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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 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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

on a brisk January Friday afternoon we were taken by our relatives from Colchester on a punt ride. The punt was made so much more amazing by the fabulous commentary of our punter. His knowledge was extensive and well delivered. Thoroughly recommend this experience to one and all.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

On a very crisp winters day it was lovely to see the punts going along with river (complete with blankets for the customers) it was very pretty and what you think of as Cambridge.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a great chauffeur. Even made us hot chocolate as it was so cold! He was very knowledgeable and we all had a wonderful time on the river. A really great way to see Cambridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Before I came to Cambridge I had come across punting on the river Cam and I was luke warm to the idea - however, it really is the best way to see all the beautiful colleges and have a relaxing time. Our punter (is that a term) was very knowledgeable and we got to punt ourselves. We brought bottles of... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a fantastic tour of the main colleges of Cambridge and buildings/bridges along the River. We had a lovely knowledgeable punter. Very comfortable ride. We had a lovely sunny day for our visit but there are blankets and umbrellas in the punt should you have inclement weather.

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