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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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Me, my husband and little child came a few days ago and we loved it. Although I wear the veil I didn't feel like I was getting stared at or anything. Andy's commentary was really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Me, my husband and little child came a few days ago and we loved it. Although I wear the veil I didn't feel like I was getting stared at or anything. Andy's commentary was really amusing and kept us entertained, well worth it for £5 (it's cheaper if u book at the visitors centre) P.s you can't take a pram... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Good cruise of the River Avon, we left from behind the Holiday Inn and went along to river past the theatre and returned back towards the millionaries mansions part of the river, it was a good 45 or so minutes ride, and the hospitality was good. They also served food and drinks on the boat. At the time of writing,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We opted for this boat tour company due to reviews on here, without this we would not have found them as they are tucked away out of the main centre & you would struggle to find it otherwise! We ended up on a very busy tour on a Saturday at 2pm- pretty much all the seats were taken, the staff... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The young chap doing this trip was most entertaining with his commentary. May not be to everyone's taste but he did check with us all first! Lovely peaceful 45 minute trip up the river and back. Good value for money. The boat was set up with small round tables and chairs which was more suited to those wanting to eat... More 

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Rowley Regis, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was such a lovely trip for my moms birthday we even had pots of tea and cream scones.the host was very friendly and looked after us all.he was very knowledgable I would definetly recommend this trip.:)

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We came across this boat trip by accident today and decided to take the trip. There was only us and another couple on board but the young man who was waiter and guide was excellent. He wasted no time in getting us settled down with a glass of wine and proceeded to tell us a few home truths about Stratford... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

WE caught the boat just at the back of our hotel (the Holiday Inn) and we were lucky as it wasn't too busy , so we could have a table to ourselves , we ordered a pot of tea & a pot of coffee , sat back and expected just to sail along for 40/45 minutes, we didn't expect a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Bancroft double booked our charter with afternoon tea and informed us the week we were due to visit of this. Even though we booked in January another booking was made in May which Bancroft decided would take priority over ours and therefore they couldn't help us. I am outraged at the audacity of John (director) and how terribly he handled... More 

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Herefordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Superb trip at a very reasonable price with a good "afternoon tea" of scone, cream, jam and a cuppa. The talk was non_stop....amazing....very informative and highly amusing. A superb way to spend 1.5 hours whilst in Stratford.

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redditch UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went on this trip in the 36 degree heatwave yesterday as a friend of group member. Very, very squashed with chairs and tables much too close together to sit comfortably. Commentary by Romeo very good and informative, particularly as most of the group were locals who already knew quite a lot about Stratford. Had been on a boat trip with... More 

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Additional Information about Bancroft Cruisers

Address: Holiday Inn Stratford | Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 269669
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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