Cambridge is named after its river, a clear indication of the central role this waterway has played in the history of this ancient university city. The most famous stretch of the River Cam is known as the College Backs and runs from Queens' College to Magdalene College. Set amongst spacious lawns and intimate gardens are some of Cambridge's most renowned sights, including the Mathematical Bridge, King's College Chapel, the Wren Library and the Bridge of Sighs.
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful stretches of river in England and there is no better way to experience it than from one of the chauffeured punts, with one of the knowledgeable guides providing a tour which combines a historical perspective with insights into university life today.
Scudamore's Punting, Cambridge is open daily throughout the year, except December 25th, from 10:00 until dusk, conditions permitting. Scudamore's Punting, Cambridge regular public tours of the College Backs each day. Because of the popularity of these tours reserving places in advance is recommended.