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City Cruises York

York, England
+44 1904 628324
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USD 11.09*
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York City River Cruise
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York Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse
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Romantic York Floodlit Evening Cruise
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City Cruises York are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable riverboats. We have something for everyone including sightseeing trips,BBQ cruises, party cruises and self-drive boats. Escape the city rush and relax with City Cruises York. All of our vessels have fully stocked bars, open top decks,and toilet facilities. Finalist in the 2012 Visit York Awards for Outstanding Customer Service.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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York, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked an afternoon tea without bubbly for £24 per person. The cruise left Kings Staith at noon but we were allowed on board from 11.30 which was good as it poured down for most of the day. All tables were under cover downstairs with...More

Thank PiffyPooPar
Reviewed 3 days ago

A relaxed and informative 45 minute cruise along the Ouse. Most of York's main points of (tourist) interest are located back from the river, so don't expect close up views of the Minster et al, but what we could see was well described and it's...More

Thank catfordbob
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and for joining one of our sailings, we do appreciate your kind comments

Reviewed 4 days ago

We held our evening wedding reception upon the York Boat River Palace at the beginning of June. We wanted something a bit out of the ordinary and we were not disappointed! The staff were extremely helpful in the planning process. The boat was decorated beautifully...More

Thank Helen W
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review and for holding your wedding reception on board River Palace. Despite the weather we are so glad that you, your husband and all your guests had a wonderful time and we'd love to see you again for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

cruise takes up and down the river providing some interesting inforimation (if only our captain had had a less funny accent!) they also provide umbrellas in case it rains (which it did, for 10 minutes)

Thank ellie-dario
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review regarding our sailings and for taking the time to write a review

Reviewed 6 days ago

I wasn't too thrilled with the information given during the tour, but the sights and weather were such that didn't matter. If you just want a ride on the river I highly recommend, if your after exciting stories or knowledge this probably isn't for you....More

Thank Toni Y
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review of our cruise, we do appreciate your feedback. We do have umbrellas available on most of our boats should you need to shade yourself from the sun

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the 45 minute cruise. The time passed quickly and was entertaining thanks to the commentary by Skipper Laurie. His humour made the trip and we laughed a lot all the way round. Well worth doing. Would recommend

Thank s13579
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5* review and for taking the time to write a review, we are sure that Laurie will be more than happy regarding your kind words

Reviewed 1 week ago

BThe cruise lasted 45-1hr with a running commentary by the skipper of the boat. There were some interesting facts and the commentator was funny. There were areas of the cruise where you just past trees and residential areas but all in all good value for...More

Thank CClark64
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank yo for taking the time to write a review and for joining one of our cruises, we do appreciate your feedback

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a lovely day there is nothing better than messing about on the river!! The cruise takes about 45 minutes and you are told quite a lot of the history of York. Even on a not so good day it's a good way to see...More

Thank DurhamAlibali
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review, we certainly hope you can join us again

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely 45 minute cruise today, informative but amusing commentary. 30 or so school kids on the same deck brought some apprehension about noise levels but they were really well behaved and engrossed in the views and commentary... good value for money and we would love...More

Thank marsbar36
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your 5* review of our cruise and for braving a sightseeing trip with a school booking on board, we would love to see you again on either our Early Evening or Floodlit Cruises

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and relaxed boat tour. Getting some of the city’s history while taking in the sights make this worth the money. The latter half of the tour has much more to it and some of the humour from the tour guide fell a bit flat...More

Thank Pauly-101
YorkBoat, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for joining one of our sailings, we do appreciate your comments

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twinny67
how far from train station to town center
30 May 2017|
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Response from YorkBoat | Property representative |
To our Lendal Bridge landing it is roughly 5 to 10 minutes walk, just head towards York Minster and you will go over Lendal Bridge, the landing is just down the side
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thelightweight
Will you be running in march?
30 January 2017|
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Response from YorkBoat | Property representative |
River level permitting we will; be running, we are up and running today. I would advise calling us a few days before you are looking to join us and we would have a better idea
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Ashley M
What dates in 2017 is this your open? Planning a journey in mid January.
4 January 2017|
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Response from YorkBoat | Property representative |
We will hopefully be sailing every weekend in January, I would recommend calling our office on the Friday before to check if the sailings are going ahead, it really depends on the river level. The office number is 01904... More
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