Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By Alumni

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Adam

2.5 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will begin with a 90-minute Cambridge University Colleges walking tour which will include an explanation of the colourful story of Cambridge and it’s famous University. We will visit famous landmarks and enter colleges so you have ample opportunity for photo taking. You will learn famous Cambridge University history and anecdotes. Throughout the tour, you will be invited to ask questions at each stop.

Immediately after your walking tour, you will get a chance to rest your legs on a relaxing punting tour. You will be seated comfortably on a large boat with cushions and blankets. You just sit back and relax as we guide you through 8 private college grounds and under 9 famous bridges including the Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs.

You will see Cambridge University from a different angle while relaxing as you glide along the river.

If you would like to give punting a try, simply ask and your punt chauffeur and he will be happy to give you a free lesson!

You end your tour at Granta Moorings next to Granta Pub. You can continue relaxing here if you wish and have the option to enjoy a drink or meal on the pub terrace overlooking the river.
We will begin with a 90-minute Cambridge University Colleges walking tour which will include an explanation of the colourful story of Cambridge and it’s famous University. We will visit famous landmarks and enter colleges so you have ample opportunity for photo taking. You will learn famous Cambridge University history and anecdotes. Throughout the tour, you will be invited to ask questions at each stop.

Immediately after your walking…

What's included

  • Transport
    Chauffeured Punting Tour

Meet your host, Adam

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I'm the founder of Oxbridge Alumni Tours, a student & graduate-guided walking & punting tour company in Cambridge & Oxford.

Having worked as a tour guide for the last 14 years and setting up my own graduate-led tour company, I have inside knowledge of both Cambridge & Oxford University which enables my guests to gain a unique insight into life at two of the worlds most illustrious universities from a graduates perspective.
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Where you'll be

The walking tour start point is King's College on King's Parade which is in the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209. The punting start point is at Granta Moorings on Newnham Road.

Rated 4.71 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Fadi
September 2021
The punting was great! The tour was good but could have had more information. Great deal and highly recommend if your for the weekend. The host was really kind to reschedule.
Ewa
September 2021
Fantastic tour with Claire, she was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, also has a great sense of humor. Second part of our tour - punting - also very enjoyable, with a charming ginger haired lad, sorry i forgot his name. Highly recommended.
Patricia
September 2021
We were very satisfied with the combined walking and punt tour. It’s a great to start a holiday familiarising yourself to the location and it’s history. Cambridge has so much to offer and Becky who led the tour supplied enough facts and interesting anecdotes to make the place come alive. We left wanting to learn more about Cambridge and spent the following days doing so! The punting experience was excellent too, time to relax watching Cambridge glide by in the sunshine.
Mae-Le
September 2021
Sophie, who led the walking tour, and Hayden, who was our punting chauffeur, were both lovely and personable young people. It was great to get an insight into student life at Cambridge! I was amazed at the extent of their knowledge and delighted by their anecdotes
Ben
September 2021
A good tour of the main attraction points in Cambridge with some interesting facts and stories along the way. The punt tour was very nice and a relaxing way to spend an hour. Worth a go if a tad pricy.
Agatha
September 2021
Claire, our guide, was a delight! Before when I was walking around Cambridge, I was a little bit overwhelmed by all the people and everything was just a bunch of old buildings. But Claire gave life to the town and University, and I have left with a much better understanding of Cambridge. And I really enjoyed the punting. Still not sure why it’s called that, but here we are.

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Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.