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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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Great Cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
sharon19678
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Leicester, United Kingdom

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great day in Stratford yesterday. The trip on the river was one of two highlights of the day (along with our two visits to the Fourteas cafe). Being late in the season there were only a few customers on board so we had Romeo's undivided attention. His 'official' commentary was excellent; he is obviously very knowledgeable regarding... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This cruise was 45 minutes long, health and safety was excellent and you got the message because humour was added into the mix. There was a good come try telling us the history and relevant facts about the town and the river Avon, this was done in a very pleasant yet light manner. We were on a 70th birthday weekend... More 

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CaptainBancroft, Owner at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Hi Sue, We're glad you all enjoyed your cruise and felt safe!! It's a priority for us as we're cruising on a busy river. We love welcoming guests celebrating a birthday and so happy we made your friend feel special. We were lucky with the weather too! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Stratford upon Avon is a wonderful place for families. We had a day out here with our grandchildren. Plenty of open space to play followed by a picnic and then to round the day off a lovely boat trip on the river Avon. The view from the boat is very picturesque and the guided tour will fill you with knowledge.... More 

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

Dear SATrant, Thank you for your charming review! It's very rewarding when our guests let us know we've helped make their visit to Stratford upon Avon an enjoyable. Stratford's a lovely town to walk around and it's super to see it from the river too. We think our 45 minute cruises are perfect for families with young children as there's... More 

Derbyshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Spent an amusing 40 minutes up and down the river listening to the dulcet tones of a Liverpudlian's take on Shakespeare - very entertaining and informative

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Whitley Bay, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

A short evening cruise from the Crowne Plaza (formerly Holiday Inn) jetty as part of a conference event. In pleasant sunshine we were introduced to the riverside delights of Stratford by our on board host 'Romeo', including the 'millionaire accommodation with private jetties and boathouses. With easy banter and a few local 'pub quiz' questions with a glasses of bubbly... More 

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

Dear NeilAB, Many thanks for your super review. There's nothing nicer after a busy conference day than messing about on the river in the evening sunshine with a glass or two of fizz. We're pleased you enjoyed the riverbank sights and the impromptu quiz questions! It was lovely to meet you all and we hope to see you all again... More 

Derbysbire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We took this river cruise on Saturday at 1pm. Luckily for us there were only 6 passengers aboard, which made for a lovely uncrowded atmosphere. The crew were lovely and made is an entertaining trip along the Avon. The trip lasts about 45 minutes, and its definitely something we would do again when we are in Stratford upon Avon. We've... More 

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