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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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York, United Kingdom
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York.

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Paul_F
, Sep 2021
Tranquil, relaxing tour. Informative and humorous captain. Great views of the city. Host courteous & polite
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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
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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
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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.
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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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Relaxing cruise on the Ouse
Nina_C
, Aug 2021
Very relaxing trip, well organised. We were a party of 2 adults and 2 children. Good variety of drinks.
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Stressless meander up and down stream
Peter_B
, Aug 2021
Informative time on the river with a different perspective makes the time fly by. Obviously you are resilient on the weather but there is a below deck servicing drinks of needed.
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Very enjoyable
Jeannie_W
, Aug 2021
Was lovely friendly staff . Driver was very jolly and was cracking jokes . The views were lovely the sun was shining
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Lovely boat trip
Scotsgirl
, Aug 2021
Loved it. Great way to see York. Staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
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Excellent cruise
Diane_B
, Aug 2021
Really enjoyed the sightseeing cruise, very knowledgeable and informative guide, other staff very friendly ,
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