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Address: Holiday Inn Stratford | Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 269669
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Description: The best 45 minute sightseeing cruise in Stratford upon Avon!! We offer...
The best 45 minute sightseeing cruise in Stratford upon Avon!! We offer excellent sightseeing cruises and we're the only company to have a boat with a licensed bar, wonderful cream teas and a Live commentary by our own on-board guides. Our guides share the history - and the amusing unknown history - of Stratford & Shakespeare during your cruise. We're a family business that operate 365 days a year, river conditions permitting. We can also cater for private parties - birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, schools & coach groups - we do just about everything! Our ghost themed evening cruises are popular with local residents and tourists alike. If you'd like to know more please call or drop us an email.
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A slower pace of life ...

We managed to climb aboard the Bancroft canal boat just as it was about to leave and we were glad we caught it. Its five pounds fifty well spent for an informative and amusing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
andream0402
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
100 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We managed to climb aboard the Bancroft canal boat just as it was about to leave and we were glad we caught it. Its five pounds fifty well spent for an informative and amusing trip down the canal. Our host was fun and gave us a lot of ideas what else to do in Stratford. Its lovely to sail along... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I thought this boat trip was excellent value for money. It lasted around 45 minutes and we were able to enjoy drinks on board at reasonable prices. Romeo, the guide, was informative and had a quirky sense of humour which even made my 15yr old son laugh! I would highly recommend this trip.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was a river cruise with fish and chip lunch. It was a pleasant way to see Stratford from the river, The boat was nice and the windows could be opened so we were not too warm, The commentary as we went along was very interesting. The lunch was nice and hot though some in our party thought it could... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We booked this trip as part of the 'Floating Ghost Walk' We were met by Helen, organiser of the Ghost Walk to give us our tickets and discount vouchers for establishments and attractions in the town. We were then handed over the the boat crew for drinks orders, £2 for cans of soft drinks. There were complimentary baskets of crisps... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My friends and I hired the Rita Ellen boat for a hen party (27 ladies), and really enjoyed our river cruise. The boat was nicely kitted-out, with table decorations, balloons and a lovely cream tea/prosecco backdrop! Fiona did a great job at answering my endless questions before the cruise, and providing a super friendly service on the day - even... More 

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Fiona R, Owner at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi Stephie8 Many thanks for your lovely review. Glad you all enjoyed it - especially after an eventful bike ride!! It was lovely to arrange your cruise and to meet you all on the day. Hope Kate Winslet enjoyed it too :) Hope to see you all again soon. Fiona Rae Director Bancroft Cruisers More 

Northampton, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have enjoyed a fantastic coach trip to Stratford Upon Avon today. We hired a Bancroft Cruiser boat for a river cruise with fish & chips on board. There were 31 of us and nothing was too much trouble. Had a really informative and friendly guide called Andy. Fiona was really friendly too and served everyone with unlimited tea and... More 

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Fiona R, Owner at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi Footsteptours, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was a pleasure work with you and also meet your customers. What a lovely group. But, I have to say that they were lucky to get their fish and chips - the crew usually beat them to it!! I've passed your comments on to the Rita Ellen... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I very much enjoyed my trip out today. Lasted around 45 minutes and cost £5.50 per adult. Tour guide very polite and friendly. Full of lots of local knowledge. We were offered drinks on board, which we did choose to have. 1 glass of wine and a bottle of beer costed £7 for both. It was a lovely way to... More 

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Rugby
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful commentary on the cruise. We had a drink in tea pots and cups and saucers which was very nice. On cruising up the river we were given a friendly explanation about the scenes around, making it a quiz and fun for all. All for 5.50 for 45 minutes plus the teas! Pay on the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

A great time full of humour and a good welcome good food and great value for the money will definitely go again

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

nothing to dislike, the staff are lovely, good little trip happy to see the waterway and enjoy the sun while relaxing on the boat

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