Private Punting

Sit back and relax on a guided Punting tour along the River Cam.

 

A traditional Cambridge pastime

Did you know that the original punts were used for transporting cargo around the fens? Ideally suited to shallow water, the punt is a flat and square-shaped boat that is pushed along with a pole. In the early 20th century punting quickly took off as a leisure activity, and has since become an iconic part of Cambridge tradition. Nowadays punting is the most popular way among students and visitors alike to enjoy the peaceful scenery of the college backs.

Rule the river

If you don’t feel like sharing, why not hire your very own six-seater or twelve-seater punt? Exclusive private tours are ideal for family groups, prospective students, or even hen parties. As you cruise through eight of the most famous colleges and under nine iconic bridges, taking in sights such as King’s College Chapel and the stunning Bridge of Sighs, your personal tour guide will spin stories that blow your mind. History fanatic? Considering studying architecture? Want to know about student pranks, May Balls and Formal Halls? Or are you happy sipping champagne and enjoying the view? Tell us exactly what you want from a punting tour, and we’ll do the rest.

Local guides

Some swear they were born on a punt. Others say their father and his father before him were punters. What is certain is that all our punting tour guides are local students who are passionate and knowledgeable about Cambridge and its heritage. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, and while you’re at it, why not have a go at punting yourself during the tour? Our guides are there to give you a real taste of Cambridge life – from a local perspective.

Prices

Private tour up to five people – £80

Private tour up to twelve people – £140

When booking a hen or stag do please get in contact so we can provide you with a complimentary bottle of prosecco.


Duration 

50 minutes.

 


Times

 

Our punting tours start at 11:30 am and are available every hour until 5:30 pm.

 

Please meet our team outside the front entrance of King’s college on King’s parade with your digital receipt 5 minutes before your tour is due to start.


Starting point is the blue flag outside King’s College on King’s Parade

 

If you are booking a large group or have any special requirements please call us or get in touch here.