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Address: Thompson's Lane | La Mimosa Punt Station, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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+44 871 315 2521
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Traditional punting in Cambridge, England. College river tours by...

Traditional punting in Cambridge, England. College river tours by experienced local guides. With a wealth of local knowledge and many years experience of Cambridge punting we can ensure that your trip along the backs is an experience that you will remember forever.Our punt chauffeurs are well trained and experienced. Because punting is for most a seasonal job many chauffeurs work for a summer and have often only been working for a few months by the time they reach the end of their tenure. Wherever possible we use chauffeurs who have been punting on the Cam for several seasons - either students who return for their holidays each year or local residents who work in a more full time capacity.You won't get a robotic recitation of facts. Whilst every river tour covers as much (or as little) of the history as you require, each chauffeur offers their personal take on the history and background information and every tour is unique. You won't get a robotic recitation of facts.

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Memorable River Tour

Cambridge River Tours brings to your tour a wealth of local knowledge and experience that ensures your trip along the beautiful Cambridge University college backs will be an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cambridge River Tours brings to your tour a wealth of local knowledge and experience that ensures your trip along the beautiful Cambridge University college backs will be an experience to remember – and one that you’ll be sure to repeat at every opportunity! The scenery was great, especially with the setting sun. Overall, a very wonderful evening. It certainly didn't... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our party consisted of 4 adults and 5 teenagers - 4 Aussies and 5 Brits. We took this tour in January and thoroughly enjoyed it. The punt was quite comfortable and the guide (Jay Jay) was informative and fun. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable way to see a bit of Cambridge and we would recommend it.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were approached by one of their representatives in the street who explained the tour of the various colleges of Cambridge. It appeared to be a novel way of seeing the sites so were taken to a punt and enjoyed the trip seeing all the historical sights & the stories told with good humour by Dave, he was a very... More 

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi Steve, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Cambridge. Unfortunately though, you definitely didn't go punting with us - we do not have people who approach customers on the street. So as great as it is to get a good review, I'm afraid that this one is not for us. If you're ever back in Cambridge, please... More 

Tiptree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Relaxing And informative, our guide was brilliant and full off history on all the sites along the river. Wrap up warm as it is cold however they do supply blankets which help. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and well worth it as brings all the history to life...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My friends came to visit this week end and I book tickets with Cambridge river tour. We loved it! People from the office and outside nea the cam were really nice and helpful so I definitely recommend them.

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi Elisa, We're glad that you enjoyed your trip, so much so in fact that you recommended us to your friends who also came later that week! cheers Tim Campbell (owner) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Found this tour when this guys outside Kings College offered us a place on their punting tour. Our tour guide was JJ who was highly informed, knowledgeable and friendly. He was able to answer and questions asked and delivered the tour with clear diction. Highly recommend this tour if you're in Cambridge.

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi Roy, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your punt trip. However, there is no one called JJ working for us and we do not have people working on King's Parade (where you were approached) so unfortunately, you have left this review on our listing in error. Thanks all the same. Tim Campbell (owner) More 

Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely, gentle punt ride taking approx 45 minutes and taking in the college backs along the river. Our guide and steersman was JJ and he was very friendly and well informed, with amusing anecdotes and University history. The booking was easy and pleasant. Highly recommend this tour.

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hello, Glad to hear that you had an enjoyable time in Cambridge, we hope that everyone who visits does. However, there is no one called JJ working for us and the picture that you have added is not of our punt station, so I am fairly certain that you did not go punting with us. Thanks, Tim Campbell (owner) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Scudamore is the best company but a bit more expensive than others. It is located at the end of the main road. You need to ask someone where it is. The next one next door to it is Cambridge punting company. It is a bit smaller company and they give more discount so a bit cheaper. We took a tour... More 

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hello Steve, Thanks for taking the time to write your review and I hope you enjoyed your visit to Cambridge. I'm sorry to hear that your punting experience was disappointing. There are, unfortunately, a number of points that I need to address about your review. First and most importantly - you DID NOT go punting with us. Our punt tours... More 

Zwettl, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Our Guide was "Matt". I met him the first time as a really friendly person! And he is! They all there have a great humor, and they have the know how in their job! I and the other people in my group found it very interestening and funny. Ahoi!, and best regards from me and the others!

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the glowing review and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your boat trip. However, I am a little confused as all of the photos you have posted are from Canterbury and involve a trip in a rowing boat. I feel it would be disingenuous of us to only point out bad reviews that have been left... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We chose Cambridge River Tour as they offered us an on the spot discount if we were to join their next tour (we paid 12.50 pp) - please note that we went in low season and they wanted to fill their boats. We were squeezed into a boat with 12 people which made taking photos of the spectacular scenery difficult.... More 

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi Travelbloggeruk, I am sorry to hear that you have had a disappointing experience during your time in Cambridge. However, although I think you believe you went punting with us, I am not sure that this is the case as we do not have staff operating on the street handing out business cards and if you look at the contact... More 

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