1. United Kingdom
  2. Yorkshire and The Humber
  3. York
  4. River Ouse

York: River Ouse Lunch Cruise

Product ID: 132342
Enjoy a delightful 1.5-hour cruise with a delicious 2 course, buffet-style lunch freshly cooked and served on board the Captain James Cook, the largest boat on the River Ouse.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Starting time 11:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the stunning Bishopthorpe Palace, 13th Century residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York
  • Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch; the main course is freshly cooked on board and is followed by our Chef's choice of dessert
  • Listen to a combination of informative, live commentary and relaxing, background music
Full description
Join a delightful 1.45 hour cruise and enjoy a delicious 2 course, buffet-style lunch served on board the Captain James Cook. Your dessert will also be accompanied by a tea or coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only. Boarding commences at 11:30 AM, with your lunch served from 12:00 PM.

Your cruise will also include relaxing background music whilst you enjoy your lunch, followed by some informative commentary from a local, knowledgeable skipper as the boat turns at Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York and also as you head back upstream into the city.

Menu:
Individual Chicken and Ham Hock Wellington, Potato and Leek Gratin, White Wine and Thyme Sauce, served a selection of seasonal vegetables.
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Vegetarian Option:
Creamed Leek, Mixed Bean, Mushroom and Wensleydale Wellington, Wilted Spinach and Tomato Sauce, served a selection of seasonal vegetables.
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Chef’s Choice of Dessert

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Tea or Coffee

Includes
  • 2 course lunch
  • A tea or coffee served with dessert
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (although they can be purchased on board)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

King's Staith Landing, King's Staith, York, YO1 9SN (across from the Queen's Hotel and outside the King's Arms and Lowther public houses)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
•Unfortunately, the Lunch Cruise does not sail on a wheelchair accessible vessels and so there will be some steps before you get to your table
• Please note there are also no baby changing facilities, highchair facilities or push-chair storage on this vessel
• Vegetarian option is available and most dietary requirements can also be catered for; however, advance notice must be given at the time of booking or a minimum of 2 days before the date of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Very good

Despite local high tide preventing programmed sailing the alternative arrangements worked well. Lunch was very good value and of good quality. The replacement boat was able to navigate beneath the numerous bridges and the skipper gave very informative and interesting commentary tinged with humorous anecdotes that kept the cruise lively and of a convivial atmosphere. The trip was good value for money. Recommended.

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October 21, 2019

The cruise was enjoyable the lunch was nice the staff we very pleasant it was a special treat for us our 48 th wedding anniversary when we got on the boat our table was on the lower deck on our own , we asked to sit upstairs with the other passages we were told it was “ first come first served” and there was no room if we had known this we would not have booked ,the trip was good fun & we made.the most of it the chef made us a plate with happy anniversary which was lovely

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August 16, 2019

Wonderful customer service and great cruise!

We were a group of ten (four from US and six from U.K.). I had planned this lunch cruise as part of a day in York with our U.K. relatives who live about 35 minutes from York. We headed out from Wakefield with lots of time to spare but the traffic suddenly stopped on the highway and there we sat. We watched the time slip away and knew we would miss our tour and lunch. When we finally arrived 15 minutes late, there was our boat! The skipper had asked the other passengers and crew if they could give us that 15 minutes to get there and they agreed. They all clapped when we boarded. I was so relieved! The staff were friendly and the food delicious. I looked at my phone and saw that a representative had emailed me to let me know the skipper was trying to reach me. I emailed back to let him know we had made it. Thank you, Neil, for your great customer service! I can’t say enough good things about this company.

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June 17, 2019

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City Cruises York

Product ID: 132342