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Private Cambridge Punting Tour
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Private Cambridge Punting Tour

By Lets Go Punting
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Cambridge is known for its University colleges, and its punting scene. Combine both of these things by going on a private Cambridge punting tour, which will take you past the back of multiple colleges such as Magdalene College, and Kings College. You’ll access picturesque views that can only be reached by water, and you’ll have direct access to your chauffeur for questions as it’s a private tour. 
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Duration: 50m
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Live guide: English
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  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Lets Go Punting Cambridge, Landing Stage, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AG, UK
    Our meeting point is on the corner of Jesus Green, near the Tennis Courts.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8978P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Lets Go Punting Cambridge
      Landing Stage, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AG, UK
      Our meeting point is on the corner of Jesus Green, near the Tennis Courts.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      King's College Chapel
      Queens' College
      The Backs
    • 1
      The River Cam
      Stop: 50 minutes
      The tour is on the River Cam in Cambrdge and lasts approximately 50 minutes.
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      Pass by
      Bridge of Sighs
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Lets Go Punting
      3,540
      United Kingdom
      Joined in March 2011
    • ChrissieWilliams81
      0 contributions
      Cambridge from a different perspective
      Such a cool experience! Our punter Aron was funny and taught us loads of stuff about Cambridge. There were blankets to keep us warm in the cold December weather too. We saw beautiful buildings and bridges. But the best part was when we got overtaken by a quacking speedy duck!
      Written 17 February 2024
    • lfcgirl888
      0 contributions
      Book online to save money
      Surely a must when you're in Cambridge. Make sure you book online. We saved £15 by booking online for the next morning. We paid £25 for 2 at 11.15. It is cheaper if you go early morning and more expensive if you pick an afternoon slot. The trip lasts for around 45 mins. We had the punt to ourselves and our guide was very knowledgeable. Blankets are provided and it was an enjoyable and relaxing experience. We got some good photos and no doubt ended up on several photos ourselves as there are always people on the bridges you pass under waiting to take a snap.
      Written 4 February 2024
    • Suph b
      0 contributions
      Exellent
      It was amazing, the guy whoes name was Dan he explained the historical part of it also very well, beside his sense of humor made this expreince reaally different :))
      Written 3 February 2024
    • ashleighg503
      0 contributions
      Great experience
      We had a great experience, when we arrived we approached the company reps stood on the jetty who advised us to wait while the boat was being brought round. Once the boat was there we boarded with ease and staff were on hand to help. Once we was on the boat we travelled along the river where the guide gave us information about all the different sites we could see on the tour. The boat was spacious and not over crowded. It was cold but they provided us with a blanket to sit on and also a blanket to use to keep us warm which made the tour pleasant and enjoyable. This is a very nice and calming activity to do whilst in Cambridge and would recommend.
      Written 27 January 2024
    • 318lucillen
      0 contributions
      Noah gave us the trip of a lifetime, an authentic Cambridge punting experience. If you’re considering it, do it!
      Our amazingly skilled Punter Noah was a sight to behold as he skilfully navigated us up and down the river Cam, imparting interesting and fun facts all along the route. What a legend! We had a chilly and peaceful tour soaking in the architecture and historical beauty of the colleges and bridges along the way. Thank you Noah and Lets go Punting.
      Written 12 January 2024
    • 500clarej
      0 contributions
      Don’t let the weather put you off
      Excellent tour, even in the rain. Thank you Noah who made it enjoyable and interesting despite the weather!!!
      Written 29 December 2023
    • amandagcan
      0 contributions
      Excellent and Informative
      We had Luke today for our punting experience and a boat to ourselves. He was very chatty and full of information! Great time!
      Written 4 November 2023
    • Tinker1980
      0 contributions
      5 star - a must do for anyone visiting Cambridge
      Brilliant. From booking to finish the whole experience was 5 star! Easy to book, with text reminders and notifications it made the whole experience very simple. Our tour guide was Paul. He was fantastic, with amazing knowledge and so kind and considerate with our two children - answering all their questions / helping them with their quiz. Loved this experience and would definitely do it again / recommend to anyone fancying an alternative tour of Cambridge.
      Written 29 October 2023
    • lynnb24
      0 contributions
      Fabulous trip down the Cam
      We loved our trip down the River Cam with Arun. He was a brilliant guide and we learnt so much. Thanks so much. Highly recommend this experience to see the colleges from the river
      Written 25 October 2023
    • 775nigelm
      0 contributions
      Punt tour
      Brilliant punting tour, our 'punt o leer' Marius was both entertaining and informative answering any questions we had and making it a memorable day along Cambridge's beautiful river Cambridge Would thoroughly recommend Let's go punting
      Written 14 October 2023
    • JaneX53
      0 contributions
      Great Punting Experience
      Our guide (10:15 slot on Sept.28) was perfect. He is humorous and very detailed explaining the origin and history of the colleges and bridges. The hour spent was quite enjoyable, esp. when compared with other boats passing by with a quieter guide. I felt bad not remembering his name, but he said he was an engineer and has been doing this on and off for 5-6 years. I hope that the company gave him enough credits for his good work. He is highly valuable for visitors who are new to Cambridge.
      Written 29 September 2023
    • Sarah T
      0 contributions
      Tom G was the best
      Our Punter was Tom G. He was absolutely brilliant. Very informative and had a great sense of humour. These tours were very well organised. Had a brilliant time.
      Written 24 September 2023
    • Roving604033
      0 contributions
      What an enjoyable time on the river!
      This experience was great it was nice to be taken on the river and being given some history and anecdotes on long the way. Thanks to Sam for this.
      Written 18 September 2023
    • 729janettav
      0 contributions
      Lachlan the great guide 😀
      Lachlan was our ‘guide’ and was very friendly, informative and great fun. He was able to manage and participate the banter on the boat to make everyone feel included Great guide and we loved our experience
      Written 17 September 2023
    • Tourist443145
      0 contributions
      Amazing afternoon
      Brilliant afternoon punting. Sam was great so much Knowledge, very chatty and funny. Told us some brilliant facts. Stopped for the pimms boat too. We will definately come again
      Written 15 September 2023
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    Ben P
    London, UK21 contributions
    I decided to treat my girlfriend for her Birthday and take her to Cambridge for the weekend and decided to book a private punting tour with let’s go punting. We had a lovely boat ride down the river and had a very knowledgeable tour guide by the name of josh (Guru) who explained the history behind kings college etc.. and was very good at answering any questions that we had. Unlike a few of the other tour guides that we saw whilst on the river as none of them seemed to be talking much to their customers. We had a great time and would highly recommend giving it a go if you haven’t done it before. You can also take your own food and drink on the boats with you. We decided to go out on the evening as the river was much calmer and not so many boats about. It’s best to book in advance as it does sell out quickly and there is no guarantee on the day weather you can just turn up and get a booking. Thank you to Let’s go punting we will definitely be back soon.
    Written 29 August 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review, we really appreciate it! We're glad you and your girlfriend had a lovely private punting experience with us and I will pass your kind words on to Guru, We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Kindest regards, Georgie
    Written 26 September 2021
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    Come Away With Me
    1 contribution
    Jul 2021 • Solo
    There are so many punting companies in Cambridge, it’s hard to pick one but I had heard great reviews of Let’s Go and their prices are very competitive, with more slot options than some other companies.
    I wasn’t disappointed - I booked a private tour at sunset, when the river is more quiet, and it was a lovely evening. Charles was very friendly and knowledgeable, great at navigating the boat around the much less-expert but very enthusiastic people on self-hire punts!
    Would totally recommend them to anyone looking for a great punting experience.
    Written 23 July 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation, we really appreciate it! I am glad that you enjoyed your sunset tour and that you had an enjoyable punting experience with us. I will pass on your kind words to Charles and we hope to see you again, Kindest regards, Georgie
    Written 31 July 2021
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    Rob R
    Tredegar, UK1,392 contributions
    I know this is the touristy thing to do in Cambridge. However for once my experience lived up to my expectations. Booked a private tour for two, the time on the river was excellent and was very relaxing with some fabulous views of the colleges. We had already done a walking tour so this give us another prospective again. James G our guide/punter was excellent giving great commentary throughout out with out going over the top or being boring. Made a relaxing trip even better with some very beautiful architecture and natural surroundings to admire. Well worth the money and the company’s communications excellent pre booking. We punted on Monday morning which was fantastic a lot more relaxing than what I witnessed on Saturday, which was very busy. Weather was also kind to us.
    Written 5 August 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review, we really appreciate it! We are glad you had a relaxing private tour with us, and that you had good weather for your tour. I wil pass your kind words on to James G, and we hope to see you again. Kindest regards, Georgie
    Written 7 August 2021
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    dannyharris0409
    8 contributions
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    We had never visited Cambridge before so me and my partner decided to embark on a punting tour with Let’s Go Punting. Our tour guide Arthur made it that extra bit special as it was our first time in the city. He was very welcoming and through through out the tour was very detailed with the history and the surrounding buildings we passed, the ride was smooth and we would definitely recommend Arthur as a tour guide.
    Written 18 July 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation, we really appreciate it! I am glad to hear that you had an enjoyable punting experience with us and I will pass your kind words on to Arthur. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in cambridge and we hope to see you back again soon. Kindest regards Georgie
    Written 31 July 2021
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    jefflee
    Essex, UK17 contributions
    My girlfriend and i went to Cambridge on the 17th July 2021 with our intention on going on a punt trip with "Let's go punting". It was a private boat including our guide called Charles, he was brilliant and his knowledge of the colleges were 2nd to none.
    While on the trip I gave Charles the wink that I was going to propose to my girlfriend and I asked him if he could pull up somewhere that was most scenic which he did do, alongside Kings Collage, great spot. I asked if he could take a snap of my partner and I standing up with the collage in the background then after a few snaps that's when I got on one knee...the cheers and applause around us were fantastic, also the drinks boat came alongside and gave us a bottle of prosecco (what a nice thing to do) cheers guys!! Charles our guide, well what a fantastic fellow he is, great guide, great punter and a very good snapper with the phone camera
    Thank you Charles 👌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
    Kind regards, jeff and faye. Ps faye did say yes btw lol
    Written 18 July 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review, we really appreciate it! I am glad to hear that you had a succesful trip with us and that your girlfriend (now fiance!) said YES! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your day in Cambridge celebrating, and I will pass your kind words on to Charles. We hope to see you again, Kindest regards, Georgie
    Written 31 July 2021
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    Yvonne P
    Mold, UK47 contributions
    Aug 2021
    Really enjoyed out private punt along the river. Our guide Josh was extremely amiable and very knowledgable, even providing recommendation of where to go for lunch. He knew all about the history of the University and Colleges and delivered his commentary with a good sense of humour. Easy to find and very well organised. Would definitely recommend. Would suggest booking a early morning punt as the river got really busy later on.
    Written 27 August 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation, we really appreciate it! We're glad you had an enjoyable private punting experience with us and I will pass your kind words on to Josh. We also agree with your suggestion, for a quieter punting experience we would recommend going early in the day or in the afternoon. We hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Georgie
    Written 26 September 2021
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    Dawn Merrion
    Abridge, UK11 contributions
    My partner booked us on a punting trip which I had always wanted to do .. I wasn’t disappointed I really enjoyed the whole experience our guide was called Ben and what a delightful polite young man he is , full of knowledge throughout the whole trip extremely polite and friendly really cannot recommend doing this enough and be sure to ask for Ben to make the trip extra special .. my only disappointment was not seeing anyone fall in but what can I say that’s the devil In me haha !!
    Written 3 April 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad to hear that you had a delightful punting experience with us even though no one fell in the river. We hope to welcome you back on board again soon. Kindest Regards, Sara
    Written 7 June 2021
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    clarence_28
    Merstham, UK109 contributions
    Jul 2022
    We had a great time on our Private Punting Tour. Tom G ensured we had a smooth ride, which was very informative as well as entertaining. Booking online beforehand was really easy and we were able to leave our buggy with the cashier on the riverbank. Would definitely recommend.
    Written 31 July 2022
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    Heather P
    2 contributions
    May 2022
    I loved the punting with my Grandchildren, my youngest Grandson was thrilled to see such a variety of birds on the water. The journey was peaceful, tranquil and very relaxing even when accompanied by four young boys! The ambience of calm captured each of them as they quietly absorbed all that they saw around them. My eldest, aged 12, particularly enjoyed the commentary about the history of the colleges, shared with us by Matt C our punter who was exemplary throughout the whole trip. We thought he was fantastic, Thank you Matt!
    Written 2 June 2022
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    Hi Heather, Many thanks for the five-star review. It is great to hear that you had such a wonderful time on the water with your grandsons. Glad to hear Matt delivered a great trip.
    Written 3 June 2022
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    7julesm
    Bedford, England, United Kingdom17 contributions
    Jul 2023 • Family
    We took my American cousins on a private punting tour. They were delighted with the whole experience, as were we. Matt, our chauffeur, was lovely. He kept us entertained with stories and the history of the colleges whilst somehow directing his 6'9" frame under the bridges! We can understand why one of the bridges is nicknamed the "concussion bridge"! Would highly recommend.
    Written 15 July 2023
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