Thames River Reviews
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Extremely informative tour but very rushed. The London Bridge section is really just the crown jewels & not much else - our "very own beefeater" had to rush his talk because he had another group arriving in 10 mins. Changing of the Guard was a mad scramble to get any sort of vantage point but was still worthwhile. St. Paul's Cathedral - very informative. "Cruise on River Thames" was in fact just a ride on one of regular commuter ferries without any commentary - the time spent lining up and on the ferry would have been better spent at some of the other stops. Pub lunch was enjoyable but once again - rushed. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very nice and there was history at every turn. A very good day.
Took this tour with my daughter recently. When we went to Victoria coach station there was a change of name to tour, so very confusing down there, as we were last to get on the coach we didn't get seats together. The guide was very knowledgeable on the history of London. The cruise on the Thames was a bit disappointing as it was more a river taxi with no commentary of where we were passing. We had opted to add on the London Eye to the tour and having got our tickets from the guide we still had to queue for over an hour to get on the London Eye. Overall the tour was good if you have limited time and you do see alot. My advice to people thinking of taking this tour, if you are not being picked up at your hotel for the tour, be sure you don't get left behind at Victoria coach station when they change the name of the tour to the Magic of London like they did with us.
It was an amazing cruise on the river Thames, apart from the food. We complained about the food and quickly gained a new main course. After dinner dancing was really romantic :)
Review by Tsvetana G, Ireland, December 2009
Doing what: Thames River Cruise, Tower of London and City of London Tour
The tour was not what I expected. There was no London city tour as listed in the programme. Thames River cruise was not organised as part of the programme; we were only given tickets and time schedules for it. There was no guide accompanying us during the river cruise. The only advantage of the organised tour for us was the priority entry to St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.
You see all the highlights of London, but the Thames River cruise was a dissapointment - we went all of two stops!
This unpleasant trip up the Thames was extremely boring, due to the lack of any commentary, Simple stacking plastic chairs on a barge does not make a River Cruise and was a very bad advertisment for London as Italian tourists were advised by a American Tourist that The Houses of Parliament was really was Westminster Abbey , which I had to correct, without any help from the small number of crew, which you only saw when people were embarking or disembarking at the stops on the way.