Heritage Bedford “Cruise Plus” Day Tours

Discover little-known gems on a day tour to Bedford! On the banks of the beautiful River Great Ouse, just over an hour from London, Oxford and Cambridge, the historic market town of Bedford has a treasure chest of delights.

The John Bunyan boat team has teamed up with arts, leisure and cultural providers in Heritage Bedford to run “Cruise Plus” Day Tours on Tuesdays to Saturdays  from April to October for groups of 30-50 people.



There are five half-day and five day tours to choose from according to the interests of your group.

Cruise At the heart of every tour is a relaxing 90-minute lunchtime cruise through the heart of the town on the new John Bunyan all-weather trip boat, with a fully licensed bar, galley café and catering service.

Plus Add your choice of morning and/or afternoon visits to one or more of Bedford’s star heritage attractions, all within 10 minutes easy walk of each other, the town centre and the riverside gardens:

  • John Bunyan Museum and Bunyan Meeting reveal the life of the author of The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • The Higgins Bedford offers superbly displayed local collections of art and design and local history
  • Town Trail highlights key people and places in Bedford’s 1000-year story, including Castle Mound
  • Panacea Museum tells the story of a unique 20th century religious community.

Plus A range of shops and markets, cafes and bars, winding back streets and riverside gardens to stroll.

Booking is simple: one sales point, one all-inclusive price per person in groups of 30-50 people.  All tours are wheelchair accessible. Price per person £20, £25 or £30 depending on length of tour.

Heritage Bedford “Cruise Plus” Day Tours are managed by the John Bunyan boat company.

Contact: Katrina Allen 0330 1239 511 charters@johnbunyanboat.org  www.johnbunyanboat.org