Enjoy the most iconic experience in Cambridge, punting along the River Cam. You'll see emblematic university buildings, famous bridges and so much more!
Punting in Cambridge
The most emblematic tourist attraction (although locals also love it) in Cambridge is without a doubt an experience punting along the river. If you don't know what we're talking about, it's similar to a gondola ride in Venice, where the person rowing stands at the back of the boat. This is a challenging task, so the most relaxing way to enjoy it is on a tour (where an expert punter does the hard work!).
Not only is this an entertaining activity, but it is also a great way to see some of the many incredible buildings that fill the city. As you sail down the River Cam, you'll see King's College Chapel, dating back to the 15th century, and Wren Library, Trinity College's famous library. You'll also see the beautiful Clare College gardens.
As you make your way down the river, you'll pass underneath many bridges including Mathematical Bridge. Did you know that for many years it was thought that Isaac Newton himself created this wooden construction? Not only that, but you'll cruise under the impressive Bridge of Sighs, a covered bridge which connects two parts of Saint John's College.
After 45 minutes sailing along the river, the punter will take you back to the jetty where you started the tour. There is no doubt that this is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Cambridge!
You can take a punting tour within the following opening times:
- July to September: every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
- October to January: every day from 9 am to 3 pm.
When you make your booking you'll have to choose an approximate time in which you would like to take part in the activity.
You can start your punting tour from either of the following two locations:
- Mill Lane Punting Station (Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS).
- Quayside Punt Station (Magdalene St, Cambridge CB5 8AB).
Over 60sUS$ 22.90
Children aged 4 to 16 yearsUS$ 14.20
Children under 4 years oldFree
* The price varies based on the chosen date
The tour is exclusively in English.
45 minute punt tour
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (some of the areas are accessible).