As well as the classic punts along the college 'backs' you can take a river tour out from Jesus Lock towards the countryside.
'Rosie' does regular timetabled trips during the week or bespoke tours. Contact the skipper on email@example.com or call 07706 734763
Short round trips, Cream teas, Fish and chips, Nature tours etc.
It was not well advertised but i happened across a cruise boat called the Riverboat Georgina moored just below Jesus Lock.
Me and my wife went for a sheduled one hour trip which left 12.00 midday and returned at one oclock. We cruised gently past all the college boathouses and watched the rowers practising for races which was great. We enjoyed it so much that the next day there was a 2hour cream tea cruise so we went on that as well and the cream tea was yummy.
On Sunday morning we took a long walk along the river and I was surprised that there are locks on the river. I had never really thought about it before.
The riverbank was so peaceful that morning even though the were many people jogging and walking their dogs
The Mathematical bridge at Queens college is a wonderfully intricate wooden construction over the River Cam.
Gullible tourists are often told that Sir Isaac Newton knocked it up in his spare time. It was constructed in 1649 - when Newton died in 1627 !
It has been rebuilt a couple of time since, the last time being in 1905.
Entry to Queens college varies throughout the year. During winter months it is usually free to enter the college, although in the summer (excluding exam time when there is no entry anyway) it is about One pound 40p.
The river Cam winds way down the length of Cambridge, flowing slowly past colleges, commons, lawns, and copses.
Both banks of river have stunning trees, which makes this river more charming. A long walk by the river bank is must do thing, when you are visiting Cambridge.
It was one my memorable time in Cambridge. The walk starts from Jesus Green and ends at Bridge Street. It is hardly ten minutes walk but walking on wooden narrow path was amazing.
The branches and leaves of trees standing on both sides of bank for years kissing water of river make atmosphere very romantic and unforgettable.
If you start at Magdalene Street, you can walk along the river for quite a distance. The walk is lovely on a sunny day with geese, swans, ducks and moor hens paddling about in the water. Weeping willows and swaths of daffodils are particularly nice in the spring.
We walked along Jesus Green to the lock and found a bench to sit on for our 'midmorning snack'.