Tourism and Sightseeing

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to a place where you can take in NewcastleGateshead's finest and most famous riverside scenery.

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 Comtemporary Art.


We Offer...

Each cruise is accompanied by fascinating commentary from River Escapes' knowledgeable guides who on each return journey will answer your questions and discuss any aspect of the cruise.

Quay-to-City view Newcastle's famous landmarks for £6.00
Quay-to-Countryside view the North East's countryside for £10.00
Quay-to-Sea taste the sea air for £12.00

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 surrounds.

Scheduled cruises run throughout year.  For more information and booking, follow the links provided in the table or see the links on the left-hand-side. 

Special Trips

Great North Run

Every year we offer a 'River Runner' taxi service between Newcastle and South Shields following our Quay to Sea route, click here for more information.

Mother's Day

Treat your mother to a tailored Mother's Day cruise this year, click here for more details.