Make your own way to the departure pier on the Thames River near Westminster, and step aboard your sightseeing boat.
Settle into the comfortable cabin and soak up the views over Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on the northern banks of the river. Then, sit back and relax as your boat pulls away from the pier and sets out along the river in the direction of Greenwich.
As you cruise, drink in the all-encompassing tranquil atmosphere. As your cruise is on Christmas Day, the Thames will be free from everyday river traffic, and the waterfront promenades and sights will be crowd-free and serene.
Sip on an aperitif to celebrate the special occasion and take a seat at your table. Then, sit back and enjoy your 3-course festive feast (see the Itinerary for a sample menu) against a backdrop of iconic London sights, such as Tower Bridge and the London Eye. Savor juicy roast turkey served with all the trimmings as your main course — or a delicious vegetarian option — and if you wish, order a glass of wine or other drink from the onboard bar (own expense).
With your meal complete, perhaps enjoy the fresh air on the upper deck, and have your camera ready to capture other top London landmarks such as the Tower of London and the Cutty Sark ship.
After nearly three hours on the water, return to the start pier where your Christmas Day cruise finishes.
Sample Christmas Day Lunch Menu:
- Roasted butternut squash, thyme and cumin soup
- Roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon, roast potatoes, honey-roast parsnips, brussels sprouts with chestnuts, cranberry sauce and gravy
- Vegetarian option: Mushroom, cranberry, brie, and hazelnut wellington with roast potatoes, honey-roast parsnips, brussels sprouts with chestnuts, cranberry sauce and gravy
- Chef's Festive Season chocolate dessert followed by tea or coffee served with miniature mince pies