River Escapes Sightseeing Cruise
A River Escapes Sightseeing Cruise offers an unrivalled way to experience Newcastle Gateshead and its evolving industries, taking you from past to present, from once thriving maritime heritage to world-renowned landmarks. Cruises depart from the River Escapes Boarding point next to the Pitcher and Piano and Millennium Bridge.
Three scheduled cruises are available:
Quay to City – 1 hour long
– Offers a snapshot of Newcastle and Gateshead, showcasing the seven Tyne bridges and famous landmarks like the Sage Gateshead and Baltic. The cruise is complimented by a recorded commentary from an experienced commentator. This cruise operates on Saturdays throughout June to September.
Quay to Countryside – 2 hours long
- Sails from Newcastle Quayside up river as far as Ryton Willows Nature Reserve and Newburn Countryside Park. The cruise takes you under eleven of the Tyne’s bridges, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Tyne Bridge, as well as passing places associated with the famous Blaydon Races.
This cruise operates on Sundays from March till November, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June to September.
Quay to Sea – 3 hours long
- A fantastic way to see the changing faces of the River Tyne. The cruise takes you under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which opens especially for the cruise. On the cruise you will see the legendary shipyards of Tyneside, the Port of Tyne, Fish Quay and the glorious vistas of the river mouth, including Tynemouth Priory, the monument to Admiral Lord Collingwood and the beautiful sandy beaches of South Shields.
You can book your place on the cruise of your choice at Newcastle Tourist Information Centre, by phoning River Escapes on + 44 (0)1670 785 777 or on the River Escapes website here (opens in new window).Hotels in Newcastle Jesmond