Top Yorkshire Day Cruises
7 Yorkshire Day Cruises | All Yorkshire Tours
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the helm of your own boat and explore the river that brought the Vikings to the beautiful City of York by hiring a self-drive boat. They are fantastic fun, safe and easy to drive. Suitable for up to 6 passengers.
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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