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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York provided by City Cruises York

Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46275P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Lendal Bridge, York YO1, UK This is around a 7 minute walk from York Station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This ticket is valid on one York Sightseeing Cruise departing on the named date. Your tour time will be allocated at the departure point on the day of travel upon arrival, for sailing between 10:30AM to 3:10PM.
  • Important information: 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
  • Customers are to join the queue and present their voucher on boarding.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • 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.
  • Lendal Bridge, York YO1, UK This is around a 7 minute walk from York Station.
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This ticket is valid on one York Sightseeing Cruise departing on the named date. Your tour time will be allocated at the departure point on the day of travel upon arrival, for sailing between 10:30AM to 3:10PM.
  • Important information: 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
  • Customers are to join the queue and present their voucher on boarding.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lendal Bridge
    King's Staith
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
444 reviews
Excellent
262
Very good
112
Average
47
Poor
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Terrible
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Angela Richmond
Devon, UK3 contributions
Don’t miss this !!
Nov. 2021 • Family
Fantastic Sunday morning trip. So relaxing along the pretty river with brilliant commentary which kept everyone smiling. Great cup of tea in a China cup! Recommend highly. You see more of York than just walking around.
Written 15 November 2021
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City_Cruises_York
Thank you for your lovely review. We will pass on your lovely comments to the crew and we're glad you enjoyed the tea.
Written 16 November 2021
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Ellen McConnell
14 contributions
Afternoon Trip
Oct. 2021
We were in York for a week and after shopping we turned up on spec but didn't have to wait too long. The paying process was contactless which was good.
The trip commentary on board was good and informative . You see a different side of the city from the river which is great.
Written 4 November 2021
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City_Cruises_York
Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise.
Written 11 November 2021
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Sarah F
4 contributions
Enjoyable experience
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Recently went on the 45 minute River cruise on the river Ouse really enjoyed the experience our Skipper was called Laurie I think and he was assisted my Louise and ?mason staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the history of York would definitely recommend
Written 1 November 2021
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City_Cruises_York
Thank you for the 5 star review, we are glad you enjoyed the cruise and will pass on your comments to the crew
Written 11 November 2021
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rachel g
9 contributions
Lovely time
Whilst visiting York with friends we made the wise decision to purchase York passes online, these give you prepaid access to many of Yorks attractions including the river cruise. This hour long cruise up and down the Ouse is great, if memory serves I believe our guide was called James, who was full of historical facts and was also very funny! The boat had both outdoor and indoor seating and allowed dogs on board too. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written 28 October 2021
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City_Cruises_York
Thank you for the 5* review. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise. It's always lovely to hear great feedback.
Written 12 November 2021
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Tara I
1 contribution
Peaceful, Informative & beautiful view :)
Oct. 2021 • Couples
I enjoyed the fact that it was so peaceful, informative and had a beautiful view.
I wasn't happy that I was told there was no need to book a specific time slot because online this was NOT clear. To my understanding I HAD to reserve a place yet I saw many people paying on arrival - not impressed.
Written 28 October 2021
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nozzer2015
Worcester, UK101 contributions
Good boat trip
Oct. 2021
Went on the boat ride, really good and informative. Time went very quick sadly. Nice to learn more about the city.

Recommend for all.
Written 26 October 2021
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Matthew J
1 contribution
Well worth it.
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Very informative and a great way to explore the city. This boat trip is a nice way to discover the history of York.
Written 26 October 2021
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Ray N
Bury St. Edmunds, UK941 contributions
Great Little River Tour
Oct. 2021
A superb little tour on the Ouse River that runs trhrough York. The tour takes about 45 minutes and I left from Lendal Bridge. The captain was very good and gave a very interesing and at times humourous commentary on the sights along the river side. Worth doing if you are in York.
Written 23 October 2021
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City_Cruises_York
Thank you for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed the commentary.
Written 12 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TESSA R
Northampton, UK58 contributions
Relaxing peaceful hour on the river
A nice rest after walking most of the day around York. Really enjoyed sitting and relaxing with a glass of red wine. However there isn’t much to see from the river in York, it isn’t like London where a Thames cruise is a different perspective of the city. Still an enjoyable hour with good commentary.
Written 17 October 2021
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stephanie C
1 contribution
Nice staff but tickets were not shown on list so had to give ref number instead. Was a nice little ride but not aware able to l
Not aware can leave either landing. Nice little ride on the boat. Commentary was informative and interesting but a short ride
Written 14 October 2021
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sarahjT1356FM
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Brilliant and informative
I wanted to book the evening cruise as I thought I’d get the best of both worlds by starting in daylight and finish
markwY1133RQ
markwY1133RQ
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Pleasant afternoon on the Ouse
Fantastic commentary from our Skipper Laurie. Really pleasant afternoon on the Ouse! Afternoon tea was fine, a deli
Loluje
Loluje
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Short and Sweet !
The staff that greeted us were very pleasant and welcoming, the captain was entertaining and informative. The safet
John N
John N
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Ignorant skipper
Watching sunset from the boat was a lovely experience, especially with a drink served by the charming crew member.
simba2220
simba2220
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Fab
Absolutely fab , Laurie was so informative on the 1 hour cruise and although his jokes were terrible 😂he was such
hannahdD3503CQ
hannahdD3503CQ
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Perfect way to spend an hour
Great way to spend an hour exploring the river from a different view. The skipper was very informative and it was a
176kittyp
176kittyp
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Experience ruined but a horrible member of staff
The boats themselves a super fun and just enough time, one member of staff was lovely! However the other was absolu
Toystorytheoriginal
Toystorytheoriginal
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Worst afternoon tea ever
Afternoon tea was bland, dry,scones the size of a 50p. Sandwiches were tasteless. Cakes dry and unappetising. Grubb
IslandLifeDiva
IslandLifeDiva
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Messing about on the river
Boarding boat was fine. There were safety announcements. The commentary was decent and clear. Refreshments were ava
Judie J
Judie J
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Leisurely Cruise with afternoon tea.
Shout out to Kris; Tamara; Darby, and Frazer on the Tuesday afternoon tea cruise on Captain James Cook. Had a wonde
Carl1828
Carl1828
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Great time
Outstanding first meet by safe on boarding very friendly and showed to table , great view , cream tea was delightfu
robhQ7474MR
robhQ7474MR
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Worth a trip
Excellent trip the commentary was informative and useful also funny with a few bad jokes thrown in. The staff were
Steamship1
Steamship1
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Romantic evening
We both enjoyed the cruise, but to be honest you don't actually see that much due to lots of overhanging trees. The
Didid323
Didid323
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2019 Christmas present taken in 2021
Really good, Laurie or was he called Dave the Captain was very entertaining as well as history, and little side qu
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Brilliant activity and beautiful views of York!
Such a fun activity! We took a boat out on a glorious sunny day and it was amazing to drive under all York’s famous
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