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The River Cam

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Address: Cambridge, England
Phone Number: 01223927331
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$65.99*
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Cambridge Tour from London Including a Walking Tour
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Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip

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Went on a boat trip (Punt) on River Cam and it was a very lovely trip. One bad experience though, the lady in charge of our boat (called Simona) has dropped the pole on my... read more

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on a boat trip (Punt) on River Cam and it was a very lovely trip. One bad experience though, the lady in charge of our boat (called Simona) has dropped the pole on my sister's head !! So be carefull while ur in the boat, and avoid sitting at the back. While she apologised and stopped to get us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It depends what you're looking for in a river. If you're looking for a wide flowing river or a river that's not in Cambridge this is not the river for you. The bit past the backs is very picturesque and good for punting. It's rubbish for waterskiing.

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Thank Mark B
Paraparaumu Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

take the time to take the punting trip from down on the quayside. It was lovely, an informative guide(punter), and a beautiful spot.

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Thank Robyn G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just 1 day and half in cambrige with a friend couple. It was rearlly nice, I wished to be there more days to know more about cambridge, lovely city, lovely river , it was rearlly nice :)

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How do you review a river? Frankly it's a poor excuse for a river, only a couple of feet deep (hence the punting) and confined by reinforced banks. Yet! ...on a sunny day with the water twinkling and people going by in punts and skiffs, sometimes in funny predicaments, you appreciate water as an aesthetic experience.

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go to Cambridge without a punt on the river. Plenty of touts selling the experience, but make sure you do a bit of bartering. We got four adults and a twelve year old for £50. Guided tour showing the colleges of Cambridge and although a young guide not too bad, apart from the bit were he described the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd been into Cambridge a few times and had never got round to a punting tour before, but I'm so glad I did this time. The guide knew so much about the colleges and bridges, and also some funny stories. The punt itself was actually really comfy, with big cushions to sit on. The views were great and it was... More 

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Thank Rachel H
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The views were amazing and the buildings surrounding the Cam are beautiful. Recommend hiring a punt to go down and if you can get a guide to take you, even better. It was very relaxing and beautiful.

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Thank Lisa-Jane B
Bolzano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful river crossing Cambridge. Walk in the parks close to the river, have a paint of marvelous beer in one of several pubs and enjoy the punting tours.

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Thank Andrea R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must do activity. Lovely cruise on the river Cam. Peaceful and serene. Purchase your punting ticket when you go on the Cityhopper. Saves you about 50% when you purchase the 2 in 1 Cityhopper and river punting on the Cityhopper.

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