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Punting in Cambridge

What's Included
  • Experienced guide/chauffeur
  • Umbrellas & blankets
  • Scenic punt
  • Stunning architecture
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  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Group Size Minimum of 8 hens
  • Availability All year round!
  • Equipment Umbrellas, blankets & hot water bottles available
  • Dress Code Casual
  • Meet your guide and step aboard
  • If the weather isn't great you can wrap in the blankets
  • Or enjoy the sun and work on your tan
  • You'll then journey through beautiful Cambridge
  • Pass the historic and stunning architecture
  • You can also add cocktails or champagne
  • Ask our team for more details

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Add more taste with some Champagne or Cocktails on your punt. Ask our team for more details.

There is just something so utterly relaxing about drifting lazily along the beautiful River Cam that makes punting the perfect addition to a Cambridge hen weekend. It's a great tonic for the bride-to-be after weeks of stressful wedding planning and it's certainly a great way to cure any fragile heads from the previous night's cocktail excesses!

During your hour-long session, your designated punt guide/chauffeur will take you on a tour of this charming city. For those of you not entirely sure what a 'punt' is, it's a flat-bottomed boat which you propel by pushing a long pole against the riverbed. It's brilliant fun and a great way to add a touch of elegance to your afternoon.

You'll get the chance to take in the beautiful sights and discover some of Cambridge's more colourful characters. Or, if you prefer, you can skip the talk and just use the trip as a great chance to catch up with all the girls' news in a truly captivating setting.

There are two different routes available: the College Backs and Grantchester. The Backs route is more of a sightseeing affair, with highlights including King's College Chapel, the Wren Library and the Bridge of Sighs. The trip to the rural idyll of Grantchester is more tranquil, winding through woods and meadows, but it depends on what floats ya boat (so to speak).

Each punting boat has a capacity of up to twelve hens and comes equipped with warm blankets and umbrellas to protect you from all weather types. This really is the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life with great friends and fantastic scenery during this most timeless of pastimes.

If you fancy something a little bit extra on your Cambridge hen party, why not try fabulous variations on the norm such as Champagne Punting or our Treasure Hunt Punt? You can even treat yourself to an Afternoon Tea once you've reached dry land! Please speak to a member of our team for more details.

Activity footage may vary depending on location.
"The highlight"

"The punting was the highlight of the weekend. Very enjoyable, great chauffeur and greeter."

Nichola Dempsey | Cambridge
"Even the rain didn't spoil our fun"

"Even the rain didn't spoil our fun on the punts as we were supplied with big umbrellas and blankets. We took our own prosecco (and glasses) and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon."

Cathy Chapman | Cambridge
"Brilliant time"

"Most relaxing hour of the day. Brilliant time had by all."

Rachel Buckle | Cambridge

"Fantastic! Best part of the day."

Shana Gechie | Cambridge
"Lovely experience"

"Very chilled and lovely experience."

Leanne Shergold | Cambridge

"He even sung to us! Brilliant time."

Kirsty Hyland | Cambridge

"The punting was amazing. So much fun."

Hayley Cook | Cambridge
"Best part of the weekend!"

"Had such a good time, best part of the weekend!"

Laura Hill | Cambridge
"Really enjoyable"

"Both our guides made the punting really enjoyable with info and 'gossip' about the various colleges, also the Hen got to try punting for the first time!"

Zoe Black | Cambridge

"Amazing!!! All so helpful, professional, nothing was too much to ask."

Taz Lee | Cambridge

"Had a fabulous weekend! Easy to book and easy for everyone to get online and pay. Everything was done for us! Would definitely book again!"

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