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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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We offer a unique perspective of York for your school party to enjoy as you cruise along the River Ouse. The route of our cruises provides an opportunity to deliver a commentary that contains a balanced account of York’s Roman, Viking and Industrial past with additional reference to local fauna, the history of the development of the River Ouse, local architecture, life on the river itself and its role in the progress of York’s emergence as one of the most pivotal cities in the north of England.

Educational Groups such as schools and colleges and Young Person’s Organisations such as Cubs and Brownies are welcome to join us for either of the following cruises at a discounted rate:

York City Cruise (Daytime sailings between February and November)

We have two departure points for our York City Cruise, the King’s Staith Landings and the Lendal Bridge Landing.

King’s Staith Landing Group Sailing Times:

Low season: 10:30AM, 12 Noon, 1:30PM & 3PM

High season: 10:30AM, 12 Noon, 1:30PM & 3PM plus additional times in between (during school holidays we cannot accommodate group bookings after the 12 Noon sailing).

Nearby attractions: Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon, Clifford’s Tower and York Castle Museum.

Lendal Bridge Landing Group Sailing Times:

Low season: 10:40AM, 12:10PM, 1:40PM & 3:10PM

High season: 10:40AM, 12:10PM, 1:40PM & 3:10PM plus additional times in between (during school holidays we cannot accommodate group bookings after the 12:10PM sailing).

Nearby attractions: York Minster, Yorkshire Museum Gardens and National Railway Museum

Early Evening Cruise (7:30PM – 8:30PM on selected dates April to October)

The Early Evening Cruise departs from our King’s Staith Landing only.

 

School Groups, Cubs, Beavers and other Young Person’s Organisations

We offer a discount from our full boarding price of £1 per child for these groups if they consist of 20 or more, with all teachers and assistants in the group also travelling at the discounted child rate. This rate applies to both our daytime York City Cruises and our Early Evening Cruise.

(Please note that whilst Under 5s sail for free there is a limit of 3 Under 5s per 2 paying Adults or Concessions. Groups of Under 5s would be required to pay the child group rate).

Schools and Young Persons Organisations Group Booking Benefits

Teachers and assistants sail at the child rate

Discounted child rate (cheaper overall than our online booking rate for the group)

Coach drop-off/pick-up point close to both of our moorings

Reserved seating for your party

A warm and friendly welcome

Schools and Young Persons Organisations Group Prices 2017

Groups of 20 or more children aged up to 15 years old

Cruise

Adult/Teachers

Concession

Children

Under 5’s

Daytime York City Cruise

£3.50

£3.50

£3.50

£3.50

Early Evening Cruise

£3.50

£3.50

£3.50

£3.50

College, University and EFL Student Groups

Educational groups of 20 or more students aged 16 and over would travel at the concession group rate, with any teachers and assistants also sailing at the concession group rate. One passenger would sail for free with every 20 paying passengers. This rate applies to both our daytime York City Cruises and our Early Evening Cruise.

Student Group Booking Benefits

Discounted rate (and cheaper overall than our online booking rate)

1 person travels free with every 20 paying passengers

Coach drop-off/pick-up point close to both of our moorings

Reserved seating for your party

A warm and friendly welcome

College, University and EFL Student Group Prices 2017

Groups of 20 or more students aged 16 years old and above

Cruise

Adult/Teachers

Concession

Children

Under 5’s

Daytime York City Cruise

£6.25

£6.25

£3.50

£3.50

Early Evening Cruise

£6.25

£6.25

£3.50

£3.50

Educational Groups Booking Procedure

Bookings of groups of 20 or more must be made through our Sales Office.

Initial enquiries can be made either by phone (01904628324), email (info@yorkboat.co.uk) or by completing an online Educational Group Booking Enquiry Form (add hyperlink to Educational Group Booking Enquiry Form). Please note that completing an enquiry form online does not confirm that time and date for your group.

Once we have received your enquiry via one of the above methods, we will then be able to check availability and either confirm your booking or suggest an alternative time and/or date if necessary. Once we have confirmed a date and time, our friendly Sale Team will proceed with completing your booking.

If you have any questions about our Schools and College Group Tours, 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 (embed link to FAQs page).

Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Group bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance.
Please note that the discounted group rate is discounted from the full price of a cruise ticket and not from the already discounted online cruise ticket prices.

For groups which consist of predominantly of children aged 15 and under with a minority of children aged 16 and over, all passengers will be charged at the child group rate.

For groups which consist predominantly of students aged 16 and over with a minority of children aged 15 and under, passengers will be charged at their respective group rate.
Please note that group rates are only available on weekends until 12 Noon and are not available on bank holiday weekends at all.

Groups must arrive at the correct departure point at least ten minutes prior to the sailing. If you miss the sailing that you have booked for, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you on a subsequent sailing.

Prior to the date of sailing, we will also require a mobile number of the designated group leader on the day. This is so that we can contact you in case of any problems or rearrangements to our schedule.

By booking tickets for a group cruise with YorkBoat, you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage and accept the Ticket Terms and Conditions. Please view HERE (link to terms of carriage page).

Risk Assessment

You can view a copy of our Risk Assessment here