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Punting Tour in Cambridge provided by Scudamore's Punting Company

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Cambridge is known for its historic attractions, but typical tours can take up a lot of time, especially for those on a brief visit. Discover the city by punt, passing landmarks such as King's College and the Mathematical Bridge. Learn about their history from your guide as you sail in a traditional, flat-bottomed boat. The tour’s convenient duration and regular departure schedule is ideal for those looking to tick off this authentic experience while saving time.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by
    Scudamore's Punting Company
    The Backs
    Mathematical Bridge
    King's College Chapel
    Bridge of Sighs
  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Observe some of the city’s most notable sites, including King’s College Chapel and the Bridge of Sighs
  • Learn about the city’s history and culture from your accredited guide and relax with your own chauffeur 
  • Save time with a convenient tour duration and regular departure times
  • Experience a typically English pastime, with punting a popular leisure activity for over 100 years
What to Expect
Depart from a central Cambridge location along the Cam River, at a time that suits your schedule. Board your vessel and glide along the river, admiring the quintessentially English scenery along the way. Listen as your accredited guide shares insights into the historical landmarks you pass, including King’s College Chapel, the Mathematical Bridge, and the Bridge of Sighs, and relax as you're chauffeured along your journey. Orient yourself in the historic city and enjoy the small group nature of the tour. Should the rain strike, enjoy an authentic English experience by wrapping up in a provided blanket and taking shelter under one of the punt’s umbrellas. At the end of your journey, return to the original point of departure, and continue your exploration of Cambridge with new insight into its history and culture.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cambridge CB2 1RS, UK Quayside, Cambridge CB5 8AB, UK
Duration
45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Sightseeing cruise (shared punting experience)
  • Umbrellas and woollen blankets
  • Hot water bottles (winter time only)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable river conditions. If canceled, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Your ticket is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wheelchair and stroller ramp available at our Mill Lane punt station CB2 1RS
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Karen7 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom595 contributions416 helpful votes
Loved it ! This company seem to dominate punting and have experienced punters and large stable boats. We hired our own boat for £100. Excellent fun
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Julia L wrote a review Oct 2020
Chesterfield, United Kingdom67 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a fabulous punt along the river but beware they “do deals” which means they charge everyone different amounts. We paid £50 for 2 but the couple after paid £60 for 2. It was a great way to explore the river. Not everyone in the boat can hear the person punting. Maybe mics?
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Date of experience: October 2020
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cashpoint1882 wrote a review Oct 2020
Essex, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
My fiancée & I took a tour today our”punter” was Bethany .... we thouroughly enjoyed our trip she made our trip the experience it was being knowledgeable & informative & funny. Would highly recommend .... many thanks to Bethany. Scott & Angela
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Beth wrote a review Oct 2020
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Would highly recommend as a peaceful and relaxing way to see some of Cambridge. We were provided with umbrellas which was a useful touch as we experienced some drizzle! Bethany was fantastic and gave us some interesting facts and funny stories related to our surroundings. She
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Florence wrote a review Oct 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom3 contributions
Super relaxing. Bethany did a great job punting us up and down the beautiful canal. Lots of great facts about Cambridge! Definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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About the operator

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By: Scudamore's Punting Company
GlitterFoxy
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Fabulous Day 🌞
What a lovely Day - our lovely Guide Bethany was Amazing 😊Wonderful first experience of a trip on the river Cam !
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thewho14
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Glad we did it
There are a lot of touts around the area looking to send you to the boats but we didnt find any pressure tactics. A
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GaryM331
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Enjoyable experience
I’m glad we did this as a family . The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and the sights were fantastic. A g
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matt1878kay
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Punting tour
Don't let the price put you off... Speak to one of the reps first... Lovely leisurely trip down the river with a ve
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Passenger812363
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Great fun
Well run organised staff. Very clean. Would recommend. Just watch out for the kids jumping off bridges.
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Jb1470
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Great as always
Great trip down the Cam. Worth the cost and no matter how many times you do it, you will see something or hear a bi
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Kate W
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Thank you Julian
Great to do on a city break and Julian was wonderful. Knowledgeable and lots of stories to tell. Ask for him!!!!
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hhart2018
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Okay ish
Just a note to people that there is 2 different sites for this activity. Make sure you get the right one as there i
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abbo1992
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Excellent day and Safe
The day was wonderful, the staff were polite and the covid measures were perfect. We had one of the larger boats so
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garymF4930LW
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Awful Punts
Out for a nice relaxing birthday activity. The Cam empty as just post lockdown and we took off late on account of t
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charlescR3347DL
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Afternoon on the river
Always great fun however with the backs closed to self hire it was far too busy to be relaxing. Check in was slow
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Emma W
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Fantastic guided tour of The Cam and The Backs!
I was relieved that the self-hire punts were off the water, due to the chilly temperatures, and thrilled to have ha
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Richard-CI
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Great Fun!
Punting on the Cam with Gin and Tonic hampers on the way to our Christmas Lunch - an excellent experience with info
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YubaPrincess
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Informative
The riverboat ride is scenic; it gives a traveller a peek into some of the campuses and pretty gardens in Cambridge
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107alanj
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Give Jake $$
Punter Name: Jake Absolutely amazing tour! Thoroughly enjoyed our guide JAKE. He had the perfect balance of knowle
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Key Details
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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