Rutherfords Punting

Current Opening Times: 9am-Dusk

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Picnic Punting

King's College Chapel and sleeping punt in Cambridge

Travel the stunning vistas of the University of Cambridge’s riverside Colleges with a sensational afternoon tea on our Cambridge picnic punting tour.

Your chauffeur will guide you through the entertaining history of the city on your private punt, past famous Colleges, unique bridges and gorgeous gardens.

Your ride is an upgraded traditional punt, with raised seats, unique tables and dressed with cushions for your comfort.

Our scrumptious afternoon tea picnic graze boxes will be ready and waiting for you and your guests. Your dine-on-board afternoon tea box consists of tantalising treats with all the elements of a traditional afternoon tea.

Fabulous finger sandwiches: 

  • Smoked Salmon on malted brown bread
  • Cucumber & Cream Cheese

Delicatessen bakery treats: 

  • Sultana scone with Raspberry jam & clotted cream
  • Mini Lemon Cupcake
  • Mini Chocolate Brownie
  • Pistachio Macaron

Each box will come with a sparking Elderflower presse. Conveniently packaged in a Fitzbillie’s Blue box

Punting with Picnic Information

Our 45-minute afternoon tea picnic tours are bookable up to 24 hours in advance, for groups of 2 or more. 

Please check in with our team at our Jesus Green Moorings just 2 minutes along the boardwalk from the Quayside. For last-minute bookings please contact us on 01223 322200 and we’ll do our best to organise a boat for you.

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

What to do if you’re running late? Your private 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, affecting other customers. Please call us the moment you know of any delays to your schedule and we’ll try to organise things to accommodate you.

If you’re looking for a lighter bite, then take a step away from the every day with our luxurious cream tea punting experience.

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

Map to Rutherford's Bookings Desk - Where to board your tour
Rutherford's written in stylised white text.