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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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    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 yesterday via mobile

    Visited with my wife, and two boys, aged 13 and 7. Even though the weather was poor the trip was enjoyed by all. Kris, the captain and commentator was very informative and amusing. The onboard drinks were very reasonably priced.

    Thank chrisdV9857MD
    City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for joining us on a very wet day with your family and for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it and that Kris's commentary helped brighten the day even for a short while

    Reviewed yesterday

    It was a very informative cruise/tour with touches of humour. If you like taking photos. I recommend not sitting in the middle.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 606javiert
    City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for taking the time to not only sail on one of our sightseeing cruises and for taking the time to type a review, we do appreciate it and hope that you managed to get some great photos

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Relaxing, informative and a treat after being "all museumed out". My daughter and I really enjoyed our river cruise with Laurie as our Skipper and guide and crewman Josh. Would have 5 stars but the time it takes has reduced since last year, which was...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Margaret N
    City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for taking the time to sail with us and for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate your comments. Regarding the shorter cruise, we run 45 minute sailings later in the day from around 3pm, however, if it was Tuesday...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    A reasonably priced excursion that met our requirements for a short river cruise. The boat easy to access and the crew very helpful. A real live commentary given by the Capt was better than a recording. Really enjoyed the information given about York and the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Peter C
    City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Many thanks for your kind words and rating, we do appreciate you sailing with us and we also think that a live commentary is much better than a recorded commentary

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We booked the river cruise upon noticing it as we walked around York,all of the family enjoying the tour up an down the river taking in the information giving to us by the speaker system.would recommend it to anyone especially if the weathers good you...More

    Thank Batesy139
    City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to join one of our cruises and for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it and hope you can sail with us again

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    When we went on board there was a couple with two large well behaved dogs so I would say yes you can.
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