Punting in Cambridge
Punting in Cambridge is the most popular and exciting tourist activity.
Synonymous with the city, punting is a must for first-time visitors or long-term locals alike. Cambridge and punting go hand in hand. As one of our touts says, it’s like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower- that is if you come to Cambridge and don’t go punting!
You can go punting in Cambridge without having to compromise on comfort. You get to sit in a comfortable flat-bottomed boat with a square-cut bow. This boat is designed to show you all the beautiful sights while punting through shallow water and small rivers. Your chauffeur will propel the punt boat by pushing against the riverbed with a long pole known as a quant.
Summer is the best time to go punting in Cambridge, and here are the top reasons why you should book a punting tour to make your trip more magical.
Learn About Cambridge
Your chauffeur will be a Cambridge native or long-term resident, and they will have plenty of historical tales to share with you during the ride.
There will be lots of anecdotes and banter shared, especially if you know Cambridge well!
Some of them are students from Cambridge University. For a laugh, you can ask them to tell you funny secrets about this famous university that was once attended by Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Emma Thompson, and Charles Darwin.
See Beautiful Scenery
Even though Cambridge is home to some of the most beautiful historically crooked streets where you can admire the architecture. Seeing it from the rivers on a punt is an entirely unique experience.
Enjoy the majestic River Cam on a chauffeured punt and breathe in the fresh air from all the surrounding greenery and Cambridge landscape.
You will get plenty of picturesque views of the college gardens along the way.
Have Fun in Groups
Punting in Cambridge is very popular among hen parties and corporate groups.
Our punt boats usually allow up to 12 people on board. This could mean bringing a rather large family, or you can make new friends with other tourists.
You can also hire a private tour for your group to celebrate a special occasion. This is a terrific chance to spend time with fun people and share a laugh. You can also bring some drinks on the punt.
If you want to spoil your partner with a romantic trip, book a private punting tour in Cambridge just for the two of you.
It will be like a romantic gondola ride in Venice. You can bring a bottle of champagne and have a toast to celebrate love while the chauffeur punts you down the beautiful college backs.
Get a couple’s photo taken on the River Cam with the breathtaking views and surrounding architecture.
After an exhaustingly long day of walking around the city, punting in Cambridge is a great way to kick back and relax without ending your tour.
There is enough space on the boat for you to sit comfortably and be transported along the River Cam.
The punts move at slow speed so you can take plenty of photos along the way.
You will get uninterrupted views of Cambridge from a punt which makes it the perfect way to end a trip and get the most magical photos to share online when you get back to the hotel.