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Address: | Holiday Inn Stratford, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 269669
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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 operateS 365 days a year, river conditions permitting. We can also cater for private parties - birthdays, hen parties, 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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Boxing Day River Cruise

The passengers from my coach went on a 45 minute Boxing Day cruise with Bancroft Cruisers. Not only was it great that they were operating that day, but also that I received... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Normski161
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Norwich, United Kingdom

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The passengers from my coach went on a 45 minute Boxing Day cruise with Bancroft Cruisers. Not only was it great that they were operating that day, but also that I received fantastic feedback from the passengers about the river trip. The boat staff were very helpful and good humoured and the trip was very interesting. The boat was really... More 

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Thank Normski161
CaptainBancroft, Public Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi Norman, First many thanks for booking with us. And thanks for leaving us such a great review. We were so lucky to be able to cruise as the heavens opened over the next few days and the River Avon is now in spate! Hope to see you in 2016...and Happy New Year to you and all. Best wishes, Fiona... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Im definitely no shakespeare but here goes: Twas a sunny day, great to go enjoy a boat ride. The journey was entertaining, history brought alive by our guide. He was funny and friendly, I would have to commend. And for him, the history the beauty surrounding, I would this tour recommend.

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Thank Hemant M
CaptainBancroft, Public Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hello Mr Shakespeare :) Twas a please dear sir and tis a delight to receive a review, Especially one as delightful as yours, And as Sebastian doth say in TWELFTH NIGHT... I can no other answer make but thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks. :) . Fiona Rae Guest Relations Bancroft Cruisers More 

bath
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Booked to scatter ashes in a Sikh ceremony. Can't fault in any way at all. Friendly, great boat, great value, and made a sad occasion as nice as could be. Everything we may have wanted was already thought of and catered for on this lovely clean boat with genuine nice staff. I even gave a tip after I was so... More 

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CaptainBancroft, Public Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Dear Jaz, Thank you so much leaving such a kind message. It was lovely to meet you on Saturday and, despite the wind and rain we'd had on the days leading up to your ceremony, we were very glad that everything went well for you and your family. Please say a BIG thank you to your lovely daughter for handing... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were very glad that we had chosen this company for our trip as there was a choice of about three. The guide gave an excellent running commentary which was both witty and informative. The price was reasonable and I have no hesitation in recommending Bancroft Cruisers. I understand that the other river cruise companies use recorded commentary and I... More 

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CaptainBancroft, Public Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Dear Neil, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review for our sightseeing cruises. It means a lot to us! Like you we feel that a live commentary is more personal than a recorded one. They're all different as our guides tailor them to suit the passengers on the cruise. We hope to see you again in 2016!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Fantastic friendly and fun cruise. Nice to have a cup of coffee on board and an entertaining commentary. The crew were great and very helpful, especially as we had two children and two dogs to deal with. It meant that even on a less than sunny day we were able to have a memorable experience. Teddy the spinone and Twig... More 

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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi John L (and family... and Teddy & Twig) It sounds like you had a really great cruise with us! It was a real pleasure to read your review. We love having dogs onboard so i'm sure the crew were more than happy for Teddy and Twig to join in the fun! Thankyou very much for taking the time to... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Stratford was packed as it was school holidays as well as prime holiday time and queues for boat trips on river long so we had read about the alternative one by the Holiday Inn. Just pass in front of that hotel and see the narrow portion of river. It was a lovely boat with tables and chairs. The commentary was... More 

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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hello there, van035 Thankyou so much for such positive feedback. We'll be sure to give our guides a pat on the back from you, it sounds like you had a really great time! We pride ourselves on being good fun for all of the family and it's fabulous that you got to enjoy some quality time on the river with... More 

Bredbury
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This was good value for money. The cruise was really good with a very animated young man giving an excellent description of where we were passing and what we were seeing. As soon as we got on board we were offered beverages- tea in tea pots, not a paper cup in sight! We really enjoyed our Saturday morning cruise and... More 

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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi Cherokee160! What a lovely review you took the time to leave for us. We are always so glad to hear that our customers enjoyed their experience with us and your complimentary comments will definitely be passed on to our lovely crew.. There are few things better on a saturday morning than a cuppa on the beautiful Avon! Thankyou very... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Great relaxed short river trip, informative and fun. About 50 mins and refreshments available onboard. Board by the Holiday Inn car park about £5.50 per head. Really enjoyed it. Guide was fun and said he came from Transylvania but I didn't see any fangs. Give it a go.

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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi promenade39.. Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed yourself, and it is reassuring to hear that our Transylvanian guide (Romeo) had his fangs hidden away for the duration of the trip; we are constantly having to remind him not to scare the customers with those things! Best... More 

Cumming, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was delightful. Had the Queen's Tea. We had reserved and the boat came in late from previous tour; didn't even know if they were going to show. Weather had been lousy all day and then cleared up. We were the only ones on the cruise and they did it anyway, with just the two of us. Our guide, Romeo,... More 

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1 Thank John B
CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi there, John B.. What lovely feedback. It is always so great to hear such positive things about our lovely crew and we'll be sure to pass on your comments to Romeo himself. It sounds like you had a great trip, and we are so glad.. Thankyou for taking the time to leave us such positive feedback. All the best,... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Went on the 45min cruise from jetty at Holiday Inn. The fellow Andy did a very comical and interesting commentary along the river. He knows stuff you wouldn't hear anywhere else. He made the trip thoroughly enjoyable. Well done Andy keep it up.

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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hello, Greeklovers46... We will be sure to pass on your lovely words to Andy, who prides himself on his comical commentaries! Thankyou for taking the time to give us some feedback :) Best Wishes, Lana Guest Relations Manager More 

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