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River Thames Return Cruises

US$ 21.73 Price per person from View price guide

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

Overview

Discover thousands of years of London history and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks on a Thames Cruise. There are three great options for your cruise ranging from 75 minutes to 3 hours in duration.

Choose one of the options that takes 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.

To enhance your tour, you can enjoy an audio commentary in seven languages.

Download the departure schedule (Spring-Summer-Autumn)

Itinerary

There are three different options for your exciting Thames Cruise. What sites and landmarks you will see depends on which option you choose. Here is a summary:

Return Cruise Westminster/London Eye to Tower or Vice Versa: This option runs for 75 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.

Return Cruise Tower - Greenwich or Vice Versa:, your cruise will last for 75 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.

Return Cruise Westminster/London Eye - Greenwich or Vice Versa: The cruise runs for 3 hours and takes you past all the above mentioned sights.

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Reviews

Very enjoyable and the commentators had a good sense of humour and provided a good running commentary throughout the cruise.... Patricia A Mistry

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

varies

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.
Duration: Westminster/London Eye to Tower: 75 minutes
Tower to Greenwich: 75 minutes
Westminster/London Eye to Greenwich: 3 hours

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: North Greenwich Tube (Jubilee Line)

Ending point

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

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Inclusions

  • Cruise (75 minutes or 3 hours according to option chosen)
  • Audio guides in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese on cruise

Exclusions

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

Do/Dont's

Don’t forget to bring a camera! Wear comfortable shoes and clothing

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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.

Boats are not wheelchair accessible .

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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.
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Cancellation policy

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