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Cambridge River Tour

Thompson's Lane | La Mimosa Punt Station, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
+44 1223 927331
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The River Cam is little more than a stream, crowded with punts and canoes, while the banks are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
malcolma168
Thank you Fur!

My family went punting with Fur as our guide. He did a fantastic job explaining the history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MovingAroundFamof4
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Traditional punting in Cambridge, England. College river tours by experienced local guides. With a wealth of local knowledge and many years experience of Cambridge punting we can ensure that your trip along the backs is an experience that you will remember forever.Our punt chauffeurs are well trained and experienced. Because punting is for most a seasonal job many chauffeurs work for a summer and have often only been working for a few months by the time they reach the end of their tenure. Wherever possible we use chauffeurs who have been punting on the Cam for several seasons - either students who return for their holidays each year or local residents who work in a more full time capacity.You won't get a robotic recitation of facts. Whilst every river tour covers as much (or as little) of the history as you require, each chauffeur offers their personal take on the history and background information and every tour is unique. You won't get a robotic recitation of facts.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Thompson's Lane | La Mimosa Punt Station, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The River Cam is little more than a stream, crowded with punts and canoes, while the banks are treacherous with dog or horse dirt. Many of the students are arrogant and unpleasant.

Thank malcolma168
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went punting with Fur as our guide. He did a fantastic job explaining the history of the bridges, colleges and keeping everyone entertained. He was also incredibly helpful when other self-hire punters were getting stuck or having trouble. He was quick to give...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on the punt. It was a Saturday and heard it got busy so we thought we’d see how long the wait would be. It was 11.30 and they said the next space would be at 12.45. We wanted to explore...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth it! Took a group of college students from our study abroad on this and it was a hoot! Beautiful scenery - a relaxing morning on the Cam - and hilarious commentary from the gregarious staff (gold stars to Jake and Dan!!). The students...More

Thank zaichek
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great tour, interesting and fun. The kids loved it, despite no one falling in! Tour guide Ben was lovely. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Wonder view to explore Cambridge via river tour. Some university locations restricted tourists entrances. One way to sightseeing is river tour. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Great company who also give back to the local community by very generously sponsoring a local under 10's football team. Supplying them with training tops to keep the boys warm and dry during cold mornings, as you can imagine we had 14 very happy young...More

2  Thank andrew w
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A nice tour with Ben. Thank you, we all enjoyed it. The weather and the way he did was unforgettable and super impressed.

Thank annie l
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

If you love history and watching people fall off boats into the river this is for you. The hour tour was great informative and entertaining. Great value and remember to bring a bottle of fizz along for the ride sit back and enjoy

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I booked the river tour online, and had made an error with the booking. I wrote to their helpdesk, and Tim was very helpful and prompt. My booking was sorted within two hours (at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning, I would say that's just...More

Thank Reshma A
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das_joydeep
2 April 2017|
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Response from Cambridge P | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. First of all, I need to point out that the people operating around King's college are operating there without permission, are unlicensed and you should not go punting with them. To answer... More
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