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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 2013
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A cruise up and down the Avon on a lovely little boat but the tour guide was clearly having a grumpy day and his opening gambit was, "I've got to stand at the front and look for rowing boats and I'm sure you can hear the cynical tone in my voice". No welcome aboard, lovely to have you, etc etc.... More

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Fiona R, Director of Sales at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hello Joy. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your cruise. If you read our other reviews you'll see we normally make people happy! Our crew did have a particularly trying day as new rules have been implemented and it's taking a bit of time for some to adjust! If you'd like to come again send me an email from our website... More

Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

On our last three occasions visiting Stratford we have always hired a couple of the self drive motor boats, yet dared to try the 45 mins Bancroft Cruise this time. Soooo pleased we did... It was great. The boat was very clean, nicely fitted out with tables of 2 or 4 with free moving chairs at a good height affording... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What a happy crew, it makes such the difference when it's obvious staff enjoy doing their job. An extra bonus was seeing the three swans eggs in the nest situated close by, parents so tame they were not at all bothered by passers by.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Thank you so much Bancroft Cruisers, I really enjoyed the cruise- it is truly the best cruiser in Stratford upon/on Avon! I went just after the museums closed. I went there and asked in the office,to the left, and a very nice man told me that the cruises might be finished for today,but if i asked when the cruise comes... More

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

Hi Ven N, Thank you from all of us at Bancroft Cruisers for such a wonderful review! And thank you for taking time to write so much about us. It's always lovely to hear that we've looked after our guests and made their cruise enjoyable and relaxing. We're very proud of our boat, the Rita Ellen, and of our crew... More

Port Elizabeth
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A very pleasant tour with much laughter and informative dialogue. Toby and Andy could not have been more hospitable or kind! Will definately go again.

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Fiona R, Director of Sales at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Mrs Plumb, I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for taking the time to post your review! Not quite Port Elizabeth weather so I hope the heating on the boat had taken the edge off the cold air on the river. Young Andy & boat master Toby are our dream team - and I'm so pleased they looked after you... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Good 45 minute trip in a nice boat, you see shakespere's theatre from the water, then back to start and up the river the other way. Good comentary, funny, informative and interesting

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west midlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

we were running late and the owner managed to kindly fit us in an hour late,great trip,love the scones and tea,lovely start to our 3 days in stratford,,i even managed to feeda scone to one of the swans,,,amazing and well worth it,most enjoyable.

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Fiona R, Director of Sales at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Good morning, We're very glad you enjoyed your trip and thank you for taking the time to write your review. I think the swans enjoyed entertaining you too! I'll pass your message on to the crew and to the local bakery, Blueberry Hill, who bake our lovely scones. Hope to see you again soon. Fiona Rae Bancroft Cruisers 01789 269669 More

Birmingham
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

A great way to spend 3/4 of an hour with very friendly and helpful staff, the trip from the wharf by the Holiday inn goes both up and down river & the guide gives an interesting insight into the history of stratford, very enjoyable way to see Stratford.

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Kent
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a 45 minute trip from a jetty close to the Holiday Inn. There are a number of companies available but in my experience, this is the best one.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

2people - 45mins afternoon river cruise Boat pick up point is right by Holiday Inn - accessed via edge of hotel grounds - signed once you get near. Use this small business, family run, and you will not only see up and down river, view things inside and on the outskirts of town but you will actually get a "proper... More

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