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Day out in Cambridge: Afternoon boating & West End sytle WINE 'Musical'­

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    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

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  • Kelly

    Hello, sorry for the confusion to some of you. This event was put on the site to test the interest. And was marked date TBC. We are not going to Cambridge on the 19th July - as I will be with the group in Porto. Looks like there is interest, so I will try to put it together soon.

    July 13

    • Lisa

      I would be interested - have had similar days out before in Cambridge but not with wine tasting!

      July 13

  • Jorene L.

    Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for the organizing the event. Please kindly let me know how I should make the payment and I would also like to know what time pack up?

    July 11

  • Joe

    hi Kelly, do you accept Paypal?

    July 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    Punting would be a great experience for me

    March 23, 2014

  • Alicia

    Punting Please!

    January 24, 2012

  • Kathryn

    Depending on when this I would be interested. Sounds a great day out but with the winery tour on 17th don't know whether could do 24th as well. Is 24th confirmed date?

    August 28, 2011

  • Vesna

    Sounds interesting

    August 14, 2011

  • Kelly

    Hi Alicia, Thanks for you comment on the Cambridge day out. The details are to be confirmed, but this meetup usually arranges guided tours and structured days so that you get the most of the experience. (plus a little hanging out too!) We'll be doing a guided punting trip, for sure. Cheers, Kelly

    August 12, 2011

  • Alicia

    Will a guided tour of Cambridge be part of the day, or is it more about just hanging out and enjoying the scenery? Thanks1

    August 10, 2011

  • Tonya

    Sorry I can no longer attend on this date

    April 30, 2011

  • Caryn

    Can't make the date anymore, maybe next time x

    March 15, 2011

  • sunil

    its sounds like a fun day out

    March 14, 2011

  • Kelly

    I'll also be including picnic nibbles for lunch alongside the river, and nibbles during the tasting -all included in this price... yes, I do make this up as I go along - which makes it fun : ) once the interest is there I will cost it up probably and you'll receive the polished invite with all the details.

    March 13, 2011

  • Kelly

    Hi, The date is summer, TBC 16/17th July. However I can't start asking the star/wine shop (where the musical is hosted) until I know there is enough interest, once I know, then we'll book the venue. RE: Cost, not sure... It could go either way. will look into coach cost when the interest is there. Judging on my last coach it will probably be 60 w/o punting.

    March 13, 2011

  • Agnieszka

    Hi Kelly, this sounds really great.
    I have two questions
    to clarify the cost, it's supposed to include the punting but then you say it's optional and will cost about £15, so if one opts in will it make the cost around £75 or if one is to opt out will the cost go down to around£45?...
    secondly: punting is nice only when it's warm so whether I'd opt in would really depend when you plan to organise this trip, can you give us a rough date?

    March 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    such a lovely idea, incl.punting for me, please, of course ;-)

    March 13, 2011

  • James N.

    I like to do interesting things

    March 13, 2011


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