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.
A cruise through the centuries
Undoubtedly the best way to see the most famous Cambridge colleges in a short space of time, our punting tours typically last around 50 minutes and take you through eight colleges and underneath nine bridges. From the breath-taking sight of King’s College Chapel to the mysterious Mathematical Bridge, the stunning views provide the perfect backdrop to an intriguing and often hilarious history of Cambridge. With stories spanning centuries including tyrannical rulers, student pranksters and intellectual greats, all history lessons should be like this one.
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.
Children (3-12): £8
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.