Cambridge Punting Tours - Scudamore's Punting Cambridge

Private Cambridge Punt Tours

Private Cambridge Tours

"The time has come," the Walrus said,

      To talk of many things:

Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —

      Of cabbages — and kings —"


From The Walrus and Carpenter (Lewis Carroll)


Our 45-minute private College Backs punt tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge’s long and eventful history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre of learning whilst enjoying breath-taking views from the river.

No one showcases Cambridge like us. Each season we select and train a group of river tour guides who have a passion for history and a talent for sharing it with our customers. From the gothic splendour of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library, your guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing. 

Providing a more personalised experience, a private tour offers you the exclusivity of your own traditional punt, reserved for your preferred time. With the punt chauffeur all yours, you can decide how much of the commentary you wish to hear and ask as many questions as you like. 

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1. Select size of group:

Up to 4 people

Up to 6 people

Up to 9 people

10 + people

Private chauffeured punt tour of Cambridge for up to 4 people.


- See the Mathematical Bridge
- Pass by the world famous King's College Chapel
- Marvel at Clare College Gardens
- Admire the Wren Library
- Punt under the Bridge of Sighs

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COVID-19 Safety  

Getting here  

2. Select pricing:

On weekdays enjoy the river at its quietest. At weekends don't miss your chance to go punting and book yourself a guaranteed entry.

Standard Weekend Quantity
Kiosk £150.00 per boat Online £120.00 per boat Kiosk £150.00 per boat Online £150.00 per boat

Have a question?

What if I have a group of more than 9 people?

If you're looking to book for more than 9 people or you're more than two households please call our Bookings Team directly on 01223 359750.

What is the start and endpoint of the tour?

You can choose between our two departure points when you book: Mill Lane or Quayside. Your tour will finish at the same place you started from. The start point of your tour will be stated on the booking confirmation.

What if the weather changes on the day?

All of our tours are going as normal unless the river conditions are dangerous and we have to stop operating. We recommend bringing an umbrella in case the weather changes. Due to safety reasons, we're currently not providing our standard umbrellas and blankets.

Can I move or make changes to my booking?

Any changes to a booking can be made up to 48 hours in advance. If you have any queries regarding your booking please get in touch with our Bookings Team directly on 01223 359750.

How many people can each boat hold?

To observe social distancing we've limited our punts to 9 people each. If you're looking to have a group larger than 9 please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 359750 or at

Any other questions?

Phone: 01223 359750

3rd March update: Following the latest government announcement we're working towards the reopening of our Grantchester self-hire boats and Chauffeured Tours. Precise dates to follow within the next week. Booking for future dates is still available.

If you have any questions contact us at or on Facebook Messenger.

Email or Call Us: 01223 359750