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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Join us aboard the Dalesman canal boat for a relaxing Whisky Cruise like no other! A wide range of whisky’s to try and even learn how to make a classic cocktail. Your host will be on hand to offer an insight into the interesting history and origins of whisky, or is it whiskey? For £35, you will receive 5 different whisky varieties, some light bar type snacks, and a 2-hour cruise down the Leeds & Liverpool Canal! Bring your friends to this one-of-a-kind experience!
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.
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.
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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