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Shared | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By University Alumni

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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Combine two classic Cambridge experiences into one tour—a walking tour of Cambridge University and a punting cruise along the Cam River. First, embark on a tour of the prestigious university colleges and get an insight into student life from your Cambridge University graduate guide. After admiring architectural highlights like King’s College, Trinity College, and The Senate House, hop aboard a traditional punt for a cruise. As you glide along the river banks, enjoy unbeatable views of The Backs, the picturesque parks, and colleges that line the waterfront.
  • Cambridge combo tour: Cambridge University walking tour and River Cam punting cruise
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Cambridge University, where Prince Charles, Sir Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking studied
  • Cruise down the Cam River on a traditional punting tour
  • Small-group tour limited ensures a personalized experience
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90-minute alumni-guided walking tour
50-minute student-guided punting tour
History & anecdotes
Entry to Pembroke College and Trinity College backs (when they are open)
An insight into the Oxbridge application process
Graduate or current student guides
Entry to King's College Chapel when this ticket option is selected.
Gratuities
Cambridge Alumni Tours , King’s College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, UK

Meet your tour guide wearing a royal blue uniform (cap, beanie hat or polo) at the entrance of King's College on King's Parade 5 minutes early.

Granta Moorings , 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX, UK

Meet our cashier at the meeting point who will get you booked on. Please arrive 5 minutes early.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cambridge Alumni Tours - Pandemic Health and Safety Policy Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity. Stringent Cleaning - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests at our starting points. Social Distancing – We have reduced maximum capacity of our tours. Guests will stay at a safe distance during all points of our walking tour and guests will be seated further apart on our punting tours. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE and sanitise between each tour. Wellness Checks - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour. Please refer to our cancellation terms.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cambridge Alumni Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shared | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By University Alumni?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Shared | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By University Alumni?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Shared | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By University Alumni.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shared | Cambridge University Walking & Punting Tour Led By University Alumni?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Reviews

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star-5
exciting walking and punting tour
DonnaJean_G
, May 2022
Francesco was so informative and we loved the walking tour. The college students punting was great fun too. We highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Donna, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Cambridge and we hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Oxford. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
History
SteveBeede
, May 2022
History of schools was helpful to understand significance of Oxford Guide gave good explanations Would recommend
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Cambridge and we hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Oxford. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-5
Great walking and punting tour
Alan_J
, May 2022
Learning about the history of Cambridge University while walking its streets and pathways, and then viewing some of the colleges from a punt on the Cam. Ashley, our University Alumni Tours guide, was excellent; and Tom, on the Granta punt, was great as well.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Alan, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Cambridge and we are glad to have your endorsement for our combined tour option. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Oxford. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, Alumni Tours Management
star-3
Wall walk
John_W
, May 2022
We did not enjoy the walk around the outside walls of the schools. We did not get inside any buildings and only got long views of churches and school buildinds. We could have walked around the exterior ourselves and told old school buddies stories.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello John, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Occasionally these locations do host private events not listed on their website which may cause issues. It is very infrequent and we will always provide some sort of compensation in these instances. Please email info@alumni.tours with your booking number and one of our managers will be in touch within the week. Kind regards, Alumni Management
star-5
Wonderful experience
Anthony_T
, May 2022
Enjoyed our walking tour with Francesco with his knowledge and enthusiasm. The highlight was the punting experience which took us down the beautiful and scenic River Cam with our informative guide Henry. Highly recommended
star-5
Elvira is a wonderful...
Erodiades_N
, May 2022
Elvira is a wonderful guide sharing very interesting knowledge of the University and inspiring student life experience Many thanks for this great moment
star-4
Great walking tour
Jackie_P
, May 2022
Our guide for the walking tour Sophie was very knowledgeable and very personable. Shared personal stories as well as general information. Very enjoyable tour
star-5
Sophie was a brilliant...
Emily_F
, Apr 2022
Sophie was a brilliant tour guide, the tour was very interesting. We loved it. Would definitely recommend
star-5
A Great Tour & Make Sure you finish with the punting option.
Peter_M
, Apr 2022
Both the walking tour and the punting aside were fabulous. It was just a pity that exams were on, so we couldn't go into the Colleges, but the actual knowledge and sights that we experienced was excellent
star-5
Tour
denise_j
, Apr 2022
Great tour Sophie is amazing she offered great insights into Cambridge life I would recommend doing this tour
star-5
Good way to get the most out of a visit to Cambridge
Neil_P
, Apr 2022
Meeting instruction were clear and accurate. We started in a group of about 10 with a walking tour of the centre of Cambridge and the university colleges. Emily was out guide, an alumni, who was very knowledgeable and held our interest and answered any questions asked. She even recommended the best ice cream parlour to visit. After that we had a 10 minute walk to grr to our punting trip on the river. Guy was our guys and punter for this. Again he was knowledgeable and provided us with some funny stories as we went alongside. Overall happy with the combined tours which was a lovely way to spend about 3 hours overall in getting to know this lovely City.
star-5
Cambridge Combo walk/punt - fab experience
Lesley_E
, Apr 2022
Our walking guide, Ben was very knowledgeable and his personal anecdotes were a fun addition. A great way to see Cambridge. Our punter, Guy, was also fun but took control during the ‘bumper car’ moments. Great experience.
star-5
Our guide Becky was very...
Julie_F
, Apr 2022
Our guide Becky was very good and informative. I did the guide tour with my family including two children. Would recommend it.
star-5
Nice tour
Wenping_V
, Apr 2022
It is a very interesting tour. We will come back to stay in Cambridge longer next time. The tour guides worked hard to introduce the history of Cambridge to us.
star-4
Cambridge Walking and punting experience (not very original I know!).
Judith_T
, Mar 2022
Becky the walking guide great. Very knowledgeable, very friendly. The punting itself was good but the arrangements were disorganized in that they didn’t have us booked so they were taken by surprise when we and another 3 people who were also booked turned up. Our ‘punter’ Chris was also very knowledgeable, friendly and full of life! All around a good experience.
star-5
Guided walk around Cambridge University
Linda_W
, Feb 2022
Our guide was knowledgeable and gave us some insight into the student life in Cambridge. Well worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
An experience you shouldn’t miss!
Sana_G
, Feb 2022
The experience was great. The group had a limited number of people and our guide Francisco was very knowledgeable and explained things in a fun way, making sure he interacts with everyone. Keep up the amazing work!
star-5
Ashley was very...
Martyn_P
, Feb 2022
Ashley was very knowledgable about Cambridge and a really cool tour guide. The punting was excellent, however the punt leaving time could be made clearer on the booking details. Overall, a good experience and we’d recommend it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Cambridge walking tour
Gregory_B
, Nov 2021
Our guide Francesco was very personable and knowledgeable. He made the stories interesting and brought history to life in his narrative. I would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Greg, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Cambridge and we will absolutely pass your kind words on to Francesco. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Oxford. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, CAT Management
star-5
Excellent way to understand Cambridge
Lori_L
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed our walking tour. The guide did a good job of helping us with understanding the history and how the university worked. Some great stories that we still remember and have told friends. The punting tour was not included as the operator was not working so they gave us our money back for this portion.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Lori, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Cambridge and we're happy to hear much of the tour stuck with you. We do hope you’ll tour with us again in future, possibly in one of our other locations such as Oxford. When booking, use code ‘CAT10’ for 10% off any of our services. Kind regards, CAT Management

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