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Address: | Holiday Inn Stratford, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
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+44 1789 269669
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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Best Boat Trip we've ever had!

It was fabulous, New Year's Eve boat trip down the river Avon. Beautiful craft, set out cafe style inside, an array of drinks offered soft drinks, warm drinks, alcoholic drinks... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura C
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fabulous, New Year's Eve boat trip down the river Avon. Beautiful craft, set out cafe style inside, an array of drinks offered soft drinks, warm drinks, alcoholic drinks. Festive mince pies were of course also available... Two adults, two children for under twenty pounds, reasonable for 45 minutes cruise. The captain was very good, we didn't sink. The... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An entertaining way to see this beautiful town. Great stories and refreshments as well. A definite 'must do'.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently went to scatter the ashes of a loved one (21/12/2016). The staff on the boat was amazing, so understanding and had great knowledge of our Sikh Faith in order to help guide us through the whole ceremony. The complimentary Tea and Coffee was much appreciated. Highly recommended should any one need to use.

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Thank 13Suraj
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent narrow boat cruiser with heating in the winter, filter coffees and teas and nice commentary. Not luxurious but welcoming, comfortable and excellent value. Enjoy!

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

My wife Susie and her Sister Jo, wanted to scatter their parents ashes in the River and hired Fiona and her boat ... What a great surprise, at the quality of the boat and the service which was defiantly 10 out of 10. Please look up the company and when you visit Stratford upon Avon.. please pay them a visit,... More 

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Chobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

If you only do one sight seeing trip in Stratford-upon-Avon make sure its this one. As we approached the boat the schedule of the days cruises was on display and beside the 2pm sail it was noted 'with Molly Malone' (our 13 year old Shih-Tzu)...it's that kind of attention to detail from host Fiona that sets this company apart from... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This great value cruise on the River Avon is wonderful and really relaxing too.The guide was really informative and very funny too.Fiona was so lovely,a fantastic host who was very welcoming.They have a licensed bar and they do lovely cream teas which were well presented by Fiona too.Nothing was too much trouble for them.The boat trip lasted for 45 minutes... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

The cruise is very short and takes 10mins to go through a loch, so you don't see a lot, but it is only £5 with concessions!!

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

Dear kathryn L I think this review is for a different company - Canal & River Tours in the Bancroft Basin. We don't go through a lock on our 45 minute river cruises. Kind regards, Bancroft River Cruises More 

Fairlight, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Worth a trip although there's not a great deal to see the staff are funny and friendly they have a licensed bar the commentary was good too so give it a go

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

Hi Fairlight W, Glad you enjoyed the cruise & commentary with us on the beautiful Avon. And pleased you took advantage of the bar! Hope to see you when the weather's warmer. Fiona & The Crew More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The course that you're taken on is beautiful and is really eye opening, the host is catering and the guide was funny while informative. Really peaceful and enjoyable.

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

Dear Callum S Many thanks for your lovely review. The river Avon is beautiful all year round but, in my opinion, especially so in autumn with all the leaves turning a gorgeous shade of gold. There's a lot less river traffic too so that makes our cruise more peaceful :) Hope to see you again in the future! Fiona &... More 

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