Fodor's Expert Review Punting on the Avon
Sit back and enjoy the changing face of the central city from water level, framed by weeping willows, tranquil parks, and ornate bridges. Replicating English punting at Oxford and Cambridge, the skilled drivers even dress up in Edwardian attire. Guided tours leaving from the Antigua Boat Sheds go through the Botanic Gardens, while departures from near Worcester Street Bridge go through the revitalized Avon River Precinct. Tours are offered daily from 9 to 6 in summer and from 10 to 4 the rest of the year. Private 45-minute charters can be arranged.