We have 3 sightseeing tours to choose from;
1 hour Quay to City - sails from NE1 City Marina - Fridays & Saturdays. A snapshot tour we like to call the '7 bridges', an ideal way to see our wonderful city from the River. With recorded Commentary.
2 hour Quay to Countryside - Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays - sails from River Escapes pontoon (near millennium bridge) - This cruise takes you under 11 bridges, an excellent opportunity to catch some wildlife in the heart of our city. With recorded Commentary.
3 hour Quay to Qea - Tuesday, Thursday & Sundays - sails from River Escapes pontoon - experience the Millennium Bridge opening for the beginning of your cruise, and see the changing landscape of our River all the way to the Mouth of the Tyne, narrated by a live commentator.
A River Escapes sightseeing cruise offers an unrivalled way to experience one of the North's great cities and its evolving industries, taking you from past to present, from the once thriving maritime heritage, to world renowned landmarks such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge, The Sage Gateshead and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Please note you can purchase any remaining places at the boarding points on the day; we only accept cash, although we do accept credit/debit cards on our Fortuna vessel only when purchasing food or drink from the bar
Each cruise is accompanied by fascinating commentary from River Escapes' knowledgeable guides. While on board why not sit back and relax with a drink from the bar or enjoy one of the tempting snacks on offer in the comfortable surroundings. Scheduled cruises run throughout the year.