Water activity

York: River Ouse Floodlit Evening Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises York

York: River Ouse Floodlit Evening Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises York
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 18.41 per person

Experience a romantic evening on the River Ouse. Enjoy a glass of wine on board the Floodlit Evening Cruise, after an evening meal at one of York’s many fine restaurants. Relax to the background music as you sail leisurely up and down stream.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire York’s historic sites from a different perspective
  • Listen to relaxing swing and jazz background music
  • Enjoy a glass of prosecco or hot chocolate from the on-board bar
Full description
Relax and enjoy a romantic end to your evening in York on this 70-minute Floodlit Evening Cruise. Your ticket includes a choice of refreshments; adults and concessions aged 18 and over can choose from a hot drink and a biscuit or a glass of Prosecco. Children and concessions aged under 18 can choose from a hot drink and a biscuit or a soft drink and a biscuit. Boarding commences at 20:45 and the boat departs at 21:15 from the King’s Staith Landing in central York. The boat returns to the departure location at 22:25. Sail a circular route on the River Ouse, as you enjoy a relaxing mix of jazz and swing background music. The on-board floodlights will illuminate landmarks along the water edge, as you take in the historic sights of York from a different perspective. You’ll sail on a vessel that features an enclosed and heated saloon, rest rooms and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.
Includes
  • River cruise
  • Background music
  • Access to on-board facilities (bar, rest room)
  • Boarding drink
  • 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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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Great late evening cruise to finish off the day and relax after sight seeing in York. Not a huge lot to see , especially so as we chose to sit inside as it was far too cold, however nice to sit back and enjoy a nice view on the river.

June 13, 2022

The evening river cruise is a relaxing experience and a good way to see the sights from a different perspective. The floodlights on the boat highlight interesting parts of the journey and the boat passed under a bridge which lights up in different colours. We also got into a conversation with other people while waiting to board, who were telling us about their experience of other attractions in York, which was interesting and a good way to meet other people.

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April 20, 2022

The boat cruise overall was a lovely experience. However just a few tweaks could be made, the music was far too loud on the lower deck, people were shouting to one another, maybe place some table lights to set the mood on the evening cruise and maybe not go as far out into the dark river so much as it became boring very quickly and seem to drag.

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August 20, 2021

Product ID: 103868