Boat Trips on the River
Experience Stratford from the River Avon, a cruise is a lovely trip to enhance your tour of Stratford.
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Experience Stratford from the River Avon, a half hour cruise is a lovely trip to enhance your tour of Stratford.
There are regular departures from the Bancroft Gardens next to the theatre. There is a fleet of different boats available, from rowing boats to punts available to hire by the hour. It is also possible to charter extended cruises on a 1898 coal fired steam including buffets, high teas and river picnics make a perfect venue for corporate events. Bar services are provided on board
Bancroft Cruisers run 45 minute sightseeing river cruises and private or corporate charters on the beautiful River Avon in the heart of the Shakespeare Country. Based at Stratford upon Avon we are well equipped to provide you and your friends & family with a perfect walk-on sightseeing, or pre-booked bespoke exclusive river cruise for birthdays, anniversaries, pre-wedding parties or anything that floats your boat!
Bancroft Cruisers also run Ghost Cruises in association with Stratford Town Walks and regular Sundowners Champagne & Canapés evening cruises.
Open all year round river conditions permitting on the licensed and fully accessible Rita Ellen or on the Princess Marina, our traditional sightseeing boat.
School parties and coach trips also welcomed. Reduced rates for pre-booking
Trips depart from the Holiday Inn landing stage.
£5.50 adults £3.50 children Under 5s go free
Countess of Evesham
The Countess of Evesham, nicknamed Stratford's 'Orient Express', is a purpose built 70ft restaurant cruiser. Enjoy a romantic supper along the floodlit banks of the Avon. The Countess enjoys a growing reputation for fine cuisine with a well stocked wine list. Centrally heated the Countess is open throughout the year and offers all the amenities of a top quality restaurant.
Cruising times may be flexible for group bookings
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Events at this venue
Stratford Ghost Cruise
From Sat 21st Dec
An entertaining evening cruise on the beautiful River Avon with ghost stories, magic and mind-reading with the Man in Black or Vincent.
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