We've crafted a unique punting experience in collaboration with the city's very own gin maker, the multiple award-winning Cambridge Distillery.
Tour the historic city on a deluxe punt tour and enjoy the time-honoured tradition of "Gin O'Clock" in style with your friends, whether you're a gin connoisseur or not!
Join us for our traditional College Backs gin punting experience, which includes a Rose Marque tour and a decadent Cambridge Distillery gin and tonic.
As you visit the breathtaking scenery on our College Backs tour, drink a beautifully balanced gin and tonic served over ice. This is a must-do for any gin enthusiast visiting Cambridge.
There will be two glasses for you and each of your gin-loving guests to enjoy on this 45-minute tour, where you'll be chauffeured down the calm waters of the River Cam. Your private tour guide awaits to give you this one-of-a-kind experience in a beautiful city.
Gin O’Clock Punting Tour Information
Our 45-minute Gin O'Clock punting tours may be booked in advance and throughout the day and will be ready for you when you arrive.
Your tour will glide through the stunning Backs, past Cambridge’s renowned riverside Colleges, and some of the greatest architectural delights in the city. An experience not to be missed.
Your booking includes two glasses of sumptuous Cambridge Dry Gin & Tonic per person – the perfect afternoon on the river. Those on board must be 18 years or older, as a licensed business, we must see an approved form of ID beforehand.
Where To Go
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.
For more people or last-minute bookings, please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 322200.
Picnics, snacks, and other beverages are welcome on our private punting trips. You may even bring your dog along for the adventure, and best of all, there is no additional charge.
What should you do if you're running late? Your Gin O'Clock booking will be held for 5 minutes; after that, you will be unable to go on the tour due to conflicts with our subsequent appointments. Please call us as soon as you become aware of any delays in your schedule, and we will do our best 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.