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Cambridge College Backs Overview

Planning some punting in Cambridge? Organise your punting experience on a shoestring budget, getting the best for less, on our Shared Tours.

  • Board and disembark point at our Jesus Green Moorings, Quayside Boardwalk.
  • Glide under nine beautiful bridges, including the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge.
  • Travel through the private Backs, past eight prestigious University of Cambridge Colleges.
  • See the unparalleled architectural treats of riverside buildings including St John’s New Court and the Wren Library.
  • Hear the history of the University of Cambridge and the city itself as you take an enlightening journey through time.

Cambridge Shared Punting Tour

Choose our shared punting tours of Cambridge to see the world-famous College Backs. This option is the most cost effective for those looking to travel on a shoestring budget. 

Join us for our VisitEngland Rose Marque tour. You’ll travel by punt up and down 1 mile (1.6km) of outrageous beauty on one of our classic Cambridge wooden boats. 

Our guides will entertain you with Cambridge’s fascinating history as you see the sublime University of Cambridge buildings, elite bridges and private gardens that are only visible from the river.

You’ll see the city’s most beautiful sights including Queens’ Mathematical Bridge, King’s Chapel and the famous St John’s Bridge of Sighs.

Your expert tour guide will take you along the river on a classic shared punt, dressed with cushions for your comfort.

If you’re looking to experience this unique side of Cambridge for less, our shared tour is the best option for those on a budget. For the best savings, book online before you head to the river. These punting prices beat anything that you’ll find on the day.

If you’re looking for some treats for your tour, order from our sister company The Cambridge Bar and your drinks and nibbles will be awaiting your arrival on the day.

Keep a look out on our Instagram, Facebook or the website banner here, as we regularly release punting offer codes. 

Cambridge Punting Tours – Shared Tour Tickets

Our shared punting tour tickets are for punt seats in sections as appropriate for the number of people in your party.

Each row comfortably seats up to three people with each half boat seating up to 6 people. Your tickets are reserved for your choice of date and time and your boat and guide will be ready for you on the day.

On the day, head to the Rutherford’s desk at our Jesus Green Moorings, just 2 minutes along the Quayside Boardwalk, CB5 8AQ.

Our team will call you to the moorings so that you can board your boat.

April to June: 9.30am – 5.00pm

July & August: 9.30am – 9.00pm

September: 9.30am – 5.00pm

October to March: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Shared Punting Tour Information

Our shared tour tickets have been reimagined in the light of recent pandemic. Your ticket is for an entire seated row or sections, depending on the number of people that you’re bringing along.

Book your tour online ahead of your visit for the day and time that suits you best – Our shared punting tour prices are for a row of up to 3 people, or a section for up to 4 people or up to 6 people.

On the day, head to our desk on the Quayside Boardwalk, nearest our Jesus Green Moorings. Our will call you once the moorings are free for you to board your punting tour safely.

Please aim to arrive in good time. These tickets are for seats on shared punting tours, and as such we are not able to hold the tour for late arrivals as this would affect other guests experiences.

See you on the river!

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

Pandemic Punting Guide 2022

  1. Book ahead online
  2. Follow any tour guidance updates should our team contact you
  3. On arrival head to our desk at the Jesus Green Moorings and await boarding direction by our team
  4. There are currently no social distancing requirements but this may change based on government updates
  5. After your tour our team will help you disembark and leave the Moorings
  6. Please wait on the spacious Jesus Green if you need to  meet others after your tour

Please don’t travel on the day if you or anyone in your household or support bubble have COVID-19 symptoms, a temperature or cough, or if you fall into the guidelines for a quarantine period for any other reason (for example, you have been contacted by the government’s Track & Trace).

In this or similar situations, please follow the government guidance and self-isolate. Call us as soon as possible or by 9am on the day of your booking. We will reschedule your booking.