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Scudamore's Punting Company

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Address: Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 359750
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Description: Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest...
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.
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We went on a guided tour, a good 45 round trip along the river. It gave some wonderful views of the colleges, libraries and other buildings I don't think you'd get otherwise. Some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a guided tour, a good 45 round trip along the river. It gave some wonderful views of the colleges, libraries and other buildings I don't think you'd get otherwise. Some guides seemed better than others, but they all knew a fair bit. All boats had padded seating, blankets and umbrellas if needed. Real good fun and a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Having been to the cheaper independent traders a few times in the city centre with friends, I decided to spend that little bit extra when my family came to visit. The boats are nicer, they have nice blankets and smart guides, but unfortunately compared to the other punt companies on the river these guys were DULL. One of the independent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

First time me or my partner had been punting and we loved it! We came on a busy Sunny Saturday afternoon (7/3/15) had to wait 45 minutes for a punting tour but was so worth it! Had such a relaxing experience in the sunshine being informed by great facts and history by our guide Olly, who was a professional at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You can do it yourselves but risk missing out on so much. We were punted down the river by David who really knew his stuff and who explained so much we would never have learned if we'd punted ourselves. We had a lovely trip, saw the best bits of Cambridge from the bottom of a punt and would highly recommend... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited during a half-term weekend, and it was very busy. We bought discounted tickets for a round trip from the tourist office, bringing the cost down to around £20 for an adult and a student. We went down to the jetty and booked a place on a punt for an hour later, but when we returned it was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We both had a great time. We went as a group and the guide was both informative and very funny !! Kept us amused the whole trip. Would highly recommend this tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

You can choose either a hosted punt with a tour guide who pilots the punt allowing you to relax and watch the scenery go by or hire your own punt to have a go yourself. I would recommend the former option. The pilot was very knowledgeable and friendly a truly great host. The price seemed a little bit steep for... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Scudamores offer a good service . Informative guide , blankets , hot water bottles and umbrellas for that typically british weather . Book on line it's cheaper than booking when your there

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were most pleased with this tour! Lovely gliding on the water while learning interesting facts about Cambridge. The architecture and history are amazing. It a gentle, peaceful way to see the campus. Well worth the time! Though do be sure to bundle up if in the winter!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I know probably you might compare this to venice famous special boat rides. But do not compare. It's completely different. While Venice is like a mystery, discovering history around every corner and staring at a handsome man explaining everything to you, in a sort of warm way, this (while similar in the handsome-ness of the person if you are lucky)... More 

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