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York Afternoon Tea Cruise

 

£26.00 per person - Afternoon Tea with City Cruises York a delightful cruise aboard the Captain James Cook, with delicious food, sailing regularly from April to October.

Join us for a 1 hour and 30 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 30 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 every day:

30th March to 29th September 2019.

Sailing weekends only:

October 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 16.15.

Departure Point

King's Staith Landing 

Ticket Prices

 
 
Online Price From
 
Adult (13+)
£26.00
 
Child (3-12) from
£18.00
 
Infant (0-2)*
£0.00
 

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


Menu

Rounds of Dainty Finger Sandwiches:

Coronation Chicken
Sliced Ham with Mustard Mayo
Egg Mayonnaise and Cress (v)
Cream Cheese and Cucumber (v)

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

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Homemade Sultana Scones with Raspberry Conserve and Clotted Cream

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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.

 

Independent reviews by feefo
Afternoon Tea

  • 05 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    We enjoyed the trip and afternoon tea very much


    04 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    I'd highly recommend City Cruises


    24 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous, great afternoon out, relaxing and most enjoyable.


    24 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed sandwiches, scones and cakes with tea and Prosecco whilst listening to a live commentary.


    24 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a birthday celebration and the day was perfect (weather, staff, captain)..


    14 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sandwiches were very fresh, as were the cakes. Service was brilliant.


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    As above.A nice way to spend a afternoon in beautiful York.


    11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Great value for money very enjoyable


    11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    waiter service and cruise commentary were peerfect


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Thoroughly enjoyed the river cruise, the tea was excellent, the staff very efficient and attentive . The lovely weather was a bonus. Really enjoyed it, Thank you


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    not perfect but very good


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a great experience - nice to be a tourist in my own city!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I just have done, it was first class!


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    The staff were very pleasant and helpful


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    All round a very pleasant trip. The staff were very helpful.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A super afternoon on the river.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was so lovely. The staff, the food, the weather and location.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Pleasant afternoon cruise with tea. Informative commentary but unfortunately most of the sites described were invisible to those on the lower deck due to the tall vegetation on each side of the river. Not City Cruises fault I admit but charging up and down the stairs to the upper deck whilst supposedly having tea was not a good idea....nor healthy!!!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Extremely helpful all the staff on board.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely selection of freshly prepared food served by friendly and helpful staff. The cruise itself was relaxing and the commentary interesting and informative.


    10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Friendly crew, lovely food and good weather! We work in Skeldergate and it was said that some other company work in our building (we put them right!)


    27 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very friendly staff, i was on my own and they looked after me. Captains commentary was witty and very informative. Food was delious, offered to let me take what i hadnt eaten home. I must also say Captain had talked for about 30 mins then he said he would let us enjoy the view and only talk if somthing interesting was coming up ( which turned out to be an amvibious car), then he put on some lovely music, Andy Williams Nat King Cole. This to me was wonderful and judt right for cruising up the river on a lovely Sunday afternoon.


    27 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    As stated enjoyed thoroughly


    26 Jun 2018

    Didn't get what I asked for


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★

    Same of previous comments


    25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Great cruise, nice food if a little unadventurous. It really wouldn't take much to make the food look a little more inviting. There was nothing wrong with it it was pleasant and fresh but quite boring compared to other afternoon treas I have had


    21 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    ................................


    12 Jun 2018

    ★★★

    The whole thing was minimalist and austere.


    12 Jun 2018

    We were told to start boarding for our afternoon tea cruise at 230 so naturally got on the only boat that was there! Tickets were scanned and we eagerly awaited an afternoon tea that never came! we then saw the boat we should have been on pass us half an hour later!the talk was interesting though but we were disappointed that the guy who scanned our ticket didn’t properly check it and tell us we were on the wrong boat...also disappointed that the other boat was late as had it been on time we would have had our pre paid afternoon tea!


    12 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything worked perfectly.


  • 12 Jun 2018

    ★★

    The boat was dirty and full of cobwebs. Despite confirming food the day before, it was still wrong. The boat was understaffed and 5/6 tables we booked we’re still waiting for tea and coffee 50 minutes into a 90 minute cruise. When the tea arrived it was stone cold and had to be sent back. The bar was mainly unmanned so if we wanted to buy anything we had a search for the staff.


    11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a perfect day - the weather was very warm and the cakes and sandwiches were perfect - not too much, just right! The only problem was that because of the heat the milk for the tea had curdled just a little bit. I am hoping to book another cruise with them next year.


    11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Once on the boat one of the group asked if they had Soya Milk and they didn't a member of staff went to get some before the boat set sail, overall very impressed all staff was really friendly and helpful.


    11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was very easy going and enjoyable


    11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was great. We had sandwiches and little desserts and tea. The prosecco was a nice addition


    11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great day sunny, great food, very helpful staff and an entertaining commentary from the captain


  • 11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    A blissful afternoon sailing down the Ouse, eating a delicious variety of sandwiches and cakes. The scones with cream and jam were particularly splendid. Fascinating and humorous commentary from Keith and friendly service from Mikey. Would love to do it again.


  • 05 Sep 2018

    ★★★★

    We enjoyed the trip and afternoon tea very much


  • 04 Sep 2018

    ★★★★★

    I'd highly recommend City Cruises


  • 24 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Fabulous, great afternoon out, relaxing and most enjoyable.


  • 24 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Enjoyed sandwiches, scones and cakes with tea and Prosecco whilst listening to a live commentary.


  • 24 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    It was a birthday celebration and the day was perfect (weather, staff, captain)..


  • 14 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Sandwiches were very fresh, as were the cakes. Service was brilliant.


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    As above.A nice way to spend a afternoon in beautiful York.


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Great value for money very enjoyable


  • 11 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    waiter service and cruise commentary were peerfect


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Thoroughly enjoyed the river cruise, the tea was excellent, the staff very efficient and attentive . The lovely weather was a bonus. Really enjoyed it, Thank you


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★

    not perfect but very good


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a great experience - nice to be a tourist in my own city!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    I just have done, it was first class!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    The staff were very pleasant and helpful


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    All round a very pleasant trip. The staff were very helpful.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    A super afternoon on the river.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything was so lovely. The staff, the food, the weather and location.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★

    Pleasant afternoon cruise with tea. Informative commentary but unfortunately most of the sites described were invisible to those on the lower deck due to the tall vegetation on each side of the river. Not City Cruises fault I admit but charging up and down the stairs to the upper deck whilst supposedly having tea was not a good idea....nor healthy!!!


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Extremely helpful all the staff on board.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Lovely selection of freshly prepared food served by friendly and helpful staff. The cruise itself was relaxing and the commentary interesting and informative.


  • 10 Aug 2018

    ★★★★★

    Friendly crew, lovely food and good weather! We work in Skeldergate and it was said that some other company work in our building (we put them right!)


  • 27 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Very friendly staff, i was on my own and they looked after me. Captains commentary was witty and very informative. Food was delious, offered to let me take what i hadnt eaten home. I must also say Captain had talked for about 30 mins then he said he would let us enjoy the view and only talk if somthing interesting was coming up ( which turned out to be an amvibious car), then he put on some lovely music, Andy Williams Nat King Cole. This to me was wonderful and judt right for cruising up the river on a lovely Sunday afternoon.


  • 27 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    As stated enjoyed thoroughly


  • 26 Jun 2018

    Didn't get what I asked for


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★

    Same of previous comments


  • 25 Jun 2018

    ★★★★

    Great cruise, nice food if a little unadventurous. It really wouldn't take much to make the food look a little more inviting. There was nothing wrong with it it was pleasant and fresh but quite boring compared to other afternoon treas I have had


  • 21 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    ................................


  • 12 Jun 2018

    ★★★

    The whole thing was minimalist and austere.


  • 12 Jun 2018

    We were told to start boarding for our afternoon tea cruise at 230 so naturally got on the only boat that was there! Tickets were scanned and we eagerly awaited an afternoon tea that never came! we then saw the boat we should have been on pass us half an hour later!the talk was interesting though but we were disappointed that the guy who scanned our ticket didn’t properly check it and tell us we were on the wrong boat...also disappointed that the other boat was late as had it been on time we would have had our pre paid afternoon tea!


  • 12 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Everything worked perfectly.


  • 12 Jun 2018

    ★★

    The boat was dirty and full of cobwebs. Despite confirming food the day before, it was still wrong. The boat was understaffed and 5/6 tables we booked we’re still waiting for tea and coffee 50 minutes into a 90 minute cruise. When the tea arrived it was stone cold and had to be sent back. The bar was mainly unmanned so if we wanted to buy anything we had a search for the staff.


  • 11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was a perfect day - the weather was very warm and the cakes and sandwiches were perfect - not too much, just right! The only problem was that because of the heat the milk for the tea had curdled just a little bit. I am hoping to book another cruise with them next year.


  • 11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Once on the boat one of the group asked if they had Soya Milk and they didn't a member of staff went to get some before the boat set sail, overall very impressed all staff was really friendly and helpful.


  • 11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    The whole experience was very easy going and enjoyable


  • 11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    It was great. We had sandwiches and little desserts and tea. The prosecco was a nice addition


  • 11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    Great day sunny, great food, very helpful staff and an entertaining commentary from the captain


  • 11 Jun 2018

    ★★★★★

    A blissful afternoon sailing down the Ouse, eating a delicious variety of sandwiches and cakes. The scones with cream and jam were particularly splendid. Fascinating and humorous commentary from Keith and friendly service from Mikey. Would love to do it again.