Our Punting Tours

Private Punting Tour of The Backs

The number one tour on the river! This guided/chauffeured tour takes place in one of our intimate and traditional wooden punts.

We set off from one of two locations on the river Cam and pass 7 colleges and 8 of their bridges including the Bridge of Sighs at St. Johns College. You will see the Wren library at Trinity College, Clare Bridge, The Silent Bridge, Kings College Chapel and The Wooden Bridge at Queens College, which people incorrectly refer to as the Mathematical Bridge. We’ve got some cracking stories of student pranks and life at the University. Truly a magical time.

Why not grab a bottle of wine and some nibbles to bring with you on the punt!

Our tours depart from Trinity College (through our partner operator GHL punts). Our large punts depart from Mill Lane or the Quayside by arrangement. Maps of Cambridge and meeting points are provided with every booking.


Please make your booking by email on info@cambridgebluepunting.co.uk stating the day and time you want your tour and the number of people in your party. We will reply to you as quickly as we can to confirm availability and ask you to go ahead and pay online. Once we have received your payment, we will provide you with a booking confirmation and a map and contact details of your chauffeur.

Our large punt takes up to 12 people. The prices below are for a one hour tour and include the cost of the chauffeur.

Please note that we cannot take bookings over the phone although we are very happy to answer any queries you may have.

If you want to move your departure time on the day you can call the number on your map on the day and they will try and accommodate you. They are quite flexible.

If you wish to cancel your tour please let us know. We require 24hrs notice for standard tours and 48hrs notice for large events and then we will send the whole amount straight back to you less any bank charges if applicable.


Please do not make payment until your tour is confirmed (see above).

If you have agreed a price with us, please click on this link to pay. You will be taken to Paypal's secure servers, and you will need a Paypal account to pay. Our account is "info@cambridgebiketours.co.uk".

If you don't have a Paypal account or just wish to pay for a standard punt tour you can use the buttons below (look out for the "Pay with debit or credit card" option on the checkout page):

Couples Punting Tour £75:

Small Punt Tour up to 5 persons £89:

Large Punt up to 12 persons £135:



Terms and Conditions
Children on laps go free on all tours
We retain the right to cancel or change the date or time of a tour at a moment’s notice at the complete discretion of the tour operator.
We retain the right to provide any of our tours through a third party punting operator if necessary.
Although we may hold public liability insurance we require all our guests to hold full and adequate medical and/or travel insurance.
No disclaimer is provided or required to be signed by any quests as it is assumed that all guests will act reasonably whilst on any of our tours and it is known that there is a potential danger of being hit by a pole, however skilled or experienced a guide may be. There is always a danger when operating around water. Life jackets can be made available if requested in advance. By visiting this website we have assumed that you agree to the terms of our service and will participate at completely your own risk.
Cambridge Blue Punting Ltd., trading as Cambridge Blue Punting has registered offices at No.6 Elm Street, Cambridge, CB1 1EJ.