City Cruises York Self Drive Boats, Lunch and Afternoon Tea Review

City Cruises York Self Drive Boats, Lunch and Afternoon Tea Review: September 2020

City Cruises offer a whole range of exciting adventures aboard the river Ouse York, including Self Drive boats, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

Self Drive Red Boats

Become captain of your very own vessel and cruise your way down the river Ouse York, in style.

Jack was an amazing chap, welcomed us warmly, provided instructions and our life jackets.

In your self drive motorboat, that can accommodate 8 people, explore York’s sights seamlessly, as the Vikings once did.

Hire is by the half hour or full hour and City Cruises York have fourteen Red Boats in total, their names are Josephine, Angie, Leonie, Sarah, Yvette, Kathryn, Alice-May, Lucy, Tina, Heather, Ellen, Rebecca, Emma and Penny!

Have fun and sail your boat all the way down the Ouse and you will even see the millennium bridge.

Fancy chilling, hand over the skipper duties and sit back and relax, as you take in the sights.

Enjoy the brilliant bridges and York’s stunning sights and amazing atmosphere, as you bob down the river Ouse.

Lunch Cruise 

Fancy some York sightseeing, but feel a bit peckish, well I have the perfect solution, a Lunch cruise along the river Ouse.

Meet the lovely captain and skippers who will make sure that you have a smooth sailing.

We got lucky and bagged the Captains table which made the lunch that little bit extra special.

The two course lunch with tea and coffee included is home cooked and warming with options such as wellington, hunters chicken all served with potatoes and veggies.

Soak in your surroundings such as the beautiful Bishops palace, as you then enjoy a delicious dessert which was a fruity chocolate roulade and fruit cake with berry compote.

Afternoon Tea Cruise

The King’s Staith Landing location, on the picturesque river Ouse in York, is where City Cruises York depart for their amazing Afternoon Tea cruise.

Their fully roofed brilliant boat will protect you from natures elements and allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy.

The amazing Afternoon tea consists of sandwiches and some scrummy sweets treats.

There are plenty of scrummy sandwiches and lots of delicious dessert options such as carrot cake and scones with cream and jam.

Tea and coffee are also included with the option to add on some of the fizzy stuff.

Let Captain James Cook and his team of loyal skippers, sail you down the river Ouse in style, for a full 1 hour and 45 minutes, ship ahoy.

City Cruises York, the only way to cruise the Ouse!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.citycruisesyork.com/

East Lancashire Railway Mid-week Luncheon – Review

East Lancashire Railway Mid-week Luncheon – Review: September 2019

The Bolton street station stop at Bury’s East Lancashire Railway has a rich historic industrial past, with story’s telling of the drastic decline of the traditional railways, and the heart-warming heroic struggles, both past and present, to keep a dying part of Britain’s railway heritage alive for future generations.

The atmosphere on the platform is electrifying, as the steam engine pumps and churns, excitement and anticipation build, as you prepare to be taken on an amazing journey back to the Golden Age of Steam.

Step on the platform and enter a bygone era of transportation and travel, board the vintage train and embark on a special and sophisticated kind of travel experience.

The vintage carriages are perfectly presented, immaculate and are a real breath-taking beauty.

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Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Restaurant Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Restaurant Review: May 2019

With over 15 years’ experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit.

Along with the warm welcome and service from both Callum and Saeed, the Japanese themed surroundings set the tone and ambience for a fab evening of entertainment and dining.

Pre-nibbles included the yummy lotus root crisps with wasabi mayonnaise, all washed down with a mocktail and Sapporo beer.

As our Master chef prepared, we enjoyed starters of chicken gyoza and vegetable spring roll, vegetable tempura and vegetable hoso.

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City Centre Cruises Manchester Sunday Lunch Cruise Review

City Centre Cruises Manchester Sunday Lunch Cruise Review: July 2018

For over 30 years, Manchester City Centre Cruises, have been operating passenger boat cruises in their two luxury barge boats.  The Castlefield cruise location, was ready and waiting, for our turn to set sail with Captain Alan and his skippers Sarah, Ellie and Ted.

Participation in the cruise was to celebrate positive steps toward female emancipation, pay homage to Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes, as in February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time, with December marking 100 years since the first general election in which women voted in the UK.

Our super sensational Sunday lunch began with fresh Soup, a crispy bread roll, all washed down with a range of light liquid refreshments.

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Make York your Destination for 2018

Make York your Destination for 2018

Founded at the confluence of the rivers Foss and Ouse, with an eclectic mix of Georgian, Medieval and Victorian characteristics, the wonderful walled city of York, with winding quaint, narrow streets and snickleways, has been perfectly preserved making it a picturesque location which combines historical heritage with sophisticated, contemporary amenities.

Known as Eoforwick to the Saxons, Eboracum to the Romans and then invaded by the Vikings who coined the name Jorvik, York is a city steeped in history and charm, an architectural Aladdin’s cave of all things historic, but is an ever-evolving city which offers a range of exciting events, activities, museums and restaurants.

Travelling by rail to York could not be easier and the station is less than a 5-10 minute walk into the heart of all the historic action.  Perhaps you already have an organised itinerary, or maybe decided on a spontaneous trip away, either way, if you have already pre-purchased your yellow York passes then you are good to go, if not just pop over to the Visit York office and the fabulous friendly team will get you on your way to exploring York.

The York Pass offers you a choice of free entry to over 30 York tours and attractions.  You can buy a one, two or three-day pass, making your York Adventure fuss free, fun and cost effective.  During our visit, we used the pass for JORVIK Viking centre, York Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower, York City Cruises, York Minster and York chocolate Story.

JORVIK Viking Centre

Transported back in time, during our visit, the city was hosting the Viking festival which sees a range of exciting events taking place throughout the city, such as re-enactments, along with an array of colourful characters dressed in attire befitting of York’s historical past.

JORVIK Viking centre is now a super state of the art attraction, located on the site of the original 1976 dig, providing an interesting, imaginative and immersive experience.

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Sapporo Teppanyaki Liverpool Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Liverpool Review: July 2017

The exciting entrance sets a precedent for the unique dining experience, that you are about to enjoy, displaying a piece of grand and impressive Tansu; traditional Japanese antique furniture, in the form of a fully functional corridor fire pump direct from the district of Kyoto circa 1890 – Wow!  Looking for a socially interactive dining scene, where you can immerse yourself in the world of Japanese culture and exciting entertainment, well lovely Liverpool’s Sapporo Teppanyaki is the hotspot for you. Seated with other anonymous diners, the chef prepared our Teppanyaki station, as we all engaged and eagerly waited for the Japanese action.

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City Centre Cruises Sunday Lunch Review

City Centre Cruises Sunday Lunch Review: May 2017

Liverpool Road Castlefield Manchester is the starting location of the exciting City Centre Cruises Four Course Sunday Lunch. It was an honour to be taking sail on the barge boat named after the prominent Manchester figure “Emmeline Pankhurst” the courageous suffragette leader. Amazing Alan both commentator and our Skipper welcomed us aboard this gorgeous grand vessel for an exciting and knowledgeable journey through Manchester’s canal network.

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Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review

Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review: April 2017

With over 15 year’s experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit.  Excited to enter this Japanese paradise, the doors opened, where a warm welcome awaited.  The relaxed waiting area, lit with subdued lighting, decorated with traditional Japanese designed Asian panel Shoji screens and a wooden spinning wheel from the Kyoto region circa 1890, gave me the feeling that I had been transported into the very heart of Japan.  With a clear view of the circular bar, we watched our cocktails being mixed up, while watching the bustling bar action that would be synonymous with any Japanese city bar venue.

Delivered to the table was the striking green Japanese Slipper mixed with Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice was lush and refreshing.  The Kohii Martini shaken with Sake, Kahlua and strong expresso gives you a Japanese themed caffeine boost.  Now our time to enter the main dining area, our cocktails were kindly taken to our place at the Teppanyaki table, by our super server Saied.

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Medieval Times Toronto Castle Review

Medieval Times Toronto Castle Review: December 2016

intromedivalblogLovely lords and ladies no need to engage in battle, put down your sword, disarm your lance, as an inviting grand entrance awaits to take you on a journey into historic medieval times.  Granted the VIP Royalty package, we certainly felt like the king and queen of the castle, as we bypassed the lines via a royal red VIP carpet that led us directly into our very own Toronto Castle!!  In loyal service, our wench Emily welcomed our arrival and crowned us with our black and white crowns which only meant one thing.  Our cheers this evening would be for our loyal, brave and bold “Black and white Knight”.  After a brief pose with the King and queen, for our framed group entrance photo, onwards we went into an amazing hall where a knight addressed the royal subjects from an impressive coat of arms platform.  However, as VIPs we had instant access to the arena…so onwards we galloped looking forward to the adventures that awaited….

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