Private Cambridge University Punting Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Private Cambridge University Punting Tour

Duration: 50 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Cambridge

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  • 50 minutes
  • Cambridge
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Epitomising everything CAMBRIDGE for nearly 30 years.
Our University Student Crew will take you down river, perfect for those who want to just kick back and relax.
Wonderful Crew, Location and Departure point.

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Pass By: Bridge of Sighs, St John's College, Cambridge England

The Bridge of Sighs is an iconic feature of St John’s College, and one of the most recognisable pieces of architecture in Cambridge. Built nearly 200 years ago, it is the only covered bridge to cross the River Cam, and the only College bridge built in the Victorian Gothic style.

Pass By: King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

King’s College Chapel is perhaps the most iconic building in Cambridge. Work on this Chapel only started five years after King’s College was founded by Henry VI in 1441..

Pass By: Trinity College, 31 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB England

The history of Trinity goes back to the reign of Henry VIII and most of its major buildings date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Trinity has provided 32 Nobel Prize winners since they were first awarded in 1901

Pass By: Queens' College, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9ES England

Queens' is one of the oldest colleges of the university, founded in 1448 by Margaret of Anjou. The college spans the River with the Mathematical Bridge connecting the two sides.

Pass By: Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EU England

The college is named after one of the university's most famous families and alumni, that of Charles Darwin. The Darwin family previously owned some of the land, Newnham Grange, on which the college now stands.

Pass By: Clare College Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL England

Founded in 1326 and endowed a few years later by Lady Elizabeth de Clare, a granddaughter of King Edward. Clare College is the second oldest of Cambridge’s thirty-one colleges. Alumni include Sir David Attenborough. Viewed from the river, The Fellows’ Garden is one of the most admired gardens in Cambridge

Pass By: Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TJ England

Trinity Hall is the fifth-oldest surviving college of the university, having been founded in 1350 by William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich, to train clergymen in canon law following decimation of their numbers during the Black Death.

Pass By: Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET England

One of the most persistent myths on the river is that Queens' bridge was designed by Sir Isaac Newton and originally built without any kind of connection at the joints. Further stories have suggested that a group of students disassembled the bridge to discover how it stood up and then couldn't put it back together.

In fact, the bridge was originally built 22 years after the great physicist's death and, although it has been rebuilt twice to the same design, there have always been fixings at the joints. However, the fixings on the original bridge were less visible than those on the current structure, possibly leading to the myth of the curious but inept students.

  • University Punting Guides. Our delightful tour includes EIGHT Riverside Colleges.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    Granta Moorings, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK

    Departure Time

    Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
    Private Cambridge University Punting Tour
    4/1/2023 - 9/25/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

    Voucher info

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


    50 minutes

    User's Reviews


    02 Dec, 2023

    Samual is a 5 star guide, amazing music taste, the tour was great even tho it was very cold and foggy


    28 Oct, 2023

    I didn’t want to jump into writing a public review so I addressed my issue to company privately. No reply so I wrote a google review which I cannot find so I’m here. I paid 60£ for two students tickets and was excited to attend. We were told at the station all about this deal and how there would be a lot of space on the boat. However, we come in and we are crowded to maximum capacity onto a boat which was the opposite of ‘lots of space’. I just let that issue go and just wanted to enjoy the experience. However, the guide was literally speeding and rushing through whilst I observed other guides slowly stopped around points so people could take pictures etc. The guide was also talking so dull with 0 enthusiasm, like he was forced to do this job. I am in no way attacking the guide as it’s understandable it’s not ideal having to pull a crowded boat and it was probably a really long day for him. However, at the end of the day I paid £60 and I would want at least some good service. Moreover, I was told the tour was supposed to be 50 min and it only lasted 40- I know it’s just a 10 minute difference but the point is if I purchase something and I’m told one thing, it should be that way.


    05 Oct, 2023

    Went on a private guided tour with our family and Alice was punting and we had a lovely time. Alice was knowledgeable, kind, and friendly and an excellent punter who expertly navigated less accomplished drivers! She knew so much interesting information about Cambridge and the colleges and answered every question we had. Would highly recommend.


    18 Sep, 2023

    The company touted at the train station and put up the prices for Cambridge boat tour at £40 per pax. The staff would persuade you to take the tour offering a “discounted” price at £25. However, if you go to the punting site, everyone was offering £20 for adult. Their dock is super far from everyone else’s. Be prepared to walk 10-15 min extra to go to the other side of the river for the same experience. The crew was not even narrating much during the entire boat ride which only lasts 40 mins, contrary to what they claimed 50 mins and what others offered 60 mins. They also cut short of the route compared to the rest. Felt cheated. Don’t recommend.


    12 Sep, 2023

    Thank you Peter for a fabulous punting experience. Our visiting guest from Japan and our very large dog both had areat time - as longtime residents of Cambridge we still learned lots of new, interesting bits of history and fun anecdotes. Punting is always a treat but this was exceptional. Please also thank your colleague who greeted us and made sure all was well as we set off and returned. Cheers!

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    Relaxing and informative


    Excellent experience!


    Couples weekend


    Freddy was amazing!


    Worth paying for a private punt!


    Super pleasant punting experience! Super happy!


    Best pounting experience thanks to an extraordinary tour guide "Campbell"!


    Excellent experience punting on River Cam


    It was an amazing experience!and to our tour guide ‘Tom’ cheers! Well done!


    Fun experience


    Beautiful way to see Cambridge!


    Fantastic punting tour!


    Great guide!




    Great tour.


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