All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Boat Trips

City Cruises York

City Cruises York, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7DP
01904 628324
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at City Cruises York review

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the River Ouse in York whilst listening to a friendly and knowledgeable live commentary. The boats sail from The King’s Staith landing and also the Lendal Bridge landing next to the main river in York.

You can admire the scenery either sat outside up on deck or down below in the saloon. The commentary is very informative and you will learn something new I’m sure. You will learn about the city’s famous history of flooding, it’s previous prosperities as an inland port and all about the Romans and Vikings that made this city what it is today.

They also have a number of different cruises such as afternoon tea, Santa cruises, floodlit evening cruises and you can even self hire your own motorboat.

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FAQ and Further Information City Cruises York

Is there food and drink available?

There is a licenced bar on board. They sell hot and cold drinks and snacks.

What are the main things to do?

Cruises of the river Ouse in the heart of York with live onboard commentary. There is a toilet and a bar.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. A standard 45-minute city cruises costs from £10.50 to £11.50 for an adult, £6-6.50 for a child age 5-15. Under 5’s are free. Other pricing options are available including family tickets.

Is there parking?

There is parking in the centre, charges apply. If visiting by car your easiest option would be to use on of the park and rides.

When are they open?

The cruises run for most of the year with a short break in November to allow for the Santa cruises. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead.

Are they accessible?

Please call 01904 628324 beforehand to confirm the sailing times of our wheelchair accessible boats.

York City Cruises
York City Cruises
York City Cruises
York City Cruises

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