River Escapes HERO Resized DC

River Escapes

Visit Website
Add to trip
River Escapes Secondary

Unfortunately, NewcastleGateshead River Escapes has been closed for some time with no signs of reopening. Please check the River Escapes website for any updates.

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 packages which can be tailored around your individual needs or you can enjoy the proposed itinerary or pre-set trips.

  • 1-hour River Escape sightseeing cruise: Quay to City - Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays - sails from NE1 City Marina (near the Tyne Bridge)... River Escapes run a short sightseeing tour they like to call the '7 bridges' which is an ideal way to see our wonderful city from the River.
  • 2-hour River Escape sightseeing cruise: Quay to Countryside - Tuesdays & Thursdays - sails from the River Escapes pontoon (near Gateshead Millennium bridge)... This Quayside cruise along the River Tyne takes you under 11 bridges and is an excellent opportunity to catch some wildlife from the heart of our city.
  • 3-hour River Escape sightseeing cruise: Quay to Sea - Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays - sails from the River Escapes pontoon (near Gateshead Millennium bridge)... Experience Gateshead Millennium Bridge opening for the beginning of your cruise and observe the changing landscape of our river all the way down to the mouth of the Tyne. Freshly made hot food available. Narrated by a live commentator.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

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

Telephone: 01670 785666



How to find us

Nearby places background image

Things to do nearby...

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Things To Do
BALTIC Photo Graeme Peacock C 2021 BALTIC Newcastle Gateshead Quayside


Baltic Shop HERO Resized DC


Food & Drink

BALTIC Riverside Terrace

Riverside terrace hero

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Things To Do
Gateshead Millennium Bridge HERO Graeme Peacock Resized DC

Quayside Market

Quayside Market HERO Hannah Lambert Resized DC

Pitcher and Piano

Food & Drink
Pitcherand Piano Hero Resized DC

What do you want to do?


Loading entries...

You May Also Like