River Escapes


Explore Newcastle and Gateshead from a different perspective with a cruise down the River Tyne with River Escapes. Take an informative and fun boat trip along the Quayside and find out all about Newcastle and Gateshead from one of River Escapes' knowledgeable guides who will join you on-board to navigate you through the different landmarks and attractions. 

River Escapes offers a wide selection of packages to suit all tastes, for the open air seekers there is the Quay to Sea package or for more country-loving boaters there is the Quayside to Countryside. Travel up and down the Tyne. Tick off the seven iconic bridges or discover more about what has gone on along the banks of the river throughout history. River Escapes also caters for party events, corporate events and special celebratory events, grouped alongside the traditional educational and sightseeing cruises.  Make sure to book early for River Escapes' festive Santa Cruise and Christmas Party Night boat trips. 

River Escapes sightseeing boat cruises in Newcastle and Gateshead also have a number of package which can be tailored around your individual needs or you can enjoy the proposed itinerary or pre-set trips. 

The Quay to Sea cruise is only offered during specific times of the year, make sure to check the website first. Most packages available by River Escapes include refreshments and an on-board guide, specific boarding and sailing times can be found directly on their website.

A Tyne river cruise could be your perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Enjoy the finest scenery the city has to offer without having to walk or use public transport.

Opening Times

River Escapes (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Please visit the River Escapes website to check accurate sailing times.



Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Quay to Sea Sightseeing Cruise£13.00 per ticket type
Quayside to City Cruise£7.00 per ticket type
Quayside to Countryside Cruise£11.00 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Please ring for group rates
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 150
  • Min group size - 10
  • Special group rates - 10% for Group Bookings
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - Guide Dogs Only
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Sunday, 6th December 2020 - Monday, 21st December 2020

Thursday, 31st December 2020 - Thursday, 31st December 2020

Christmas Party Nights with River Escapes
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Friday, 3rd April 2020 - Saturday, 21st November 2020

Party Cruises with River Escapes
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