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Lovely boat trip to see the sights

We went on the boat trip tour down the River Avon - seeing the sites of Stratford in a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline B
Wonthaggi, Australia
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Lazing about on the water

Hired a motor boat for just the half hour but really wished we had hired it for an hour. A lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bilston, United Kingdom
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Avon boating is one of England's oldest and largest traditional boating companies, offering boats for hire on one of the finest rivers in the country, the Avon at Stratford. We operate a fleet of classic Edwardian passenger vessels on regular public...more
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Swan's Nest Lane | Swan's Nest Boathosue, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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My husband and I were visiting Stratford-upon-Avon just for an overnight visit and wanted to get a quick history of the area so this cruise seemed ideal. This 40 minute cruise is £6 per adult (they do concessions). You're given a map and an audio...More

Thank JoRob80
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took two trips- one including part of the canal. Both were great as was the digital commentary. Nice well kept boats and very reasonable prices. Relaxing chill out trips. Well worth doing.

Thank bob t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the boat trip tour down the River Avon - seeing the sites of Stratford in a beautiful and relaxing setting. The digital handsets are great - you control the information you listen to. Listen as you go and re-listen if you missed...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a motor boat for just the half hour but really wished we had hired it for an hour. A lovely way of seeing the river and Stratford-upon-Avon

Thank bigbaddaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very leisurely cruise on a calm, warm day and were fascinated by the wildfowl (so many swans!) and the houses with gardens leading down to the river. Very relaxing and easy to access from the waterside close to the RSC theatre. The...More

Thank lilyvictoria59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a lovely summers day, this 40 minute boat trip was just the thing to do. Plenty of water birds to see as we sat and watched the activity on the river. An ample opportunity to take some lovely photographs and just relax. Good price...More

Thank Doreen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

40 minute boat trip on a medium sized boat in which one can sit outside or inside depending on the weather. We were given optional recorded information and the driver also interjected with some interesting facts as we passed down the river. A lovely thing...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the older looking wooden boat cruise that lasts 40 minutes, about the right length. There were rain showers so we took inside seats but I moved out later on and thought it better, the rain was very light. There are telephone style handsets...More

Thank PeterQ008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a boat for a group of 11 as part of the ‘fed and watered’ package which included a lunch at The Bear. The crew were very good and we all enjoyed the 40 minute leisurely ride. If you are visiting and have the...More

Thank scd00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avon Boating offer 40 minute boat rides in one of the most picturesque areas of the Thames based at Stratford upon Avon. During the 40 minute trip there are handsets which give lots of interesting points of information relating to the views and parts of...More

Thank Barry S
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Kenneth W
24 July 2018|
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Response from Avon B | Property representative |
Hi Kenneth, The gondola is by advance booking only, giving you the flexibility to choose the a day and time for you. The charge is £100 for a 40 minute ride with Gondolier. Please note, we only have one Gondolier (it's a... More
1 July 2018|
Response from Tigi_Higgins | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a nearby multi stori and street parking for diabled