"Boat Tours on the River Ouse -..." York Tourist Trap Tip by JiminYork

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Boat Tours on the River Ouse - there are quite a few big 'show boats' plying up and down the river, but give them a miss. There's not a lot to see on the Ouse, to be honest, although the bigger boats have licenced bars on them which is a bonus. Tours last about forty minutes, and you'll be none the wiser on disembarking. A better bet is to rent your own Red Boat for an hour and cruise where you want to go. Better still buy a bottle of wine or two and hire one for the day. You'll find Red Boats by finding the Kings Arms pub and following the river away from the town centre. They're about a two minute walk along the quay.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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