Cambridge Punting Tours

Cambridge Punting Tours

Whether you're looking for a city break packed with family activities or museums and galleries, Cambridge attractions include both and appeal to a huge range of visitors, hence the city's status as one of the most visited locations in the UK. Most of the Cambridge museums and galleries cater exceptionally well for families with lots of family activities, tours and special exhibits featuring year round.

Precious treasures are to be found in Cambridge museums from the last letters of the fated polar explorer Scott on show in the Polar Research Institute to the exceptional art and antiquities collection in the acclaimed Fitzwilliam Museum. The art collection at the Fitzwilliam contains work by East Anglia's famous home grown artist John Constable alongside numerous European masterpieces.

No trip to Cambridge is complete without a Cambridge Punting Tour along the River Cam taking in spectacular views of 'The Backs' of the colleges. Punts are square ended and flat bottomed boats unique to Cambridge and the Fens, with punting tours in Cambridge popular since the Edwardian era.

A great way to get orientated in Cambridge is to hop aboard a city sightseeing bus tour which takes in all the city's famous architectural gems and most popular museums and attractions. Bus tours run a great hop on, hop off day ticket service which is a great option for visitors with limited time in the city. Themed walking tours and day trip tours from Cambridge to nearby attractions including Ely Cathedral and the Fens are all widely available from the city centre.

Some of the Cambridge Colleges date back to the 13th Century, with most popular colleges for tours including the iconic King's College, with spectacular architecture featuring across other favourites like Queens, Pembroke, Jesus, Corpus Christi and St John's College - why not stay in a Cambridge college offering B&B accommodation! Experience dynamic top 10 UK city break Cambridge and book now.

Accommodation in Cambridge

  • Cambridge   (1.1 miles from the centre of Cambridge)
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    £25
    Per person B&B (2 sharing)
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 448 reviews
    Rating from 448 reviews
    Budget Cambridge Hotel ideal for city breaks & located just under two miles from Cambridge University. Great for families or short breaks. Wi-Fi service.
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    Rating from 448 reviews
  • Cambridge   (0.3 miles from the centre of Cambridge)
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    £54
    Per room per night
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 828 reviews
    Rating from 828 reviews
    Modern Travelodge hotel in Cambridge set 1.5 miles from the train station. Newly refurbished guest rooms, on site bar/ cafe, limited parking. Family rooms. Pet friendly.
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  • Cambridge   (2.3 miles from the centre of Cambridge)
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    £48
    Per room per night
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 480 reviews
    Rating from 480 reviews
    Well equipped Cambridge hotel set just north of the city centre & close to the M11 & A14. Ensuite double & family rooms, bar/ cafe, free car parking & Wi-Fi service.
    TripAdvisor traveller rating from 480 reviews
    Rating from 480 reviews