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Scholars Punting Cambridge - Private Punt Tours

Sit back, relax and let one of our professional guides take you slowly down the famous Cambridge college backs.

Tip - Private Tours allow you to reserve a time!

Each boat seats up to 12 passengers, however, due to social distancing the driver two meters from you the passenger the seating per person has been reduced. We recommend limiting the group size to no more than 9 larger adults for a more comfortable ride. For more information on Covid 19 please read our dedicated page.

Covid 19 roadmap for Private Tours!

We can accept bookings for up to 6 passengers from the 29th of March. From the 12th of April, 12 person, private tours will also be permitted. Bookings of seven or more passengers will depart on the same boat, however, they will be divided by social distancing screens in order to comply with government guidelines.

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Private Punting Tour in Cambridge

Private Punting Tours – luxury of having the entire punt to yourself.

The punts seat up to twelve passengers, if there are less of you then you will be able to spread out, or even move around the punt. Please consider

All private tours are booked for a specific time, this will enable you to avoid queuing during busy times like Saturday afternoons. On a private tour you pay for the entire boat, this is more expensive for small groups, but can work out cheaper for larger groups. You can expect the same high quality boats, cushions and blankets as you would with any of our Tours.

Private Cambridge Punting Tours are different from shared punting tours because you get the luxury of having the entire punt to yourself.

You have the option of hearing the history of the colleges or not, on a shared tour the history would be mandatory.

Your stay in Cambridge isn’t complete without a private punting trip from Scholars Punting Cambridge.

What will I see on a punting tour in Cambridge?

Whilst enjoying a private Cambridge punting tour, you will see the backs of the Cambridge University riverside colleges. Specifically, the colleges you see are Magdelene, St. Johns, Trinity, Trinity Hall, Clare, Kings, Queens and Darwin. To see a virtual tour please click this link.

Punting tours dedicated for special occasions

We also have special tours dedicated for special occasions like for example: romantic touranniversary tour, school group punting trip or business trip (corporate tour), marriage proposal punting tour, Valentine’s day trip, hen party puntingMother’s day punting, Father’s Day punting tour and even more.

When can I go?

You can book a punting tour using our automated booking system if you wish to depart during our normal working hours 10am-5pm.
If you wish to depart outside of those times, then please drop us an email or give us a call.


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