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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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Overview

Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
  • Westminster to Greenwich Thames River sightseeing cruise in London
  • See top London attractions and the city skyline from the water
  • Enjoy great views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and more
  • Learn about London’s history and landmarks via the live onboard commentary
  • Upgrade to a return ticket to sail back from Greenwich
  • Choice of several departures times throughout the day
  • Ideal for a family day out and for first-time visitors
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Live commentary on board
Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Westminster Pier , Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

You will find us here: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Go directly to boarding points B and C at Westminster Pier and join the queue to board the boat. Please present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.

Greenwich Pier , Greenwich, UK

One-way trip ends at Greenwich Pier, next to the Cutty Sark. Round trip returns back to Westminster Pier. At Greenwich, you do not need to stay on the boat. You may disembark, spend some time looking at local attractions, then re-embark on a later return journey.

Book your required ticket and on the day, board your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier at leisure.

Settle on the open-air or indoor deck as you wish, and then sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of London’s skyline and waterfronts as you cruise eastward to Greenwich.

During your journey, keep your camera ready as you sail past a string of top London attractions, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Tower Bridge. Admire the sights and learn their stories and secrets, as well as the history of the Thames River, via the entertaining live onboard commentary.

On arrival at Greenwich, take the opportunity to explore its many attractions (own expense), perhaps visiting the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Market, or Royal Greenwich Observatory as you wish; all of them within strolling distance of the pier.

If you’ve booked a return ticket, catch a return cruise boat from Greenwich when your sightseeing is done.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament are the home of British democracy. The Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks in London.
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London Eye
The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.
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Royal Festival Hall
Built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, the venue is host to many international concerts. The complex includes restaurants and bars with great views of the river.
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Tate Modern
Housed in the converted Bankside power station, the Tate Modern is a ‘family-friendly’ modern art gallery, with a free permanent collection as well as specialist exhibitions.
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St. Paul's Cathedral
Built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Paul’s is simply awe-inspiring. See amazing views from the dome, but be warned, it’s 530 steps to the top!
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A replica of the original Globe Theatre with daily behind-the-scenes tours, and a summer season of Shakespeare’s plays as Elizabethan audiences would have seen them.
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HMS Belfast
Explore the nine decks of this warship to discover what life was like onboard during the Second World War.
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Tower of London
Explore a thousand years of history. Visit the Bloody Tower, see where royalty lived - and were executed - and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
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Tower Bridge
An excellent example of Victorian engineering at its best. Find out how it works and see the Thames through the glass floors of the walkway in the Tower Bridge Experience.
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Cutty Sark
Visit Cutty Sark in Greenwich for an action-packed day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Meet figures from the ship’s past like Captain Woodget and the ship’s cook and hear their epic stories about life on board the fastest ship of her time. Take the helm at the ship's wheel, visit the crew's quarters, then relax with a coffee and a cake at the ship’s café. Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving tea clipper and now an award-winning visitor attraction.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Take a selfie at the historic Prime Meridian where east meets west and take your place at the centre of the world. Whilst you're at the top of the hill at the Royal Observatory be sure to enjoy the views of London and beautiful Greenwich Park, the perfect chance to point out landmarks to your kids. Visit the beautiful Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and historic home to Britain's Astronomers Royal. Take a fascinating glimpse into the apartments where the Astronomers Royal and their families lived and worked in our new Observatory Life display. On top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals, the bright red Time Ball, which has been in operation since 1833. See it drop at 1pm every day!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Greenwich Park
Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th-century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
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Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Greenwich Market
London's only historic market set in a World Heritage Site. Open 7 days a week 10am-5.30pm. Find street food, antiques, fashion, boutique shops and more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum – the largest of its kind in the world – sets out to illuminate the history of Britain's encounters with the sea.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames River Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London.

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  • "Boats were fast so journey was short as likely possible ." See review
  • "The Thames cruise was nice; although, it was quite chilly it was nice to take in the sights of London by boat." See review
  • "The lovely weather certainly added to my pleasure on the day but even if the weather was not as good, this would be a very good trip to do." See review

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star-2
Avoid!!!
Subbu_B
, Jul 2022
It’s a forty minute cruise that’s stretched to an hour thanks to two stops. And what Thames Flood Barrier? You get to see nothing of the sort. Far more sensible to take an Uber there and back.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What an enriching...
Monika_G
, Jul 2022
What an enriching experience it was! Highly recommend to explore and enjoy, to broaden one's horizon. More than once.
star-5
Lovely Cruise
Ingrid_P
, Jul 2022
We all enjoyed learning about the history of the buildings and sights along the riverside. The weather was mostly great, but even when it got windy you could sit inside and be comfortable.
star-5
Great day out and the commentary was imvitefum and also funny.Highly recommended.
Steve_T
, Jul 2022
The Commentary was interesting, factual and also amusing. It made the trip more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
star-4
Great views
Marty_S
, Jul 2022
Views of Parliament, tower of London, the London eye and other historic sights from the Thames river.
star-5
Great tour along the Thames.
Kim_M
, Jul 2022
Great trip along the Thames. The captain gave great information about the surroundings, which made the trip so enjoyable. Definitely a fun day.
star-4
Insightful fun
Addie_B
, Jul 2022
The sights were not that interesting however, tahe Captain story sharing was insightful and very fun! He had a great sense of humor.
star-4
Basic
RPM
, Jul 2022
Easy to get in, tickets and platform, great value, but too basic narrative. And recomend accept credit card ...
star-5
A great trip to orient...
Chad_T
, Jul 2022
A great trip to orient one's self to the Thames river, its history, and major London sites. Boat was onetime, clean, had food and drinks available. The commentary by the crew really helped passengers understand what they were seeing. A must do event when visiting London.
star-4
Wit and Wisdom
leonjacey
, Jul 2022
Great historical overview of the wharves, bridges, and buildings past and present, with a touch of British humor to make it fun as well.
star-5
The journey was great....
Moshe_B
, Jul 2022
The journey was great. The guide on the boat was really entertaining and knowledgeable. We loved Greenwich and made the later boat back. All in all a lovely experience
star-5
Very nice experience!
Nico
, Jul 2022
A very nice and fun trip, the guide was very funny making some good jocks. The Thames Cruise is very relaxing and pleasant.
star-5
Enjoyable experience
Joanna_K
, Jul 2022
A very enjoyable experience. Funny comments from the guide who at the end honestly admitted that he is not a professional tour guide, but I still rate the experience as very valuable and enjoyable. We recommend the whole family.
star-5
Enjoyable cruise
Sandra_H
, Jul 2022
Nice relaxing trip to see London from another side. The commentary was very good. The Thames cruise to Greenwich was well worth it for us.
star-5
Brilliant excursion
Cynthia_P
, Jun 2022
The scenery and the helpful commentary with an amazing guide. The guide was informative and inserted with the right sense of humour.
star-5
Lovely trip with a fantastic and funny commentary.
Michael_S
, Jun 2022
Lovely trip to Greenwich and back with sunshine all the way. Funny and informative commentary . Brilliant. Thank you.
star-5
Excellent value for money
Lise_C
, Jun 2022
Very interesting and funny running commentary from the ship’s captain. We really enjoyed the view and the stories. I would definitely recommend the boat trip and visiting Greenwich. It’s well worth the money.
star-5
Great experience
Andrew_S
, Jun 2022
Good journey well explained with funny & informative stories. Got us to Greenwhich for a nice afternoon
star-5
Excellent, informative and humorous cruise to Greenwich.
Peter_J
, Jun 2022
The commentary by the cruise staff person was excellent. He was knowledgeable, humorous, and kind. He knew exactly what to point out and explain or embellish, and he knew when to be quiet. Did I mention he was funny!? Great job!
star-5
Great fun, very...
LCGoodman_G
, Jun 2022
Great fun, very informative Lots of refreshments on offer guide was very funny A great experience Would definitely recommend

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