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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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Very easy to find and convenient for car parking What a lovely leisurely cruise with informative witty commentary. Refreshments available. Recommend you try this for yourself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very relaxing but not much to view en route. The only good thing I can say about it is it got us out of the hordes of visitors and gave our feet a rest. Would not be tempted to do another trip

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very easy to find and convenient for car parking What a lovely leisurely cruise with informative witty commentary. Refreshments available. Recommend you try this for yourself.

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

Hi derekbjohnstone.. How great to hear you had such a good time with us! Thanks so much for taking the time to give some lovely feedback and for recommending us to others. Best Wishes, Lana Guest Relations Manager More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip and thought the guide was excellent. It was very informative, funny in places and we found out a lot of interesting facts! Had a lovely trip and thought it was excellent value for money. We had a leaflet from tourist information that had 50p each off ~ making it just £5 each!

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

Good afternoon CBeck84, Thankyou so much for leaving us a lovely review after your trip with us on the Avon. It's always great to hear feedback, especially when it's as lovely and cheery as yours was! Great news that you managed to grab a voucher from Tourist Info.. Even better value for money :) Best Wishes, Lana Kershaw-Rae Guest Relations... More 

Smethwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A 45 minute cruise on the river Avon: Nothing too spectacular about that you might think, but then you won't have been on board with Bancroft Cruisers before. I made the trip with my wife and two of our friends today, 30th August, and from the minute we boarded to the minute we left we were both informed and entertained... More 

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

Hello Keith C, It was a real pleasure to read your all-round great review of Bancroft Cruisers this morning! We really are so glad that you and your friends enjoyed yourselves so much and that our fabulous crew kept you entertained and informed throughout. It's great to see that you really appreciated the effort that we put in to maintaining... More 

Kiama, Australia
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Information Centre sold us some cheap tickets, cheapest in town. The crew were very welcoming, offering cushions and drinks (not free). The cruise was smooth and slow enough to see all the sites. The first mate had a great knowledge of the town. He was very comical as well. We felt quite safe and were visually and emotionally entertained.... More 

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

Hi there Bruce H! It was so great to read your positive review of your time with us on the river! It's fantastic when we see people from so far afield appreciating the effort we make to provide an entertaining and worthwhile trip along the Avon to our customers. We are very proud of our lovely crew and your comments... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband & 2 children aged 11 & 8 had a great time. Very clean & staff were great. The tour guide was very amusing. Well worth a visit.

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

Hi Tpollen, Great to read your positive feedback about your visit to us. We are so pleased that yourself and your family had such a pleasant time on your cruise and that you were so happy with your trip! Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. All the best, Lana Kershaw-Rae Guest Relations Manager More 

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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Really enjoyed this cruise.Andy the guide kept us fully entertained with various stories relating to the river,the bridges and the theatre.We enjoyed our tea and the chance to see Stratford from the river. Very good value for money at just £5.50 for a good 45 minutes. Everyone seemed to be having a good time.Would thoroughly recommend.

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

Hi there Stephen S, How lovely to hear that you had such a relaxing time with us on the river. It's great to hear that Andy kept you entertained and informed with his commentary (we'll be sure to pass on your comments to the man himself) and that you felt you got your moneys worth :) Thankyou so much for... More 

March,Cambridgeshire
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Left home on a very wet Wednesday for our 3 hour drive to Stratford.weather forecast was bad.,but on arrival the rain stopped and the sun came out.Like other reviewers we had a cream tea on the Rita Ellen.Can only agree with the positive comments.Disabled access and toilet worth a mention unlike some cruises.One and a half hours in Stratford not... More 

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

Hi there, marchwanderer.. Thanks so much for your positive review! We love to hear our customer's feedback and it's always great to see people acknowledging our efforts to make our customers as comfortable as possible. We're also very glad that the sun came out for you! Thanks again, Best wishes, The Bancroft Team More 

Bakewell
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I booked this for me and my boyfriend when we went for a weekend in Stratford. We arrived and were seated on a table with scones, jam and cream and offered tea and coffee! The two men on board were incredibly friendly and Romeo was an exceptional tour guide, this isn't your typical samey tour.. Romeo was very funny and... More 

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

Hi deathstargirl! Thankyou so much for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you and your boyfriend had such a lovely time on your cream tea cruise. Your comments will be passed on to Romeo, who kept you entertained on your trip! We are so glad you chose to visit us on your weekend to Stratford, and that we... More 

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a wonderful trip with this lovely family run river boat cruise. It was a wet and drizzly day but we were made to feel very welcome as was our little dog. Romeo made it interesting with his good knowledge of what we old see along the river,his banter kept the group of golden girls giggling along with us.... More 

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

Hi judith e What a lovely review to read on this rainy day. It is always so great to hear how welcome our crew make our customers feel (including our furry, four-legged ones). We pride ourselves on accommodating all of our customer's needs and we are so glad that you enjoyed your cruise with us so much. We will pass... More 

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