From £390 for two

Cambridge Punting and Hotel Experience

Punting and Cambridge go hand in hand. For more than 120 years, visitors have taken to the river to experience our historic city from a uniquely tranquil perspective.

Now's your chance to enjoy the best of Cambridge – by boat, bike and bed. Our Punting and Hotel Experience includes a private boat tour, a night of relaxation in our boutique hotel and a delicious breakfast to fuel your next adventure. Plus, you'll get full use of our Bobbin Bikes and an afternoon tea picnic to savour as you explore.

This Cambridge experience offers time together, a romantic getaway to treat your loved once. Whether you're planning a romantic date, a unique proposal or a day of gentle adventure, you can expect the unforgettable.

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Unlock the city's hidden sights

Your punting experience is more than a boat tour. It's an invitation to discover hidden secrets, captivating stories and fascinating new perspectives.

Shepherded by the serene waters of the River Cam, you'll visit secluded parts of Cambridge University that are inaccessible by foot. It's the city as you've never seen it before: a feast of nature, architecture and discovery.

Throughout the tour, you'll enjoy the services of an experienced private punting chauffeur. They'll handle steering and share their wealth of local knowledge, so you can sit back, relax and immerse yourself in every moment.

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A night of boutique relaxation

As your tour ends, a new experience begins. Saddle up on your Bobbin Bikes and whisk yourselves to the Gonville Hotel for an evening of unbridled indulgence and relaxation.

From here, the night is yours. Reward yourself with a meal in our restaurant. Book a stress-melting wellness experience in our on-site spa. Or simply relax in your boutique room and relish the plump, comfortable bedding and unique décor.

Whatever you decide to do, you'll enjoy relaxed, attentive service from our friendly team. They're here to make your stay feel truly, uncommonly special.


Breakfast and afternoon tea

Choose our Punting and Hotel Experience and you won't just see the best of Cambridge. You'll taste the best of Cambridge too.

On the day of your tour, we'll send you on your way with a lovingly packed afternoon tea. Expect a hand-picked selection of sweet and savoury delights.

Your booking also includes breakfast in The Atrium: our relaxed, contemporary dining space. Poached eggs and freshly brewed coffee, anyone? Divine.

What's included

One night in our boutique Cambridge hotel

Private punting tour with an experienced local guide (taken on your day of choice, the day of arrival or day of departure*)

An afternoon tea picnic with specially selected sweets and savouries

A delicious breakfast in the morning

Full use of our famous Bobbin Bikes to get to and from your punting tour


*Please note the punting company does not operate on Saturdays


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