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Ouse River 1-Hour Early Evening Cruise from York

York, United Kingdom
Ouse River 1-Hour Early Evening Cruise from York

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See the historic city of York from a different perspective during an Ouse River cruise. Setting off in the early evening, sail past ancient landmarks and quaint riverside villages, all the while learning about the area’s Roman and Viking heritage. Keep warm in the heated saloon, where alcoholic drinks, warm beverages, and snacks can be purchased at your own expense.
  • Early evening Ouse River cruise from York
  • Escape the city in favor of the countryside, passing ancient landmarks and quaint riverside villages
  • Learn about York's Roman and Viking heritage with live onboard commentary
  • Keep warm in the heated saloon and purchase drinks and snacks
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Live commentary on board
Local guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Food and drinks, unless specified
King's Staith , King's Staith, York YO1, UK

This cruise will depart from Pontoon 1 at King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN.

6:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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What is the policy on sanitization during Ouse River 1-Hour Early Evening Cruise from 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
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What is the social distancing policy during Ouse River 1-Hour Early Evening Cruise from York?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ouse River 1-Hour Early Evening Cruise from York?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Excellent service and...
, Mar 2022
Excellent service and quality Great bar and snacks Excellent history and very funny commentator thank you
, Feb 2022
I booked this because of the great reviews. I wasn't impressed it was worth half the price paid. The commentary was not as great as described. I booked it because of the reviews saying it was really good and funny - reminding me of a similar tour I have been on in the past - it was not that good. The commentary is a prerecorded tape, that is played a a volume which required you to really listen hard to hear it. Funny - the odd bit yes, but not sufficient to remember it in the way. The boat itself was very basic, for the amount of money they are charging it should be refurbished. It would be nice to wipe the seats after rain, have blankets available so it is comfortable to sit outside - it is an evening cruise running in the winter.
Seeing York by night and...
, Nov 2021
Seeing York by night and the commentary was very good to explain the history of the Ouse and riverbank buildings
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your early evening cruise on the Ouse
How can this be a site seeing trip when it was dark. We shouldn't have gone it was a waste of money
, Oct 2021
None..couldn't wait to get off. Nothing else to say. We shouldn't have been allowed to book as it was dark
The froggatt family cruising in york
, Oct 2021
This was a very nice evening spent with my family and it will be a lasting memory for us all . I What to recommend this . Thank you
River Ouse Cruise
, Sep 2021
A lovely way to start the evening.Nice to hear some of the history about the River Ouse and names of the Bridges we were going under
Wasted Trip
, Sep 2021
Sadly I would not recommend this trip. We sat indoors as it was too cold out, so could not hear the commentary at all. The cabin lights tension on the whole trip so the reflections of cabin activities prevented you from seeing anything there was to see on the outside.
Night on the river
, Sep 2021
Was a lovely experience the staff where great, drinks a good price aswell, remember to take a coat gets a bit chilly
Lovely evening
, Aug 2021
Lovely views on river . Interesting informative commentary.well equipped boat. Nice to drift along taking in scenery
1 traveler found this review helpful
River Trip Ouse
, Aug 2021
We have been to York many times before but always December. Good to get the chance of the river trip at last and we were not disappointed. Liked the views and the commentary
, Aug 2021
Excellent evening cruise. Very enjoyable and informative. Good value for money and great to see and hear about York and it’s history from the river.
Holiday time
, Aug 2021
Great views and feel happy and ralex it good access for deaf have information book to read I happy with it and nice pint it win! I would like come back again may have high tea something
Must do
, Aug 2021
Pleasant experience. Operater was very friendly. We were 5 mins late but they held on for our arrival. Great service, must do whilst in York. Lovely and relaxing views.
Great experience
, Aug 2021
Second time we have been to York and done this trip.. such an enjoyable experience. The staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable about York.. they make the tour fun and interesting. Lots of lovely sights to see along the way too. Would highly recommend it. Very relaxing.. also a much needed sit gown and rest after all the walking round York 😊
Highly recommended
, Aug 2021
Very relaxed trip, good info given on sights from river, enjoyed a nice drink while cruising, highly recommended
Lovely sunny trip
, Jul 2021
A really nice steady paced ride Lots of information given by the driver and great priced drinks at the bar thanks.
York Boat Tour! Evening Cruise.
, Jul 2021
Boat Driver/Tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The boat was socially distanced and the staff had a smile on their faces.
York boat trip
, Jun 2021
It was nice and enjoying early evening cruise. First time in York and booked for my birthday. Interesting, historical information get to know by boat team.
, Jun 2021
Fantastic! Commentary was well informative. Views amazing. All staff were lovely and respectful. All of my age group from 10 to 64 enjoyed the journey.
Cruise on the Ouse with a little booze
, Jun 2021
Really nice experience in the early evening sun . The tour guide was hard to hear though as didn’t come through speakers, but very friendly nice staff and a fan all round nice experience x

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