Traditional Punting Company
The Traditional Punting Company was established in 2001 by local Cantabrigians offering tourists the chance to witness the stunning views of Cambridge University otherwise inaccessible by foot. Punting tours along the “college backs” have increased in popularity from this time and so has the Traditional Punting Company’s fleet of mahogany punts.
Recognising the need for a punting company that focused on providing unique punting tours from experienced tour guides, the Traditional Punting Company has become a leading provider of guided punting tours in Cambridge, recognised by tourist and locals alike. Licensed by both the Concervators of the River Cam and the Cambridge City Council, we continue to astound our customers with the delightful tales, facts and anecdotes of the historic city we are lucky enough to call home. Come and witness the spectacular architectural beauty of the buildings that line the banks of the River Cam and be wowed for yourself.
All of our tour guides are carefully selected to join our team and have a great wealth of knowledge. The team strive to delight every customer with stories, anecdotes and facts about the creation of Cambridge University, it’s wonderful architecture and the scholars that have roamed its halls at one stage or another.
We operate our punt tours all year round and with the change of the seasons come different delights to behold. Whether it is the transformation of the leaves colours on the Virginia creeper at St John’s College in autumn, or the frosty lawns in front of Kings College Chapel in the winter, our tours will be sure to leave you in awe at the majesty of of this wonderful university town whenever you decide to take a trip with us.
Punting in Cambridge
All of us at the Traditional Punting Company would like to take this chance to recommend our favourite tour for punting on the river cam. It is by unanimous vote that our favoured time on this beautiful river is between the months of June and August after 6pm for our evening punting tours. It is at this time the hustle and bustle on the river slows, and the majority of visitors are heading home. If you are lucky enough to have the time, it is now that you can truly enjoy the tranquil summer evening, with the calm water lapping at the front of the boat. What’s more the light at this time of day lends itself especially well to photographing the wonderful sights along the way.