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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

From US$11.45
Highlights
  • 45 minutes or 1-hour sightseeing cruise in York
  • See the historic city of York from a different perspective during the cruise
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower and the York Museum and Gardens
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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York
From US$11.45
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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York
US$11.45
Overview
See the historic city of York from a different perspective during a 45-minute or 1-hour cruise on the Ouse River. Relax during a leisurely sail, accompanied by commentary that details the history and culture of York, and enjoy unobstructed views of landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower and the York Museum and Gardens. Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule.
What to Expect

The York City Cruise is both an entertaining and informative tour of the River Ouse. Escape the city rush and enjoy York from a different perspective whilst our friendly and knowledgeable team guide you leisurely up and downstream. These cruises depart from both of our landing stages; the King’s Staith Landing and the Lendal Bridge Landing.

A York City Cruise enables you to admire the scenery from the comfort of the enclosed saloon or the upper deck. Take home fascinating facts about the incredible history of York and its river from the live commentary delivered by our local skippers. You are more than welcome to treat yourself to a refreshing drink from the bar whilst resting your feet. The cruises sail for either 45 minutes or 1 hour. The duration of the cruise is determined by the weather and demand. When booking your ticket on Viator it will be valid for whatever duration cruise is operated on the day of your visit.

The 1-hour cruise will usually operate a route heading upstream to Clifton Bridge on the northern outskirts of the City and then downstream as far as the Millennium Bridge on the southern outskirts of the City, before returning upstream to the landing stage that you departed from. The 45-minute cruise will operate in the same area as the 1-hour cruise without going quite as far in either direction, passing right through the centre of the walled city of York.

During your cruise, your Captain will keep you entertained with a live, sightseeing commentary. Learn about York’s famous history of flooding and its previous prosperity as an inland port, all while sailing along the very river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to this beautiful city.

York City Cruises can sail on all five vessels in their fleet, each of which has an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

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Reviewed 3 days ago
What a beautiful City !

The River Ouse and its lovely ambience is not so full of history...one could just remain on the river forever and just soak it all up !

Thank pearlygirlont_Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago
Sit back & relax

Great way to take in the sights of York on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Didn't need to wait long for the cruise. I think it ran every 30 mins. Plenty of room on the top deck, just sit back & relax. Good information from the...More

Thank BigChris67
City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and for joining one of our cruises, it certainly is a relaxing way to see some of the sights of York. We hope that you can join us again in the future

Reviewed 6 days ago
York cruise on a summer morning

Loved the York boat cruise this August as we learned about the river Ouse and the deep history of the city (Romans then Vikings!) along with some fun facts to share and tell to friends. Thank you so much Naedine & Stan, Nina and Danny

Thank Naedine H
City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of one of our sightseeing cruises, we really do appreciate you joining one of our sailings

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great informative trip along the Ouse

Really enjoyed our cruise this morning with Keith and Jasmine, Keith was very knowledgeable and had some good stories with a great delivery, including humour and history. Great way to spend a morning, boat was clean and comfortable and although we didn’t partake in any...More

Thank Angela1907
City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for not only taking the time to write a review but for also joining one of our cruises with Keith at the helm (are you sure that it wasn't Dave??) and Jasmine as his crew. We certainly hope that you can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Definitely worth a visit

Easy parking and access, surprisingly close to the City centre. A pleasant day for sitting on the top deck, and a well-informed guide

Thank Joel N
City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your 5 * review of one of our cruises, we are delighted that you enjoyed your sailing with us and hope you can sail with us again

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B6194TOmaryw
9 August 2018|
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Response from alan u | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so as most places are non-smoking these day's.
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Claudia C
6 August 2018|
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Response from Richardmol | Reviewed this property |
Runs approx every hour, unsure of NHS discount as I am only visiting York
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haventabloodyclue
1 July 2018|
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Response from PRSandELT | Reviewed this property |
Possibly on the lower deck, I'm sure the staff would assist in getting it aboard. But the upper deck is only accessible via a ladder. I would suggest contacting the company in advance
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