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Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

1. Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

Climb aboard a luxury canal boat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise. Start your cruise with a glass of prosecco, then sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window. There is a fully-licensed bar onboard, serving alcoholic and soft drinks, including local beers. During the 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, afternoon tea will be served at your table. Savor delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee along with your food.

Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

2. Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Welcome aboard the best 60 minutes of historic escapism you can find in Skipton. Enjoy a lively canal trip that proves you don't have to let planning or nasty weather get in the way of a good time. Keep your camera ready to capture the picturesque countryside scenery.  Your guide for the canal tour is award-winning comedian Dave Spikey of “Phoenix Nights” and “8 out of 10 Cats” fame. With his characteristic Northern patter, Dave takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Skipton and shares canal history that’s refreshingly different from your average commentary. Above the jokes and laughter, hear points of interest and fascinating stories of how the Leeds and Liverpool Canal delivered the lifeblood of the Industrial Revolution through Yorkshire. Food and drink are available onboard too for a fun twist on your lunchtime break.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 267 reviews

Fabulous afternoon out with lovely views of the canal and wildlife . The afternoon tea was delightful and we were welcomed by friendly staff and a small bottle of prosecco. All in all 10/10. The young lady that was serving us was happy, helpful and nothing was too much trouble . This was my second time on the canal cruise and I can definitely recommend it .

This was such a perfect experience, so calm and peaceful Staff friendly and helpful. Afternoon tea was enjoyable. Good value for money. Would recommend.

lovely way to spend an afternoon. Cruising along a canal with cream tea and presseco. The crew were fantastic. We had a thoroughly brilliant time.

The Afternoon Tea was excellent and very professionally presented. It was a joy to be taking Afternoon Tea as you slowly cruised along the canal.

A lovely cruise through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The afternoon tea was delicious. A lovely crew also. Thoroughly recommended.