DATE To Be Confirmed
This Tastour is all about traditional and trendy new experiences: visiting Cambridge and 'punting' on the canal is an ol' favourite. What could be better than finishing the day with a West End star performing hilirous songs about wine grapes whilst sipping top end wines during a Wine Muscial?
This is a truly unqiue wine experience!
Cost: Estimated £70, travel and wine musical tasting event, with nibbles included, (punting with a glass of Champagne extra £15)
Cost breakdown= £40 travel, £30 wine tasting musical/nibbles
If this sounds like a good day out to you, please rsvp yes, and when 20 people show interest, I'll make the arrangements. The goal is 32 people to attend.
I'm thinking about making the guided punting trip optional - please let me know if you are interested in the punting when you rsvp. This will cost around £15
What's punting? A punt is a square-ended boat which has a flat bottom with no keel and is usually propelled using a long pole. Punts were developed in Medieval times to provide stable craft which could be used in areas of water too shallow for rowing conventional craft. One such area was the Fens, the marshy flatlands north of Cambridge, where punts were integral to local trades such as eel fishing and reed-cutting, until they died out in the late nineteenth century. Punts were introduced to Cambridge as pleasure craft in Edwardian times. One of the pioneers of punt hire on the River Cam was F. Scudamore, who founded his business in 1910, quickly establishing punting as Cambridge's favourite pastime. Punts today are usually 6 to 7 metres long and 1 to 2 metres wide. They should be propelled by means of a 5 metre long pole, which is also used to steer. - Scudamore