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£29 -- Burscough Barge Cruise for 2 w/Afternoon Tea, Reg £64

Sold out - This deal was published 05 Feb, 2014 and sold out 27 Feb, 2014.
By Faye Armstrong
For £14.50 a head, cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool canal in Burscough and dine on breakfast, afternoon tea or dinner while watching the Lancashire countryside pass you by.

Why we love it

  • For £29, two can enjoy a breakfast, afternoon tea or dinner cruise aboard a canal barge
  • You save 55% on the regular cost, and also get a glass of bubbly -- an exclusive perk for Travelzoo subscribers
  • As you travel through the countryside, you'll pass through historic Lathom and get views of the Peak District

When

Afternoon tea cruise: 12-1:30pm; 2-3:30pm; 4-5:30pm seven days a week until 31 May
Breakfast cruise: 10-11:15am Sat-Sun until 31 May
Dinner Cruise: 6-7:30pm Tues, Thur; until 29 May

Where

MBARK Cruises
Mill Lane Car Park
Mill Lane
Burscough, L40 5TJ
(See Map)
Tel: 01704 896360

What's included

  • A 75-minute breakfast cruise for two... was £64, now £29 (saving 55%)
  • Breakfast comprises a full English breakfast of sausage, bacon, scrambled egg, black pudding, beans, tomato, unlimited tea and coffee, and, exclusively for Travelzoo subscribers, a glass of bucks fizz each
  • A 90-minute afternoon tea cruise for two... was £64, now £29 (saving 55%)
  • Afternoon tea comprises a selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate fudge cake, unlimited tea and coffee, and, exclusively for Travelzoo subscribers, a glass of bubbly each
  • A 90-minute dinner cruise for two... was £64, now £29 (saving 55%)
  • Go on Tuesday, and you will each dine on a curry with rice and naan bread. On Thursday you will have a lamb hotpot with crusty bread and red cabbage. A glass of bubbly each is included on both nights
  • All these experiences are available for one person at £16, saving 50% on the usual £34 cost

The small print

Vouchers are limited and may therefore sell out before the stated expiry date.

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£29   £64
55% off | 362 bought
Travelzoo deal by
MBARK Cruises
87% Enjoyed MBARK Cruises
87% (102 ratings)
Sold out at
23:59 GMT on Feb. 27
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87% Enjoyed MBARK Cruises
(102 ratings)
4.4
Quality of Service
3.8
Quality of Activity
4.2
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

No.

Totally not as described. Not sparkling wine, lemonade I think. no choice of teas in fact serve yourself. Milk in plastic bottle. Just 3 small triangle sandwiches per person. This amounts to 1 1/2 pieces of bread. No assorted cakes, in fact none at all. Cruise was shorter than stated, and we were dropped off to walk around small shops to kil time and save petrol. Couldn't move on boat to get to the tea making. Somebody volunteered to make it via a tea bag. Driver stated nobody ever paid the full price as advertised, so how was this a discount.

26 September 2014 malcolm United Kingdom

Being on the canal

Staff were unsure as to time of departure, Didn't go to Latham on trip as advertised, no cakes or selection of cakes as were advertised, suspected sparkling wine was lemonade, boat was cramped, some of the teacups and plastic, yes plastic!, glasses were dirty and had to be washed by us before being used. Was £70 really the usual price for this trip?

26 September 2014 Margaret United Kingdom

That it was not rushed

The only negative things were, we were kept waiting quite a while, the afternoon tea was a little sparse, we only received 3 sandwiches and the prosecco was Lambrini.

22 September 2014 Jayne United Kingdom

It was all done in a convivial and good humoured atmosphere. We quite enjoyed the trip, but the overall experience was not really what seemed to be offered. Maybe the previous trip's problems impacted on us!

There was some confusion at the previous sailing (overbooked) leading to a delay in departure of our booking. We were at the rear of the boat with no view forwards or back, just sideways. The afternoon tea was three small sandwiches and one scone, no cakes as described in the deal description. 'Assortment of tea' was a 'do it yourself' teabag and a thermos jug of hot water, never gives a good cup of tea! Warm bubbly did nothing to help. Booking problematic, no responce to e-mail and the telephone number quoted on the voucher was unobtainable, managed to sort it via their web page.

18 September 2014 Peter United Kingdom

The most relaxed atmosphere

16 September 2014 Elizabeth United Kingdom

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Mill Lane Car Park, Mill Lane
Burscough, L40 5TJ
Tel: 01704 896360

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