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City Cruises York - Sightseeing Cruises

Awarded TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Award in 2022!
Location: Kings Staith, York, YO1 9SN
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Enjoy York's No. 1 sightseeing tour; an entertaining and informative cruise on the River Ouse!

  • Min. 45-Minute Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live Captain's Commentary
  • On-Board Bar With Local Snacks & Beverages

Pre-Booking Advised!
We advise pre-booking your cruise on our website - it's a great way to plan your visit to York!

Step on-board and take a seat on the top deck or wrapped up warm in our enclosed saloon - wherever you sit you will have a great view to uncover the history of our ancient city and the immense impact the River Ouse has had on its development. From the impact of flooding over the centuries to its prosperity as an inland port, bringing precious goods from across the globe into York, including the humble cocoa bean, that super-charged York’s world-famous chocolate industry.

You’ll discover more about all this history, as well as picking up some local knowledge, thanks to live, on-board commentary from our home-grown skippers. During your cruise, treat yourself at our on-board bar, stocked with a selection of beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

Walk-Ups Welcome!
We reserve tickets for walk-ups... Visit us at Lendal Bridge or King's Staith Landing!

There are four guaranteed cruises from each of our landings:

King's Staith Landing: 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00.
Lendal Bridge Landing: 10:40, 12:10, 13:40, 15:10.

Many more trips operate, usually every 30-45 mins...
Times are displayed at the landings and online!

Also from City Cruises York...
Evening Sightseeing with our Early Evening Cruise and Floodlit Evening Cruise!
Dining Cruises
, take your pick from Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Evening Dinner!

We WON a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2021.
We WON Visit York's Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019.
We were NOMINATED for a York Press Business Award 2021.

We are ACCREDITED by AA's Covid-19 Confident.
We are ACCREDITED by Visit Britain's 'We're Good To Go'.
We are MEMBERS of the Good Business Charter.

We create amazing experiences and will take great care of you from boarding to disembarking!

Opening Times

Up-to-date timings are on the City Cruises website...

Events at City Cruises York - Sightseeing Cruises

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York's Easter Egg-stravaganza

City Cruises and York's Chocolate Story are teaming up to bring you York's Easter Egg-Stravaganza! From April 1st-16th …

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