • You will need to be confidently mobile, as the operator has had to adapt how they hold the boat to get you on and off and will be unable to offer you a supporting hand or arm.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 243 reviews

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    It was a lovely activity & the guide Lewis did quite well to inform & entertain us with knowledge of the colleges. We were fortunate to be at the back so could hear well I’m not sure that people sat further away could though. Definitely worth doing though quite expensive at £75.

    23 November 2021

    It was amazing, kinda wish it was more private- we assumed booking for 3 meant we wouldn't have to share but we still did with other groups It was still super fun, we're not really the type to usually opt-in for guided tours, but this one is a must for everyone. Our tour guide, Leaf was funny, he was interactive and wasn't the boring guided tour, instead made it quite fun sharing some exciting facts, that I surpringly still remember.

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    9 August 2021

    Beautiful boat tour

    It is a wonderful trip through the river. Beautiful architecture and scenes along the river, saw quite a few weddings on the day. Some guests of the weddings were also taking boat trips, also a scene to see people in beautiful dresses. It would be great to hear the stories but with the busy environment, I couldn’t hear clearly. We booked our time of the punting before we started the walking tour and got the punting started on time. The starting point is very close to the King’s College and only a few minutes away from the walking tour gathering point.

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    8 September 2019

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