Scholars Punting Cambridge - Shared Punt Tour

Sit comfortably, enjoy the scenery and let one of our experienced guides take you slowly down the famous Cambridge college backs.

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Shared Punting Tours on the River Cam

Due to social distancing measures, all shared tour tickets will be allocated to a private section within a larger boat. This means that your group will be 2 meters from other guests and your driver, or a screen will separate you. Sections are for up to 4 or 8 people, however, for groups of 4 or 8 adults, we suggest booking an extra seat as seating is tight due to modifications made for social distancing. Please see our page on Covid 19 for more information.

What to expect on a Shared Punting Tour

A Scholars Punting Cambridge shared punting tour e-ticket is a cost-effective way of seeing some of the most famous sights in Cambridge, with our spacious and comfortable punts along The Backs. Our humorous and informative guides will offer you a running commentary on all 800 year’s of Cambridge University history.

Gliding through The College Backs along the beautiful River Cam, with its idyllic scenery and stunning architecture, you can sit and relax as your guide tells you about some of the most famous and prestigious colleges of Cambridge University. The seven colleges featured on the tour boast some of the most illustrious and influential alumni to have graduated from Cambridge, and you will hear tales of student life – academic and social – from Isaac Newton to Prince Charles.

Taking a shared punting tour with Scholars Punting Cambridge offers a way to enjoy a taste of the high life that Cambridge has to offer, without breaking the bank. A shared tour saves you money. Boats can seat up to 12 people so for smaller parties or groups, pre-booking a ticket gives you a flexible departure time with shared tours departing at half-hour intervals throughout the day. Simply turn up to our check-in desk and you’ll be seated on the next available departure. Shared punting tours last approximately 45 minutes and with one of our team doing all the hard work, all you have to do is bring your camera, some sunshine and your e-ticket to the Quayside on the day of departure.

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