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Tickets for Punting Boat Tour of Cambridge

A beautiful punting experience through the College Backs with an expert guide

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
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Starting time: Boats depart every 15-30 minutes
Duration: 45 minutes
Live guide: English
Max group size: 12
Smartphone tickets accepted

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  • Explore The Backs, a quaint stretch of water where some colleges of Cambridge University back up to the River Cam
  • Get the facts about the city's history from your guide and hear about the modern and old city ways, and university life
  • Experience the tranquil mode of transport known as punting, popularized in Cambridge in the early 20th century


See the quaint English university-city of Cambridge from a new perspective! This punting tour promises the best views of the College Backs from one of the prettiest rivers in England.

Your expert guide will bring the city's fascinating story to life as you go. Find out how punts were introduced to Cambridge at the start of the 20th century. Learn the history of one of the world's most famous universities, Cambridge University, and find out where the locals like to eat, drink, and party!


What's included

Punting boat tour of Cambridge
English-speaking tour guide

What's not included

Food and drinks
Private boat hire
Additional info
  • On weekend and bank holiday afternoons, tours may be fully booked for up to 2 hours in advance. If this is the case, you'll be accommodated later in the day
  • Blankets and umbrellas are provided in case the weather changes

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


  • Show your smartphone ticket at the stall on the pier
  • Your ticket can be used on a walk-up basis to claim seats on the next available tour


Opening hours

Saturday 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
Monday 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00

How to get there

Mill Lane Punting Station
Mill Ln, CB2 1RS, Cambridge
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