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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Actually, although the river running through Stratford-upon-Avon is very picturesque, there is not a huge about to see from the river. The theatre, the church and some lovely homes……..however it was our tour guide Romeo that made this 45 minute cruise an absolute joy!! A comic genius, Romeo entertained the whole boatload of tourists with his humour, anecdotes and interesting... More

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Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A great cruise on a hot July afternoon. This perfectly complements the bus tours which cover different attractions. The guide was friendly and entertaining and worked hard to ensure all were safe, happy and served with food and hot/cold beverages. The Holiday Inn is the perfect venue for drinks if just missed a boat and waiting for the next cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had a great fun cruise with our guide Romeo. The guy has to gift of the gab and kept a full boat laughing and entertained, as well as informed for the duration of our cruise. Highly recommended if you want to see such highlights as the Stratford public sewerage disposal, or the fenced island.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went on a 45 minute river cruise today, such a great time, perfect weather, great cream tea and to top it all off our tour guide Romeo. Great day out.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Lovely setting, great crew and value for money. Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in the Stratford upon Avon area. The Holiday Inn hotel where the boat sails from is also a great place for drinks afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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