Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

1. Skipton: 2-Hour Afternoon Tea Cruise

Climb aboard a luxury canal boat and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise. Start your cruise at the wharf, then sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside your window. There is a fully-licensed bar onboard, serving alcoholic and soft drinks, including local beers. During the 2-hour cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, afternoon tea will be served at your table. Savor delicious selection of sandwiches, fruit scones with strawberry jam and cream, and decadent desserts. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee along with your food.

Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

2. Skipton: 1-Hour Canal Cruise

Welcome aboard the best 60 minutes of historic escapism you can find in Skipton. Enjoy a lively canal trip that proves you don't have to let planning or nasty weather get in the way of a good time. Keep your camera ready to capture the picturesque countryside scenery.  Your guide for the canal tour is award-winning comedian Dave Spikey of “Phoenix Nights” and “8 out of 10 Cats” fame. With his characteristic Northern patter, Dave takes you on a whistle-stop tour of Skipton and shares canal history that’s refreshingly different from your average commentary. Above the jokes and laughter, hear points of interest and fascinating stories of how the Leeds and Liverpool Canal delivered the lifeblood of the Industrial Revolution through Yorkshire. Food and drink are available onboard too for a fun twist on your lunchtime break.

Burscough: Sightseeing Narrowboat Cruise with Afternoon Tea

3. Burscough: Sightseeing Narrowboat Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Cruise West Lancashire’s waterways whilst enjoying a sumptuous afternoon tea experience with this boating adventure in Burscough. Be served hot tea and coffee with a smorgasbord of finger sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and an assortment of cakes. Meet your guide and hop aboard a comfortable narrowboat. This spacious 30-foot boat can seat up to 12 passengers as it glides along the lush landscapes of the Leeds Canal. Get snug with features like a central-heating and a washroom and enjoy commentary from your skipper. Raking in the views of wildlife, picturesque towns, and villages nestled into idyllic stretches of countryside. Board your cruise with a welcome drink of rosé in hand, followed by bottomless tea and coffee served with your afternoon tea. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise. 

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What people are saying about Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 404 reviews

The cruise was very well organised and left from the canal wharf on the dot of 14:45. Very friendly and helpful crew, particularly as I had forgotten my handbag and my mobile phone which had my tickets on it! Fortunately they were able to confirm my booking just using my name. Very pleasant trip and scenery, putting you at eye-level with the many ducks and swans on the canal. Afternoon tea was well presented, given advance notice, they were able to cater for my friend who is a coeliac and can therefore only eat gluten-free foods. There is both a ladies and a gents toilet on board and there is also a bar. An altogether positive experience which I would be happy to recommend.

We booked this trip last minute not sure what to expect, but it was a lovely few hours well spent . Very Relaxing watching the world go by enjoying the afternoon tea that was provided served by a lovely young lad . Would do it a again.

Well organised tour very easy to book online staff very friendly afternoon tea had very good choices of cakes and sandwiches

It was a very pleasant experience I enjoyed it very much and the refreshments were top class !!!

Lovely food and cups of tea. Very helpful staff, enjoyable trip.