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Greater London, United Kingdom
River Thames Evening Cruise

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Witness the enchantment of London at night on an evening cruise along the historic Thames River. Aboard the glass-encased boat, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Shard, Big Ben, and the HMS Belfast. Savor sparkling wine and canapés as you cruise the river and delight in the magic of London’s urban shoreline as night falls.
  • Thames sightseeing cruise at sunset
  • Listen to live music as you cruise between Westminster and Greenwich
  • Enjoy colorful canapés and a glass of sparkling wine
  • Pass top London attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and HMS Belfast
  • Cruise past the glass-faced Shard building – London’s tallest!
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Glass of sparkling wine or soft drink
Snacks
Sightseeing cruise
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
City Cruises London Tower Pier , Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK

Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30

6:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your journey along the Thames River begins in the evening at Westminster Pier where you board the ship. Stroll the open-air deck and help yourself to delicious canapés as you embark on a leisurely float along London’s famous waterway. Then find a seat in the indoor saloon, enjoy live jazz music and admire unobstructed views of passing city landmarks at sunset.

Heading first past Westminster, get great views of the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben, followed by the illuminated London Eye and Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, a gorgeous Elizabethan playhouse that still runs regular performances. Sip on bubbly wine as your boat cruises under London Bridge and past the Tower of London and the monolithic Shard building—London’s tallest building at 1,016 feet (310 meters) in height.

The final leg of your cruise takes you by Canary Wharf and the HMS Belfast which is now the Royal Naval Museum. From here, your boat makes its way back to Westminster Pier, where you disembark with plenty of time for dinner or evening activities. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises London Tower Pier
board at Tower Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tower of London
Board at Tower Pier which is a stones throw away from the Tower of London.
Pass By:  
HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
Pass By:  
The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
Pass By:  
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Sail past Shakespeares Globe Theatre. The Elizabethan playhouse located on the south bank of the River Thames.
Pass By:  
Big Ben
Like the Houses of Parliament, you will be able to see Big Ben as you head towards Westminster.
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
As you head towards Westminster, The Houses of Parliament will be on your right. Head to the upper deck and snap a picture.
Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to info@citycruises.com.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during River Thames Evening Cruise?
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 River Thames Evening Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Thames Evening Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Evening Cruise.

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  • "This is a great way to see London at night." See review
  • "They should have the door they will be using marked so if you get there first, you board first." See review

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star-5
Amazing experience
Connie_S
, Aug 2022
Amazing experience. Great cruise, so pleasant, tranquil, music on board, endless amount of canapés. Definitely would recommend this trip to couples or special friends ships.
star-5
Enjoyable evening - will recommend.
Siobhain_Q
, Aug 2022
Very enjoyable evening & entertainment. Processco and canapés very nice additions. Well worth the value.
star-2
Not worth the money
Kimberly_P
, Aug 2022
Very disappointing. The description of the cruise was deceiving. It was strictly a 2-hour cruise down the Thames with no narrative at all. No description of any of the scenery or historic buildings
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
We just missed the sunset...
John_C
, Aug 2022
We just missed the sunset cruise with the canopies but they were so nice to just let us go on the next boat ride tour and we enjoyed that. Thanks
star-5
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath tour from London
Nan_S
, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful day visiting Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath! Our guide Robert was so knowledgeable and shared many great historical stories! Highly recommend….be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!
star-5
Pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable cruise.
David_A
, Aug 2022
Great way to cap off a wonderful trip to London and Europe. Relaxing, scenic, great music, enjoyable hors d’oeuvres. Just a pleasant, relaxing way to see the sites in a very comfortable environment.
star-5
It was all lovely, lovely...
Donna_W
, Jul 2022
It was all lovely, lovely atmosphere, staff very friendly.Very enjoyable Experience. Well worth the money. Would recommend.
star-4
Just a boat ride….
John_D
, Jul 2022
Nice champagne and cold canapés, but other than that it was just a boat ride on the Thames. Would have been nice to have commentary as to what you are seeing, especially for first time tourists.
star-5
Don’t miss it!
KAREN_S
, Jul 2022
This is a fantastic little cruise! The wonderful crew greet you with chilled champagne and served you at least 4 different canapés. The top deck had karaoke singing and the interior was nice and quiet. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer time.
star-5
Relaxing Cruise
Joanne_R
, Jul 2022
Enjoyed this river cruise. It was very relaxing after a very busy couple of days doing sightseeing all over London. Nice to unwind for 2 hours and enjoy the ride.
star-5
Great trip
Natalie_B
, Jul 2022
The music was wonderful! Food was good and the service was great. The views from the River gave us a greater appreciation of London.
star-5
thames cruise
Roy_P
, Jul 2022
excellent trip with stunning views and good entertainment will plan another next time hopefully when dusk and london lit up.
star-5
This was a great cruise. ...
Johna_T
, Jul 2022
This was a great cruise. Gorgeous views from the rooftop deck (we had amazing weather). There is a lower glass enclosed deck for rainy days. Fun live musician played so many of our favorites! We were singing along and had a wonderful time. Note: there is no commentary on the trip. But we preferred the music. It was more relaxing and fun that way. After days of sightseeing with audio tours we were ready to talk and sing while enjoying the beautiful evening. Complimentary glass of champagne and little snacks served. We purchased additional cocktails at the bar.
star-4
I was surprised that...
Nora_O
, Jul 2022
I was surprised that there was no commentary I had been in London before but for a person who had not been it would have been good to know what they were looking at. Apart from that it was a lovely evening 😊
star-5
Great Tour
David_F
, Jun 2022
This is a great way to see the London skyline. You see the high rises in the business district and all the tourist spots in Westminster. It's a great evening, especially for couples.
star-1
Literally…missed the boat
deb_b
, Jun 2022
Do not have a story. Boat left without us. No one bothered to get in touch. Not an offer of a voucher… Or another trip… Or offering.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Sachin_C
, Jun 2022
The evening was magical. Food was great, music was perfect for the occasion and the fizz was very much appreciated.
star-3
Book another
Mariam_M
, Jun 2022
There are other cruises that include more for the same price. The staff wasn't great. They also tried charging the same price for a glass of prosecco as what they had charged for a small bottle (which equals 2.5 glasses).
star-1
Cancelled river Cruise
peter_m
, Jun 2022
my trip was cancelled last minute, no communication to reschedule or get your money back? read the small print. never book through aviator again they take no responsibility.
star-3
Good overall experience but some disappointments
Hana_M
, Jun 2022
The overall experience was good as it was mine and my friends first time going on the cruise however we were slightly disappointed by the food. From the images we had seen and comments we read, we thought that we would be provided sandwiches but instead we were given tiny pieces of pie and pizza which were quite bland and cold. Apart from that, the experience was fun but would recommend that people bring their own snacks as it is a 2 hour boat ride and we were left very hungry.

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