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“A pleasant time on the river”

Cambridge River Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A pleasant time on the river”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Seven of us went punting during our visit to Cambridge, our guide was knowledgeable about all the collages we past and about the bridges we saw. He was also knowledgeable about the legends and urban myths about the area.

A very pleasant trip on a warm sunny day.

Visited August 2014
Thank Mark S
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A nice tour in boat”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The best way to have an overview of the many colleges in Cambridge. We had some interesting information from a local student. A really nice time !

Visited August 2014
Thank Marie_Francou
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“dont miss this!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I and my husband visited Cambridge.it was a great fun.we enjoyed alot in punting.it was out of the world passing by river surrounded by beautiful old universities.great.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Madhavi P
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Level 6 Contributor
423 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“great value”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

we were stopped on the street in the main square, by one of their representatives touting for customers. and, as this was something we had planned to do anyway, we stopped and bartered the price for a shared punt. we paid a deposit and agreed a time for our trip later in the day.

when we returned at the agreed time he was waiting for us and we were escorted to the boat.

there we were met again and taken up and down the river by a very polite young man named Joe, who gave us lots of information about the bridges and the universities we passed.

the seats were comfy and the trip was very relaxing.

although they don't have all the flashy marketing and branding of the other companies offering similar trips, we found everyone to be very friendly, polite and professional.

I would highly recommend this tour

Visited June 2014
1 Thank roamingjode
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you visit Cambridge make sure you go punting!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We went punting whilst we was in Cambridge as it seems to be the thing to do, we was in a boat with a variety of people from UK and abroad. The punting guide was a local student who was very knowledgeable on the sights & route. He was quite interactive with the passengers which was nice and stayed in a jolly mood throughout the tour.

We went along the river and saw the various colleges and grounds, much nicer view from the river than walking around and a good photo opportunity. We went in the summer and the weather was beautiful so it added to the experience, it doesn't really cost that much either and I would definitely recommend a punting tour.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Mr_Miyagi_Son
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