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Lunch Cruise

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  • Enjoy a relaxing way to sightsee aboard a lunchtime river cruise
  • Indulge in a 2-course buffet lunch, with hot drinks on the side
  • Learn more about the sights from your skipper’s commentary
Lunch Cruise
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Lunch Cruise
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Combine your sightseeing with a delicious meal when you explore Leeds via lunchtime river cruise. Board the Captain James Cook—one of the largest vessels on the River Ouse—and set sail from King’s Staith Landing. You’ll enjoy a 2-course buffet lunch, plus tea or coffee. As you go, admire the sights from the water, learn more about Leeds' highlights from the skipper’s commentary, and even glimpse Bishopthorpe Palace: home to the Archbishop of York.
What to Expect

A delightful cruise with delicious food aboard the Captain James Cook, sailing daily from April to September.

Join us for a delightful 1 hour and 30 minute cruise and enjoy a delicious 2 course, plated lunch served on board the Captain James Cook. Your dessert will also be accompanied by a tea or coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only. Boarding commences at 11:30 a.m., with the plated lunch served from 12 Noon.

The cruise will also include relaxing background music whilst you enjoy your lunch, followed by some informative commentary from our local, knowledgeable skipper as the boat turns at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York and also as you head back upstream into the city.

These cruises will be incredibly popular and we are delighted to be able to offer an extensive schedule from April to September. Advance booking is essential (bookings on the day are subject to availability).


Individual Chicken and Ham Hock Wellington, Roast New Potatoes, White Wine, Cream and Thyme Sauce


Vegetarian Option (must be pre-ordered):
Creamed Leek, Mixed Bean, Mushroom and Wensleydale Wellington, Wilted Spinach and White Wine, Cream and Thyme Sauce (v) (v)

(both served a selection of seasonal vegetables).


Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade


Tea or Coffee

Unfortunately, the Afternoon Tea Cruise does not sail on one of our wheelchair accessible vessels and so there will be some steps before you get to your table.

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Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We got this as a present. We had done the cruise before but not the lunch one. The food was lovely and the crew were friendly, professional and helpful. It was a lovely cruise. The Captain took our names and then the crew showed us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PINGU16
City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you so much for not only writing a 5 star review but more importantly joining our lunch cruise, we certainly hope you can visit us again in 2019

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
A pleasant trip

This is a nice enough way to spend a couple of hours seeing the sights along the river. Crew are very friendly and the food decent.

Thank C8516WVandys
City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to join one of our cruises and for writing a review, we hope you can join us again next time you are here in York

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Far exceeded all expectations - excellent

Took this tour having been bought it as a gift via red letter days - what a very pleasant surprise it turned out to be. The boat was very spacious, couples were allocated a table that would have seated 4 so nothing was cramped. Our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for joining our Lunch Cruise and for taking the time to write a 5 star review, we really do appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again

Reviewed 3 September 2018
One hour cruise

Went to York just to take the cruise, we had a great time weather was very good, and the captain of the boat was good at telling the story of the City and the River.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Victoria h, reservations assistant at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for the great review, All of our skippers are very knowledgeable and give a great informative commentary.We are glad the weather was good for you and you enjoyed the cruise on the Ouse. We hope you sail with us again soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile
Lovely Peaceful & Relaxing

Took this lunch cruise on a recent visit to York with my Mum. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well organised, all the tables were nicely laid and reserved for each party name. There was also a good selection of drinks to purchase. The staff...More

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you so much, not only for taking the time to write a review but for joining the Lunch Cruise sailing, our maintenance team have recently updated the sound system and hopefully this will have improved since your trip with us, we hope you can...More

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