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York Afternoon Tea Cruise

York, United Kingdom
York Afternoon Tea Cruise

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


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)

Departure Point

King's Staith, York YO1 9SN, UK

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

Departure Time

2:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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.
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.
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.
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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75 Reviews

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, 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.
Afternoon tea cruise
, 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.
It was a lovely...
, 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
, 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.
York boat trip with afternoon tea
, Sep 2021
Combine a trip on the picturesque river Ouse with an afternoon tea. Great way to spend a couple of hours
Afternoon Tea Delight
, 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.
A very pleasant afternoon
, 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.
A beautiful way to learn about the city
, 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!
Lovely Trip
, Aug 2021
The relaxing boat ride and lovely food. The information commentary was also very informative. The afternoon tea was enjoyable and filling.
Well worth it
, Aug 2021
Felt special from start to finish, great trip, fantastic choice of food for the afternoon tea, friendly staff.

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