Relax along the The River Cam while watching punts (a long, narrow flat-bottomed boat) and other rowing vessels go by. This main river flowing through Cambridge in eastern England is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Take in the punting from afar or opt for a guided trip, so that you can admire the architecture, spot the Mathematical Bridge, or learn some history of the various colleges. Note that although it may seem expensive to take a punt out, the ideal shallow, gravelly conditions make it worthwhile. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, but be prepared for crowds. Plan to see The River Cam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cambridge sightseeing planning app.
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Tours to The River Cam
$109 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private 2-Hour Cambridge Walking Tour With University Alumni Guide
Duration: 2 hours
$6 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cambridge’s Colleges and Classic Sights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Duration: 40 to 120 minutes
$14 BOOK WITH VIATOR The Backs self-guided walk and picturesque views of Cambridge Colleges
Duration: 35 to 60 minutes
The River Cam reviews
Good to see but it was sooooo cold we didn’t hang about too long. . Maybe better in the spring or summer but it was freezing so we just kept moving. Would love to get a boat trip and appreciate it...
Good to see but it was sooooo cold we didn’t hang about too long. . Maybe better in the spring or summer but it was freezing so we just kept moving. Would love to get a boat trip and appreciate it... more »
Pictureque river and a lovely way to see many of the colleges. My friends and I went on a boat, however we had someone doing the punting for us. Well worth the money and time.
Pictureque river and a lovely way to see many of the colleges. My friends and I went on a boat, however we had someone doing the punting for us. Well worth the money and time. more »
Beautiful walk along the river.
A charming riverside to spend your weekend! with some famous colleges to keep you architectural company...throw in a picnic and there you are in Paradise! 👍✌
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