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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

See the historic city of York from a different perspective during a 45-minute or 1-hour cruise on the Ouse River. Relax during a leisurely sail, accompanied by commentary that details the history and culture of York, and enjoy unobstructed views of landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower and the York Museum and Gardens. Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule.
  • 45 minutes or 1-hour sightseeing cruise in York
  • See the historic city of York from a different perspective during the cruise
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower and the York Museum and Gardens
  • Choose from several departure times throughout the day
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Live commentary on board
Local guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK

This a short walk away from the St George Field car park and around a 15 minute walk from York Station.

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Lendal Bridge, York YO1, UK

This is around a 7 minute walk from York Station.

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This ticket is valid on one York Sightseeing Cruise departing on the named date. Your tour time will be allocated at the departure point on the day of travel upon arrival, for sailing between 10:30AM to 3:10PM.
  • Important information: Due to periods of heavy rainfalls in the catchment area upstream, the River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels which can have an impact on daily operations. Sailing will only be attempted as long as it’s safe. If indeed the water is too high for the boat to sail underneath the bridges, even for our smallest boat, sailing will be unattainable. In the event of such described occurrences, you will receive a full refund or you can use your ticket(s) on another date during your stay.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Customers are to join the queue and present their voucher on boarding.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises York
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York?
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 Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York.

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  • "I would advise booking in advance as the queues we saw where very long, so people were waiting 40 mins for a seat due to not booking." See review
  • "We will certainly book again when we visit York later in the year." See review

Reviews

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star-2
An unexpected journey
Shaun_S
, Oct 2021
The commentary was good. However, it wasn’t quite what we expected as the river skirts the city centre and is very wide, and therefore lacked the sight seeing element we have experienced on other city boat rides.
star-5
Ouse in October
Ian_K
, Oct 2021
Value for money, entertaining and informative Captain without being bombarded with too much information. Boat was clean with a decent selection of beverages.
star-5
My experience
Maureen_W
, Sep 2021
The experience of learning the history of the town. This was done in a very informative way by cruising down the river by boat.
star-5
Recommend this cruise
Anna_S
, Sep 2021
Lovely way to see York - peaceful cruse down the river The skipper gives a great commentary Really enjoyable hour
star-5
A relaxing trip, worth every penny!
Fiona_S
, Sep 2021
The commentator - really fantastic knowledge along with good humour. Very entertaining. Lovely trip down the river Ouse, absolutely recommend.
star-4
Cruise
Paul_F
, Sep 2021
Tranquil, relaxing tour. Informative and humorous captain. Great views of the city. Host courteous & polite
star-5
Excellent way to start the day
Leroy_C
, Sep 2021
Relaxing on the river in the brilliant sunshine listening to the narrator inform about the history of Harrogate
star-5
Worth a trip
Roxanne_R
, Sep 2021
Pleasant trip and good value - there are boats with tops on too should the weather be less pleasant than our trip
star-5
Great cruise on the Ouse!
amevans
, Aug 2021
A great cruise down the river Ouse, friendly staff and many facts about York. Booking and boarding was easy, they had even saved us some seats for pre booking.
star-5
Very informative
Jenny_J
, Aug 2021
Very informative, well organised, we all agreed we would do it again. Good value for money. Helpful staff.

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