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Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge

  • See the backs of famous colleges in Cambridge such as King’s College
  • On this shared punting tour, you can relax as you’ll have a chauffeur
  • Enjoy commentary about the history of Cambridge as you travel
Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge
From US$18.15
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Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge
From US$18.15
This wonderful shared punting tour in Cambridge is a great way to combine the experience of seeing famous colleges from a unique vantage point, and learning about Cambridge’s history at the same time. Take the stress out of rushing for a specific time slot, as timing is flexible. Simply show up during opening hours to be allocated the next available spot. You’ll have a personal chauffeur to steer the punt, as well as entertain you with stories about Cambridge.
What to Expect
Tours depart from our pontoon. Its address is 35, Beaufort Place, Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AG. On slower days you may be expected to walk upstream to the Quayside in order to check in, it is only around 200 meters.
Shared tours depart throughout the day between 10am-5pm. None of the spaces are reserved, so you can simply turn up at any time and wait for the next available space. In order that tours become shared, tours are set every 15-30 minutes. During weekends you should expect queues during busier times.
All Chauffeurs give a commentary to keep you entertained and tell you some history during your tour 
You will see all seven of the riverside colleges whilst on the tour.
We only use traditional Cambridge punt boats for our tours.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Experience was very enjoyable and we really enjoyed our Punter

The route was very scenic and visually appealing and was made more interesting by the knowledgeable guide/punter who was able to keep us engaged and entertained throughout the tour.

Thank Paul H
Ashley D, Owner at Scholars Punting Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thanks for your review

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Beautiful sights

After many years of wanting to try this we finally booked online and had a go on Saturday. We arrived and booked in and only had to wait about 25 minutes for the next available punt. Firstly the good points this is a lovely trip...More

1  Thank Tina H
Ashley D, Owner at Scholars Punting Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hi there. Thanks for your review. Sorry you couldn’t hear so much. I recommend to anyone thinking of punting to try and avoid Saturday afternoons.

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Great spot of Cambridge punting

We booked online and turned up for our toured punting experience. We booked in at the stand and only had a 25 minute wait for the next boat. Our tour guide, Kieran, was friendly, welcoming and relaxed. Full of facts about the city of Cambridge...More

Thank Vikki S
Ashley D, Owner at Scholars Punting Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thanks for your review

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Very interesting tour

Kieran our tour guide was excellent very informative with humour added in had a brilliant time just wish you could have organised the weather to be warmer but at least the blankets helped keep us warm 😊

Thank Tiggertk
Ashley D, Owner at Scholars Punting Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018


Reviewed 7 May 2018
You have to try this

What a wonderful experience. Our guide/punter (?) Theo was not only friendly, polite and knowledgeable he was also the son of the company owner and it was his second day on the job! You would never have known as he has been punting practically all...More

Thank AmandaL2157
Ashley D, Owner at Scholars Punting Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for your review

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