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Punting along The Backs

Punting, Bus & Bike Tours

Cambridge is one of the most beautiful cities in the country to visit - with so many sights to see, including the stunning architechture of the university colleges, the picturesque rolling fields of Grantchester Meadows and the charming cobbled streets of the city centre. 

Thankfully there are a number of exciting ways in which to enjoy all the sights of the city and the surrounding area, in comfort and style.

Discounted Tickets

Customers can enjoy exclusive discounts if you purchase punting or bus tour tickets from the Visitor Information Centre.

Punting Tours

Relax on a Punt Tour of the river and take in the beautiful views of the college "Backs" - the ideal opportunity to take photographs of the iconic colleges, from a unique and privileged viewpoint.

To book punting tickets follow the Book Now button to choose your tour operator.

A punt tour along the world famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ is one of the pleasures of a visit to Cambridge. We want your experience to be enjoyable and safe and this leaflet provides information about where to go to join a licensed tour.

You can choose from 6 locations as shown on the map on the back of this leaflet. You can buy tickets at each location, online or through the Visitor Information Centre.

Please DO NOT buy your punting tickets from people selling them on King’s Parade or the Market Square as illegal punt operators sell tours from these locations.

Please DO NOT buy tickets from people selling in the red locations

Narrow Boat River Cruises

There are a number of ways you can see and enjoy the sights of the river.

Camboats offer a unique narrow boat tour of Cambridge taking you along the river past the historic college boathouses.

Riverboat Georgina offers riverboat cruises along the same stretch of the river Cam, out towards Ely with the option of private hire and added extras, including a disco and much more.

Only a short journey on the guided bus out of Cambridge, the charming market town of St. Ives offers unique boat cruises on the Great Ouse River from the Quay at The Old Riverport.

If you're feeling adventurous - Fox Narrowboats offer self-drive day boat hire from March in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens. Their day boats can accommodate up to 10 people and provide a great fun day out for families, friends and special celebrations.

Come aboard Cambridge River Trips boat trips. Settle back into the comfortable seating and enjoy the views of a wonderful boat ride along the beautiful River Cam. You will pass many interesting sights, college rowing boathouses, rowers, Ditton Meadows and of course, the wonderful wildlife.

Bike Tours

Another exciting way to see the outer reaches of the city and the surrounding areas, just as the locals do, is to join a Bike Tour.

City Sightseeing Tours

And if you prefer to see Cambridge from an elevated standpoint, then the top deck of an Open Top Bus Tour is the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy the sights of the city in comfort.

For more information on Punt, Bus and Bike Tours please contact the Visitor Information Centre, where our knowledgable staff will will be available to offer help and advice on your favoured method of seeing the Cambridge sighs.

All enquiries regarding any of the tours mentioned can be answered by calling the Cambridge Visitor Information Centre on 01223 791500

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