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from US$ 13.37 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Travel between London's most popular tourist destinations
  • Relaxed and picturesque way to get around the city
  • Best views of the London’s famous landmarks
  • Choose from the three flexible ticket options
  • Informative live commentary and free audio commentary in 8 languages will ensure you don’t miss a thing
  • Overview
    Discover thousands of years of London history and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks on a Thames Cruise. The perfectly placed four piers on the route allow easy access to London’s popular attractions and landmarks. A single ticket includes journey between two piers. There are three great options for your cruise ranging from 30-60 minutes in duration.

    Choose one of the options (Tower Bridge) that take you past the Tower of London and you will see the historic fortress looming over the North bank of the Thames. The Tower has a gory past, having served as a jail and execution site for anyone unlucky enough to run afoul of the British monarchy!

    Select one of the Westminster routes and you will sail up close to the mighty Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben.

    On the South bank not far from Westminster is the London Eye, the marvellous Ferris wheel that has fast become a symbol of London!

    Anyone fascinated by time zones and royal museums will want to make the journey to Greenwich. You’ll see the renowned Greenwich Meridian, the point from which all time zones are defined. You’ll also see the famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark.

    Choose any of the above options and you’ll sail serenely down the Thames River, taking in the alluring sights of London. To enhance your tour, you can enjoy an audio commentary in eight languages.

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    Download the provisional sightseeing timetable applicable from until 1 April 2018

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?




    Start time

    Cruises run between 9:15am - 7:50pm. Please see the departure schedule as running times may vary for the different routes and times of year.

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    Westminster/London Eye to Tower route: 30 - 40 mins
    Tower to Greenwich route: 20 - 30 mins
    Westminster/London Eye to Greenwich route: 60 - 75 mins

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to the relevant pier to start your cruise. The closest tube stations to start points are given below:
    Westminster Pier: Westminster Tube (Jubilee and District Lines)
    London Eye: Waterloo Tube (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo Lines)
    Tower Pier: Tower Hill Tube (District Line & DLR)
    Greenwich Pier: Cutty Sark (DLR)

    Please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure time.

    Ending Point

    Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye), Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier depending on option chosen


    Make a quick hop between your favourite piers with a single journey ticket. You can choose from below options depending on the sites and landmarks you wish to see. After disembarking at the destination pier, you cannot re-embark for the return journey.

    Westminster/London Eye to Tower or Vice Versa: This option runs for 30 to 40 minutes you will sail past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, St Pauls Cathedral, the Tower of London and enjoy views of Tower Bridge.

    Tower - Greenwich or Vice Versa: Your cruise will last for 20 to 30 minutes and takes you past the infamous Tower of London and shows you the wonders of Greenwich, birthplace of King Henry VIII and site of the Greenwich Meridian, the point from which all time zones are defined. It is also home to a group of fascinating Royal museums. You will also sail under the iconic Tower Bridge.

    Westminster/London Eye - Greenwich or Vice Versa: The cruise runs for 60 to 75 minutes and takes you past all the above mentioned sights.

    There will be free English live commentary as well as audio commentary in 8 languages available in each sightseeing cruise. You may also purchase drinks and snacks from the onboard bar.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Cruise (30/40 minutes, 20/30 minutes, 60/75 minutes according to option chosen)
    • Audio guides in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese on cruise


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and beverages (available on board)
  • Please note

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given to customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    If you require wheelchair access or special assistance, please mention it in the special request section while making a booking.

    Sailing times may change based on tide levels and river traffic, please check with the staff on the day of the cruise.

    Please arrive at the departing pier 20 - 30 minutes before the time of departure.

    You will have to disembark at the pier selected at the time of booking and will not be able re-embark with the same ticket.

    During summer months you may not be able to board your first choice of boat.

    You are especially advised to check if you intend to travel on the last sailing of any given day.

    Unfortunately, this cruise is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

    Additional info

    On all boats you’ll find bars serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. You’ll also find that all boats offer full toilet facilities.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Brilliant Cruise, interesting and fun!

      The cruise was interesting as the guide pointed out and talked about different buildings along the Thames. He was informative and funny. It was a good experience....

      Mrs Julie Ann Halvorson, United Kingdom, 16/Oct/2016
    • A River Cruise filled with a pageant of history.

      This was not just a pleasure cruise - it was a journey through the pages of history. Thank you for a memorable afternoon, travelling in comfortable seating downstairs and...

      J PARKER, United Kingdom, 18/Jul/2016
    • Great tour

      Great tour, excellent commentary by the crew....

      Michael.osullivan@uc , Ireland, 19/Aug/2015
    • L'animateur du bateau était très sympathique et nous a fait des commentaires très intéressants sur la vie Londonienne au bord de la Tamise. Le temps était magnifique et nous avons pu voir beaucoup de monuments célèbres de Londres. Nous avons passé un moment très agréable!

      Prisca Sellen, , 25/May/2016
    • Good

      Uzma begum, UK, 12/Oct/2016