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York Afternoon Tea Cruise

York Afternoon Tea Cruise

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York, United Kingdom
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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.
  • Enjoy a relaxing way to see the sights on an afternoon river cruise
  • Learn more about York and its major landmarks from the live commentary
  • Indulge in a generous afternoon tea as you go
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Afternoon tea
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
YO1 9SN , King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK

This cruise only sails from the King's Staith Landing (YO1 9SN). Please go to Pontoon 2.

2:45 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and other dietary options are available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises York
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during York Afternoon Tea Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by York Afternoon Tea Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during York Afternoon Tea Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by York Afternoon Tea Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during York Afternoon Tea Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by York Afternoon Tea Cruise.

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star-1
Memorable experience but not in a good way sorry.
Helen_B
, Jun 2022
Cruise and commentary was okay as the weather was nice. The quality of the afternoon tea, was awful, dry, defrosted, dismal with sandwich filling as big as a postage stamp . We had one piece of bread with nothing on it. You need to seriously improve or people will not return, try some home made cakes and make a sandwich with some filling and fresh quality bread. . It all was inedible! I’m not one to write reviews but on this occasion I think you need to know or customers will not recommend or return. But it made us laugh it was that bad, a memorable birthday experience that’s for sure.
star-4
Great to get out on the...
Phillip_C
, Mar 2022
Great to get out on the river and see the sights. Excellent commentary from the skipper and good selection of savoury and sweet.
star-2
Disappointed
Rachael_D
, Mar 2022
We were very disappointed with trip. We thought as it was called York cruise it would be round York. But all we saw was trees and river bank, outwith york. Nothing to see. The afternoon tea was ok .
star-1
Extremely poor trip
Keith_H
, Mar 2022
Seats on board allocated before arrival. We were on the lower deck and couldn’t see anything apart from tree roots during the trip. As for afternoon tea, poor value for the money, sandwiches made from cheapest bread possible, fillings were poor and the cakes were a cheap frozen selection and extremely poor. To be charged £60 for two, this is a total waste off money and would recommend you do not go on this trip, extremely disappointing.
star-5
Relaxing, informative & filling
Tony_G
, Mar 2022
Fantastic way to spend some time lovely scenery in the cruise in and out of the city! We had Gluten free tea and we were fully catered for! Ps everyone else’s looked amazing too!
star-5
Enjoyable.
samantha_M
, Oct 2021
We got lost en route to boat. The Captain rang us and gave us directions and waited for us. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for the 5* review. We're glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea and didn't miss the boat.
star-5
Afternoon tea cruise
Jak_M
, Oct 2021
We had a fantastic time on the cruise and the history of York was very informative and factual. My only downfall would be that the sandwiches and cakes were rather small for both me and my partner to share, it would be nice to have a stand each for the money we paid. But other than that I have no issues and me and my family really enjoyed the day. I would recommend this to anyone.
star-5
It was a lovely...
Rachel_C
, Oct 2021
It was a lovely experience. The food was lovely and the staff were very attentive. Very nice way to see York.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Cruise
Sharon_H
, Sep 2021
The crew were brilliant. The captain was funny and made everyone on board laugh. He gave us facts about the bridges. The ladies were always checking to see if we needed anything.
star-4
York boat trip with afternoon tea
Philip_G
, Sep 2021
Combine a trip on the picturesque river Ouse with an afternoon tea. Great way to spend a couple of hours
star-4
Afternoon Tea Delight
Maxine_B
, Sep 2021
This is a great experience but if you are on the lower deck you don’t see much and there is no way to specify upper or lower deck when booking. Tables are allocated so no mad rush to board , you sit where they tell you. However the afternoon tea is excellent quality, sandwiches delicious , lovely selection of sweet treats ,service with a smile all run like a well oiled machine and Captain Mike is highly amusing, we would definitely do it again.
star-3
A very pleasant afternoon
Ernest_D
, Sep 2021
The staff were very attentive, and the trip very pleasant.The afternoon tea was very nice with a good selection of sandwiches and cakes with plenty of tea.The boat looked a little tired and could do with a bit of decoration In the downstairs.
star-5
A beautiful way to learn about the city
Shannen_L
, Aug 2021
The staff on board were friendly and attentive. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious. Captain Kris was informative and knowledgable throughout the tour. He went above and beyond, welcoming all tourists personally when boarding the cruise. He took time to ask and check in with each and every person. A very relaxing and enjoyable outing!
star-5
Lovely Trip
cheryl_c
, Aug 2021
The relaxing boat ride and lovely food. The information commentary was also very informative. The afternoon tea was enjoyable and filling.
star-5
Well worth it
Deborah_O
, Aug 2021
Felt special from start to finish, great trip, fantastic choice of food for the afternoon tea, friendly staff.
star-5
Our Riverboat experience was fabulous!
Dawn
, Aug 2021
The crew were very welcoming and friendly, the space was open and fantastic views all around of the river sights. Our afternoon tea was lovely and plenty of it and they provided vegetarian option too. The service was really good and very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would love to do this again soon.
star-5
Most enjoyable cruise
Sheldon_R
, Jul 2021
A most enjoyable cruise to end our day visiting York. Plenty of good food and tea/coffee/juices and an informative and comedic captain to tell us what we were looking at. A great way to unwind after all the walking and before a longish drive back to our holiday base
star-3
Afternoon tea
SHARON_L
, Jul 2021
The food provided was lovely and staff very helpful and friendly. I did how ever feel the boat lacked a little on the setting side, very basic no frills.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Excellent value for money
Sharon_r
, Jul 2021
The river trip was very pleasing with views of the countryside once we left the city. The afternoon tea was tasty and there was plenty of time to enjoy it. The Captain was very knowledgeable with good commentary and also tea room music to give a good atmosphere.
star-4
A lovely afternoon
Jane_F
, Jul 2021
We really enjoyed the afternoon with tea the staff were lovely. My only criticism would be we couldn't hear the commentary

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