City Cruises York FAQs

Everything you need to know for your City Cruises York experience

York Pier Locations

For map & directions, click on the images below

King’s Staith Landing

City Cruises boats on the water in York

Lendal Bridge Landing


Lendal Bridge Landing

Lendal Bridge, Station Road, York, UK

How to Get Here

We are all about the fun but safety is our number one priority. For your own safety and the safety of others, you must follow the instructions given by our crew when embarking/ disembarking or on board any of our vessels. Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about our cruises.

General Ticketing and Cruises

What do I need to know before visiting York?

  • York is a walled city, so there are plenty of historic buildings and sites to explore within the city walls.
  • Many of the streets in the city centre are narrow and cobbled, so comfortable walking shoes are a must!
  • York is located in Northern England, so the weather can be quite cold and wet depending upon the time of year you visit.
  • 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!

What are the best things to do in York?

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

What facilities are onboard the sightseeing cruise?

On all of our boats, you’ll find both a bar and restroom facilities available.

What can you see on the York City Cruise?

During the tour, you will have the chance to witness some of York’s most renowned landmarks, including the York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, and the historic city walls. Additionally, you can observe the local wildlife, such as swans and ducks, along the way.

How many people do we need to qualify for a group for a discount?

We will provide a group discount for our sightseeing cruises for groups of 20 or more people – this can be booked by contacting the UK Groups Team on [email protected].

Do you sell Gift Vouchers?

Yes we do! Gift Vouchers are available all year round on our website, you can purchase them here!