Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse

By City Cruises
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Price is £14 per adult


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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks and gloves required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Floodlit splendour of York's iconic sights on the River Ouse
  • Relaxing cruise to admire the city under the setting sun
  • A different perspective with views from along the river
  • Open bar & heated facilities on board the tour vessel
  • Informative commentary from your expert local guide

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Early Evening Cruise on the River Ouse


Live Commentary in English.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 19:30

Price details

Price is £13.50 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is £13.50


Price is £13.50

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedGuided cruise along the River Ouse
  • What's includedDiscounts at selected York attractions
  • What's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's excludedRefreshments

Know before you book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
  • Dogs are permitted.
  • The River Ouse in York can occasionally rise to levels that impact daily cruise operations after periods of heavy rainfall. Depending on the height of the river, the cruise may not be able to sail.
  • You can redeem your ticket for a discounted rate at either the York Dungeon, CitySightseeing York, or York's Chocolate Story after the cruise.
  • YorkBoat reserves the right to refuse groups on bachelor and hen nights.
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.

What you can expect

See what a sunset over York looks like from the waters of the River Ouse on this scenic sightseeing cruise through the heart of the venerable city. Your voyage features a great look at the sights as you enjoy the calm setting and a fresh perspective on the historic landmarks along the waterfront.

Your vessel waits at King's Staith Landing, not far from the York city centre, where you step aboard to begin the cruise. Settle in and look out from the vessel's headed saloon, complete with broad viewing windows and an onboard bar, as you sail out under the evening light.

While the lengthening shadows and the rich glow of sunset colour the historic bridges and buildings along the riverbank, your captain shares some stories about York's famous history, from Roman conquest to Viking raiders and its rise as a trading hub in the late Middle Ages. You return to the landing early in the night, leaving plenty of time for younger passengers to get back to their rooms or for you to check out the city after dark.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks and gloves required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • King's Staith Landing, King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN
  • King's Staith
  • York England YO1 9SN

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • King's Staith Landing
    • King's Staith
    • York England YO1 9SN

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