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City Cruises York



Sit back, relax and take in the sights of the historical city of York while meandering down the River Ouse! Discover interesting facts about the city from the boat's captain as you sail past the famous landmarks which line the banks of the river on a leisurely one-hour cruise. Book online today and see York from the water!

1 Hours Duration
Paper VoucherRequired
Cancellation Policy
1 Hours Duration
Paper VoucherRequired
Cancellation Policy
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  • See historic York from the water! Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the picturesque River Ouse
  • Discover fascinating facts about the city's past, from Romans & Vikings to a long history of floods
  • Get in the festive spirit this December! Sail past Bishopthorpe Palace while enjoying mince pies & Christmas carols


York City Cruise
  • 45-minute cruise
  • Live commentary

Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise
  • 1-hour cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Choice of hot drink (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) and a mince pie or apple pie


See York from a new perspecitve while cruising down the River Ouse! Admire the picturesque buildings and landmarks which line the banks of the river while discovering fascinating facts about the city's past, from the arrival of the Romans and the Vikings to York's history of flooding. Jump on board a York City Cruise at either King's Staith or Lendal Bridge Landings and sit back and relax while we sail leisurely up and downstream.

Why not relax onboard a river cruise this winter and escape the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping streets on the Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise?! Keep your eyes peeled for colourful kingfishers and majestic swans as we sail downstream from King's Staith Landing, meandering past the historic site of the 1066 Battle of Fulford and onto the beautiful 13th century Bishopthorpe Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of York. Get into the festive spirit with City Cruises York; enjoy a mince pie and your favourite Christmas carols while discovering York from the water!

Before you Go

York City Cruise
  • Operational season:
    • Daily from 2nd February to 29th November 2019
    • Daily from 27th December 2019 to 31st March 2020
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Departure points and times:
    • King's Staith Landing: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., *4:30 p.m. (*May to August only)
    • Lendal Bridge Landing: 10:40 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 3:10 p.m., *4.40 p.m. (*May to August only)
    • Additional sailings will operate at frequent intervals between these times and often departing later during busy periods
Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise
  • Operational season: daily from 30th November to 23rd December 2019
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departure point: King's Staith Landing
  • Departure times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
  • Boarding from 30 minutes before

Cancellation policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.

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City Cruises York
The Boatyard, Lendal Bridge
YO1 7DP, York, United Kingdom