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York, United Kingdom
York Lunch Cruise
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Combine your sightseeing with a delicious meal when you explore York via lunchtime river cruise. Board the Captain James Cook—one of the largest vessels on the River Ouse—and set sail from King’s Staith Landing. You’ll enjoy a 2-course buffet lunch, plus tea or coffee. As you go, admire the sights from the water, learn more about York's highlights from the skipper’s commentary, and even glimpse Bishopthorpe Palace: home to the Archbishop of York.
  • Enjoy a relaxing way to sightsee aboard a lunchtime river cruise
  • Indulge in a 2-course buffet lunch, with hot drinks on the side
  • Learn more about the sights from your skipper’s commentary
  • See the riverside Bishopthorpe Palace, home to the Archbishop of York
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2 course lunch
Tea or coffee with dessert
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Coffee and/or Tea
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
YO1 9SN , King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK

This cruise only sails from the King's Staith Landing (YO1 9SN). Please go to Pontoon 2.

11:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and other dietary options are available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 40 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 York Lunch 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 York Lunch Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during York Lunch Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by York Lunch Cruise.

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73 Reviews
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The boat ride itself was...
, Apr 2022
The boat ride itself was nice but the food wasn't great and was nothing like the pictures. The website said it was a buffet style lunch but we were served a small plate of curry and rice.
Pleasant enough, but not...
, Mar 2022
Pleasant enough, but not much to see. A few small cheap, upgrades wouldn't go a miss to the tables, flowers etc...
Excellent lunch cruise
, Oct 2021
Excellent food, amusing and at the same time informative. Very nice way to spend a Sunday lunch time chill.
Hugely disappointing river cruise
, Oct 2021
Very disappointed with the lunch time food selection. We were expecting a hot meal but instead we had a cold chicken salad. It was a very cold and rainy day and the wind blew in through the open doorway. Not impressed and not worth the money paid. Spoilt a romantic day. It wasn't anything like the travellers pictures
, Sep 2021
Whole experience was just lovey. Food was restaurant style just needed some fans on upper deck as it became a bit styfuling. Views were beautiful. And skipper (Chris) was very informertive
River ouse lunch cruise
, Jul 2021
Excellent cruise and value for money. Lovely food, friendly staff and good informative guide. Would definitely recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect birthday treat
, Jul 2021
The staff were so very efficient and friendly. The lunch was delicious and by far exceeded our expectations. The commentary was interesting but could have been delivered a little slower. We would not hesitate to recommend the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lunch cruise
, Jul 2021
The crew where all very polite and did a great job. The food was very tasty and set us up for the day. The seating in the boat was well spread out and was very relaxing. Thank you to everyone.
Not to miss
, Jun 2021
Good food and a leisurely trip down the river. Saw an ice cream BOAT! Nice and quiet - commentary only when we passed something interesting
Excellent value
, Jun 2021
Lovely cruise and lunch in the sunshine. Really good value. Staff friendly and well organised. Would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable lunch cruise
, May 2021
Enjoyable time with excellent social distancing in place. We were on the top deck with great views but it was a scorching hot day and very warm under the canopy roof. Food was excellent. Service also excellent. The only criticism would be the lack of being able to hear the commentary, which was sparse and therefore we would not really class this as a commentated sightseeing cruise. It lasted 90 minutes which was the perfect length to eat and have an enjoyable time. Would recommend.

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