Essential York

Enjoy the best of York with City Cruises and experience the extraordinary in this majestic city!

Recommended Experiences in York

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In God’s Own Country – Yorkshire!

Seven days exploring the City of York & North Yorkshire It has been over twenty years since I first visited the beautiful Yorkshire capital of York, some vague memories of

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5 things to do in York to get you into the festive spirit!

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to book your festive city break away and where better to spend the winter season than York. York offers a

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Rugby League World Cup comes to York

York has been filled with buzz and excitement for the last few weeks as the Rugby League World Cup has made its way into the city. With eight women’s games

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We Proudly Supported York Fashion Week!

Cruising onto the runway! City Cruises York proved that you can do anything on a boat with our runway show in collaboration with York Fashion Week. With the blue carpet

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We’re Two-Time Finalists In The York Press Business Awards!

City Cruises York has been shortlisted as a finalist for two York Press Business Awards! The annual awards, organised by the York Press, champion companies and individuals that have been

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Bachelorette Party Cruises: Best Options to Book

What’s better than a bachelorette party? How about a bachelorette party cruise? You can party the night away with friends and family while enjoying the breeze running through your hair!

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UK Tours

Tours of the UK allow you to explore the United Kingdom in the most convenient and exciting way possible. Britain is a beautiful macédoine of medieval castles, modern skyscrapers, sophisticated

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11 Exciting Things To Do In and Around York

York is situated in Yorkshire, the biggest county of England known as “God’s own country”. It is divided into North, East, South, and West Yorkshire counties. York is the biggest

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Taking A Boat Trip In York Is The #1 Thing To Do This Summer!

There’s nothing quite like a summer boat trip! And when it comes to boat trips, York is the place to be. With its beautiful River Ouse and stunning scenery, taking

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Best things to do in York

  1. Visit York Minster – one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, and home to an awe-inspiring collection of medieval stained glass.
  2. Take a stroll around The Shambles – a narrow, medieval street lined with quaint shops selling everything from fudge to Harry Potter memorabilia.
  3. Wander through the picturesque streets of York’s historic city centre and admire the traditional architecture.
  4. Explore the Jorvik Viking Centre – an interactive museum which brings York’s Viking history to life.
  5. Visit Clifford’s Tower – a 13th-century castle perched atop a hill overlooking the River Ouse.
  6. Take a boat trip along the river to get a different perspective on the city.
  7. Learn about York’s ghosts and ghouls on a spooky walking tour of the city centre.
  8. Enjoy afternoon tea in one of York’s many charming tearooms.
  9. Sample some of the local produce at one of York’s farmers’ markets.
  10. Catch a show at the Grand Opera House – a spectacular Edwardian theatre which plays host to a variety of musicals, operas and ballets.

What are the top activities in other areas near York?

What do I need to know before visiting York?

    1. York is a walled city, so there are plenty of historic buildings and sites to explore within the city walls.
    2. Many of the streets in the city centre are narrow and cobbled, so comfortable walking shoes are a must!
    3. York is located in Northern England, so the weather can be quite cold and wet depending upon the time of year you visit.
    4. There are plenty of pubs and bars in York, but many close early (around 11pm), so don’t leave your night out too late! You can also look to do a dinner cruise as they offer drinks as well!