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Address: Scudamore Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
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+44 1223 359750
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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 founded pleasure punting in Cambridge and have hired boats along the famous College Backs and on the scenic route towards Grantchester village for over 100 years.

As the first company in Cambridge to offer chauffeured tours of the College Backs, our VisitEngland award-winning services include both our boat hire and our College Backs Tour.

Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river - the ideal introduction to the city's inspiring history.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

We went on a sunny January day so there weren't loads of people, we were given a blanket and a hot water bottle and taken on a lovely trip thanks to an informative young man.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a sunny January day so there weren't loads of people, we were given a blanket and a hot water bottle and taken on a lovely trip thanks to an informative young man.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We will recommend this boat excursion. Un January they provide blankets and warm botle. And we enjoied an interesting historic lesson for 17£.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Partner and booked to go. We knew it was cold but the blankets and hot water bottles were a lovely touch. I was lucky to have 3 hot water bottle so was very toasty. Ben was our tour guide and he was very good even tho we could tell he was cold. Very Interesting and beautiful along the river cam.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional company who gave us a good price as we were a party of 7. Very enjoyable even though it was December and a bit chilly as it was sunny and they gave us blankets and hotties. Take some bread for the ducks as they are quite cheeky!

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Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We were provided with hot water bottles and blankets, which were a welcome addition on a very cold morning. Our guide Andre, was excellent. Very informative with a sense of humour. Well worth the money.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a very cold morning at 9:30 AM after we had pre-purchased our voucher online through Scudamore's website. Family voucher for 5; 2 adults and three children (ages 14,13,10) was around £53. We waited for the 10 AM tour. We were lucky that only two other people shared the tour with us at that time. The tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great 45 minute winter ride up and down the river cam with very good guide called Tom giving great info and with good humour. Got tickets on board Cambridge sightseeing bus for 14.75 uk pounds. Well worth it. Great way to see the colleges of the famous uni.

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Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Rugs and (just in case) umbrellas supplied on this gentle punt down the River Cam. Informative guide and beautiful views. I would recommend but in hindsight I would definitely travel facing forward (we were seated and had no choice) and would probably pay extra to have a private punt so my husband and I could have enjoyed together.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Joined 8 others for a quiet punt along the Cam looking at the college grounds and building. Our guide was informative but not over the top. £16.00 a person if booked via the Tourist Information Board. Great way to see and learn about the colleges.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Great mood! Good prices and fast service. We had a nice time and even tried to do punting by ourselves! Thank you guys! Looking forward coming back!

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