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Stacy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Got us where we needed to go - on the ride to Greenwich we had a very nice man on board that narrated where we were going, history and funny stories instead of the audio tape that they usually play. He was fantastic and we didn't mind putting something in his bucket that he advertised he had when we departed.

However later on another segment when we were coming back to Westminster Pier we heard some of the same history - but not as good or as much - and again another request for us to give money. At that point it was completely inappropriate and should NOT have been asked for. Everyone was returning after a trip up the river and no further narration was needed. Everyone was tired and zoned out from a full day. Staff on the piers off the boats were less than helpful in Greenwich when trying to find out what line to que up in.

Ruth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Brilliant way to see London. Loved the 'hop on, hop off' option.

Jessica S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Really enjoyed this trip. Easy, fun, the hop-on hop-off feature was great.

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

great

Joan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great way to go from London Eye to Tower of London and beat the crowds!

Donald G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Really great way to get acquainted with the city. Boats run frequently up and down the Thames and on/off is easy. We did this our first day just to keep moving after the long flight. Worked because by the time we finished and got back to the hotel, we passed out from exhaustion.

Paula L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This tour was amazing. We had been told to book well in advance which we did as we were from Australia. The tour guide was amazing and he was very passionate about his subject. It was very informative and the group listened very respectively which was pleasing. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Maria A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great cruise

DIANE S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was a great first day for us in London. Got lots of other information on the town as we floated down the Thames. Lots of great photos and plenty to do at every stop. We got 2 different hosts as we got off looked around for over an hour and then got back on. Even though we saw the same things again the presentation was unique enough to hold us captivated a second time.

Astro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The commentary was informative and enjoyable and the sights fantastic. Even the food for sale on the boat was very nice. I would do it again and I recommend it to anyone wanting a fascinating overview of the history of the Thames river and how London developed because of it. Lots of room on the boat to move around and take photos too. Ten out of ten!

Diane K United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

A relaxing tour with commentary. We boarded at the Tower Hill Pier near our hotel, then got off at Westminster Pier. Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey are just a short walk away. Then back on to go to Greenwich Pier where we got off again, had lunch and visited the Royal Observatory and saw the Prime Meridian Line.

Kenneth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We loved seeing the city from the water. The Watermen that navigate the River Thames established 1555!, and their commentary were awesome.

vlwall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was great fun and gave us a wonderful way to get a view of the city. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend it.

mebruin722

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This is a good way to get the lay of the City if you are unfamiliar with London. An unexpected surprise was how much there was to see in Greenwich. We almost did not get off the boat but ended up spending over two hours sightseeing and eating lunch. This might be something to do your first day in London so you have an idea where things are and what you might want to see.

Pitch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This is a easy and convenient way to first get the lay of the land, and then to decide which spots to visit. It is also a nice way to spend a couple of hours taking in the beauty of London. I highly recommend this.

Jaclyn T United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This was great! The boat has a bar downstairs and upstairs the views are great! A great way to get around! We got off and got back on! So fun!

Alex H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

One of the best things to do. Go on by the London Eye and went up and down the river before we decided what and where we wanted to go. Really enjoyed the narrative given while traveling the river.

Charles W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great way to get oriented to London. We went directly to Greenwich and spent most of the day there. grab the first boat to get the most out of your trip!

Linda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Very easy to get tickets without queuing. Had to queue for boat but not too long. Worth purchasing in advance. Recommend.

Kimberly K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This is a great history lesson and perfect way to get around to a few of the sights.

Cynthia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We had a relaxing time on this river cruise. It was informative and was a good beginning to our tour of London. A great adventure to do after coming from the airport. No time to waste when time is limited to see London!

Deidra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was a great way to see the highlights of London. Our family went all the way to Greenwich which was very neat to see, we spent a good portion of the day there exploring around and had a couple adult beverages in an old pub. We would not have done this if we did not purchase this pass. We worked our way back into London ending at Westminster pier, you definitely have enough time to see everything in one day with this pass.

Gillian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Myself and my twin grandchildren aged 14 enjoyed every minute of our trip. We decided not to get off at any of the stops but to do the round trip. It was so very enjoyable, comfortable seats, excellent coffee and hot chocolate snacks from the bar and most important the staff. Before we even boarded the staff were so helpful and polite and on board the same, very friendly crew. The young man doing the commentary was very self deprecating but was extremely well informed about everything we saw, extremely amusing and charming. A great trip which we would happily do again.

Brian B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Loved our hop on hop off River Cruise. This was the first thing we did when we arrived in London and it was a great way to see everything by water and allowed for may great photo opportunites as well. We were so glad we decided to start our trip with this cruise!

Ben Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

if you want to enjoy London at night with an excellent meal and perfect environment, this is the cruise for you

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