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York City Cruise (King's Staith Landing)

York City Cruise (Lendal Bridge Landing)

Early Evening Cruise

Floodlit Evening Cruise

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See the riverside residence of His Grace, the Archbishop of York

Our Bishopthorpe Palace cruise sails on selected dates during the summer, subject to weather conditions. A one-hour relaxing cruise with live captain’s commentary. This cruise offers a fantastic chance to look out for wildlife including swans, cormorants and kingfishers.

Cruise outside of the city centre to the glorious 13th century Bishopthorpe Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of York. The boat passes underneath the Millennium Bridge before leaving the outskirts of the city and sails past the site of the Battle of Fulford, arguably one of the most significant in the history of the United Kingdom.

Your vessel will be equipped with an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

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

By purchasing tickets online/on board you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage and accept the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

Please Note: Due to the nature of this cruise, City Cruises York reserve the right to refuse admission to Stag/Hen parties. Our Captains may refuse to carry any passengers, or direct any passenger to disembark, 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.

Special Offers

You can also get a fantastic discount at one of the following attractions using the voucher on your City Cruises York daytime cruise ticket! So if you join us for a daytime cruise, you can complete your day out in York with a either a discounted bus tour of our beautiful city, a discounted visit to York’s Chocolate Story or a discounted tour of the York Dungeons! Simply hand in the voucher on your cruise ticket at the next attraction. (Not valid with other offers or family ticket. Valid with York City Cruise, Bishopthorpe Palace Cruise, River Bus Service, Early Evening & Floodlit Evening Cruise tickets. Correct at the time of writing, subject to change).

Use your City Cruises York ticket voucher after your cruise to get a fantastic discount at one of the following attractions:

The York Dungeon

(up to 40% off)

Cityseeing York

(up to 25% off)

Yorks Chocolate Story

(up to 20% off)

Get more details on our Special Offers page.

King's Staith Departure Point

The Bishopthorpe Palace cruise sails from the King’s Staith Landing only.

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

Sailing Dates and Times

Sailing Daily 

29th of July 2017 – 31st of August 2017 (subject to weather conditions and river levels).

Departures at 11.30 a.m., 1 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices

Adult (16+) £9.00
Concession (Senior or Student) £8.00
Child (5-15) £5.00
Under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2 Adults or Concessions and up to 3 Children) £24

You cannot book tickets for a specific date and/or time online for this cruise as it sails subject to weather conditions. However, you are welcome to book a ticket for our York City Cruise and if the Bishopethorpe Palace cruise is sailing on that day, then you would be welcome to use this ticket to board any of the three Bishopthorpe Palace sailings that day.