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City Cruises York

York YO1 7DP, England
+44 1904 628324
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Ouse River 1-Hour Early Evening Cruise from York
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City Cruises York are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable riverboats. We have something for everyone including sightseeing trips,BBQ cruises, party cruises and self-drive boats. Escape the city rush and relax with City Cruises York. All of our vessels have fully stocked bars, open top decks,and toilet facilities. Finalist in the 2012 Visit York Awards for Outstanding Customer Service.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“top deck” (79 reviews)
“evening cruise” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
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York YO1 7DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very pleasant indeed. Would recommend on any lovely, sunny day, any time of year. It is a longer river cruise than you would expect. A good hour and a half for the most reasonable price. An absolutely give away price. We will definitely be doing...More

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to do something a little different to visit Santa rather than the usual grotto. The experience was well planned out and the kids loved the ‘surprise’ visit from Santa. Luckily he even had some presents in his sack that just happened to...More

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for joining one of our Santa Experience sailings and for taking the time to write a review, we certainly hope that you can all join us again this coming December

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four very happy Grandchildren, we have been going on the Santa cruise for a lot of years now....Very enjoyable from the young to the old

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 star review, we are very happy when we hear that both the young and the old enjoyed the experience, we hope to see you all again this December

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great experience for the children,but also for adults the staff are so well organised and keep the children entertained and happy for the whole hour

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and for those very kind words, we really do appreciate you taking the time to join what is always the most magical sailing of the year

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous start to Christmas to watch the grandchildren's faces light up in wonder at the magical experience presented by Mary Christmas, Santa and all the team. Fantastic gifts, magic bells, face painting, great refreshments and such a friendly atmosphere. There's no wonder I...More

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your very kind comments and 5 star, it's one of Mary's favourite times and seeing the smiles not only on the children but the adults as well it certainly makes it that much more magical, we hope to see you again for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our eleventh Santa Cruise and sadly to be the last due to Grandchildren outgrowing the experience. The Cruise has improved year on year. It is a magical experience for both young and old. All the Staff involved work really hard. Santa and Mary Christmas (played...More

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks not only for your very kind words and 5* review but for joining us for the past 11 years, we certainly hope one grandchild will want another Santa Experience and you can join us again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our children and grandchildren, it was absolutely fantastic! We had a lovely time as did everyone on board. Happy smiling faces and fun, fun, fun! Santa and Mary Christmas were superb, small children delighted with it all.

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words and your 5 star review of our Santa Experience, we will pass on your comments to Mary, Santa and all involved, always great to hear that both the kids and grandparents enjoyed it all

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top class.staff go above & beyond expections,Well planned & thought out event,They really do go the extra mile,

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your 5* review and your very kind words, we hope you can join us again for our Santa Experience 2018

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall had a lovely time, first time we have done this so wasn't too sure what to expect. Arrived 15 mins early as suggested, not much to do while you wait but the queue does move and well organised. Felt a little overbooked and crowded,...More

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City_Cruises_York, Guest Relations Manager at City Cruises York, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you much for joining our Santa Experience and for your comments, our team recently built a Santa's sleigh in our archway which was very popular for photographing the young ones, we will pass on your comments to Mary Christmas and her team and certainly...More

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Infamous5ontour
22 November 2017|
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Response from City_Cruises_York | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are always more than welcome on our sightseeing cruises, please note we do finish our sailings this weekend, our Christmas Cruises are on selected weekend dates in December
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AliWilki
9 November 2017|
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Response from City_Cruises_York | Property representative |
The Santa Experience is for 1 hour, i.e, 11-12, 1-2, 3-4
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Gemstu30
24 October 2017|
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Response from City_Cruises_York | Property representative |
Good morning, that is fine, if you show your ticket / email confirmation to the quayside manager / crewmember when you board. Todays sailings from Kings Staith are at 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00 and 10... More
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