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Shared | Cambridge University Punting Tour Led By University Students

Quick Details

Duration: 50-minutes

Departure Time: 10:00 then depart every hour, on the hour, until 17:00

Meeting Point: 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX

Important Information:

  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Blankets and cushions are provided
  • Bring your own refreshments on board and enjoy them as you cruise past the colleges`
Youth/Students/Concessions Youth (Ages 13-17)
Children Ages 3-12


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 breathtaking 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.


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. Don’t miss your chance to join the tradition on a shared Cambridge punting tour!