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Our Blog gives a broad spectrum of punting related news and historic facts. We could blog about a historic site featured in our tour, this gives you an insight into the kind of historic facts to expect if you join us for a river trip. We may blog about an update or change within our company for example we might write about a new type of tour which we are offering. In the past we have written some news about the punting industry, an example was an update about illegal punting from Garret Hostel lane. You can browse through the list of weekly blogs and click through to any which interest you.

Cambridge river sights are absolutely magnificent. There are seven colleges which each include their own architectural wonders and delights. Combine this with the comfort and luxury of a punting tour, chuck in 8 historic bridges and you have a world-class experience. We decided to make it even better by adding in a world-class picnic to match. It's quite literally a feast of the senses.

Where are the picnics made?

Scholars Punters are great at chauffeuring tours, not so well versed at the delicate art of cooking. We decided to team up with locally-based Le Patissier who are experts at preparing culinary delights.  Like us, Le Patissier is based in the center of Cambridge, they even have outdoor seating overlooking St Johns College. Definitely worth a trip.

How does it work?

All you have to do is choose from any of the punting tours which are available to book on our website. Towards the end of the booking process, you will be offered the option of selecting picnics.

When you arrive for your scheduled punt tip the picnic will be waiting for you. It's really that easy.

There is also an option to buy a gift voucher which includes a picnic. This works in a similar way, accept the recipient of the voucher will select the departure date after the voucher is received by them.

What does it include?

Included in the picnic (per person) is:

1 A soft drink

2 A slice of cake

3 A selection of finger sandwiches

4 A Cream scone with jam

How much does it cost?

You pay the normal price for any of our punt tours, then in addition, you pay a further £12.50 per person. For a lighter snack, you can select less picnics if you wish to share the portions between passengers.

Picnic Punting In Cambridge

July 20th, 2021 Read more
Photo credit Chris Radburn/Fixed Point Media

Valentine’s Day Punting Gift Voucher

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Punting in winter

Punting is considered to be the essential summer activity in Cambridge; sun, fizz, and a tour of the river. But why wait until summer? We deliver high quality punting tours year-round, come winter, spring, summer or autumn.

Punting through the seasons

January 13th, 2021 Read more
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Kings College Cambridge in the snow from the river Cam.

Gift vouchers are now available to book online from Scholars Punting Cambridge. Check out this blog about them.

Punting Experience Gift Voucher from Scholars Punting Cambridge

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Scholars Punting proposal tour Monday July 27 2020. Photo credit Chris Radburn/Fixed Point Media Whether your visiting for a long weekend or just the day, Cambridge offers the perfect blend of rivers, historic buildings, restaurants, and shopping opportunities

A guide to visiting Cambridge

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Punt Boat Punting is the number one thing to do in Cambridge. It’s a traditional and relaxing way to view historic sites. As with every activity, there are a few things which you should know before booking.

4 things you should know before booking punting in Cambridge

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Couple Punting Scholars Punting Proposal Shot, River, Cambridge Tuesday 15 October 2019. Picture by Terry Harris.[/caption] Punting is the use of traditional flat bottom boats to tour around the amazing Cambridge University. Much of the route is only accessible by river, making it all the more exciting.

A guide to Punting in Cambridge

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Cambridge University Punting

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Coronavirus buster punting deal!

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