College Back Tours
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Magdalene Bridge Punt Station
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Cambridge UK is famous for being one of the most historic college towns in Europe. When visiting Cambridge, tourists can get a first-class view of the university through Scudamore’s Punting Comapany’s College Backs Tour.
The College Backs are a picturesque strip of the University of Cambridge campus that runs along the River Cam. Several of the University’s major colleges are situated with their rear grounds along the river’s bank, thus earning the name the College “Backs.” On this tour, tourists will get a one-of-a-kind view of King’s College Chapel, the Wren Library, Clare College, and Trinity Hall.
Scudamore’s Punting Company is unique among Cambridge tours in that all tours are conducted by boat. A “punt” is a flat-bottomed boat designed to navigate through shallow rivers. Tour guides double as captain who keeps the punt moving by pushing a pole against the river bed. A punt tour is both a relaxing and romantic way to spend your time in Cambridge. When looking for a way to see the sights, there’s no better way than while floating down Cambridge’s most iconic landmark: the River Cam.
Tours last for forty-five minutes and can be enjoyed on a walk-up basis. For tourists looking learn some Cambridge history while drinking in the city’s most breathtaking sights, Scudamore’s Punting Company’s College Backs Tour is an experience they’re sure to remember.