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York afternoon tea cruise

Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Cruise along the River Ouse and learn all about York from your local skipper

Tuck into a delicious selection of home-made treats

Sip on a cup of tea and take in the stunning scenery from the comfort of your seat

What to expect

Hop on board the Captain James Cook and cruise along the River Ouse while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea.

Tuck into dainty, home-made sandwiches, fruit scones with jam and cream and delicious mini desserts with freshly brewed tea and coffee to wash it all down. Your local, knowledgeable skipper will provide you with informative commentary as you sail along the river and admire the city sights from the water before heading downstream to Bishopthorpe Palace where the Archbishop of York resides. So, sit back, relax and sip your cup of tea as you discover York from a new perspective.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitised between use

What’s included


A selection of sandwiches, traditional cakes, pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam

Refillable tea and coffee

Live commentary


8 King's Staith, York YO1 9SL, UK

Meeting point:

Please meet your cruise at King's Staith Landing.


  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability


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Important to know

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the cruise's departure
  • Please note that food may contain traces of nuts
  • For any dietary requirements, please contact the tour provider at least 48 hours prior
  • If you would like a child under 2 years old have a seat and be served a meal, you should choose the child option at checkout
  • Please note there are no baby changing facilities, highchair facilities or pushchair storage on this vessel
  • If the river in York is too high to sail, you'll enjoy your afternoon tea on a stationary boat before joining a sightseeing cruise where possible or alternatively, you'll receive a voucher for a sightseeing cruise on a later sailing that day or on an alternative date. You'll be contacted in advance to inform you of any changes to the location