Punting in Cambridge, England is a popular activity for both tourists and locals. The activity involves riding in a flat-bottomed boat, known as a punt, while using a long pole to propel oneself along the River Cam.
The River Cam is a picturesque body of water that runs through the heart of Cambridge, passing by many of the city's famous landmarks such as King's College, Trinity College, and the Bridge of Sighs. Punting allows visitors to take in the sights and sounds of the city from a unique perspective, while also providing a relaxing and leisurely way to explore the area.
Many companies in Cambridge offer punting tours, which typically last around an hour and are guided by a knowledgeable punter who will provide interesting facts and information about the city and its history. There are also several punting stations located along the river, where visitors can rent punts and explore the River Cam on their own. Keep in mind that Punting is a traditional activity and requires some skill and practice before trying it. It is not a rare sight to see an over confident novice punter taking an accidental dip in the Cam!
We have had the pleasure of teaming up with Let's Go Punting, and Jack will guide you along the River Cam, pointing out famous landmarks along the way, with many exciting stories to go with it - and you can stay nice and dry!