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Thames River Cruise - Choose from 6 options!

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Cruises run between 9:15am - 7:50pm. Check the frequency and cruise operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Download the departure schedule


    Duration:
    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
  • Duration
    Varies
Inclusions
  • Cruise
  • Audio guides in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese on cruise
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (5-15)
  • Infant (0-4)

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 six flexible ticket options
  • Informative live commentary and free audio commentary in 8 languages will ensure you don’t miss a thing

Overview

COVID-19 update: The cruises will not operate to/from Greenwich Pier and will depart only from Westminster, London Eye and Tower Pier until further notice. Please check the schedule on the day of your visit as it may change on a day to day basis.

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. Make a quick hop between your favourite piers with your cruise ticket.

You can choose from the below options depending on the sites and landmarks you wish to see. For round trips, you have to be on the cruise for the entire journey and you cannot disembark after completing one way. 

  • Tower to Greenwich or vice versa
  • Tower to Greenwich round trip (or vice versa)

Your cruise will last for 20 to 30 minutes (one way) and takes you past the infamous Tower of London and shows you the wonders of Greenwich, the 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 to Tower or vice versa
  • Westminster/London Eye to Tower Round-trip (or vice versa)

These options run for 30 to 40 minutes (one way) 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.

  • Westminster/London Eye to Greenwich or vice versa
  • Westminster/London Eye to Greenwich Round-trip (or vice versa)

The longest of the three routes, the cruise runs for 60 to 75 minutes (one way) and takes you past all the above mentioned sights.

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

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Varies

  • Start time

    Cruises run between 9:15am - 7:50pm. Check the frequency and cruise operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Download the departure schedule


    Duration:
    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 pier that you wish to start your cruise from. 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)

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Depending on option chosen

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Cruise
  • Audio guides in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese on cruise
  • Food and beverages (available on board)

Useful downloads

Please note

COVID-19 update: The cruises will not operate to/from Greenwich Pier and will depart only from Westminster, London Eye and Tower Pier until further notice. Please check the schedule on the day of your visit as it may change on a day to day basis.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

For round trips, you have to be on the cruise for the entire journey and you cannot disembark after completing one way.

We want everyone to be a part of our tours and hence there are special arrangements for wheelchairs and special assistance. Please mention of any such requirement 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.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 mins early

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.

Westminster Bridge will be closed until 9 Nov, to westbound traffic and bridge street will be closed in both directions. Bridge will remain open for cyclists, buses.

Coaches will not be able to cross Westminster bridge so an alternative route will need to be considered if you any of your groups intend to be dropped off in the Westminster area.

Additional info

On all boats you’ll find bars serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. All boats offer full toilet facilities.

Customer Reviews

  • Brilliant Cruise, interesting and fun!
    Mrs Julie Ann Halvorson, United Kingdom 10/16/2016
  • A River Cruise filled with a pageant of history.
    J PARKER, United Kingdom 07/18/2016
  • Great tour
    Michael.osullivan@uc , Ireland 08/19/2015