Having walked for what seemed miles around the city I was more than happy to step on-board my York City Cruise with City Experiences by Hornblower at Lendal Bridge on the River Ouse for a sightseeing cruise which was both entertaining & informative. For about forty five minutes I was entertained, informed, and amused by the on-board commentary! We decided to sit up on the top deck but on the return journey retreated to the comfort of the downstairs enclosed space.

I discovered all sorts of fascinating facts about the city and the impact the river Ouse has had on its development. From the impact of flooding over the centuries to its prosperity as an inland port, bringing precious goods from across the globe into York, including the humble cocoa bean, that super-charged York’s world-famous chocolate industry. Some of my fellow cruisers took advantage of the facilities onboard our cruise, treating themselves to a wide range of refreshments at the on-board bar. Stocked with a selection of local beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks there was plenty to choose from!

I really enjoyed my cruise along the river Ouse. I would fully recommend a cruise next time you visit the City of York!