Shared Cambridge Punt Tours

College Backs Punt Tour

College Backs Punting Tour

The essential part of any Cambridge experience, our punt tour through the Backs takes you along one of the most beautiful lengths of river in England. Our award-winning tour offers the perfect introduction to Cambridge, so come and enjoy the spectacular views whilst your expert guide brings the city’s fascinating story to life. 

We run scheduled 45 minutes shared punting tours every day and these can be joined on a walk-up basis and cannot be booked in advance. Buy tickets on-station or plan ahead and save money with an online e-ticket.

More information and purchase options below.

Free Official Cambridge Map & Mini Guide

Claim your Official Visit Cambridge Map & Mini Guide on arrival at Scudamore's when you purchase these tickets, one per group.

Map & Mini Guide

Shared Cambridge Punting Tour E-ticket

45 mins

Buy our flexible tickets and save! E-tickets are open-dated and valid for up to 6 months from the date of purchase. Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Type Price* Quantity
Adult Kiosk £22.00 Online £19.00
Baby (under 4) Kiosk £0.00 Online £0.00
Child (under 16) Kiosk £12.50 Online £11.00
Concession ? Kiosk £20.50 Online £17.75

Additional Information

Shared punt tours along the Backs can be taken daily from 09:00, departing every 15-30 minutes. Our punts can seat up to 12 people and are dressed with cushions and blankets. They come equipped with additional blankets and umbrellas in case the weather changes.

Your e-ticket can be redeemed at either our Mill Lane or Quayside Punting Stations and is easy to use: just present our staff with a print-out or show it to us on your mobile device and we will redeem it for reserved places on the next available tour. Availability is usually best on weekdays and weekend mornings.

On weekend and bank holiday afternoons tours are sometimes fully subscribed for up to 2 hours in advance. Where this occurs, we reserve you places on a tour for later in the day, leaving you free to explore Cambridge. We recommend that you then return to us 5 - 10 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Once purchased, e-tickets are non-refundable.

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Wednesday 16th October - due to a fallen tree, the route towards Grantchester is closed until it is cleaned by responsible authorities.

Our College Backs Self-Hires and Chauffeured Tours are running as NORMAL. If you have any queries please contact us on 01223 359 750 or

Email or Call Us: 01223 359750

Today’s opening times: 09:00 – 18:00, last tour departs 17:00