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Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge provided by Scholars Punting Cambridge

Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge

Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge
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Last updated: Jun 6, 2021
A note from Shared Punting Tour in Cambridge
Screens are provided onboard the boats to separate passengers. Additional unloading area to help social distancing
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
A quintessential experience when visiting Cambridge is going punting past the University’s “College Backs”. Opting for a shared punting tour is a cost-effective option, and means you don’t need to rush for a specific time slot. Simply turn up during opening hours on the day of your tour, and you’ll be allocated the next available spot. Enjoy learning about Cambridge’s history, and pass by top sights such as King’s College.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Hassle-free shared punting experience with flexible time slots available
Find out interesting stories about the history of Cambridge from your guide
Relax and enjoy the luxury of having a chauffeur to steer the punt
Pass by top Cambridge sights including King’s College
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63976P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local taxes • Professional art historian guide • Entry/Admission - Scholars Punting Cambridge
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks • Lunch • Hotel drop-off • Hotel pickup • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected) • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
45m
Departure details
27 Park Parade, Cambridge CB5 8AL, UK 35 Beaufort Place, Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB58AG
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local taxes • Professional art historian guide • Entry/Admission - Scholars Punting Cambridge
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks • Lunch • Hotel drop-off • Hotel pickup • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected) • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
27 Park Parade, Cambridge CB5 8AL, UK 35 Beaufort Place, Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB58AG
Duration
45m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    27 Park Parade
    27 Park Parade, Cambridge CB5 8AL, UK
    35 Beaufort Place, Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB58AG
    See address & details
  • 1
    Scholars Punting Cambridge
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    45-minute punt tour through the historic city centre Relax in our comfortable punts (they are a bit like Gondolas) There are no set times, so please just turn up and go on the next available tour. The benefit to pre-booking tickets is that the online rate is 30% cheaper. You will receive an interesting historic commentary. You can see all of the historic Cambridge sites, for example, Kings College Chapel. Our boats are now socially distanced with screens for your safety during the COVID 19 outbreak.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    27 Park Parade
    27 Park Parade, Cambridge CB5 8AL, UK
    35 Beaufort Place, Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB58AG
    See address & details
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Hannah-Jane
1 contribution
Punting with Peter
Jun 2021
Wonderful punting tour with guide Peter. He was very knowledgeable about the Cambridge area, the buildings and their history and made the tour fun and interesting. We were lucky enough to practically have the river to ourselves on a cloudy June morning. Even Peter was surprised how quiet the river was. And the sun kindly put in an appearance here and there. Great way to spend 50 minutes and see parts of Cambridge you otherwise don't get to see. Would thoroughly recommend.
Written July 8, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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Adam B
1 contribution
Ben is the best punter ever!
Jul 2021
Myself and my partner genuinely had the best time ever!! We are both a sucker for historical facts and trivia, and that is exactly what Ben, our punter, provided for us! He was lovely, full of banter, VERY knowledgeable about the history of Cambridge (and more) and he genuinely brought the experience to a whole other level. Would definitely recommend- great value for money!
Written July 6, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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Sue B
3 contributions
Punting at Cambridge
Jun 2021 • Friends
Harry was an excellent guide, I spent a very pleasant afternoon on the river with my friend. Harry was charming and knowledgeable.
Written June 26, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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Ellen G
1 contribution
Best tour
Jun 2021
Francesco went out of his way to give us a great tour! It's also the best value I've found in Cambridge.
Written June 25, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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Laura L
1 contribution
Francesco the best guide ever!
Jun 2021 • Friends
I had an amazing tour with Francesco. A very kind person, he told us the secrets of Cambridge! A very funny guy!
Written June 23, 2021
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Sara H
Greater London, UK3 contributions
Highlight of our trip!
Jun 2021
We loved our Scholars punting tour! Our guide was Pete the scholar and he was amazing. Despite it being swelteringly hot after a long shift, he still gave us an excellent tour, reeling off fun facts and detailed information about every sight we passed, and went out of his way to make the tour comfortable and entertaining. He was friendly and incredibly patient with us, even letting one of our party have go for a while, despite her having never done it before! All in all, a really fun experience.
Written June 14, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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Brian P
Sutton, UK33 contributions
Great Punt?
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very pleased with the ease of booking, Harry our guide for the tour which was great was very good, well worth the time.
Written June 7, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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Hayleigh N
1 contribution
A must do
Jun 2021 • Couples
Great experience would highly recommend when In Cambridge and a great price, our tour guide Peter was also great and entertaining
Written June 7, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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Maxine C
1 contribution
Highly entertaining
Jun 2021 • Couples
My partner and I had a shared punting experience and Ben was our punter. He was brilliant, funny chatty and gave so much information about the area and universities
I highly recommend Ben , he made the trip for us
Written June 6, 2021
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Written July 29, 2021
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sarai
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Sarai
May 2021 • Friends
I went to do punting on 29th of May around 10am, with 4 more girls, and a guys that works there between 25-35 was trying to flirt with me all the time, and looking to us in a disgusting way, my experience on punting was horrible, if you are girl don't go by yourself, or try to avoid this company
Written June 5, 2021
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By: Scholars Punting Cambridge
Nick M
Nick M
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Great Punting trip at Cambridge.
We had an excellent family Punting trip at Cambridge. We were well looked after by Rafael, who had great narrative
imv81
imv81
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Not as informative as I would have liked
The price was good but the history / tour was not as informative as I expected especially when hearing other boats.
Lynne F
Lynne F
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Punting with Ben
We had a great punt with our guide Ben. He was very knowledgeable and most entertaining. His history knowledge and
LHStringer
LHStringer
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Disappointing
Very disappointing - our guide spoke so quietly we couldn't hear him - despite mentioning it to him on several occa
703louises
703louises
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Worst punt trip I've been on
No information given by guide, we were told if we wanted information we could ask. Really disappointing compared w
ACTPerera
ACTPerera
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Worst experience in England so far
Tried to cheat us thinking that we didn't know what punting is and the distance that they supposed to take us. Thi
andym954
andym954
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Excellent experience!
It’s worth the walk down the boardwalk by quayside to take a trip with this company, they are only 2 mins from the
Safari294849
Safari294849
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Private Punting Tour
Had a private tour with a group of friends, with Pete as our chauffer. Pete didn't an excellent job, he was friend
familyof4South_East
familyof4South_East
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Lovey if chilly hour on the Cam
We booked a private punt for 4 and bought our own drinks with us. Peter our guide was very knowledgable and a skill
IslaMcC
IslaMcC
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Lovely experience
Everyone was very friendly, we learnt a lot. We will be recommending to friends and hope to do it again some time,
Meerkatou
Meerkatou
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Way too crowded
At first, everything looked ok as the team picked up my email very quickly and the booking process was straightforw
Craig80Plym
Craig80Plym
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Excellent experience!
We had an amazing experience punting down the river Cam. Kieran was our punter who was so knowledgeable and interac
charlotterW5133HL
charlotterW5133HL
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Peter Punter - perfect for those light hearted but inquisitive tourists
Just had a really relaxing, unpretentious and enlightening tour with Peter. Perfect amount of history/facts and goo
149aaronm
149aaronm
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private punt tour
Had a private punting session with my friend as it was our first time in Cambridge. Tom W. Was our guide, he was re
JannyBay
JannyBay
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Scholars Punting on the River Cam
Being chauffeured and the knowledgeable commentary, social distancing managed very well and boats sanitised after e