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50-Minute Student-Guided Punting Tour in Cambridge provided by Cambridge Alumni Tours

50-Minute Student-Guided Punting Tour in Cambridge

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Enjoy a classic Cambridge experience without the expense of renting your own punt—or the hassle of steering it! (Just ask your guide for a punting lesson if you’d like to try.) Sit back, relax, and grab plenty of pictures, as your local guide introduces Cambridge’s most iconic sights. This leisurely Cam River punting trip is perfect for first-time visitors.
You'll start at
Cambridge Alumni Tours
Alumni Tours, Blue flag at King’s College on, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UKMeet at the blue flag at KIng's College on King's Parade to redeem your ticket.
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  • Pass by Cambridge Alumni Tours
    Pass by Darwin College
    Pass by Mathematical Bridge
    Pass by Queens' College
    Pass by King's College
    Pass by Trinity Hall
    Pass by Trinity College
    Pass by St. John's College
    Pass by Bridge of Sighs
You'll end at
Granta Moorings
14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK
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  • See Cambridge’s most iconic sights from the water on a traditional punt
  • Relax and take photos as your guide steers the boat through the water
  • Discover eight colleges and nine bridges, all explained by your guide
  • The perfect introduction to the university city of Cambridge
What to Expect
Board your punt in central Cambridge to experience the university city in that most timeless of ways—from the water. Your local guide will do all the hard work and explain the sights, as you cruise past in the traditional flat-bottomed boat. Expect to see eight of the most famous Cambridge colleges, including Magdalene (say: “Mawdlin”), and nine bridges, among them the Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. You have plenty of time for photos and asking questions, as you punt along the Cam River—and, if you’d like to have a try at steering the boat yourself, feel free to ask your guide for a punting lesson.
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Departure Point
Cambridge Alumni Tours, Alumni Tours, Blue flag at King’s College on, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UK
Return Details
Granta Moorings, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK
  • Local student-guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Cushions and blankets for your comfort
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cambridge Alumni Tours - Pandemic Health and Safety Policy Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests at our starting points. Social Distancing – We have reduced maximum capacity of our tours by 50%. Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of our walking tour and guests will be seated further apart on our punting tours. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE and sanitise between each tour. Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour. Please refer to our cancellation terms.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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hillsbarbers wrote a review Aug 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent tour, I had friends come up from London to visit me and this was my ace up my sleeve , they really enjoyed the sites along the canal . Tim the guide was very professional and explained in depth what sites/views we would see and the staff knowledge of the history of the
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Date of experience: August 2018
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hermantse1999 wrote a review Jul 2018
Hong Kong, China2 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are in Cambridge for the day then punting is a must do here. I had a lovely time with my young daughter speaking to the manager Eren who really helped us out and made us feel welcome and had lots of good advice for us and things to do. Our tour guide max was brilliant and
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Date of experience: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
Sairam Narayan wrote a review Jun 2018
Bengaluru, India687 contributions66 helpful votes
A wonderful and educative tour Of Cambridge university , it's a 800 years old education center. Thanking Cambridge university Alumni for the campus tour by boat in river CAM
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Date of experience: June 2018
1 Helpful vote
rldra wrote a review May 2018
Paris, France115 contributions71 helpful votes
We were very lucky to finally have the punting tour on May Bank Holiday. We had booked it on Internet for 3:30pm but unfortunately we couldn't make it because of traffic jams. When we finally arrived the manager was very accommodating and put us on the next tour at 4:30 - thank
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Date of experience: May 2018
SheLovesWanderlust wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom342 contributions188 helpful votes
During my first visit to Cambridge, I knew I wanted to go punting but I hadn't booked in advance and I thought I'll see how it goes once I get there. As soon as I stepped out of the Cambridge train station and walked for 5min, I was approached by Cambridge Alumni Tours on
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Date of experience: May 2018
1 Helpful vote
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By: Cambridge Alumni Tours
The walking tour was excellent, and Katherine our guide , was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Highly recommend
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Great walking tour!
Katherine the graduate tour guide was fantastic, friendly, very knowledgeable and engaging! She was thorough and al
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Great overview tour of the University & City
We had Katherine as our guide, who was lovely and very knowledgeable, she spoke very clearly and was open to questi
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Great Tour, great tour guide
We had Josh as our tour guide. He was really knowledgable, funny, and brought the tour to life. Would recommend the
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Mandy M
My friend and I enjoyed our tour with Gong enormously. He was funny and informative. The pace was perfect for us to
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Extremely Interesting
Gong our tour guide had some very interesting facts about his life at Cambridge and about the university in general
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Good overview
A good overview of Cambridge and college life and traditions. We saw many things that on a casual unguided walk we
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Great experience, we found out really interesting things. We are going to come back soon. Joshua was a really nice
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Interesting tour
This is a recommended tour. Despite not being able to see everything due to COVID19, there was still plenty to see
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Excellent tour
We found the tour to be informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Josh, was knowledgeable, entertaining and able to sha
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Tour 31/7/20
Went on this tour yesterday. Original time got changed from 11 to 1PM but this was well communicated to me. It was
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Brilliant guided tour by Cambridge Alumni
An amazing couple of hours spent with tour guide Kathryn, an accomplished alumni from Cambridge Law stream. While a
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Rania A
The guide was great. Our tour was at 1pm 26.07.2020. Informative and interesting. We were lucky to have a good weat
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A great tour and experience
A great tour,with a very good insight into student life at the university. The history,of the university and the d
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Really interesting tour
Really interesting tour. Unfortunately no access to colleges due to Covid - but our guide, Gong, was both pleasant
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  • Duration: 50m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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