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York Afternoon Tea Cruise

York, United Kingdom
York Afternoon Tea Cruise
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Combine two activities in one—a leisurely river cruise, plus traditional afternoon tea—on this sightseeing tour. Board the Captain James Cook in central York, and wend your way down the River Ouse. As you go, admire the city’s scenic riverbanks while also indulging in finger sandwiches, scones and pastries, plus tea and coffee (upgrade to add a prosecco accompaniment to your afternoon tea). You’ll also see the opulent Bishopthorpe Palace, home to the Archbishop of York.
  • Enjoy a relaxing way to see the sights on an afternoon river cruise
  • Learn more about York and its major landmarks from the live commentary
  • Indulge in a generous afternoon tea as you go
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Afternoon tea
Live commentary on board
Local guide
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.

2:45 PM
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 Afternoon Tea 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 Afternoon Tea Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during York Afternoon Tea Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

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

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

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86 Reviews

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Great to get out on the...
, Mar 2022
Great to get out on the river and see the sights. Excellent commentary from the skipper and good selection of savoury and sweet.
, Mar 2022
We were very disappointed with trip. We thought as it was called York cruise it would be round York. But all we saw was trees and river bank, outwith york. Nothing to see. The afternoon tea was ok .
Extremely poor trip
, Mar 2022
Seats on board allocated before arrival. We were on the lower deck and couldn’t see anything apart from tree roots during the trip. As for afternoon tea, poor value for the money, sandwiches made from cheapest bread possible, fillings were poor and the cakes were a cheap frozen selection and extremely poor. To be charged £60 for two, this is a total waste off money and would recommend you do not go on this trip, extremely disappointing.
Relaxing, informative & filling
, Mar 2022
Fantastic way to spend some time lovely scenery in the cruise in and out of the city! We had Gluten free tea and we were fully catered for! Ps everyone else’s looked amazing too!
, Oct 2021
We got lost en route to boat. The Captain rang us and gave us directions and waited for us. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for the 5* review. We're glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea and didn't miss the boat.
Afternoon tea cruise
, Oct 2021
We had a fantastic time on the cruise and the history of York was very informative and factual. My only downfall would be that the sandwiches and cakes were rather small for both me and my partner to share, it would be nice to have a stand each for the money we paid. But other than that I have no issues and me and my family really enjoyed the day. I would recommend this to anyone.
It was a lovely...
, Oct 2021
It was a lovely experience. The food was lovely and the staff were very attentive. Very nice way to see York.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Sep 2021
The crew were brilliant. The captain was funny and made everyone on board laugh. He gave us facts about the bridges. The ladies were always checking to see if we needed anything.
York boat trip with afternoon tea
, Sep 2021
Combine a trip on the picturesque river Ouse with an afternoon tea. Great way to spend a couple of hours
Afternoon Tea Delight
, Sep 2021
This is a great experience but if you are on the lower deck you don’t see much and there is no way to specify upper or lower deck when booking. Tables are allocated so no mad rush to board , you sit where they tell you. However the afternoon tea is excellent quality, sandwiches delicious , lovely selection of sweet treats ,service with a smile all run like a well oiled machine and Captain Mike is highly amusing, we would definitely do it again.

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