Enjoy a memorable and entertaining day out on York’s Number 1 sightseeing tour, an entertaining and informative cruise on the River Ouse. It’s the perfect way to take in the ancient city’s iconic riverside landmarks.
Informative and Entertaining Commentary
The captain of the boat will provide informative and entertaining commentary, shedding new light on both the history and modern life of this fascinating city. With the option to sit outside on the spacious open upper deck or in comfortable indoor saloons, you’re guaranteed a panoramic view of York’s sights from the River Ouse which runs directly through the heart of the city.
A Relaxing Way to See the Sights
For families, a York river cruise is the most relaxing way to see the sights. Book online and skip the queues at the ticket office.
York Sightseeing Cruise
Discover the immense impact the River Ouse has had on the ancient city of York’s development, from the impact of flooding over the centuries to its prosperity as an inland port. The River Ouse played a key role in bringing precious goods from across the globe into York, including the humble cocoa bean, that super-charged York’s world-famous chocolate industry.
Live Captain’s Commentary
You’ll discover the history, as well as picking up some local knowledge, thanks to live, on-board commentary from their home-grown skippers. During your cruise, treat yourself to an indulgent range of refreshments at the on-board bar. Stocked with a selection of local beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.
During the festive season, all of the boats are decorated and kids will get Christmas colouring sheets and pencils to keep them entertained, while parents relax by sipping on a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie from our fully stocked bar. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!
City Cruises York is one of the many attractions fantastic attractions in and around the city of York included with York Pass.
Travelling to City Cruises York
York City centre is encompassed by its ancient walls and is accessible on foot. Follow the signs to the York Dungeon, which is located opposite the Grand Opera House. City Cruises York launch point is on the riverside at the bottom of the street.
Travelling by Train
City Cruises York is a 10-minute walk from York Railway Station with great links to Leeds, Harrogate and the East Coast. Search for your train tickets using Raileasy.
Travelling by Coach
Visit National Holidays if you want to travel by coach to York.
There are lots of places to stay in and around the city of York. Find hotel accommodation at Hotels.com or Travelodge are always a good option for good quality, family-friendly budget hotel accommodation.
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