Private | Cambridge University Punting Tour

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Cambridge, GB
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Cambridge, GB
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Experience the beauty and magic of Cambridge University like never before with this private punting tour. Glide along the River Cam with a professionally trained local student-guide and witness the stunning architecture of eight renowned colleges, including the iconic King's College and Trinity College. As you float underneath nine picturesque bridges, you'll be enthralled by fascinating history and captivating anecdotes. This 45-minute tour offers a unique and immersive glimpse into the world of Cambridge University. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply seeking a serene and enchanting adventure, this private punting tour is a must-do experience. Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover the secrets of this prestigious institution and create cherished memories along the way.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Private punting tour along famous Cambridge Colleges
  • Punted by professionally trained local student-guide
  • Learn fascinating history and anecdotes about the colleges
  • See famous bridges including the Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs
  • 45 minutes of beautiful views and relaxation
  • Local guides
  • See 9 famous colleges and 8 famous bridges
  • Private tour
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Gratuities
  • Refreshments.

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Discover the charm and elegance of Cambridge University with the Private Cambridge University Punting Tour. This 45-minute tour takes you on a scenic journey along the River Cam, offering a unique perspective of eight renowned Cambridge Colleges and nine picturesque bridges. Your journey will be guided by a local student-guide who is not only knowledgeable about the landmarks but also passionate about sharing fascinating stories and anecdotes about the history of the colleges.

What to Expect?

During this punting tour, you can expect a delightful blend of relaxation and education. The tour starts at the meeting point, where you will be warmly greeted by our cashier. Step onto the punting boat and let the experienced guide take you through each college, painting a vivid picture of their magnificent architecture and rich heritage. You'll be captivated as you glide past landmarks like the famous Mathematical Bridge, King's College, Clare College, Trinity College, and Magdalene College.

Who is this for?

The Private Cambridge University Punting Tour is designed to enchant and enlighten all visitors of Cambridge. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply in search of a unique and relaxing experience, this tour is perfect for you. Families, friends, solo travelers, and couples will all find something special in the beauty of Cambridge University as seen from the tranquil waters of the River Cam.

Why Book This?

Embark on this punting tour and immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of Cambridge University. The expertise of the student-guide adds a personal touch and ensures an authentic and engaging experience. Drifting along the river, you'll witness the breathtaking beauty of the colleges and the stunning architecture that has inspired generations of scholars. This tour allows you to explore the heart and soul of Cambridge University in a peaceful and leisurely manner, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a truly unforgettable encounter with history.

Good to Know

Before embarking on the tour, it's important to note that this experience includes a 45-minute duration and covers the major highlights of Cambridge University. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as you will be seated on the punting boat during the tour. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning vistas and memories that will last a lifetime. Our expertly trained student-guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.


Travelers who have embarked on the Private Cambridge University Punting Tour have praised the experience for its enchanting insights and breathtaking views. They express their appreciation for the informative and engaging student-guides, who provided in-depth knowledge about the colleges and bridges. Visitors are unanimously impressed with the beauty and tranquility of the tour, calling it a must-do while in Cambridge. Many reviewers mention that the tour exceeded their expectations and left them with a deep appreciation for the historical significance and architectural marvels of Cambridge University.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Darwin College

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.

Mathematical Bridge

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.

King's College

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.

Clare College

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.

Trinity Hall

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.

Trinity College

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.

Bridge of Sighs

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.

Magdalene College

As we glide by the college you will be told fascinating history and anecdotes.



4 (10)


Absolutely horrendous and terrible organization. The meeting point that was sent to me was incorrect. We arrived at the meeting .1 hour early so that we wouldn’t mess anything up and were informed by the company at that meeting point that our vouchers had nothing to do with them. They then sent us to another company who sent us to another company who sent us to another company and so on we walked around for more than one hour trying to find the correct meeting point Without any success. During this time I telephoned the helpline on the number provided numerous times and was told that someone will call me back. After four attempts still no one called me back and so we completely missed the trip which was devastating for my kids. Eventually at 6 o’clock after numerous calls again, I managed to talk to someone at the so-called customer service hotline who was extremely rude and condescending and in a 20 minute conversation did not allow me to speak. She started off by telling me off for calling so late at night when my trip was booked for 2 PM and then informed me that she was too busy to call me back that day and that I Looney travels was not responsible anyway because I had booked the tour With a third-party on the Internet and therefore it was my fault. I had to wait very patiently for 20 minutes while she rented on about how busy she was that day and everything was my fault before she hung up without allowing me to say anything I have since written a couple of times asking for a refund but have not received any response from, the organizer


Emily, the Cambridge alumni, was funny and knowledgeable. Had a great trip with fascinating experience. Cambridge university has lots of interesting memories historical persons and events.


The tour was very great and Musa was amazing !! He show us a lot of interesting things, I would recommend !!


Pleasant hour on the river Cam with student Tom, who was able to provide an interesting commentary throughout the trip.


Talked to Max at Oxford station and booked a punting tour for 1:30 pm. The tour itself with Neil on the punt was excellent, he was informative and great to talk to. It was really lovely to glide on the river and see things from another angle. However, I made a small mistake and put in my non-traveller email address. The confirmation email went to that address and then I couldn't access it, (Google thought I was a hacker as I wasn't at my normal IP). Long story short, we had a problem going on the punting tour, as I had no confirmation email, (but had payment receipt). Neil at the boat hire, then made a phone call and honored the booking. Maybe they need to have a back-up system for those of us who have IT issues. It can't just be me!


Too few facts and the pace too slow with a student guide. Would have been better with a mature alum.

Paul L

We had a fantastic tour, Ollie our guide was a pleasure to be punted by. He was very knowledgeable and shared loads of interesting facts with us. Thanks.

Frank M

Olly was great captain and was very informative and entertaining. Highly recommend. He was very cool, calm, and collected under pressure (his pole got stuck).

Rebecca B

Ollie was a wonderful guide! He was knowledgeable and engaging! It was a perfect experience and we highly recommend it!

Kelly B

So perfect for a group of friends! We all chipped in for a friends birthday and had such a great time being shown around the beautiful Cambridge canals, the scenery is like something from a movie and we even had some musicians with us playing some music! Lots of knowledge from the really friendly team, couldn’t recommend more! Fantastic experience x
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