Scholars Punting Cambridge provides chauffeured punting tours through seven of the most prestigious colleges of Cambridge University. Our guided punting trips offer a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all the family, exploring the Cam, its culture, surroundings and unique history.
We've been hiring punts in Cambridge since 2007, so have great experience in conducting luxury boat tours of the beautiful River Cam.
We pride ourselves on a warm, friendly service, offering chauffeured punting tours to meet individual needs and requirements. We offer excellent Cambridge punting deals on shared or private tours of the famous 'Backs' - the historic University of Cambridge colleges that align the river. All our punts are equipped with warm blankets and umbrellas, so rest assured you'll be comfortable come rain or shine. We also offer tours in a number of languages, so please let us know your preference and we'll make every effort to ensure your tour is extra special.
Our chauffeurs guide visitors through seven of the most prestigious colleges belonging to Cambridge University , along a beautiful stretch of the River Cam known as The College Backs, offering a glimpse into life past and present at this world-famous academic institution. Book Online
Shared Punting Tours
Our shared punting tours are a great way to see the river and experience the history of Cambridge. Shared punting tours last for 45 minutes and offer excellent value for money for small groups, enabling them to punt without the cost of chartering the entire boat. Tickets can be booked on a walk-on basis at the landing stage. There are, however, better Cambridge punting deals if you book your tickets online. Book Online
Private Punting Tours
Our private punting tours offer the most exclusivity. You will have the entire punt to yourself with the undivided attention of the chauffeur. You can book private tours for 2-12 passengers. Any more passengers and you'll need to hire additional punts. You have more freedom to move about the punt on a private tour, and can decide how much or how little historical commentary you wish to hear. Tours can be booked for a minimum of 45 minutes or more. Book Online
Group Punting Tours
Our group punting tours are ideal for groups of eight people or more. Hiring punts in Cambridge is great for groups because it's a safe, exciting, cultural way to entertain any number of people. A discounted rate applies for larger group bookings. Group tours offer visitors the exclusivity of their own punt for a preferred amount of time. Our guides will share stories and historical facts, and you ask as many questions as you like. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to talk amongst yourselves while cruising along, our chauffeurs will happily keep quiet. Tours can be booked for a minimum of 45 minutes or multiples of 45 minutes. Larger group tours can also be booked occupying additional 12-seater punts. We no longer offer self-hire punting boats, but our chauffeured service is not to be missed. Book Online