Scholars Punting Company is a small, independently and locally owned punting company which was established in 2007. Operating from the heart of the historic city centre in Cambridge our tours guide you through 800 years of both Cambridge University and Cambridge local history.
We pride ourselves in offering bespoke tailored, private tours which cater to your specific needs and requirements. We also offer luxurious shared tours on our spacious, 12 seater punts. Our Chauffeurs will guide you through 7 of the most prestigious Colleges belonging to Cambridge University along a stretch of the river Cam known as The College Backs, offering you a glimpse into life past and present, at this world famous academic institution.
Licensed by Cambridge City Council, Scholars Punting Company are delighted to employ a number of talented guides from the local area and from further afield. This wealth of experience ensures we can cater to parties from both overseas and our own back garden. We can even offer tours in a number of different languages (Pre-booking may be necessary)! All of our guides are fully qualified and tested on their ability and knowledge, so you can relax and let us do the hard work with peace of mind. All Scholars Punts are equipped with blankets to keep you warm and umbrellas in case the British Summer lives up to its name!
Unique to only a handful of companies operating in Cambridge is our boast that our punts are manufactured in house by our immensely talented carpentry team. This in house manufacturing process enables us to keep pace with modern demand in this ancient pastime,. This ensures our tours offer unrivalled safety and comfort, providing exceptional value for money on shared or private tours of The College Backs of Cambridge University.