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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 had an enjoyable punting tour and thought it was worth the money. Especially as you got to learn a lot about the history of each college and got to see the back of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Northampton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We had an enjoyable punting tour and thought it was worth the money. Especially as you got to learn a lot about the history of each college and got to see the back of the colleges. It was a picturesque tour.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best ways to see the city is by punt. Scudamore's punts have been on the river for years and supply a service second to none. THEY CAN BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE AT A CHEAPER PRICE SO IT'S WORTH DOING.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We arrived in Cambridge in the morning and decided to book our punting trip with Scudamores Punting Company (SPC) for a noon trip, giving us time to get breakfast and walk the city before our trip. Our friendly sales rep told us our shared group tour can be booked for a fairly steep £36.00 and remain an open ticket so... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was expensive, but something that had to be done - punting on the River Cam. It was a cold morning, but we were warmly dressed and there were blankets in the punt. As it was early, the river was fairly quiet and the punter told us all about the various colleges along the banks of the river. Very enjoyable,... More 

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Plymouth
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went on the punts twice - the first time we opted for a tour, which was shared with other customers and the 'punter' was able to give us lots of historical and anecdotal information as we went along. We were vastly impressed when the 'punter' was asked to give the information in Chinese, and he did! We were brave... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

we were punted around by Olly from Scudamores and spent a lovely restful afternoon on the river. Olly told us facts about Cambridge and the colleges we passed, adding his own littles stories of interest. He was interested in where we came from too. Although the river was quite busy with ' amateur' punters he seemed to negotiate them easily... More 

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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Excellent day on the river and around CAMBRIDGE. Blessed with sunshine we enjoyed the punt tour and atmosphere of this historic city.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My daughter, 87 year old mother and I embarked our punting boat for a leisurely ride down the Cam river. The punter/guide was warm and informative. The tour took about 1.5 hrs and was included in the hop-on-off bus tour that we also took. We had a great day!

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Newcastle, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great! We've been to Cambridge 4 or 5 times but hadn't been punting. It was fab! Our 'punter' was really knowledgable and funny and the kids loved it - would definitely do it again :)

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London, United Kingdom
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

i have done this tour with the same company atleast 3-4 times now. Everytime, the guides have been very friendly, knowledgeable,and they share very interesting stories. A nice way to enjoy in Cambridge, especially on a sunny afternoon. Relax, listen to the stories, enjoy the wit and humour, and soak in history.

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