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York Afternoon Tea Cruise


Afternoon Tea with City Cruises York a delightful cruise aboard the Captain James Cook, with delicious food, sailing regularly from April to September.

Join us for a 1 hour and 45 minute cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, fruit scone with preserve & cream and delicious finger desserts. All served with freshly brewed tea and coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only.

The cruise will also include an informative commentary from our local, knowledgeable skipper as you sail through the city and then downstream to Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York. Relaxing background music will play between the live commentary.

Your ticket includes:

  • 1 hour 45 minute cruise
  • A selection of sandwiches, traditional cakes, pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam
  • Refillable tea and coffee
  • Live commentary



Cruise Details

Cruise Days

Sailing Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday:

1st April to 27th May 2018,
2nd June to 29th July 2018,
1st September to 30th September 2018

Sailing Daily

2nd April to 6th April 2018,
28th May to 1st June 2018,
30th July to 31st August 2018

Saturdays Only

6th to 27th October 2018



​Sailing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday:


1st April to 12th April 2019,
29th April to 24th May 2019,
3rd June to 22nd July 2019.
2nd September to 29th September 2019.

Sailing Daily


13th April to 28th April 2019,
25th May to 2nd June 2019,
23rd July to 1st September 2019.

Departure Time

The boat leaves at 14.45 (boarding at 14.30) from King's Staith Landing and returns to King's Staith Landing at 16.30.

Departure Point

King's Staith Landing 

Ticket Prices

Online Price From
Adult (13+)
Adult (18+) with 200ml bottle of Prosecco
Child (3-12) from
Infant (0-2)*

*If a child from 0-2 years would like to have a seat and be served a meal, child rate will be charged.


Rounds of Dainty Finger Sandwiches:

Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Chives
Egg Mayonnaise and Cress (v)
Wensleydale and Apple Chutney (v)
Coronation Chicken


Selection of Homemade Cakes (2 per person)
Cream Filled Chocolate Profiteroles
Iced Carrot Cakes Squares
Almond and Strawberry Bakewell Slice


Homemade Sultana Scones with Raspberry Conserve and Clotted Cream


Refillable Tea or Coffee

Dietary requirements

You can select “Vegetarian” when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For any other dietary requirements, give at least 48 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 01904 628324 or e-mail to infoyork@citycruises.com.

Wheelchair access

The Afternoon Tea Cruise is not on a wheelchair accessible vessel. 

Baby/ Child facilities

Please note there are no baby changing facilities, highchair facilities or pushchair storage on this vessel.

Please note: 
For the comfort and safety of all, when boarding a City Cruises York vessel you agree to our passenger code of conduct.