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Review of City Cruises York

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Owner description: City Cruises York are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable riverboats. We have something for everyone including sightseeing trips,BBQ cruises, party cruises and self-drive boats. Escape the city rush and relax with City Cruises York. All of our vessels have fully stocked bars, open top decks,and toilet facilities. Finalist in the 2012 Visit York Awards for Outstanding Customer Service.
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Was looking for a great way to see the city with only little time available and decided on a boat cruise down the River Ouse. There are regular sailings from Lendal Bridge where you board the boat so we didn't have to wait too long for the next one to arrive. We bought a couple of tickets from the vendor while we waited, the cost was £8.50 for a one hour duration on the boat which we thought was quite reasonable. The sailing was slightly delayed on it's departure but that was to be expected as it was fairly busy and people always turn up at the last minute before the boat is about to leave. We sat upstairs and was given a very warm welcome by our skipper, Les. The guided river trip takes you from Lendal Bridge past the famous St. Peter's School before turning round and taking you back through the heart of the city. There are plenty of opportunities to take photographs from the boat as you are allowed to walk around the boat whilst it's in motion and you get to see both sides of the river wherever you're sat. Our commentary was very informative and interesting not to mention light-hearted which made the trip much more enjoyable. A different perspective on the city that you may not see on a sightseeing bus tour perhaps and slightly cheaper.

1  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This trip is really nice and relaxing way to see some of the sites of York without having to fight the crowds. The trip is informative and good value. We were really lucky that it was such a nice day as it made our boat trip even better.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

see the city in style great experience reasonably prices great experience especially on a sunny day.Commentary is informative

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

My husband and I went on the boat in the afternoon and the sun was shining. We decided to sit on the top deck of the boat. The staff was helpful whilst I was getting on the boat. There is a bar on the lower deck that you can use throughout the journey up until the last few minutes before alighting. The guide was very informative throughout the journey along the river and he was quite comical. The journey lasted 45 minutes and it was well worth the £7.50 (each) that we paid. I think that maybe it would have been a different story had the weather been bad.

Thank MrsShellyA
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We took this river trip on a hot afternoon. It was nice as a trip on the river but there is really not much to see of York from the river that is interesting and the boat travels in one direction and then back again and then in the other direction, so you do not travel very far. The commentary was confined to what can be seen from the river, so in areas where there are just green fields either side there would have been an opportunity talk about other things in York that are worth seeing. The river warehouses have all been reused as accommodation or restaurants and this was interesting to see.
Would not do again and would only recommend if you have done everything else in York or you just want an hour on the water.

Thank Natasha J
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