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Bancroft Cruisers

Holiday Inn Stratford | Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
+44 1789 269669
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My friends and family surprised me on my hen weekend with a private cruise during the Festival for the fireworks. From the point we were welcomed on board we were treated like VIPs with the crew looking after us all the way - nothing was too much effort and they even took photos throughout the evening, so I have those... More

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What friendly crew, fabulous food & so much special thought into making the occasion really special and a great occasion to remember! Thank you to them for the wonderful evening.

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

Hi Jan, Many thanks for your review! It was great timing that you and friends picked the best night of the year to be cruising with us. Fireworks & illuminated boat parade finished off the evening perfectly. It was good for us too to have such a lovely & funny group after such a busy day! I passed your review... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Their hospitality was fantastic. The trip was the highlight of my birthday celebrations. All children, families and friends had a great time. The route for the cruise seemed as if they had literally 'gone the extra mile.' ... I think they had - and it made it special and leisurely. Thank you so much - I am so glad that... More

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lovely, friendly people who run the cruises, lovely cream tea (possibly home-made scones so very nice!) and leisurely 45 min cruise via a Living Social offer along the Avon with interesting narration along the way. Can't fault it! Have been twice now and will go again as part of a day out in Stratford! Nothing too much trouble and very... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our group of 10 hired the Rita Ellen for a private cruise for a Hen do. We had a three & a half hour cruise, travelling both up and down the river and even through a lock. The tables were decorated with fresh flowers & balloons. We were served with prosecco on arrival along with a very good selection of... More

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

Hi Jackie. Thank for your lovely review. It was super to meet you all and we all enjoyed the cruise too - great fun! It was a great way to end a very busy River Festival day. I've passed your message on to the crew and also to our fantastic caterer. Our crew love it that she always makes too... More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Very good trip with cream tea from living social, we went on Thursday 19/06/14 afternoon at 2.00 clock, the guide was very knowledgable and funny. very good at his job. Would recommend to everyone

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A trip on the Avon river with a ploughmans supper. The guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. After the cruise followed a ghost walk through the town. The guide was called Vincent and he was Fantastic, a very talented actor who brought the stories to life with a great deal of humor thrown in. This was I believe the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Booked Living Social cruise and cream tea for £5. Great value. Really made welcome and cream tea was lovely. Guide explained the points of interest. All in great.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As a disabled wheelchair user it is hard to find a canal trip that takes disabled, but I am glad to say this is the exception, access for the wheelchair via a lift hid under the stairs. Four of us went on this short but enjoyable cruise up and down the river. Staff excellent and informative information about the various... More

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Bebington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were passing through Stratford on an overnighter and were looking for something to do for a few hours. I'd read some reviews on Bancroft Cruises which were very complimentary and I entirely agree. We got on the boat and there were only 4 couples on board, so I thought we'd have to wait for it to fill up. Nope!... More

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