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River Escapes Cruises


All aboard River Escapes' Santa Cruise and enjoy a family fun-filled, festive trip along the River Tyne in Newcastle to celebrate Christmas. The hugely popular Santa Cruise river boat trip experience includes a Christmas quiz and family disco where you can have a dance with Father Christmas! Children will receive a gift bag when they meet Father Christmas his grotto and take part in family craft activities too.  Party-goers on Santa Cruise will also enjoy a glass of mulled wine with a mince pie as they board the boat. 

Please note - if your child is under 3 years old please add a note to your order so they receive the right gift from Santa!


Opening Times

Christmas Santa Cruises (14 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019)
Christmas Santa Cruises (21 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019)

* Morning Boarding 11.00, Sail 11.30, Return 1.30pm
Afternoon Boarding 2.30pm, Sail 3pm, Return 5pm
Boarding for Santa cruises is strictly no earlier than 30 min prior to sailing.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult inc a free glass of mulled wine£16.00 per ticket type
Child inc a free gift from Santa£16.00 per ticket type
two adults, two children£55.00 per ticket type

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

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