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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
  • Standard London Eye Ticket if option selected

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What You Can Expect

London Eye: Thames River Cruise Experience with Optional Standard London Eye Ticket

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 Standard London Eye Ticket’ options. Please make your selection at purchase. 

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Customer Reviews

Alfonso P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

it was awesome! my kids loved it!

Timea H Hungary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

stephanie s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Joyce R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a really great time. All your staff were friendly and helpful especially Elliot. Thank you guys.

Liz G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Skip the line on the eye was a must and we ended up with great weather.

Samantha V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice River cruise, quick and interesting. The guy was so funny explaining all things to see. Very appreciating to skip the line on London Eye. Beautiful experience as usual ! Kids just loved all.

Chris Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Spectacular views - skip the line was beneficial - we got in before 100's of others waiting in queue.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

both trips were excellent however I preferred the boat rip and the funny and informative tour guide. Also will definitely use Viator again, We booked the wrong day initially, only noticed 2 days before traveling to London, quick phone call and the Viator representative sorted everything out, excellent customer experience, Thank You

Warren G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great value for money!! Highly Recommend! No line up for tickets as we did the cruise first.

Leslie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was easy to book the river cruise on the Internet and on arrival it was easy to make the final arrangements for the trip which was very enjoyable, with good commentary

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