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 a medieval market town to a world-class centre of learning whilst enjoying breath-taking views from the river.

No one showcases Cambridge like us. Each season we handpick 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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Private College Backs Punt Tour

45-minute private chauffeured punt tour of Cambridge.


- See the Mathematical Bridge
- Pass by the world famous King's College Chapel
- Admire the Wren Library
- Punt under the Bridge of Sighs
- Go under the “Cam Bridge” at Magdalene College

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

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Have a question?

How many people can each boat hold?

Chauffeured Tours can either hold up to 12 passengers and up to 4 households/support bubbles with the benches full. Or up to 8 passengers and households with a gap in the middle of each bench. Online bookings can be made for 1 boat maximum. If you're looking to book more than 12 people please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 359750 or at

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.

Can I move or reschedule my booking?

Yes, just follow the link in your email booking confirmation. You can easily rearrange your trip without paying an exchange fee up to 1 hour before departure. You’ll only pay the difference in ticket price, where applicable.

Can I make changes to the number of guests?

You're able to amend guest numbers up to 48 hours in advance. To do so please get in touch with our Bookings Team on 01223 359750 or at

What if the weather changes on the day?

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

Can I punt with members from a different household?

Yes. You can either punt with 2 households where the first household must be no more than 6 people and the second one no more than 4 or you can have up to 4 households while observing the rule of 6.

Any other questions?

If you have any other queries or special requests please do get in touch.
Phone: 01223 359750

Email or Call Us: 01223 359750