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Rutherford's Punting Company

Rutherford's Punting Company


Dates times and availability are shown below. You will receive voucher with a link to choose the tour that suits you best.

Admission 2020 PriceQuantity
Tour For Up To 6 (COVID-19) £60.00
Weekend Tour For Up To 2 (COVID-19) £70.00
Weekend Tour For Up To 4 (COVID-19) £80.00
Weekend Tour For Up To 6 (COVID-19) £90.00
Tour For Up To 2 (COVID-19) £40.00
Tour For Up To 4 (COVID-19) £50.00

Current Event Availability

Tour dates and times are not confirmed until you receive your tour ticket. 

Once you purchase your tour voucher, you will receive an email with a link, directing you to select your chosen date and tour time. We advise that you do this immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are unable to use your tour tickets due to lack of availability, you can get a full refund here  REFUND.


Get ready for some quintessentially British messing about in boats with Rutherford’s Punting Cambridge.

Be entertained with Cambridge’s fascinating history and see the sublime buildings, bridges and gardens that are only visible from the river.

Your chauffeur will take you along the river on a classic shared punt, dressed with cushions and blankets with adapted lumbar supports for comfort.

If you’re looking to experience this unique side of Cambridge, this shared tour is the best option for those on a budget.

During your tour you’ll soak in sublime University Colleges, exclusive bridges, pristine gardens as well as get a sample of some of the local wildlife – predominantly ducks and swans!

Rutherford’s as a 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. They are Cambridge’s newest official punting company and we’re focused entirely on hospitality and your city adventure.

Summer 2020

For 2020 to allow for social distancing shared punting tour tickets now include a complete punt section, an area which comfortably seats up to six people.

Social distancing is maintained from any other customers on the boat through a clear perspex screen, installed to separate the two sections of the punt.

Walk up tickets are no longer available and instead you’ll be booking in for a date and time.

Your guide will be wearing PPE as per the latest guidelines. Tours are temporarily without our usual blankets and lumbar supports so that our boats and cushions are fully cleaned in between each tour.

Important Information

Tickets include a shared 50-minute chauffeured river tour of the famous Cambridge College Backs.

Departure point:

Magdalene Street

Winter Opening Hours (November – February): 10am – 3pm
Summer Opening Hours (March – October): 9.30am – dusk

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional information

Admission 2020

Tour For Up To 2 (COVID-19), Tour For Up To 4 (COVID-19), Tour For Up To 6 (COVID-19), Weekend Tour For Up To 2 (COVID-19), Weekend Tour For Up To 4 (COVID-19), Weekend Tour For Up To 6 (COVID-19)