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Address: Thompson's Lane | La Mimosa Punt Station, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 871 315 2521
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Traditional punting in Cambridge, England. College river tours by...

Traditional punting in Cambridge, England. College river tours by experienced local guides. With a wealth of local knowledge and many years experience of Cambridge punting we can ensure that your trip along the backs is an experience that you will remember forever.Our punt chauffeurs are well trained and experienced. Because punting is for most a seasonal job many chauffeurs work for a summer and have often only been working for a few months by the time they reach the end of their tenure. Wherever possible we use chauffeurs who have been punting on the Cam for several seasons - either students who return for their holidays each year or local residents who work in a more full time capacity.You won't get a robotic recitation of facts. Whilst every river tour covers as much (or as little) of the history as you require, each chauffeur offers their personal take on the history and background information and every tour is unique. You won't get a robotic recitation of facts.

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My friends came to visit this week end and I book tickets with Cambridge river tour. We loved it! People from the office and outside nea the cam were really nice and helpful so I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elisa M

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends came to visit this week end and I book tickets with Cambridge river tour. We loved it! People from the office and outside nea the cam were really nice and helpful so I definitely recommend them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Found this tour when this guys outside Kings College offered us a place on their punting tour. Our tour guide was JJ who was highly informed, knowledgeable and friendly. He was able to answer and questions asked and delivered the tour with clear diction. Highly recommend this tour if you're in Cambridge.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely, gentle punt ride taking approx 45 minutes and taking in the college backs along the river. Our guide and steersman was JJ and he was very friendly and well informed, with amusing anecdotes and University history. The booking was easy and pleasant. Highly recommend this tour.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Scudamore is the best company but a bit more expensive than others. It is located at the end of the main road. You need to ask someone where it is. The next one next door to it is Cambridge punting company. It is a bit smaller company and they give more discount so a bit cheaper. We took a tour... More 

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hello Steve, Thanks for taking the time to write your review and I hope you enjoyed your visit to Cambridge. I'm sorry to hear that your punting experience was disappointing. There are, unfortunately, a number of points that I need to address about your review. First and most importantly - you DID NOT go punting with us. Our punt tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Our Guide was "Matt". I met him the first time as a really friendly person! And he is! They all there have a great humor, and they have the know how in their job! I and the other people in my group found it very interestening and funny. Ahoi!, and best regards from me and the others!

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the glowing review and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your boat trip. However, I am a little confused as all of the photos you have posted are from Canterbury and involve a trip in a rowing boat. I feel it would be disingenuous of us to only point out bad reviews that have been left... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We chose Cambridge River Tour as they offered us an on the spot discount if we were to join their next tour (we paid 12.50 pp) - please note that we went in low season and they wanted to fill their boats. We were squeezed into a boat with 12 people which made taking photos of the spectacular scenery difficult.... More 

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi Travelbloggeruk, I am sorry to hear that you have had a disappointing experience during your time in Cambridge. However, although I think you believe you went punting with us, I am not sure that this is the case as we do not have staff operating on the street handing out business cards and if you look at the contact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We were in Cambridge early and took an early tour and even so the Cam was still full of punts. However, that didn't spoil the tour. We saw Cambridge colleges from a different perspective and the Punter was fun. We enjoyed this particular tour. Be careful though there are several others doing this too.

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Cambridge P, Owner at Cambridge River Tour, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the feedback, we value all feedback. It's good to know when we are getting things right so that we can praise those involved and it's even better to know if there is room for improvement so that we can make sure we raise our standards even further. However I do need to query whether you actually went... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing ride! We managed to get a good price on there and the person cruising us gave us a very detailed tour. Very recommended if you are in Cambridge. The only downer is that it was freezing so make sure you wear warm clothes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely time punting yesterday morning along the Cam. Very relaxing and informative trip. Big thank you to Charlie our punter-guide-person who was very amusing and made the trip engaging. Thanks for a great morning in Cambridge. Shame about your bottle falling in the water though, did you ever get it back?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had a very knowledgeable, friendly and humorous chauffeur which all added to the wonderful afternoon, weather was kind to us and the whole experience was enjoyed by our party - we hired the punt privately for 7 adults - money well spent.

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