Punting and bus tours

Punting tours and self-hire

We work with Scudamore’s, a long-established Cambridge boatyard, to provide chauffeured punting tours and self-hire boats (punts, canoes and kayaks) all year round – every day except Christmas Day in fact. Boats are available from 9.00 am until dusk and you’ll find friendly and helpful staff to guide you along the river or to assist you with your self-hire boat.

By booking here, through Samuel Smiley, you’ll enjoy discounted rates as shown in the table below. Use the order form to make your booking in advance of your stay and we’ll make sure your boat is waiting when you arrive. Concessionary rates are available for Seniors (over 60s), students, YHA cardholders, NHS staff, emergency services staff and military personnel. Photo ID will be required for concessions when boarding or collecting the boat. Children under 4 travel free.

Chauffeured punting tours

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Under 16




Self-hire punts, canoes and kayaks – 90 minutes hire period

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City Sightseeing Cambridge Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

The City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect way to explore the historic heart of Cambridge in just one day. Buses depart every 20 minutes and you’ll visit a total of 19 stops, passing by Cambridge’s top tourist attractions. These include historic colleges, heritage sites and retail hubs.  Audio-guides are available in 9 languages, allowing everyone to discover Cambridge’s culture, history and traditions. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Cambridge from the top deck, where you’ll enjoy 360 panoramic views of Cambridge and its surroundings.   Come in to the Sam Smiley shop to book your Cambridge Sightseeing Bus Tour