Cambridge Punters

Cambridge Punting Tours with the Best Chauffeurs in Town

Punting in Cambridge is the best way to explore this ancient city and is like a trip through time

Your punt tour takes you down the river and your guide tells you all the history, stories and jokes about the colleges and bridges as you go. At Cambridge Punters we believe in the tradition of punting and so our tours are led by students, locals and raconteurs who know and love the River Cam and spend much of their waking hours up and down it. Each tour is unique and takes you through the formation of the University and colleges. Our traditional approach to punting guarantees you the best service on the river and an experience not to be forgotten!

You can book a tour online, or if you have any questions you can get in touch via the contact form, or give us a call on 07807 718592.

Tom Lohman, Head Chaffeur.

Save on our regular prices by booking online.



Our punts are dressed with extra blankets and scatter cushions for that luxury feel!

Our guided tours last 45 to 50 minutes, taking you through all the riverside colleges.

Please let us know your desired time and date when booking - you can do this during the checkout procedure.

If you prefer not to book, you can always just come and see us at Quayside (see the map in the contact section) - you are never far from a tour!

Shared Tours

Leaving every half hour in the week and up to every hour at weekends, with the best chauffeurs on the river.

For up-to-date tour times or If you have any questions, call us on 07807 718592 or email

Adult £19
Student £17
Child £9

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Private Tours

Don't want to share a boat? Want to choose a specific time for your tour? Our private tours are our most popular, offering great value and a memorable experience.

12-seater boat £149
10-seater boat £129

Tour Types

Late Night Tours

Few things are more romantic than punting down the river by moonlight. Your boat is specially arranged for two with extra blankets and a lantern. Bookable any time of night!

£129 £99

Champagne on ice

Joseph Perrier Champagne from Cambridge Wine Merchants. A little extra sparkle!

£39 per bottle

What you will see on your tour.


map of the backs

Magdalene College


An educational monastery since the early 1400s, Magdalene was formally founded by Thomas Audley, chancellor to Henry VIII. Magdalene is a very traditional college, and was the last college in Cambridge to admit ladies, only doing so in 1988! The college is home to the famous Pepys Library, and beautiful gardens.

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither." - C.S. Lewis

St John's College


The second largest and also second richest college in Cambridge, St. John’s is over 500 years old and boasts some of the most beautiful river frontage of all the colleges. The Bridge of Sighs and the opulent New Court are an absolute must-see. St. John’s counts William Wordsworth and William Wilberforce among its alumni

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” - William Wordsworth

Trinity College


Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII, Trinity is the largest and wealthiest of all the Cambridge colleges, owning land all over England. The college boasts more Nobel laureates than any other institution in the World and was home to Sir Isaac Newton, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Prince Charles. It is also home to the fabulous Wren Library.

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” - Lord Byron

Trinity Hall


Trinity Hall is the fifth oldest college, founded in 1350 by The Bishop of Norwich to replace legal clerks who were killed by the Plague. The award-winning Jerwood Library is newest building on the Backs. Famous alumni include Sir Stephen Hawking.

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the Universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” - Sir Stephen Hawking

Clare College


Clare College is the second oldest Cambridge college, founded in 1338 by Lady Elizabeth De Clare, who was married and widowed three times by the age of 27, earning her the nickname The Black Widow! Clare is home to the oldest bridge on the river, which dates back to 1638.

“I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” - Sir David Attenborough

King's College


Henry VI founded King's in 1441 as a sister college to Eton and wanted it to be the centrepiece for Cambridge itself. The magnificent Chapel boasts the largest collection of renaissance stained glass in the world and is a definite must-see. Famous alumni include John Maynard Keynes and Alan Turing.

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty that needs to be done.” - Alan Turing

Queens College


Queens College was founded in 1448 by Lady Margaret of Anjou, Queen to Henry VI, to “laude and honoure of sex feminine". It is home to the famous Mathematical Bridge and the oldest surviving building on the Backs.

“An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them” - Stephen Fry

Get in touch, by form, email or phone


We are at Quayside, Bridge Street.

If you prefer the personal touch you can call us on 07807 718592.

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