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River Red Rover: Thames Hop-On, Hop-Off Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Plan your own River Thames sightseeing itinerary
  • Choose from 24, 48 or 72 hours passes
  • Hop-on and hop-off the boat all day just as you like
  • See London′s most iconic monuments from a new perspective
  • Fabulous photo-opportunities!
  • Audio commentary in 7 languages is included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Tickets are valid for 24 or 72 hours according to option chosen

    Start time

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

    Download the departure schedule

    Meeting Point

    Your choice of Pier: Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.
    The closest tube stations to start points are given below:
    Westminster Pier: Westminster Tube (Jubilee and District Lines)
    EDF Energy London Eye: Waterloo Tube (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo Lines)
    Tower Pier: Tower Hill Tube (District Line & DLR)
    Greenwich Pier: North Greenwich Tube (Jubilee Line)
    Please arrive at the departing pier 20 - 30 minutes before the time of departure.

    Ending Point

    The pier of your choice.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Available in 1 or 3 day options, the handy River Red Rover travel pass offers unlimited access to the River Thames. You can hop on and hop off at any one of the four piers: Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier to visit the various attractions.

    There’s so much to see and do along the river! You could visit the historic Houses of Parliament, or tour the Tower of London and learn about its gruesome past.

    Anyone fascinated by time zones will want to stop at Greenwich to see the renowned Greenwich Meridian, the point from which all time zones are defined. Greenwich is also home to a fascinating group of Royal Museums.

    As well as sightseeing on land, it’s fun to enjoy the cruise, seeing the iconic monuments and watching the activity along the waterway. Sit back, relax and enjoy an entertaining commentary in a choice of seven languages.

    Itinerary

    Your great-value River Red Rover Travel Pass is available in two options – 24 hours & 72 hours

    The adventure begins when you make your way to one of four locations – Westminster Pier, Waterloo (EDF Energy London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier.

    With your River Red Rover Travel Pass you can hop on and off the cruise boats all day just as you like. Between stops, you'll be treated to a guided commentary (available in seven languages).

    Here are some famous riverside landmarks you can see with your Travel Pass:

    • Palace of Westminster
    • EDF Energy London Eye
    • Southbank Centre
    • Oxo Tower
    • Millennium Bridge
    • St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Tate Modern
    • Globe Theatre
    • Golden Hinde
    • The Gherkin
    • Tower Bridge
    • The Shard
    • HMS Belfast
    • Greenwich – Royal Museums
    • The Cutty Sark

    As well as viewing the monuments from the cruise boat you can jump on and off to enjoy the attractions that interest you, for example the EDF Energy London Eye, Globe Theatre, Houses of Parliament, Tower, St Paul’s Cathedral or the Royal Museums at Greenwich and much more.

    And if you get peckish along the way, you’ll find bars serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks on all boats.

    Your excursion will end at the pier of your choice.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 24 or 72 hours hop-on hop-off cruise ticket (according to option chosen)
    • Audio commentary in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese on cruise

    Exclusions

    • Food and beverages (available on board)
    • Entrance fees to monuments and attractions
  • 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.

    Days are based on calendar days. 72 hours passes must be used on consecutive days.

    Closest tube stations to start points are given below:
    Westminster Pier: Westminster Tube (Jubilee and District Lines)
    EDF Energy London Eye: Waterloo Tube (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo Lines)
    Tower Pier: Tower Hill Tube (District Line & DLR)
    Greenwich Pier: North Greenwich Tube (Jubilee Line)

    Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

    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
    • excellent,good value and worth buying....

      wc roach
    • Great Trip

      This was a great way to see many of Londons attractions. The indoor seating area was particularly comfortable and the guide was fun to listen to....

      MRS KATHERINE MCLAUGHLIN
    • Brilliant Experience

      Weather perfect, Boat guide, brilliant, just a wonderful way to see the sights of London...

      Mrs L P Swile
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