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Scudamore's Punting Company
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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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We brought tickets from the visitor centre which were cheaper. We arrived to book our slot the girl at the kiosk said the slot would be at 2.55 but it was gone 3 so she got the wrong time then on the ticket they only put 1 person. It seemed rather unorganised. The punting it self was enjoyable but could not really hear what the guide was saying.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank sarah M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Cambridge and the punting experience was so much fun - a beautiful day makes it even better!! Our punting driver (not sure what they are officially called) was David. He was very nice and happy to answer questions. We had 4 kids with us who really enjoyed it as well. It was safe and very relaxing. You can bring food and drink and the Pimm's boat that floated by was an added treat. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent is that the cost is pretty high and it is only 45 minutes - we wished it was a bit longer.

Visited May 2014
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Eastwood, notts, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Brilliant guide”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We loved the trip and the guide was really good. We then did a self hire it was really good fun and we can't wait to do it again!

Visited May 2014
Thank Claire P
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great river trip”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Went along with a hen group and it turned out we arrived at the wrong base - this didn't phase Scudamore and they quickly sorted out some chaps to punt our group along with cold Champagne. We had such a fun time, the guides told us about the buildings we passed and were great sports during the 'hen dares'. Some of us had a go at the punting and its hard work! Its a lovely way to see Cambridge.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 588 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

There is not much to do during my day-trip in Cambridge on May 9, 2014 (college buildings were closed to the public due to students' examinations) so I walked towards the River Cam. What a beautiful sight!

Bikers, joggers, walkers, and tourists were all sharing the beautiful River Cam. Most tourists like me opted to ride the boat/punt. For 60 minutes and 16 English pounds (fee for the punting), I was able to learn about the history of the colleges and see the back areas of Cambridge colleges.

Tom, our Punt Guide/Navigator is very knowledgeable about Cambridge, telling us the history of the various colleges, their famous graduates, and funny pranks that some students did. Thanks for a wonderful experience in the River Cam!

Visited May 2014
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