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.
A description of the punting experience
Punt through the famous college Backs of Cambridge and enjoy one of the most beautiful lengths of the river in England, it’s the perfect gift and a great way to see the historic city of Cambridge.
Just sit back and relax and enjoy the views as your professional guide takes you on a punt tour that navigates along this beautiful mile-long stretch of the River Cam, and provides detailed knowledge of the sights as you pass along the famous college backs of Cambridge University.
Here are some links to the Shared tour and the Private tours, which include a description. The voucher is for the same tours as these, only you get a seasonal gift voucher, and the date and time is not yet set.
What is punting
Punting is a traditional method of navigating the shallow chalk stream rivers of England, a punt is a traditional flat bottomed craft that can be moved around the waterways using a long pole pushing along the bed of the river. They have been used to transport supplies, for fishing, eel catching and hunting and it wasn’t until more recent times that punting was adopted as a pastime.
Newcomers can find punting difficult to master so a chauffeured punt tour is a great way to try punting and take in the fantastic views of the backs. Here is a blog on how to punt, click here.
What is a punting gift voucher?
A punting experience gift voucher is simply a way of gifting this fantastic experience to someone be it for a birthday or Christmas present it makes a great gift that can be ordered online. Your voucher will be sent by post in a gift card for you to pass on.
The gift voucher entitles up to 3 people to take a punt tour with a guide on one of our scheduled punting tours, this is the cheaper option currently set at £40. Alternatively, you can book the private tour option for up to 6 people which costs £125.
Where can I get a punting gift voucher?
A punting experience gift voucher can be ordered online via our website at Scholars Punting Cambridge just select the Punting experience tab on the menu fill in the form and once your payment has been verified you will receive an email confirming the purchase. Your voucher will arrive in the post a few days later so please allow a few days from purchasing the punting voucher before you plan to make your gift.
Advantages of a punting gift voucher
A punting experience gift voucher will ensure that you can book a place on one of our tours ahead of schedule as at busy times and peak season there can be a long wait for people who book on the day. The punting experience voucher guarantees that your loved one or friend will get to enjoy the experience that you have planned. Prices on the day can also be expensive as there are many companies selling tickets in the street so you can avoid being hassled by street sellers and get a great price by ordering directly online at Scholars punting Cambridge.
When can the voucher be used?
The voucher can be used all year for a shared tour on one of our guided punt tours that run on the hour and half-hourly throughout the day from January to December. Punting is a great experience suitable for all ages in any season but wrap up warm in winter and check the weather forecast as you will need suitable attire on rainy days.
In winter months we do operate on reduced hours as the daylight allows and if weather is extreme we will offer to change or move your Punting experience booking. If restrictions due to Covid prevent us from operating you will also have the option to reschedule or cancel your punting experience voucher and receive a full refund.
What you will receive
You will receive an email confirmation of your voucher purchase and a few days later you will receive a printed voucher from Scholars punting Cambridge in a gift card ready to be sent to your loved one.