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Cambridge River Tour

36 Blackthorn Close, Cambridge CB4 1FZ, England
0871 315 2521
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Ranked #17 of 54 Activities in Cambridge
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Traditional punting in Cambridge, England. College river tours by experienced local guides. With a wealth of local knowledge and many years experience... more » 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 factsWhilst 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. « less
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Blackpool
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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We took the tour off spec with a guy called James G, from Leeds. He discounted the trip and promised front seats in the punt and only had to wait 30 mins. It was a lovely sunny day a just the perfect Temperature for the trip. As promised we go front seats, and the guide was very informative and knowledgeable.... More

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Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 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 !

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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.

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wiltshire
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30 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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... More

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England
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78 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We went on the river last week for a very interesting tour in a punt. It was rather chilly but there were rugs supplied to help combat the cold. It was a very good way to see the colleges and the guide/punt operator Craig was very informative.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We shared a punt with 2 chinese girls and family from America. It was s red hot day and the river was PACKED!!! our guide was lovely and we had a fab time listening to all the tales of old.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We took a punt ride on the River Cam and brilliant. The student who took the tour was funny, informative and knowledgeable. Scenery picturesque and priced reasonably.

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london
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

really lovely thing to do on a summers day have done the punting trips several times and the stories never get old and it the best way to see the colleges! very relaxing and also funny to see the offten occoring misshaps of people loosing there ore and falling in ... hehehe

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