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Evening Dinner Cruise

Evening Dinner Cruise

Wine and dine on this wonderful evening dinner cruise on the Ouse, enjoy an informative and entertaining commentary and even have a dance to the background music. Your evening begins the moment you step aboard as a friendly waiter serves a delicious starter accompanied by a glass of house wine. As you sail through the city your Captain will entertain you with a sightseeing commentary, interspersed with background music that accompanies your delicious three course dinner, followed by a choice of tea or coffee and chocolates. Your meal is cooked fresh on board by our experienced caterers. And enjoyed whilst taking in the sights of the river in York and beyond by night. We also sail past Bishopthorpe Palace, the official riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.09
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York Lunch Cruise

York Lunch Cruise

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Combine your sightseeing with a delicious meal when you explore York via lunchtime river cruise. Board the Captain James Cook—one of the largest vessels on the River Ouse—and set sail from King’s Staith Landing. You’ll enjoy a 2-course buffet lunch, plus tea or coffee. As you go, admire the sights from the water, learn more about York's highlights from the skipper’s commentary, and even glimpse Bishopthorpe Palace: home to the Archbishop of York.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.73
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$40.73
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Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

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Experience York at its most festive when you visit in December, but don’t worry about crowds: this Christmas-themed river cruise makes for a relaxing way to see the sights. Depart from the city center and chart your way down the River Ouse. Your boat’s indoor saloon area makes for a cozy place to retreat, particularly with a hot beverage and an apple or mince pie in hand. Listen to festive tunes, learn more about the city, and catch glimpses of the lovely Bishopthorpe Palace, located just beyond city limits.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.65
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York Afternoon Tea Cruise

York Afternoon Tea Cruise

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$38.69
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70-Minute York Evening River Cruise

70-Minute York Evening River Cruise

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Set sail on a romantic evening cruise along the Ouse River and see York’s historic landmarks from the water. Sip a glass of Prosecco or non-alcholic beverage (depending on the ticket option) as you glide past the illuminated city skyline, and admire the riverside parks and buildings lit up by the boat’s floodlights.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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$20.36
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Ouse River 1-Hour Early Evening Cruise from York

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.
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  • 1 hour
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$15.61
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Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York

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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.
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  • 45 minutes
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$14.25
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Day Boat Hire

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Day Boat Hire

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Before you know it, you’re tootling along 17 miles of quiet, lock-free water like a true captain on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. • Six hours and 30 minutes • 10 am – 4:30 pm • Maximum of 10 passengers • Includes a short tuition on handling and safety
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.65
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$230.19
$57.54 savings
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Afternoon Tea Cruise

Afternoon Tea Cruise

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Take to the water and explore beautiful Yorkshire by boat on this relaxing sightseeing cruise. With a traditional Yorkshire tea of sandwiches, scones, desserts, and drinks served on board, cruise through the pretty countryside and admire uninterrupted views from your vantage point on the water. There’s also a fully licensed bar on board.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.41
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Roast Dinner Cruise

Roast Dinner Cruise

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Admire Yorkshire from the river while tucking into a local delicacy during a canal cruise that includes a roast dinner. You’ll escape the crowds on land and enjoy views from onboard a traditional barge that’s equipped with a bar that offers soft and alcoholic drinks to purchase.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.94
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$42.94
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Ploughman's Lunch Cruise

Ploughman's Lunch Cruise

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Relax on a 2-hour cruise while enjoying a Ploughman's Lunch and drinks served on board. Two-hour cruise with lunch Fully licensed bar onboard
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.41
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1-Hour Public Cruise

1-Hour Public Cruise

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Save tired legs and go on a tour of the North Yorkshire countryside from the comfort of a public cruise. It’s a faster way to see local sights than a walking tour, and it’s perfect for all weather conditions too. As an added bonus, commentary is provided during the boat trip, so you’ll be entertained and hear stories about the local area as you travel.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.16
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