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Private Cambridge Punting Tour
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Private Cambridge Punting Tour

By Lets Go Punting
Recommended by 98% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Cambridge is known for its University colleges, and its punting scene. Combine both of these things by going on a private Cambridge punting tour, which will take you past the back of multiple colleges such as Magdalene College, and Kings College. You’ll access picturesque views that can only be reached by water, and you’ll have direct access to your chauffeur for questions as it’s a private tour. 
from
€126.27
per group (up to 12)
from
€126.27
per group (up to 12)

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Ages 0-99
Duration: 50m
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Mobile ticket
Chinese, English


  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Lets Go Punting, Landing Stage, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AG, UK Our meeting point is on the corner of Jesus Green, near the Tennis Courts.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8978P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Private Cambridge Punting Tour
  • Ensure your group meets social distancing guidelines at the current time. Maximum of 6 people per tour unless all one household. Groups of mixed housholds should socially distance while on the boat.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Cambridge Punting Tour?
How much is Private Cambridge Punting Tour?
Private Cambridge Punting Tour price starts from €126.49. Discover and book Private Cambridge Punting Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Cambridge Punting Tour cancellation policy?
Private Cambridge Punting Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Cambridge Punting Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Cambridge Punting Tour?
Private Cambridge Punting Tour is hosted by Lets Go Punting. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Lets Go Punting on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Cambridge Punting Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8978P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lets Go Punting
    Landing Stage, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AG, UK
    Our meeting point is on the corner of Jesus Green, near the Tennis Courts.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    King's College Chapel
    Queens' College
    The Backs
  • 1
    The River Cam
    Stop: 50 minutes
    The tour is on the River Cam in Cambrdge and lasts approximately 50 minutes.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Bridge of Sighs
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

kerryd138
kerryd138
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Would recommend
We really enjoyed our punting tour in Cambridge, our guide Mathias was very knowledgeable and made it fun.
ubeauvoyage
ubeauvoyage
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Beautiful experience
I went on a private punting tour with a group of my friends during our day trip to Cambridge, and this punting tour
kya1004
kya1004
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Punting with Adam
It was a wonderful punting with Adam. He explained well about the Cambridge university and interesting story relate
186alanw
186alanw
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Punting with Zack
We had a great punting tour with our guide Zack. He pointed out the key sites and the commentary was enhanced by h
James I
James I
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'Oar' inspiring
Great tour. Very informative. Tour guide was excellent. We did not hear the name of him but he told us he had falle
O3522CXashleyw
O3522CXashleyw
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My magical punting experience
I have a magical punting experience down River Cam and I attributable to my wonderful guide, Zack. Zack was extre
mursaln2018
mursaln2018
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Great first punting experience
It was our first time punting in Cambridge and our guide was Matt C, he was lovely and his commentary was great. We
Scenic616388
Scenic616388
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Punt of a life time !!
Excellent tour along the river Cams with a fantastic tour guide,( who was American.. sorry forgot your name!!) wel
nonnamerequired
nonnamerequired
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Great way to see Cambridge
Really enjoyed our tour today with Matt H. Booked on the day, a short trip up the River Can, with lots of great com
Shal1773
Shal1773
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Entertaining, informative, friendly
We walked up and down the river and met quite a few potential punting companies and the punt men and women. We deci
tarierer
tarierer
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Very interesting and funny
It was such a beautiful experience. Our tour guide, John was quite funny and delightful and gave us so much interes
TonyHH
TonyHH
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Great informative and relaxing
We got into a punt as the sun decided to reveal the wonders of the Cambridge University colleges. Seven colleges wo
Slsmbuc
Slsmbuc
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On the water way
A really enjoyable and informative tour with an excellent guide. Thank you very much, Jack C. Cheers, Robert
orangutanBB
orangutanBB
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Fantastic punting experience
I had booked a shared punting tour for my family and our friends visiting us. The location was quite in compared to
Vicky E
Vicky E
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Great punting experience!
The shared punting experience was a great one. Our guide was outgoing and informative, he spoke to each party thro
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SlouiseG
Southampton, UK7 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My family and I (a group of five - my elderly parents, my boys and myself) hadn’t planned to take a punting tour along the river; we were thinking about hiring a boat to do a punt ourselves. However, we were approached by a Let’s Go salesman who sold us a tour and we were so pleased we did as it was a bit windy on the Friday afternoon when we went. We were lucky enough to get the whole boat to ourselves even though there were several other groups on the river at the time and we had opted to pay for a shared boat. Our punting tour was Hugh, he took us along the canal (a 50 minute tour along a beautiful stretch of canal through the colleges of Cambridge) and highlighted notable features on the way with facts and was genuinely interested and interesting. Having not long completed his A Levels, he was new to touring but he made the experience so positive with his skilful handling of the boat and his engaging conversation. It was a lovely experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested.
Written 9 August 2021
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Trek12258668602
Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation, we really appreciate it! We're glad you had an interesting and knowledgable punting expereince with us, and that you were pleased that you chose our guided punting tours over doing it yourselves! I will pass your kind words on to Hugh and we hope to see you and all of your family again soon. Kindest regards, Georgie
Written 19 September 2021
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Ben P
London, UK21 contributions
I decided to treat my girlfriend for her Birthday and take her to Cambridge for the weekend and decided to book a private punting tour with let’s go punting. We had a lovely boat ride down the river and had a very knowledgeable tour guide by the name of josh (Guru) who explained the history behind kings college etc.. and was very good at answering any questions that we had. Unlike a few of the other tour guides that we saw whilst on the river as none of them seemed to be talking much to their customers. We had a great time and would highly recommend giving it a go if you haven’t done it before. You can also take your own food and drink on the boats with you. We decided to go out on the evening as the river was much calmer and not so many boats about. It’s best to book in advance as it does sell out quickly and there is no guarantee on the day weather you can just turn up and get a booking. Thank you to Let’s go punting we will definitely be back soon.
Written 29 August 2021
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Trek12258668602
Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review, we really appreciate it! We're glad you and your girlfriend had a lovely private punting experience with us and I will pass your kind words on to Guru, We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Kindest regards, Georgie
Written 26 September 2021
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clarence_28
Merstham, UK108 contributions
Jul 2022
We had a great time on our Private Punting Tour. Tom G ensured we had a smooth ride, which was very informative as well as entertaining. Booking online beforehand was really easy and we were able to leave our buggy with the cashier on the riverbank. Would definitely recommend.
Written 31 July 2022
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Come Away With Me
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Solo
There are so many punting companies in Cambridge, it’s hard to pick one but I had heard great reviews of Let’s Go and their prices are very competitive, with more slot options than some other companies.
I wasn’t disappointed - I booked a private tour at sunset, when the river is more quiet, and it was a lovely evening. Charles was very friendly and knowledgeable, great at navigating the boat around the much less-expert but very enthusiastic people on self-hire punts!
Would totally recommend them to anyone looking for a great punting experience.
Written 23 July 2021
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Trek12258668602
Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation, we really appreciate it! I am glad that you enjoyed your sunset tour and that you had an enjoyable punting experience with us. I will pass on your kind words to Charles and we hope to see you again, Kindest regards, Georgie
Written 31 July 2021
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Rob R
Tredegar, UK1,341 contributions
I know this is the touristy thing to do in Cambridge. However for once my experience lived up to my expectations. Booked a private tour for two, the time on the river was excellent and was very relaxing with some fabulous views of the colleges. We had already done a walking tour so this give us another prospective again. James G our guide/punter was excellent giving great commentary throughout out with out going over the top or being boring. Made a relaxing trip even better with some very beautiful architecture and natural surroundings to admire. Well worth the money and the company’s communications excellent pre booking. We punted on Monday morning which was fantastic a lot more relaxing than what I witnessed on Saturday, which was very busy. Weather was also kind to us.
Written 5 August 2021
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Trek12258668602
Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review, we really appreciate it! We are glad you had a relaxing private tour with us, and that you had good weather for your tour. I wil pass your kind words on to James G, and we hope to see you again. Kindest regards, Georgie
Written 7 August 2021
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Marko
1 contribution
Nov 2022
If you're in Cambridge, punting is a must. Our guide John (the only American on the river Cam) was excellent. His delivery was anything but stale, his wit unmatched and we engaged with us like we were having a conversation. If you want an authentic British experience, John delivers, although not with a British accent.
Written 16 November 2022
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Trek12258668602
Hello, Thank you for your response, we are glad you had a great experience!
Written 27 January 2023
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Jack F
8 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Prior to arrival I was advised via email on the COVID-19 process the punting company are following via email with the location we were to meet. The day was very well organised and the punter Zac was very friendly and welcoming. He was full of knowledge about the history and chucked in a few jokes and puns along the way which made the tour that extra special. He was so good I think he's a credit to the Let's Go Punting business. Even when it rained towards the end he ensured he got us to shelter quickly so we didn't get drenched. I would fully recommend a Punting tour round Cambridge with Let's Go Punting as the leading company to go with. Amazing experience thankyou!
Written 26 July 2020
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Trek12258668602
Hi, Great review Jack, detailed and delightful. You're right, Zac is a great asset in our team! And so is your friendship to him :) We can't wait to have you punting with us again soon. Kindest Regards, Sara
Written 1 August 2020
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Corinna S
Colchester, UK12 contributions
Great chilled out tour being chauffeured by Rufus today. He seems in tune with his customers providing just the right amount of information along the way, delivered in an engaging and entertaining way. The kids were delighted to find the 'toilet seat church' again on our subsequent walk 😊 Booking was easily done online and the boarding procedure straight forward on arrival, all very Covid safe.
Written 26 August 2020
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Trek12258668602
Hi Corinna, Thank you for the lovely and honest review. We are delighted to hear of your experience with us and your chauffeur, Rufus. He is highly knowledgable and funny, indeed. We hope to welcome you and the kids on board with us again in the future. Kindest regards, Zac
Written 10 September 2020
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Heather P
2 contributions
May 2022
I loved the punting with my Grandchildren, my youngest Grandson was thrilled to see such a variety of birds on the water. The journey was peaceful, tranquil and very relaxing even when accompanied by four young boys! The ambience of calm captured each of them as they quietly absorbed all that they saw around them. My eldest, aged 12, particularly enjoyed the commentary about the history of the colleges, shared with us by Matt C our punter who was exemplary throughout the whole trip. We thought he was fantastic, Thank you Matt!
Written 2 June 2022
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Trek12258668602
Hi Heather, Many thanks for the five-star review. It is great to hear that you had such a wonderful time on the water with your grandsons. Glad to hear Matt delivered a great trip.
Written 3 June 2022
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Lucie N
London, UK62 contributions
May 2022
Really good experience - easy to prebook and the whole experience was very smooth. Our punter was very friendly and chatty and we had a great time. Would recommend going mid-week if you can as we did as apparently it gets too busy at weekends. We opted for a private tour as there was not much of a difference pricewise and we felt we just wanted to enjoy the tour on our own.
Written 29 May 2022
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