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70-Minute York Evening River Cruise

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York, United Kingdom
70-Minute York Evening River Cruise

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icon1 hour 10 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Set sail on a romantic evening cruise along the Ouse River and see York’s historic landmarks from the water. Sip a glass of Prosecco or non-alcholic beverage (depending on the ticket option) as you glide past the illuminated city skyline, and admire the riverside parks and buildings lit up by the boat’s floodlights.
  • York evening cruise on the Ouse River
  • See York’s illuminated landmarks from the water on an evening cruise
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to York or those short on time
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
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Refreshments (either a choice of hot drink and a biscuit or a glass of Prosecco for passengers aged 18 years and over)
Please note that this cruise does not have a commentary.

Departure Point

King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK

This cruise only sails from the King's Staith Landing (YO1 9SN)

Departure Time

9:15 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please note: The River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels that can have an impact on our daily operations after periods of heavy rainfall in the catchment area upstream. We will always attempt to sail for as long as it is safe to do so. There can come a point where our smallest boat can no longer fit underneath the bridges. Depending on the height of the river, we may not be able to sail at all. In this instance, you will either be eligible for a full refund or we will happily accept your ticket(s) on another date during your stay if we can sail.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises York
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during 70-Minute York Evening River Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 70-Minute York Evening River Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during 70-Minute York Evening River Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 70-Minute York Evening River Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 70-Minute York Evening River Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 70-Minute York Evening River Cruise.

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Canceled last minute
, Sep 2021
Had been looking forward to trip and queued ready not realising I'd been emailed earlier to say cancelled due to staff illness so can't comment on if good or bad. Very disappointed it was cancelled
Very relaxing
, Sep 2021
It was a very pleasant cruise along the river. Guide seemed to know his stuff. And enjoyed my glass of Prosecco and music along the way.
Lovely evening river cruise
, Jul 2021
Had a really lovely time, it was a nice chilled end to the evening even in the rain! The staff were all great! Definitely woth doing when in york.😊
Nice amble down the river
, Jul 2021
It was a nice steady cruise up the river and the bar was a welcome touch.Unfortunately not the best if you were looking for an evening/night sight seeing tour as not much to be seen really….
, Jul 2021
Staff were very pleasant and courteous. Boat trip was lovely. Well done to York River Cruises. Boat was clean, complementary Preseco
Lovey boat trip
, Jul 2021
We went on the evening trip Loved it really enjoyed it staff friendly well worth the money would go on it agon
Boring nothing to see except trees
, Jul 2021
There was nothing at all to see except trees and water and a few boats not what I expected at all if it wasn’t for the music would have fallen asleep
, Jul 2021
Couldn’t find where we had to get on boat tried to phone to ask directions but was no answer as lines closed so missed the boat family upset and wasted nearly £70 won’t be booking with company again
2 travelers found this review helpful
Relaxed and enjoyable
, Jun 2021
It was a lovely evening cruise along the river which both me and my partner enjoyed, the staff were friendly and facilities where all in line with covid guidelines. The only thing I'd mention is the card machine wasn't working on our journey so we were unable to buy another glass of fizz as we had no cash, be sure to have some on you just in case.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The Best Proposal Ever.
, May 2021
I really am at a loss for words but here goes... When I paid £15 for a ticket I expected this trip to be cute and romantic but I wasn’t expecting much to be quite honest. I mean how far can £15 get you nowadays? Well I was beyond wrong. I was meant to be in the Maldives and instead ended up in York (I’m a london boy for those wondering!) - very different and very random. I planned on proposing to my boyfriend and figured a perfect 9pm trip along the canal would be gorgeous for that. As we got on the boat, we were immediately greeted by Kayleigh who was a total doll and provided us with complimentary prosecco as part of the ticket. I informed Kayleigh on the sly about my plan and she absolutely just went above and beyond in every way possible. (I really do apologise to the driver of the boat as I cannot remember his name!) Kayleigh accepted my request to film the proposal as we sail along in the sunset and she delivered in every way possible. With absolute discretion, Kayleigh and the lovely fella in control of the boat delivered some of the best customer service I’ve ever experienced, and I mean ever let alone for a boat trip. I am beyond words at how this turned out as the team even allowed me to play one song on the speaker to which I proposed to followed by the bigger cheers from the other passengers. The team ensured the view was absolutely perfect so the video and proposal was captured at the exact right moment and the pictures have come out beautiful. Kayleigh - I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you so much for making our journey truly unforgettable and for capturing a moment for us that we will cherish forever. Thank you both for going way above your job description and just being so lovely. On behalf of Stefan and myself - we really cannot thank you enough. To whom this may concern - get them a pay rise ASAP!!! Thank you so much! To any couple that is debating this or for anyone who wants to plan a pleasant surprise or even a proposal - this is it. Do it. Choose your time wisely and check the weather ahead - I was lucky to have the sunset.
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