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Scudamore's Punting Company

Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
+44 1223 359750
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Ranked #6 of 54 activities in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest punting company. We introduced pleasure punting to Cambridge and have hired... more » Owner description: Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest punting company. We introduced pleasure punting to Cambridge and have hired boats along the famous College Backs and on the scenic route towards Grantchester village. We became the first punting company in Cambridge to offer a chauffeured tour of the College Backs. Our VAQAS award-winning College Backs Tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge's inspiring history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river. « less
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went for a lovely punt as a treat with two friends before the summer holiday chaos begins. My friend who lives in Cambridge booked online with Scudamores (great way to save money). We arrived for the punt mid-morning on a week day and were on a boat within five minutes. We shared with some lovely Korean and Chinese tourists. Patrick... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I am traveling with two teenage boys and we really enjoyed the punting trip, it lasts about 45 minutes and you see all the colleges from the back, the punting guide talks non-stop about the history, the buildings, it is a very enjoyable tour. We were 12 in the punt boat, the seats are cushioned, and they even provide blankets... More

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Booked a combined ticket for the open bus tour and punting. Scudamore's were the company used for the punt tour. We found them to be a very professional company who obviously know what they are doing, all the staff were polite and efficient and the tour started at the time they said it would. Our puntsman/ guide was very knowledgable,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Booked their online 90 kayaking option and went along one Friday about 2pm to get our double kayak and enjoy the river. There were no double kayaks available so they said - 'that's our fault, we'll give you two singles instead' Briliant -they were more expensive so we got ourselves a bit of a bargain really. They gave us waterproof... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had previously punted in Cambridge before, but after a pretty long day I was ready to take a "tour". We went to Scudamore's main location and, after bargaining a bit, settled on a private tour for our family of four. Sam, a local, was our punter and guide. He was very nice and was thorough in his description of... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely guide, who had lots of witty anecdotes and interesting facts about Cambridge and the various colleges. It's always a beautiful ride down the river on a punt, would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was my first time going punting and I must say it was worth the money. Although the journey time was quite short it was an amazing experience. Ideal for everybody I would say. Some of the tour guides talk a bit too much so you may want to get your own self hire if you know how to punt.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

v short journey, expensive,long wait for the booking . and long wait again for the appointment. it was not full but they try to fit more poeople in the slot time but nobody join in so waste 40 min wait.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Travelled with 3 early teens so sitting back for a leisurely glide up the river whilst getting a rundown on the glorious buildings and history of Cambridge's colleges and bridges etc. Thanks Lara (punter and guide). Booked at the visitor info centre for a worthwhile discount vs the river price.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What better way to see and be guided around the colleges of Cambridge and so relaxing! Our member of staff was so knowledgable and friendly and had clearly had fantastic customer training! Simply brilliant thank you! 45 mins on a group tour seems like the perfect amount of time and definitely one of our visit highlights!

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