City Cruises is a leading operator of sightseeing, dining and charter services operating in London, York and Poole. We offer a variety of cruises that feature iconic sights and captivating entertainment to create a truly memorable experiences. Ranging from sightseeing cruises with live commentary and Thamesjet speedboat rides to self-drive boats and dining experiences, we have something for everyone.
07 Nov 22Partner News
Winter offer: 30% OFF on 24h River Pass tickets – City ExperiencesIconic London sights with a special offer See London’s breath-taking riverside landmarks with ...Read moreWinter offer: 30% OFF on 24h River Pass tickets – City Experiences - News & announcements
Iconic London sights with a special offerSee London’s breath-taking riverside landmarks with a hop on hop off river pass which will give you unlimited access to the river for 24 hours. What’s even better is that with our special offer you get 30% off an Adult and Child River Pass tickets*. This should help you explore the city on a family day out at your own pace. Book online from 7th-20th November with our promocode sightseeing for travel In November and December (excl. 19th to 31st Dec).
Amazing views In PooleTake in fantastic views from our open deck as you pass picturesque Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula, Studland Bay and more. With live commentary from our Captain, you’re guaranteed to not miss a thing. BOOK NOW ›
Enjoy the best of YorkJoin us on-board our sightseeing cruise and discover fascinating facts from your seat on the top deck or wrapped up warm in our enclosed saloon. BOOK NOW›
25 May 22Partner News
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – City ExperiencesCelebrate This Royal Occasion in the Heart of London The Queen will become ...Read morePlatinum Jubilee Celebrations – City Experiences - News & announcements
Celebrate This Royal Occasion in the Heart of LondonThe Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign with one of our Jubilee themed cruises! Either indulge in afternoon tea inspired by British Royals past and present or sail into the night for a four course champagne Gala dinner! Raise a glass to Her Majesty while taking in London’s famous historic riverside sights and making lasting memories on one of our special dining cruises or join us for sightseeing over the bank holiday and enjoy Jubilee decorations and a Jubilee-themed colouring activity for children.
Raise a Glass for Her Majesty in York!Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on our afternoon tea cruise with complementary fizz and on board entertainment as well as Jubilee themed decorations! It’s a great way to see what York has on offer! Don’t miss out.
Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Year in Poole!Make lasting memories of this truly momentous occasion on our Jubilee themed afternoon tea! Enjoy complementary Pimm’s upon arrival as well as an elegant and delicious afternoon tea while getting to see the picturesque views that Poole Harbour has to offer!
Sunday Brunch CruiseLooking for a new brunch location? Come on board with your friends and brunch on the Thames! Listen to a chilled-out set from our onboard DJ as you cruise past magnificent views and tuck into bottomless food with a glass of fizz in hand! What a perfect way to start a Sunday!
York Lunch CruiseFancy a lunch date with a difference? Cruise through the heart of the city whilst you enjoy a delicious two course meal and take in picturesque riverside views!
Poole's Afternoon Tea CruiseTake in the stunning views of Poole Harbour as you relish the delights of afternoon tea with all the trimmings! Amazing scenery with great food , this new cruise is perfect for a summer’s day out and shouldn’t be missed!
OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH & SAFETYAt City Cruises, the health and safety of our guests and staff is of the upmost importance to us. We have a series of measures in place for your safety and offer flexible COVID terms and conditions so you can continue to book with confidence.
03 Mar 22Expert Hub
5 Picture-Perfect Afternoon Teas in London for Every BudgetIf you have only time and money for one “true London” experience in your ...Read more5 Picture-Perfect Afternoon Teas in London for Every Budget - News & announcementsIf you have only time and money for one “true London” experience in your busy itinerary, leave an empty slot for the most traditional experience in the UK: an afternoon tea. Not much has changed since 1840s, when the 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna, introduced the afternoon tea to the world. Following the trend of the time, dinner in her household was served unusually late, at 8 p.m., so she needed a way to quell the pangs of hunger at around 5. Today, afternoon tea is a favorite tradition that everyone in England loves. Served in a three-tiered dish, the afternoon tea consists of little bite-size sandwiches, various cakes, and, finally, scones with clotted cream and preserves. Of course, it’s all accompanied with an assortment of teas. Every luxurious restaurant, hotel or cafe takes pride in their afternoon tea, and some even offer seasonal editions (such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas or Halloween), too. The greatest part of an afternoon tea is that it’s the perfect opportunity to get together with friends or relatives, no matter the occasion. It’s something so iconic in English culture that you just cannot miss out on an opportunity to go to an afternoon tea while in London, especially considering the endless list of options that will cater to every taste and budget out there. We all know that traveling gets very expensive very quickly, so we’re here to offer you a round-up of the best afternoon teas in London for every budget!
- One Aldwych – Charlie and the Chocolate factory afternoon tea (£47 per person)
- The Rubens afternoon tea (£35 per person)
- The Delaunay Champagne Afternoon Tea (£29.75 per person)
- Tea & Tattle (£19 per person)
- The Fan Museum (£8 + £4 entry ticket per person)
24 Feb 22NEWS
Hornblower Group buys Australia’s Journey BeyondHornblower Group announced it has acquired Australian travel group Journey Beyond. Adelaide-based Journey Beyond owns ...Read moreHornblower Group buys Australia’s Journey Beyond - News & announcementsHornblower Group announced it has acquired Australian travel group Journey Beyond. Adelaide-based Journey Beyond owns 13 Australian travel and transport brands operating throughout Australia. It comprises trains, marine vessels, 4WD touring vehicles, luxury camps and lodges, and aircraft. It includes The Ghan cross-country rail service. “As two organisations with expertise in the experiential travel space, Journey Beyond aligns perfectly within our business strategy. We look forward to growing the business operations the Journey Beyond team has built as the premiere experiential travel company in Australia,” said Kevin Rabbitt, CEO, Hornblower Group. The deal is thought to be valued at about $600 million. Journey Beyond joins US-based Hornblower’s portfolio which includes overnight cruises, land experiences and ferry and transportation services across 111 countries.
15 Feb 22Partner News
City Experiences Announces Venture Ashore, The World’s Largest Independent Shore Excursions ProviderCity Experiences announced today the launch of Venture Ashore, the largest independent cruise excursions provider ...Read moreCity Experiences Announces Venture Ashore, The World’s Largest Independent Shore Excursions Provider - News & announcements
City Experiences announced today the launch of Venture Ashore, the largest independent cruise excursions provider in the world, delivering uniquely curated amazing experiences for cruise travelers led by professional guides in hundreds of ports worldwide. Venture Ashore cruising excursions are offered in 111 countries and counting with departures from over 500 ports of call worldwide featuring over 5,000 individual tours.
Venture Ashore is the newest addition to the City Experiences portfolio of brands, and backed by Hornblower Group, supporting the company’s overall business strategy in becoming a global transportation and experiences leader.
“We are thrilled to launch Venture Ashore and share with travelers our collection of tour offerings that will fully immerse you in the sites, sounds, tastes, passions and cultures in cruise destinations around the globe by creating personal connections and one-of-a-kind encounters,” said Rinat Glinert, chief operating officer, Venture Ashore. “We are all about building a community of like-minded travelers through developing unparalleled guest experiences that will create lifetime memories. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure, a bespoke private tour, or a fun way to explore a port of call with new friends, Venture Ashore has something for everyone.”
Venture Ashore offers a wide range of tour offerings to satisfy a variety of groups, interests and budgets. Parties of 12 or more can take advantage of a dedicated groups service, with a team of personal specialists to support a seamless experience from start to finish for a unique and tailor-made itinerary. Venture Ashore also offers extensive private tours and features small group tours, varying by destination and demand, accommodating up to 25 people or as few as 6. Venture Ashore will provide guests with a worry-free travel experience with more flexibility and generous policies such as full refunds provided up to 24 hours prior to the excursion, 24/7 customer service and a “back-to-ship” guarantee.
Venture Ashore also includes a newly created “Essential Collection,” a compilation of curated global tours that will deliver an unparalleled guest experience ranging from innovative culinary encounters to walking experiences. It is a collection of the most important things to experience in each destination to maximize your time ashore at a great value.
Venture Ashore delivers an unrivaled global collection of extraordinary travel experiences for its guests fueled by innovative technology to deliver a personal, frictionless journey for travelers, advisors, and independent tour providers. The newly formed company will leverage City Experiences’ in-house developed, intuitive and feature rich operating system, AnchorTM, to deliver end-to-end experiences featuring new trip planner tools for guests as well as a portal for enhanced functionality including group tools, access to reports, new marketing tools and ability to secure U.S. bookings with a deposit for travel agents looking to support their clients.
City Experiences represents a diverse portfolio of water- and land-based experiences in major travel destinations worldwide, offering locals and tourists alike a broad range of global experiences.
Hornblower Group includes a portfolio of brands spanning a rich 100-year history of creating extraordinary and memorable guest experiences. Today, the company’s footprint spans 111 countries and territories, and 125 U.S. cities, with more than 18 million guests served annually across offerings including water and land-based experiences, overnight cruise experiences, and ferry and transportation services.