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“Brilliant way to see Cambridge!”

Scudamore's Punting Company
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$21.87*
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Punting Tour in Cambridge
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Punting is a must-do in Cambridge, and we were not disappointed with ours. Very reasonably priced concession tickets and the boats are equipped with blankets if the day is a bit chilly like ours was. We were allowed to take food and drink on board, which was lovely whilst hearing anecdotes about the history of the colleges we passed. Great experience, would recommend!

Thank MissJessMac
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Visited Cambridge on May Day Bank Holiday, city is amazing and punting is a must do! But beware, as great as it is the pricing can vary greatly, from offers on the street to the box office. Self punting is the cheapest option, but keep to the right of the river or you could end up taking an early bath?

Our guide was very poor, shared very little info with us and spent most of the trip asking other punters how many trips they had completed! :(

The river was like the M42 on a bad day, with punts all ramin each other during our 45 minute trip.

However, I would recommend that you fit this experience into your visit.

Cambridge is a city of charm, possibly the cleanest place in the UK, as General Melchet said in Black Adder, ' Oxford is a complete dump!' And, has this warm friendly feel about it, apart from the parking charges which resemble your monthly mortgage payment. Head for the park and ride locations and pay just £2.60 per day.

Shopping is excellent with a mixture of both High Street, Designer and local boutiques.

Thank j0hnhill
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Enjoyed punt yesterday but was very busy and a near miss of falling in for my husband!! I would recommend you self hire as having chauffer is 12.00 per head where as the punt is 22.00 per hour for six people. I booked on line paying 28.00 for hour and a half which was enough time for us Although you could hire a punt all day for 90.00 and take a picnic out with you.The views of the back of the colleges are really nice..Good laugh was had by all.

Thank skimadgirl
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Punting is a must in Cambridge. If you are lazy or want to learn more about the history of the colleges, the guided punting tour is just perfect.

Thank BiaRioLondon
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Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

We took a private tour with Charlie and it was fantastic! He was very very knowledgable and funny. Half way through he let us have a go at puntig which was great fun! And I didn't fall in once. Would very highly recommend them.

Thank Violentverb
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