Shared Cambridge Punt Tours

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-minute shared punting tours every day and these can be joined on a walk-up basis and cannot be booked in advance.

Shared College Backs Punt Tours:

3 people per socially-distanced row

Shared punt tours along the Backs can be taken daily, between 9:30 am and 6:30 pm. Our punts can seat up to 9 people in 3 socially distanced rows. Our shared tours joined on a walk-up basis and cannot be booked in advance.

Price: £70 available at our kiosks only


- See the Mathematical Bridge
- Pass by the world famous King's College Chapel
- Marvel at Clare College Gardens
- Admire the Wren Library
- Punt under the Bridge of Sighs

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Getting here  

Have a question?

At what times can I use my tickets?

Your tickets are valid for up to 6 months and they can be redeemed daily from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

How long is the tour?

Our award-winning tour is 45 minutes long. Your tour will finish at the same place you started from.

Where can I go to redeem my ticket?

You can use your ticket at one of our two punting stations: Mill Lane or Quayside.

What if the weather changes on the day?

All of our tours are going as normal unless the river conditions are dangerous and we have to stop operating. We recommend bringing an umbrella in case the weather changes. Due to safety reasons, we're currently not providing our standard umbrellas and blankets.

How many people can each boat hold?

To observe social distancing we've limited our punts to 9 people each, split into 3 rows of 3 people each. If you're looking to have a group larger than 9 please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 359750 or at

Any other questions?

Phone: 01223 359750

Email or Call Us: 01223 359750