1. Punt down the river
What is it? Cambridge’s most famous pastime (apart from reading loads of books) and one of the best ways to see the city. The good news is you don’t even need to work your own arm muscles.
Why go? To get within sniffing distance of Cambridge and not go punting is like going to Pisa and not seeing the leaning tower. The brave and the skilled do the stick-bit themselves, but if you’re a first-timer, book a gondolier-like guide to navigate the River Cam for you.