Note: The cruise service will be only until 1:00pm on 31st December, 2016.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Sailing times may change based on tide levels and river traffic, please check with the staff on the day of the cruise.
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.
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.
Great tour, excellent commentary by the crew....Michael.osullivan@uc
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
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