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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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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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 cruises are popular with local residents and tourists alike.

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Amazing Trip to end a terrific weekend in Stratford

My friend and I were on the 12 noon sailing on the Bancroft Avon Cruise from the Crown Plaza Hotel jetty on Sunday 19th March and what an amazing way to spend an hour. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Berkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I were on the 12 noon sailing on the Bancroft Avon Cruise from the Crown Plaza Hotel jetty on Sunday 19th March and what an amazing way to spend an hour. The Maitre'd (Sorry I cant remember your name) was very attentive and provided excellent customer service. Romeo (yes we know its Stratford) was an excellent tour... More 

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1 Thank TandGBerkshire
yorkshire england
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a day trip to stratford and were dropped off at the leisure center. Walking past ,we saw a board advertising a cruise on the river. Really glad we made that instant decision to give it a go. It was a really good and informative experience,,also a good laugh with the guide. Would recommend it.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Stratford upon Avon for a girls weekend, and spent our Sunday afternoon on this lovely river boat. The experience was great,very informative with an excellent guide who was entertaining and welcoming. It was a lovely and relaxed , and a great way to spend an afternoon and learn some very interesting facts about Stratford. I would defiantly... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very reasonable priced river trip with great banter with the guide named Romeo yes Romeo from transylvania speaks excellent english very knowledgeable of the river and a lovely bloke. a 45 minute trip down the river past most of stratfords sights you can have a hot or cold or alcholic drink on board.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had arranged this riverboat cruise for my girlfriend as a late valentines gift, having booked and confirmed all the details (I booked for the cream team with prosecco, very well priced might I add). I realised that my hotel was rather far away and because of the alcohol would need to get a taxi. The taxi was around £16... More 

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Swavesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spending the day in Stratford so decided to take a ride on the river. Booked up in the tourist information office and presented ourselves at the waters edge in time to join the tour. We were welcomed on board and settled down at a table were drinks and snacks were offered. (Fresh filter coffee and a pot of tea). Our... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

A very professional and well organised company. Booked for a party of 12, 6 adults and 6 children for my husband's 65th birthday. Received a phone call from Fiona the day before explaining that river levels were high due to the amount of rain we had experienced and that the cruise may not take place. Contacted again later the same... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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Fiona R, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Dear Laura C, you made us smile! ''The captain was very good, we didn't sink'' I'm so pleased to hear that! We're very happy you and family enjoyed your cruise on New Year's Eve. It's a lovely time to be out on the river - even if it's a bit chilly outside you'll be nice a warm aboard The Rita... More 

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 29 December 2016

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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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
Fiona R, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this review

Dear 13Suraj, It was an honour to meet you all and we're please to know that we helped you make nice memories on a difficult day. Many thanks for taking the time to send us a lovely review. Take care. Fiona More 

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