Small group Private River Cruise

Enjoy a cruise aboard one of our traditional Edwardian passenger launches. Cruise downstream past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church (the site of Shakespeare’s tomb) and upstream passing under the 15th Century Clopton Bridge. Once through the bridge, the scenery changes as we discover peaceful river-banks and meadows with glimpses of large secluded houses and beautiful river-side gardens.




  • We are pleased to offer a Private 45 Minute cruise for a group to a maximum of 12 aboard our historic Edwardian vessel ‘LILY’ and later in the season ‘SWAN OF AVON’
  • The cruise will follow the same route as our popular public sightseeing tour on which you will enjoy stunning and unique views of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church as well as experiencing the tranquillity of the countryside, which the river Avon passes through as it winds its way towards Alveston. This is one of the most naturally beautiful and un-spoilt stretches of navigable river anywhere in the UK.
  • You will have the entire boat to yourselves, with one driver provided
  • This experience must be booked in advance.


  • £100 for up to 6 People  
  • £150 for 7-12 People
  • (Children of all ages count as a passenger under our licencing conditions)