explore york boat tours

For a city on the River Ouse, you could say that York oozes class. Historical on the one hand, vibrant on the other. Take a York evening cruise and capture the city at its best. Hear the stories of old as your boat tour glides by the scenic skyline and Yorkshire countryside. Or settle back when the lights have been turned on for a romantic evening of views, jazz music and the twinkling lights of York. A York boat cruise is a chance to unwind after a long day of touring. Raise a glass for the city that really does ooze with class.
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Experience Boat Tours in York

Romance in the evening: York is a historic city with a romantic heart. The old buildings and cobbled streets make sure of that. What better way to spark the love than taking an evening or floodlit cruise? Head along the River Ouse, enjoy the scenic views and you’ll soon be learning about the rich and colourful history of this beautiful city.

Best things to do: The walled city is a delight to explore, compact and full of attractions. York Minster is the centrepiece, and there’s the National Railway Museum York to explore. How about really stepping back in time and enjoying all things Viking at the Jorvik Viking Centre? Walk along the Shambles and along the city walls. Finishing off perhaps at Clifford’s Tower.

Best time to visit: Although it’s cold in the depths of winter you’ll find that York is a pleasurable city to explore at any time of year. The Christmas markets are a delight, and during spring and summer, you’ll find the city at its most popular. The weather warms up, and the city streets come alive. Take your pick.

• After regaining your land legs, head for a pub! Well, it’s a British thing to do. York has the honour of having over 365 pubs. That means you could visit a different one every day of your visit.

• York Minster is a marvel of architecture; it only took 250 years to build! It’s also the largest gothic church in western Europe and houses many precious and medieval artworks.

• Ghosts and ghouls haunt the city streets of York. This city is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. According to those that know, there are 500 ghosts in the city.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Dinner and a cruise?

    You will find there are several York lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.

  • Q: Do York Cruises offer free Wi-Fi onboard?

    We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.

  • Q: Do York Boat Cruises run throughout the year?

    Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to August) and Low Season (November to February). Check the tour details for timings.

  • Q: Can you give me some alternative tours to your cruise and boat tours?

    York is a region full of attractions and experiences to enjoy and immerse in. Check out our York tours by visiting isango.com

  • Q: What is the duration of the York Boat Tour?

    Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.

  • Q: What time do York Boat Tours operate?

    Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.

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