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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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Beautiful tour down the river with champagne and strawberries. Lovely friendly tour guides. Thanks for a memorable experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful tour down the river with champagne and strawberries. Lovely friendly tour guides. Thanks for a memorable experience

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had a lovely time with my family punting in Cambridge. It was much cheaper to rent your own boat £25 for 1 hour rather than having someone to do it for you £18 per adult / £16.50 for concession of 45 minutes. I thoroughly enjoyed the day in Cambridge floating around the colleges. With a guide, you get all... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went on Scudamore's Punt as a family group of 8 in a private punt to celebrate my husbands 70th birthday. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered most of my grandson's many questions. The weather was not good and we had a little rain but umbrellas and blankets were provided. I took a picnic ordered on line before we... More 

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A beautiful day in Cambridge to have a go on the river. Both sons had a single kayak each and we had a canoe. I felt a bit like Ray ,ears canoeing in Canada but without the mountains and trees lol! We saw quite a few baby ducks really close up and they were so cute. Well worth a hours... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great hour or so's punt down the Cam, but just wish our guide (who was Romanian guy called Adam I think) was a bit more chatty and told us some history of buildings etc. We were recovering from a stag do but would have liked the commentary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went on one of Scudamore's punting trips..was very relaxing (despite the odd bit of gentle bumping of other amateur punters) and entertaining (watching others attempting to control punt with a pole!) and informative.The sun was out and it seemed a quintessentially English pastime!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I planned this to visit the city in an original way, to celebrate with my girlfriend our anniversary. It was really nice, especially as I dealt with Cameron, who was really nice and had tons of interesting info to give us. Make sure to ask for him as well!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited Cambridge expecting a nice family punting day Bought online tickets from Scudamore punting company .. Staff at reception was OK ....but no introduction to the punts etc More importantly, the punter boys were extremely errogant and rude to eveyone who was a novice....what a shame They were commenting on pretty much everyone who was slow or struggling as if... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited Cambridge with the intention of having s punting trip. We bought the City Sightseeing bus tour with Guided punt trip included. Our guide, Spencer, gave a very informative talk on the history of Cambridge and its colleges. The wind made the punt very difficult however this was mastered by Spencer. A must for all visitors

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a wonderful young man providing excellent commentary and a very smooth trip along the Cam. Did get a discount by buying the tickets from the Tourist Information Centre.

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