Bookings should be a maximum of 6 or two households for conventional private tours. We accept larger numbers of households, however, in order to be compliant, the groups should arrive separately and request socially distanced seating from the manager on duty.
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.
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.
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.
We also have special tours dedicated for special occasions like for example: romantic tour, anniversary tour, school group punting trip or business trip (corporate tour), marriage proposal punting tour, Valentine’s day trip, hen party punting, Mother’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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Scholars Punting Co.
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.