Everybody in the United Kingdom is currently still under lockdown due to COVID-19. This means that no matter how gorgeous the hot weather is outside, there are still restrictions on people’s movements and social distancing rules that should not be broken until the government says so. After that, nothing would sound better than a Cambridge punt to breathe in all the scenery and fresh air to make up for all those weeks you spent at home to save lives. Here are a few tips to organize the best Cambridge punting ride when society returns to socializing outside again.
Book A Private Tour for Your Group
Let’s face it, even after coronavirus restrictions are officially lifted by the government later this year, it will still take a while for us all to start feeling close to each other again. In this case, you might not want an overcrowded tour with strangers, especially if you already have a group of your own friends and family to accompany you. It is best to book a private tour for your party, which would only cost the same as a Sunday roast at the pub. This will be significantly cheaper per person to go back in time along the Cambridge Backs on your very own Cambridge punt and chauffeur. Then you can all sit back and enjoy all the sights from one of the most historically rich and famous stretches of water in the world.
Beat the Crowds by Coming Early
When all international borders are open again, Cambridge welcomes millions of tourists from around the world who visit to explore all the renowned colleges. If you are planning to go on a shared Cambridge punting tour, you might want to arrive early morning to secure a spot and beat the queues. Mornings are perfect for punting in Cambridge. Aside from a lack of crowds, there are also fewer boats fighting for space on the River Cam. You can enjoy that crisp morning air while absorbing a great sense of splendour and history as you view the bridges and colleges with private views. The sunlight reflecting across the water and colleges is stunning, and that is why it would be a crime to forget your camera at home.
Bring Something to Eat or Drink
A Cambridge punt can take up to an hour to catch all the magnificent sites, and you are bound to get hungry or thirsty along the ride. Since you get to sit back and relax comfortably on a punt, why not bring some snacks to make the trip extra special? On a private Cambridge punting tour, you can pop open some champagne to celebrate spending time with loved ones. For a fancier adventure, why not pack some fresh strawberries and cream to down with the bubbly?