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“pointless trip”
Review of City Cruises York

City Cruises York
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Owner description: City Cruises York are delighted to offer a unique perspective of York on-board one of our comfortable riverboats. We have something for everyone including sightseeing trips,BBQ cruises, party cruises and self-drive boats. Escape the city rush and relax with City Cruises York. All of our vessels have fully stocked bars, open top decks,and toilet facilities. Finalist in the 2012 Visit York Awards for Outstanding Customer Service.
canvey island u.k
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“pointless trip”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

this trip sounded really good in the brochure,but is a real let down,the trip takes about 40 minutes and is not worth the £6.50 each,there is nothing of any real interest to see from the boat,what did not help was the un-interesting monotone commentry from the captain.The one good thing was it kept us dry during a rain shower!

Visited September 2012
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not very entertaining”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The boat trip was a last minute item to pass on some time prior to an evening funtion in the hotel, the weather was good but unfortunatley that is all, on the hour long trip we saw water trees and a few ducks which repeated itself but ther and back, added to the inconsideration of some people who are of the belief that if they stand infront of you it is possible to see through them and that constantly having to draw your legs in whilst thier out of control children barge past throughout the journey adds to the event, if you have nothing at all to do and dont wish to see anything but listen to a constant commentry, on very uninteresting data, then it will pass on an hour which may feel like two or so, avoid if possible

Visited September 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“boat trip”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

a longer than average trip up a river, crew were well informed of local history. Seeing the local Dragon Race was a real treat.

Visited September 2012
Thank Jan M
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yorkboat river trip”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

What an excellent trip - the skipper really knew her stuff and, although she must have delivered the commentary several times each day, made her delivery fresh and lively - diction was excellent and delivery interesting - we could have listened to her all day!! Little bits of humour thrown in added to the trip. It was interesting to see her holding the microphone, talking to us and turning the boat in the width of the river all at the same time. The two drop off/embarcation points give easy access to different parts of mediaeval York. Well worth taking this trip

Visited September 2012
Thank Donald P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely in the Sunshine”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

A fantastic trip to take on a nice day. True, you do not get to go very far or very fast. But there is an informative live commentary, a bar, and enough to keep you interested for the duration of the 45 - 60 minute tour. I might not recommend to take the trip on a cold day, but on a warm day it was wonderful. You can get a cobined boat and bus ticket, which is well worth considering.

Visited August 2012
Thank Stephen A
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