Cambridge College Backs Overview

Gin Punting Tour Experience

Cambridge Punting with Gin

Our luxurious Cambridge punting tours offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy a sacred juniper berry drink – the traditional gin and tonic.

Partnering with the city’s very own gin producer, the multiple award-winning Cambridge Distillery, we’ve created a new punting experience.

Tour the historic city on a luxurious punt tour and take part in the time-honoured tradition “Gin O’Clock” in style with your friends, recognised gin enthusiasts or not!

Join us for our classic College Backs gin punting experience which includes our Rose Marque tour (accredited by VisitEngland) and the opportunity to enjoy a decadent Cambridge Distillery gin and tonic.

Join us to sip a beautifully balanced gin and tonic served over ice as you tour the spectacular scenes on our College Backs tour. This experience is a MUST DO for all gin-lovers visiting Cambridge.

Bottle of Gin on a Punt in Cambridge

Our Gin Punting Experience – At A Glance

* Our Rose Marque awarded 45 minute private punting tour of the sublime Cambridge College Backs.

* Enjoy a traditional gin and tonic on your punt, developed in Cambridge’s very own local distillery. 

* There will be two glasses for you and each of your gin-loving guests.

* Our expert guides will lead you through the very best stories with the amazing facts behind the creation of the city’s English Heritage historic park – the sublime College Backs

Gin & Punting

Gin O’Clock Punting Tour Information

Our 45 minute Gin O’Clock punting tours are bookable in advance and will be waiting for you at your chosen time. Head directly to our Jesus Green Moorings just 2 minutes along the boardwalk from the Quayside to take your tour – it’ll be set up and ready to go.

Your tour will glide through the spectacular Backs, past Cambridge’s ostentatious riverside Colleges, and some (most) of the very best architectural delights in the city. The scene is simply sublime!

Your booking includes two glasses of sumptuous Cambridge Dry Gin & Tonic per person – the perfect afternoon on the river.

Our Gin O’Clock Punting Tours of Cambridge College Backs can be booked throughout the day. For more people or last minute bookings, please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 322200.

You’re very welcome to bring along picnics, nibbles and other drinks on our private punting tours. You can also take your dog with you for the experience and best of all there’s no extra charge for your best friend!

What to do if you’re running late? Your Gin O’Clock booking will be held for you for 5 minutes, after this point it wouldn’t be possible to go on the tour as this would mean missing our later bookings. Please call us the moment you know of any delays to your schedule and we’ll try to organise things to accommodate you.

Our boats and our employees will be dressed for the weather on the day. If it’s sunny, your guide will be wearing a waistcoat. Alternatively, at colder times of the year, your guide will wear a professional boating coat and your punt will be equipped with umbrellas.

Head to see our team at the Jesus Green Moorings to start your experience.