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York: River Ouse City Cruise Anytime Ticket

York: River Ouse City Cruise Anytime Ticket

From US$ 16.67 per person

Spend a relaxing hour on the River Ouse and see the sights of York from a different perspective. With the flexibility of an anytime ticket, you'll enjoy the entertaining and informative commentary of a live guide at the time of day of your choice.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire York’s historic sites from a different perspective with an anytime ticket
  • Enjoy the informative and entertaining live commentary
  • Sip your favorite drink, available at the fully stocked bar on board
Full description
The York City Cruise provides an entertaining and informative tour of the historic city as seen from the River Ouse. Enjoy the sights from a different perspective as a friendly and knowledgeable team guides you leisurely up and downstream. Your cruise departs from the King's Staith landing. Admire the scenery from the comfort of the enclosed saloon or the upper deck and treat yourself to a refreshing drink from the bar. The duration of the cruise is either 45 minutes or 1 hour and is determined by the weather on the day and by demand. Your ticket will be valid for whatever duration is offered on the day of your visit. Typically the 1-hour cruise follows a route that heads upstream to Clifton Bridge on the northern outskirts of York city and then downstream as far as the Millennium Bridge on the city’s southern outskirts, before returning back upstream to the original landing stage. The 45-minute cruise operates in the same area without going quite as far in either direction, passing through the center of the walled city. During the cruise, the captain will keep you entertained with live commentary about the sites you pass. Learn about York’s history of flooding and its prosperity as an inland port, as you sail along the river that brought the Romans and the Vikings to this site. You’ll sail on a vessel that features an enclosed and heated saloon, restrooms, and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks, and snacks.
Includes
  • River cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Access to on-board facilities (bar, rest room)
  • Subsequent discounts from the full price of selected York attractions with your cruise ticket
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

King's Staith landing, King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN (across from the Queen's Hotel and outside the King's Arms and Lowther public houses) Nearest car parks: • St. George's Field car park (YO10 4AB) • Castle car park (YO1 9SR) From the train station: Turn left out of the station and follow the road under the city walls. Walk straight ahead onto Rougier Street, and turn left at the T-junction onto Bridge Street. Walk across the Ouse Bridge. The landing is down the steps on the right-hand side of the bridge, near the King's Arms pub.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels that can have an impact on this cruise's daily operations after periods of heavy rainfall in the catchment area upstream
  • The local operators will always attempt to sail, so long as it is safe to do so. There can come a point where the smallest boat can no longer fit underneath the bridges
  • Depending on the height of the waters, they may not be able to sail at all. In this instance, you will either be eligible for a full refund or your ticket(s) will happily be accepted on another date during your stay if sailing is possible
  •  Otherwise, your ticket is valid on one York Sightseeing Cruise departing on the named date sailing between 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 451 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Booked this as a surprise birthday boat trip for my boyfriend. We both thoroughly enjoyed seeing York from the water. The boat was great, the staff were great and was easy to find. Definitely recommend doing a river trip in York. Cold this time of the year so dress up warm.

November 23, 2021

I went on this cruise boat ride and I really enjoyed it, the staff who where Keith and Naiomi, it was a very detailed and safe trip I would fully recommend this to tourists and people who love in the city of york, the staff couldn’t help you any better than what they did

September 8, 2021

It was okay, but the information was a little dull. The boy in front of me was some what annoying by referring to the announcer as Mr dull and dutiful. Annoying, but true. Was also worried I would be wearing someone's hot drink. Older people were carrying hot drinks upstairs in an open cups. Maybe rethink this.

September 2, 2021

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