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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

London Eye: River Cruise Experience

Discover London’s main riverside attractions by boat with a 40-minute Thames River cruise and optional London Eye flight. You’ll witness the city’s great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, and contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and the sleek Millennium Bridge. After your cruise, take a 30-minute ride in the London Eye for sweeping city views (upgrade required). 


  • Combined London Eye and Thames River cruise
  • 40-minute circular river cruise passing Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe and Tower Bridge
  • Covered and sundeck seating
  • Informative live commentary
  • Upgrade to include 30-minute London Eye flight
  • Skip the line entry to London Eye if option selected

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What You Can Expect

London Eye: River Cruise Experience

London Eye

Your fun sightseeing cruise departs throughout the day from the London Eye. Make your way to London Eye Pier and board the all-weather boat for a cozy ride in winter, or a breezy ride on the open-air deck during the lovely summer months.

Enjoy virtual maps and interesting live commentary as you glide past Westminster’s iconic Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, followed by St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the formidable Tower of London and more. Your 40-minute river circuit returns to the departure point at the London Eye. With the optional the London Eye flight upgrade, head next to the boarding deck and enjoy an exciting 30-minute ride in a large observation capsule. Marvel at panoramic views of London as the Ferris wheel hits the peak of its 135-meter (443-foot) tall rotation.

Note: This excursion offers ‘Cruise Only’ or a ‘Cruise plus Skip-the-Line Flight’ options. Please make your selection at purchase. 

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

short but fun. well worth the cost

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Amazing experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Fabulous experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Super fun experience and spectacular views of London!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A wonderful experience to see London sights from the Thames. Good commentary too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Purchasing the "skip the line" package was sooooo worth it! We were promised no longer than a 15 minute wait in line and it was right-on. Saved us time to go and see other sights. The River Cruise was shorter than I expected but adequate, fun, and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The combination eye and river cruise was a highlite of our trip. The fast track is a must.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great tour! The skip the line tickets for the London eye were much better than the regular tickets. It was really hot and my kids would have wilted waiting. This way we marched right up and only had to wait about 10 minutes.

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Tour code: 2988LONDONEYE


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