- A luxury 45-minute tour on our chauffeured punts
- Board and disembark at our Jesus Green Moorings
- Glide under nine beautiful historic bridges
- Travel through the private College Backs
- See the unparalleled architectural treats of riverside buildings
- Hear the history of the City and University of Cambridge
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 lookout on our Instagram, Facebook or the website banner here, as we regularly release punting offer codes.
Enhance your punting trip with choices of beautiful wine, artisan cheeses, and many more options from the Cambridge Bar. Everything will be delivered to you at our pontoon by bicycle, in time to be sipped, savoured and sampled on your tour. Add your selection to your tour as you book online.
Our shared tour tickets have been reimagined in light of the recent pandemic. Your ticket is for an entire seated row or sections, depending on the number of people that you’re bringing along.
Each row comfortably seats up to three people with each half boat seating up to 6 people. Book your tour online ahead of your visit for the day and time that suits you best – Our shared punting tours tickets are for a row of up to 3 people or a section for 4 to 6 people (if they are from the same group).
On the day, head to our desk on the Quayside Boardwalk, nearest our Jesus Green Moorings. We 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!
Rutherford’s punting company has family heritage directly linked to Ernest Rutherford, a Cambridge Graduate and nuclear physicist, who has shaped our world today through his contribution to industry and education. We’re Cambridge’s luxury punting company focused entirely on giving customers the very best punting hospitality.
We would be delighted to plan your Cambridge experience around your ideas, suggestions and requests – Get in touch as we’re here to make the best Cambridge day happen for you!