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Scudamore's Punting Company

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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About Scudamore's Punting Company
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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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.
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Sandra S wrote a review 19 Oct
Cambridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
For a better price Book your activity online and in advance, look out for peak and off peak different rates. If you book in the kiosk on the day they will charge you a lot more per person and if you have a company discount check out properly if they apply the discount. You can always book online the activity on your phone next to the kiosk is much cheaper. Apart from that, kayaking was so nice and Grantchester is beautiful.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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sophie G wrote a review 14 Oct
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I booked Scudamore's as part of a company late summer event (Sept 2021). We undertook the 1hr "Treasure Hunt Challenge". Well organised from the booking process through to the event on the day. We were met by an events organiser who explained the Treasure hunt quiz and directed our groups to the punts. The tour guides were excellent- informative but without giving away all the answers to the challenge! At the end the challenge totals were counted and winner announced. I would highly recommend the punt challenge for Corporate parties or social alike.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Gill S wrote a review Sep 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulous trip with our wonderful punter, Bethany. Great stories as well as expert handling of the punt and avoiding novices. It would be a crime to visit Cambridge and miss out on punt tour. Such a different perspective from walking around the city.
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Simran S wrote a review Sep 2021
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Bethany was a wonderful guide ! She was very informative and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour ! Would highly recommend !
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Loopsong wrote a review Sep 2021
Cambridge, United Kingdom69 contributions33 helpful votes
Punting is one of the best things to do in Cambridge - there's nothing like floating down the river enjoying the peace and the beautiful scenery. We live in Cambridge and always self-punt which is fun and not that hard to master. We always choose Scudamore's and trust them but whoever you go with this is unfortunately a very expensive activity - hence the 4 stars. If it were less pricey we'd probably go more often than we currently do (no more than once a year!).
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