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Prince Bishop River Cruiser

Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AF, England
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Day out

Booked this through groupon and saved a bit compared to normal price, had a lovely day sun was out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davet0191
via mobile
Not impressed.

Booked the cruise and after travelling 50 miles to get there, no sailings that day. Later told by... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
geoffwatson123
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“top deck” (9 reviews)
“boat trip” (7 reviews)
“relaxing hour” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AF, England
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"top deck"
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"boat trip"
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"relaxing hour"
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"informative commentary"
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"cruise takes"
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"enjoyable cruise"
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"evening party"
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"hour cruise"
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"learnt loads"
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"great trip"
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"booked tickets"
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"great hour"
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"excellent tour"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"groupon voucher"
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"per adult"
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"staff were really friendly"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this through groupon and saved a bit compared to normal price, had a lovely day sun was out and a lovely cruise on the top deck very good commentary on the surroundings and can also have a drink while on board

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Booked the cruise and after travelling 50 miles to get there, no sailings that day. Later told by operator that the water was too high. No signs to inform the public? The water Looked fine to me. Certainly the ducks were not having any problems....More

1  Thank geoffwatson123
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Had a briliant day out in Durham with a visit to the cathedral, then afternoon tea and finally finished off by a river cruise. The cruise was great and the boats pilot was very knowledgeable.

1  Thank bvrbert
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We took our 18 month old son down the riverside and he loves a boat, we couldn't resist. We paid 16 quid for the 3 of us as he went free, and it lasted an hour. The boat went one way then the other and...More

1  Thank Wizwilson
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely relaxing cruise along the River Wear on the top deck. The staff were very attentive and the 'captain' gave a running commentary and was a font of knowledge when it came to the historical information, along with some...More

1  Thank Graham F
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had a cruise last night. Lovely evening. Fabulous welcome from warm and friendly staff. Food was great. Would love to do again!

1  Thank MummaS
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Having visited all the attractions and walked along the river, we decided to take a cruise to see it all from a different perspective. We were not disappointed. The seats were comfortable, the commentary funny as well as informative and the views stunning. There is...More

2  Thank 720jackson5
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

People including us , travel from all over the world to heritage sites,such as Durham. The local people have a chance to offer something memorable and inspiring. None of that on this trip.Two scruffy guys, the commentator had interesting info to share, but clearly was...More

7  Thank Joy W
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit to Durham with the kids, finished off with a great cruise down the river. Boat was clean, commentary informative and we got a great deal through Wowcher. Would readily recommend it.

2  Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We did enjoy our trip on the Prince Bishop but it could have been better. We did find it relaxing and it was nice to sit down and see Durham from a different angle. We found the two guys running it to be a little...More

1  Thank Steve H
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