River Cruises

  • Enjoy a Lovely Cruise on one of Our Edwardian Launches...
  • Trips Run From The Bancroft Gardens and Our Boathouse...
  • Our Boats are electric to ensure a Beautifully quiet Cruise...

Special Packages

  • Enjoy a Cruise along the River followed by a Meal at the The Bear or Le Bistrot Pierre on Swan's Nest Lane...
  • Fancy Something more exotic, try and cruise and a Meal at the Thai Boathouse...
  • Bringing a School Trip? Combine a Cruise on the River with a Visit to the Butterfly Farm...

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Book tickets for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Properties at the same time as booking your Boating… Book any Combination of Houses and a River Cruise or Rowing Boat Hire…

Avon Boating are delighted to be a partner with the Iconic Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. You can book your tickets for the Birthplace trust online with Avon Boating and tailor a package including a river cruise or rowing boat for your day out in Stratford upon Avon. Once booked you will receive a confirmaion form to take along to any of the properties and gain a single entry.

If you have already bought your tickets to the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust Properties, don't worry.  Present your ticket at our Boathouse, Avon Pier ticket office or aboard one of our passenger boats, we will give you a discount off your river cruise or rowing boat hire…

No visit to Stratford is complete without doing a few things 1. Boating on the River Avon 2. Seeing a performance at the RSC and 3. Visiting the Shakespeare Houses. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust manages these houses and has preserved them for you to enjoy. The properties include Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Halls Croft, Nash House/New Place and Mary Arden’s House, visits to which can be booked with Avon Boating…

At the heart of all things ‘Shakespeare’, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust hold the world’s largest Shakespeare-related museum and archives open to the public. The Shakespeare Centre Library and Archives also house the Royal Shakespeare Company’s archive and the records for the town of Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding area.

Please note that Mary Arden's House will be closed to visitors from the 3rd November to the 15th March 2015.  However, this year, Nash House/New Place will also be closing on the 3rd November for restoration and reinterpretation.  This is estimated to last until Spring 2016, but in its place, Harvard House will be opening to the public.  Once the home of John Havard, founder of Havard University in the US, this house is usually not open to the public and so will offer a unique experience to visitors.

For further information on the new place project please follow the link below.

 

New Place Project.  Birthplace Trust information page to the New Place Project.

 

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