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Address: | Holiday Inn Stratford, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
Phone Number: +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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Cruise and a cuppa

Last year we had a cruise as part of a coach trip. The coach company organised a cream tea on board. The cruise was lovely, very relaxing and calming. The cream tea however, was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Last year we had a cruise as part of a coach trip. The coach company organised a cream tea on board. The cruise was lovely, very relaxing and calming. The cream tea however, was not good. The tea was hot and plentiful, but the scone was as dry as a bone. Even so, I would still recommend the cruise.

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Burton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great little find... 45 minutes of relaxation, glass of prosecco and a great guide, Romeo, I kid you not. Thank you to the Captain, Romeo our guide and 'eye candy' and the wonderful very friendly Fiona who took our booking and served our prosecco. Thank you again Tracey, Lynn Liz Alison and Katrina

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took a 45 minute cruise and enjoyed the informative and humorous commentary. It was comfortable and relaxing, particularly because it was a beautiful day. This is a fairly basic operation but the staff make it great because they are efficient at what they do and pleasant to deal with.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very entertaining trip, the guide was hilarious and made it a great experience.Saw a Heron on the trip and I found it very relaxing.Would recommend highly

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend spending an hour on the sightseeing boat ride at Stratford upon Avon with Bancroft Cruisers. Small friendly team who gave a great service. Fiona was really helpful with sorting the booking and nothing was too much trouble. Whilst on the cruise the aptly named Romeo gave a funny and informative tour whilst Fiona served drinks. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I contacted Fiona in November 2015 and we had our 2 hour cruise (Afternoon Tea with Prosecco) for 21 people in July 2016. Throughout this time I contacted Fiona numerous times via email to organise the cruise for my sister's hen party. Fiona was so helpful; I told her that I didn't want fish sandwiches with our afternoon tea, told... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids & wife booked us on here as a treat for me on father's day. We had booked cream teas via internet but on arrival we where not offered any sort of refreshments, other guested where. It was ok as boat rides go however you only actually travel 200-300 yards either way from the entrance of the spur down... More 

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

Hi Andy, I've sent you a message. I think you might have been on a boat from another company. We don't have any locks to go through, thank goodness, and we cruise over 2 miles on our 45 minute trips :) Fiona More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A personal touch with excellent customer service, an extremely pleasant experience, which began right from my initial phone inquiry with Bancroft cruises. Fiona was superb, she wonderfully catered for our large group of 15 ladies and took fabulous care and attention of all of us. The boat cruise aboard the lovely Maiden Ellen was fantastic, everybody loved it, we all... More 

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a 1pm cruise and cream tea for Father's day. I spoke to Fiona through Facebook messenger, which is really handy I think :) booking was simple and Fiona was really helpful in answering my many questions. When Fiona arrived to greet everyone, she straight away picked me out, which was lovely :) We had such a lovely time! I... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Lovely 45 minute trip on the river. The guide was very informative, and made us laugh too. I am glad I went, thank you.

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