Picnic Cruise in York & Surrounding Countryside for Two

For 2 Participants  👫   |  Valid for 12 Months  ✉️


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What could be better than a cruise through York? A cruise through York with a picnic. This cruise lets you and your loved one take in the fine views from the River Ouse. While you are gazing on the romantic and ancient city of York, enjoy a delectable picnic box with a traditional Yorkshire theme.

Don’t worry. There are no surprise Vikings. Enjoy live commentary from the captain, who can talk you through the views. You have an onboard bar, where you can wash down those tasty treats with a drink of your choosing. And you can enjoy this lovely trip down the Ouse over 90 minutes.

What should I expect?

90-Minute Cruise Through York & Surrounding Countryside
Delicious Picnic Box with Traditional Yorkshire-Themed Treats
On-Board Bar With Local Beverages & Snacks Background Music
12 month E-Voucher – Dispatched directly into your inbox

More Info


  • Sailing Dates:
    Feb & Mar: Friday & Saturday
    Apr to Sept: Tuesday to Sunday
    Oct & Nov: Friday & Saturday

  • All dates and times are subject to availability and specific dates and occassions may be excluded.
  • Please allow 3 days in advance when booking this experience. Walk ups will not be accepted.

On the Day

  • Where to board: King’s Staith Landing, York, YO1 9SN

  • Timings
    Boarding: 12:45
    Departure: 13:00
    Returns: 14:30
  • You will need your ticket ready to be then directed to your boarding point
  • Then relax, take a seat and prepare for spectacular views as you cruise down the picturesque River Ouse.

Experience Guidelines

  • Any disabilities must be disclosed at the time of booking – unfortunately electronic wheelchaires are not permitted.
  • Dietary requirements must be shared in advance.
  • There is a fully licensed bar on board.

How it Works

Once you have purchased your activity, we’ll send your E-Voucher and booking information directly to your inbox. Simply follow the instructions to book.

Looking for accommodation? Check out the ‘Where to stay’ tab for our recommendations. We do all the hard work to find you the best handpicked, nearby options for this particular experience.

Voucher Delivery

E-vouchers are FREE and sent directly to your inbox after purchase. You can also purchase a gift voucher box for £3.50 at checkout. Delivery is approximately 3-5 working days. 

Where to Stay

Enjoy a night away with your date experience…

We do all the hard work in finding highly rated hotels nearby to your experience.

We’ve narrowed it down to 3 for you. Simply click the links to view our selected recommendations.

Option 1 : Malmaison, York

  • Just a stones’ throw away from your river cruise experience.
  • In the heart of York City Centre.
  • A stunning rooftop bar with fabulous view of York Minster.
  • You couldn’t be closer to all of York’s main bars, restaurants and attractions!
  • Parking available nearby to the hotel (rates apply).

Click here to view Malmaison, York and to check availability and prices for your chosen dates.

Option 2 : Roomzzz Aparthotel York City

  • A 12-minute stroll to your cruise experience.
  • Riverside location, beautiful walks into the centre from the hotel.
  • Aparthotel with full kitchenette.
  • Choose between a range of stunning aparthotels with features such as rainfall showers, heated floors, balcony and river views.
  • Complimentary ‘Grab & Go’ breakfast available, as well as on site gym and coffee shop.
  • 16 minutes’ walk from York Station, 8 minutes’ walk to Cliffords Tower, 14 minutes’ walk to The Shambles.
  • Limited parking available (rates apply).

Click here to view Roomzzz Aparthotel York City and to check availability and prices for your chosen dates.

Option 3 – The Masons Arms

  • This is ideal for couples who are looking for great value for money accommodation, nearby to their experience.
  • Traditional pub located just a 9-minute walk away from the start of your experience, in the centre of York.

Click here to view The Masons Arms and to check availability and prices for your chosen dates.


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