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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York provided by City Cruises York

Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover York without having to worry about studying a map with this relaxing Ouse River sightseeing cruise. It’s a great way to see the city from a new perspective, and to learn about local history too. Highlights include seeing top city landmarks such as the York Museum and Gardens, and Clifford’s Tower.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    YO1 9SN
    King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK
    This a short walk away from the St George Field car park and around a 15 minute walk from York Station.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Lendal Bridge
  • You'll end at
    YO1 9SN
    King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK
    This a short walk away from the St George Field car park and around a 15 minute walk from York Station.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Save time—pass by multiple top York sights on this Ouse River cruise
  • Learn as you travel through on-board commentary
  • Get unobstructed photo opportunities of Clifford’s Tower
  • Flexible tour with multiple daily departure times
Important Information
Departure Point
King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK
Duration
45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please note, due to periods of heavy rainfalls in the catchment area upstream, the River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels which can have an impact on daily operations. Sailing will only be attempted as long as it’s safe. If indeed the water is too high for the boat to sail underneath the bridges, even for our smallest boat, sailing will be unattainable. In the event of such described occurrences, you will receive a full refund or you can use your ticket(s) on another date during your stay
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Katie G wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom32 contributions8 helpful votes
We had originally booked an afternoon tea cruise but due to the water levels of the Ouse being too high it was cancelled and we were provided with a voucher to re-book and a complimentary ticket for myself and my fiance on the 1 hour sight seeing cruise. Although we were
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Date of experience: October 2020
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paulac32 wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom214 contributions73 helpful votes
The cruise is well worth the cost. Boats sail every hour or so but more frequently at certain times. Interesting live commentary from Laurie (not sure on spelling!). Relaxing trip and best views from top deck, weather permitting.
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166ku22 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rochdale, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Great way to get a different view of this great city. Staff helpful. Commentary amusing , he even seemed to make Covid regulations concise and easy to follow
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Simon C wrote a review Oct 2020
Derby, United Kingdom489 contributions94 helpful votes
An easy to book excursion, good value and a great way to see part of the city.. Easy boarding and departing. Friendly staff. Comfortable seating. Fantastic views. Dog friendly. Useful information from the guide.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Sharon Thompson wrote a review Oct 2020
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Couldn't pick out a favourite part of our cruise , it was all great the staff were very friendly and helpful ,the pilot was very informative and funny 10 out of 10 ,will do it again.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: City Cruises York
Rangu_Joah
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Relaxing Cruise
Lovely relaxing cruise with tatsy food and nice service. Lasts about 90 minutes which is not too short, not too lon
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F3576LBstuarta
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Sailing down & up the Ouze
Great value for a 45 minute sail up and down the river Ouze. Skipper Larry was great on commentary as he was ad lib
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hld30
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Thank you Laurie!
We booked the early evening River cruise on the Ouse during our stay in York. We sat on the top deck of the boat an
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T5670DAmargarital
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Feeling very sad because booking cruise at 7pm but it’s was at 6pm and we loose trip and money. Because ticket not
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carolinem565
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Fun way to spend an hour
We enjoyed our hour motoring up and down the river looking at the autumn colours. Easy to drive and cleaned between
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Chris H
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Leisurely
Lazy cruise down the Ouse, with plenty to see and an entertaining live commentary. Drinks and snacks available on b
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Pathfinder552006
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Evening cruise
Hilarious commentary by the lad from Birmingham! Great time of day to do the cruise when the light is just fading,
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Resort777203
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Good trip worth the money
The food was amazing It was well organised Covid safe the staff were very helpful and attentive the skipper was fu
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kaitlin_greig
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Relaxing
on this river cruise you cruise down the river ouse on a two deck boat with bar. the bar was a nice touch and many
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A6574FXalexs
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5*
Great experience 2 lads that was working was friendly and funny, Didn’t disappoint 5* ..............
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madsl833
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Not good!
I booked an early evening river cruise for 7:30 and the boat never turned up and now refusing to refund me.
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isibits
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My ship definitely didn't come in!!
Very disappointed!! Had same experience as another reviewer in that we had booked online for 19:30 evening cruise w
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Johnnydoyle1972
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Boat
The captain was very funny and witty would do the trip again in good weather would do the evening one in the summer
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colm68
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Pleasant hour on the river
Small bar with good basic range. Reasonably scripted and entertaining narrative whilst travelling up and down a str
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joshgY1530HS
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False information on the website wasn’t able to experience the cruise sadly
We paid for the trip it 28th September on a Monday said on the details be there for 7:30pm we was stood there in th
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Key Details
  • Duration: 45m
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