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Shared | Cambridge University Punting Tour

Quick Details

Duration: 45-minutes

Departure Time:  10:00 then every hour until dusk

Important Information:

  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Blankets,cushions and umbrellas are provided
  • Buy refreshments at the punt station


Undoubtedly the best way to see the most famous Cambridge colleges in a short space of time, our punting tours typically last around 45 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!