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“Good Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The River Cam

The River Cam
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US$59.18*
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Cambridge Tour from London Including a Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 159 things to do in Cambridge
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London, England, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a very pretty river, made beautiful by the stunning buildings along it's river bank. The punting is entertaining, with the self hires causing chaos and well worth sitting for a while to watch!

Visited June 2014
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“Do it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

If you are in cambridge punting is a must. If you are daring enough have a go yourself and rent a punt for an hour it is a mode of transport to tick off your list! Otherwise enjoy a tour ( haggle on prices) with a wise guide who is willing to answer any questions and is very interesting. Good for all age ranges

Visited May 2014
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“Taking a punt is a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Taking a punt on the river feels like a bucket-list item -- one has to do it, and it's well worth it -- tour guides are knowledgeable, friendly, and patient/helpful with the amateur punters on the river. A must.

Visited June 2014
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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“TAKE A PUNT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Punting on the Cam is a great way to see the Colleges, especially when they are closed to visitors. If you’re not well experienced at punting, the Mill Pool is the last place to start from: the water is fast flowing and difficult to navigate from the outset and when you return. Instead, head for Trinity College where you can hire a punt more cheaply and in water that gives you a fighting chance: note that the Cambridge convention is to stand on the raised platform when punting while Oxford opts for standing at the opposing end in a less precarious position. ‘Oxford’ is permitted on the Cam but stand-by for informed jibes - and have an equally informed response prepared!

Visited June 2014
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“Punting on the Cam”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We picked one of the many companies who do trips on the Cam and paid about half of what others had. Great commentary and a lot of fun.

Visited May 2014
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