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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

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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.
YO1 9SN , King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK

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

9:15 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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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, Jul 2022
Loved ever min ❤️ what a fantastic night thank you staff very friendly was so romantic hubby done this as a gift had a brill night in york and 70min cruise just top it off thank you would highly recommend 😀
Not happy
, Jul 2022
It was suppose to be a cruise in York. We got to see the woods of York… basically no city tour on the boat.
Pleasant cruise
, Jul 2022
Nice warm evening, drinks available on board. Cruise not as expected, no view apart from the grassy riverbank & bushes. There was no commentary which was a surprise.
Left on time nice views...
, Jul 2022
Left on time nice views only problem was in the description a biscuit with hot drink was available but was not given
Awesome peaceful boat trip
, Jul 2022
Whilst the trip was still in dusk light we expected that due to it being summer so getting dark later. The trip was so peaceful and relaxing. It was not have commentary, to see loads.of wildlife (two foxes, birds, Canadian geese and four swans) and to enjoy the peaceful smooth ride. Staff are very helpful as well
Evening Cruise
, Jun 2022
Very pleasant cruise, just as described on website. Staff very helpful., enjoyable evening up and down river listening to music
Amazing 👏
, Jun 2022
We felt very welcome right from the beginning. Easy to talk to and felt we could ask for anything and it would not be much trouble. Would stay again and tell people to stay there if they were visiting York.
A lovely evening river cruise
, May 2022
Was a beautiful cruise in the dark along the river. We got lucky and saw some ducks, ducklings and an owl! This is more about a nice relaxing cruise, not a lot of sights to see.
Lovely trip
, May 2022
Would do it again was lovely although the captain could have been abit happier I suppose it was the last trip of the day for him
Lovely cup of hot...
, May 2022
Lovely cup of hot chocolate lovely way to end your night out in York lovely staff on the boat great way to see York at night
Was 2mins late boat went...
, Apr 2022
Was 2mins late boat went asked for refund and was refused not great and won't be booking again After all it was only 2 mins then was refused a refund why??
1 traveler found this review helpful
Relaxing boat cruise
, Apr 2022
It was lovely to wind down at the end of the day after travelling down to York and having tea. Would definitely recommend if you just want to relax after a busy day.
A nice experience
, Apr 2022
Was a lovely and peaceful experience. There wasn't lots to see as the boat didn't cruise through the centre of York to be able to view the streets. However, it was a relaxing experience and something different to do to get away from the business of the town centre.
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.😊
1 traveler found this review helpful
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

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