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Cambridge Chauffeur Punts

Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EL, England
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Enjoyed the views but not the narration

Punting is the most elegant and romantic way to navigate Cambridge’s River Cam. Who could visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pauljer
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Singapore, Singapore
Pleasant afternoon, very experienced "chauffeur"

Our punt chauffeur (that's the correct title apparently!) was very skilled at avoiding the many... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
PaulTheMajor
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Dublin, Ireland
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Enjoy the picturesque River Cam by lying back in a punt (small boat) and letting a driver or “chauffeur” negotiate the meandering waterway while giving a commentary on the passing scenery.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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“thai meal” (4 reviews)
“the river” (24 reviews)
“great guide” (3 reviews)
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Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Punting is the most elegant and romantic way to navigate Cambridge’s River Cam. Who could visit Cambridge trying getting a punting experience? A punt is a traditional square-ended, flat-bottomed boat, usually propelled using a long pole. What’s punting like? It’s a calm, soothing boat ride...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Our punt chauffeur (that's the correct title apparently!) was very skilled at avoiding the many self-punted craft (which bounced from one bank to the other!) and all the while he told us the history of the town and colleges, with humourous stories and anecdotes. We...More

Thank PaulTheMajor
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This company runs punt business. They provide half an hour river tours, and self hire punts. You need to pre-book if you require a private tour. Their chauffeurs are perfect professionals and keep you entertained by narrating stories about river Cam, Cambridge colleges and various...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to see and hear about the history of Cambridge university's colleges. Company is great and easy to deal with. Andre was a great guide. A must do.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Whilst out punting in Cambridge on a busy Saturday afternoon, we accidentally tapped a Cambridge Chauffeur Punt. The employee turned round and used completely inappropriate language to our party to show his displeasure. We were shocked as he could obviously see we had young children...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

So I am a local and have lived in cambridge all my life. When friends and family visit cambridge, I often take them punting. From my experience, Cambridge Chauffeur Punts is by far the best punting service on the river. Last week, I took a...More

Thank mathewdowling
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The punt was handled with great skill by the guide, who also had vast knowledge of the buildings along the route. An enjoyable way to spend a summer afternoon.

Thank Weeley1
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I wasn't too sure about this company but the guy at the bridge was really trying his best to sell me. It was a hot summer day and I thought it wouldn't matter too much anyway since it wasn't my first time. What turned out...More

Thank uscouto
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Punter was not trained properly and could not even punt the boat properly. 'Joy.' When asked which boat to get on, staff was extremely rude at the counter and will not be visiting again. There are better punting services elsewhere in Cambridge.

Thank James D
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience with a Thai meal on the river with friends. All the arrangements were perfect and the meal was very good. The guide was very friendly although ideally I would have liked a little more narrative and history on the trip, although...More

Thank Walesw
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