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A Delightful Mother’s Day Treat with City Cruises York

Spoil Mum on Mother’s Day this March with a delightful cruise aboard the River Palace, including delicious food and a memorable journey.

Join us for a delightful 1 hour and 30 minute cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, fruit scone with preserve & cream and delicious finger deserts. 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.


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

You can also pre-order beverages when you book your tickets online or over the phone. Choose from a selection of house wines, Prosecco, real ales and more.

These Afternoon Tea Cruises do sail on one of our wheelchair accessible vessels although there is not a wheelchair accessible toilet on board. Please note there are also no baby changing facilities, highchair facilities or pushchair storage on this vessel.

Important Information: When booking tickets, please remember that we would like all of our passengers to enjoy this dining cruise. There is some live sightseeing commentary. If you are booking as a large group, and think that you and your fellow passengers’ behaviour and noise levels may distract other passengers from being able to enjoy the cruise, then please do not purchase tickets. Our Captains may refuse to carry any passengers, or direct any passenger to disembark at another landing during the cruise, where the behaviour of that passenger is liable to cause nuisance or offence to the other passengers or put at risk the safety of the passenger, other passengers, crew or vessel.

By purchasing tickets online or via our Sales Office you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage and accept the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions about our Afternoon Tea Cruise, then you are welcome to call our Sales Office on 01904 628324. However, we hope that you will be able to find the answers here in our FAQs

Sightseeing Cruise Offer

Alternatively, why not book tickets for a York City Cruise on Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th of March for Mum and the family? Mum’s ticket includes a glass of Prosecco and a bag of chocolates, for only £12.00. Full details here.

Mother’s Day Gifts

If you can’t make Sunday the 11th of March, why not treat Mum to a gift voucher for one of our delightful Lunch Cruisesor Afternoon Tea Cruises? They sail on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April to September. If you purchase a gift voucher, Mum can then use the code on this voucher to book tickets for a cruise on a date that suits her. For full details, click the link below:

Gift Voucher York Boat

King's Staith Departure Point

Our Mother’s Day online offer is available for our York City Cruises sailing from the King’s Staith Landing only. Your cruise may also call at our Lendal Bridge landing at the end of the cruise. Ask the crew on the day for details.

Access an interactive Google Map to take you directly to our King’s Staith Landing

Sailing Dates and Times

Sunday 11th March 2018

Departures at 12 Noon & 2:30 p.m. (King’s Staith Landing)


Ticket Prices


Ticket Type: Price:
Adult / Concession (13+) £25.00
Adult / Concession with 200ml bottle of Prosecco (18+) £30.00
Child (3 – 12 years old) £17.00
Infant (0-2)* Free

*Does not include a meal or a seat. Please note unfortunately we do not have baby changing facilities, highchair facilities or pushchair storage on board this vessel. If you require a meal and seat for your infant you will need to purchase a Child ticket.