Note: The cruise service will be only until 1:00pm on 31st December.
Cruises time vary. Please see the departure schedule as running time may vary for the different routes and time of year.
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
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 round-trip ticket. With a round-trip ticket you can go one way, take in some of the sights around the pier, and then take the same route back. You can choose from below route options depending on the sites and landmarks you wish to see.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Entrance to Westminster Pier will be closed for essential maintenance for next 10 days approx. starting from 12 Mar 18. If you require wheelchair access or special assistance, please mention it in the special request section while making a booking.
Sailing time 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.
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 .
You must present your voucher at a City Cruises pier to get your entrance tickets prior to visiting the attraction.
Attraction tickets can only be collected from Westminster Pier, Tower Pier, Greenwich Pier. It won’t be available at London Pier.
Attractions are subject to closures or amendments regarding their respective opening hours. We recommend you to check the official attraction website before you visit.
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.
Informative cruise, didn't realise it was a one way trip....
A Really great experience. Guide was funny and informed and the views from the upper deck were breathtaking in the dark. Time flew by and would definitely reccommend to anyone...
A wonderful experience to see all the wonderful landmarks of London !...
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