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River Thames Return Cruises

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Key Highlights

  • History around every bend on a Thames river cruise!
  • Choose one of three great return cruise options
  • Marvel at the engineering feat of the London Eye
  • Learn how time zones are defined at the Greenwich Meridian
  • Shiver at tales of murder and execution at the infamous Tower of London
  • Sail under world-famous Tower Bridge
  • Audio commentary in 7 languages is included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?




    Start time

    Cruises time vary. Please see the departure schedule as running times may vary for the different routes and times of year.

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    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)

    You should arrive at least 20 minutes before departure time.

    Ending Point

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

  • Overview & Itinerary


    View some of iconic London attractions on a Thames cruise with three cruise options ranging from 75 minutes to 3 hours in duration.

    Board the boat from any one of the piers - Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye), Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier, disembark at your preferred destination and after a day of sightseeing, re-board to make your return journey.

    Cruise past the Tower of London on the north bank of the Thames and learn about its gruesome history. Or, you may choose one of the cruises on the Westminster routes that will take you to the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben.

    You may also choose to look at the famous London Eye on the south bank or see the iconic Greenwich Meridian on the Greenwich route.

    Enjoy free live and audio commentary (available in 8 languages) during your cruise and learn about the sites that pass you by.


    Take a relaxing cruise between your favourite piers with this Thames Cruise return journey ticket. You can choose from below options depending on the sites and landmarks you wish to see.

    Return Cruise Westminster/London Eye to Tower or Vice Versa: The 40-minute (one way) cruise will sail past major London sites like the House of Parliament, the Big Ben, the London Eye, Ferris Wheel, the London Eye, Shakespeare Globe, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.

    Return Cruise Tower - Greenwich or Vice Versa: On this 75-minute cruise you will see the Tower of London, Greenwich Meridian, the Royal museums and the Tower Bridge.

    Return Cruise Westminster/London Eye - Greenwich or Vice Versa: A comprehensive 3-hour cruise that combines all the major London attractions covered in the two routes.

    While on-board, enjoy both live and audio commentary and you can purchase drinks and refreshments from the bar.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Cruise (75 minutes or 3 hours 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 & Additional info

    Please note

    Sailing times may change based on tide levels and river traffic, please check with the staff on the day of the cruise. You are especially advised to check if you intend to travel on the last sailing of any given day.

    From October to December 2016, Tower Bridge will be closed to vehicles due to maintenance.

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

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

    Boats are not wheelchair accessible .

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.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.All the boats have inside seating and are fully heated. They offer open space areas with great views. Many have upper open decks offering an elevated view.
  • Reviews
    • Informative cruise, didn't realise it was a one way trip....

      miss julie sherwin
    • Great tour

      Really enjoyed...

      S BARR
    • a wonderful experience

      A wonderful experience to see all the wonderful landmarks of London !...

      Ms N A Amazu
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