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Sailing every Saturday and Sunday from the 2nd to the 23rd of December, our Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise is an ideal way to escape the busy shopping streets and step into the Christmas spirit. Your ticket includes a choice of hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and a mince or apple pie.

The one-hour relaxing cruise features traditional Christmas songs, punctuated with live captain’s commentary.

The boat initially leaves the old port district at King’s Staith, passes underneath the Millennium Bridge before leaving the outskirts of the city and sails past the site of the Battle of Fulford, arguably one of the most significant in the history of the United Kingdom.

This cruise also offers a fantastic chance to look out for wildlife including swans, cormorants and kingfishers, as you leave the city centre and sail downstream to the village of Bishopthorpe. The vessel turns at the glorious 13th century Bishopthorpe Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of York.

Sailing every 90 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from the King's Staith Landing only.

Your vessel will be equipped with an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

We advise to pre-book tickets online. Tickets may still be available on the day, enquire at the quayside.

Prices

Tickets - £12.50 (save 10% when you pre-book in advance online)

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of City Cruises York on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 602515  Lat: 53.95692 Long: -1.08286

    Please note that we have two departure points on the River Ouse in the City of York.

    Lendal Bridge - The following cruises sail from the Lendal Bridge Landing:

    • York City Cruises
    • Party Nights Afloat
    • Christmas Nights Afloat
    • Santa Experience
    • Some Private Charters

    The nearest car parks to Lendal Bridge are Marygate Car Park (YO30 7DT) and Esplanade Car Park (YO1 6FZ).

    King's Staith - The following cruises sail from King's Staith:

    • York City Cruises
    • Self Drive Red Boats
    • Bishopthorpe Palace Cruises
    • Early Evening Cruise
    • Floodlit Evening Cruise
    • Afternoon Tea Cruise
    • Lunch Cruise
    • River Bus
    • Some Private Hires

    The nearest car parks to King's Staith are St Georges Field Car Park (YO10 4AB) and Castle Car Park (YO1 9SA).

    By Road:

    York has good road links from the A1 via the A59, A64 and A19. Simply follow the signs for the city centre, signposted from the A1237 Outer Ring Road & A64 Bypass.

    Park & Ride:

    With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. www.yorkparkandride.co.uk

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station

    Contact

    Mark Mattinson

    01904 628324

    Address

    Kings Staith,
    York,
    YO1 9SN

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

    Limited disabled access. Wheelchair access is usually available from our King's Staith landing stage only. A full access statement is available on the City Cruises York website.

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