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Admire London from the air and water with this combined Thames River sightseeing cruise and London Eye ticket, for one great-value price. Absorb the spectacular views over London’s skyline during your approximately 30-minute flight in a shared capsule. Couple your aerial sightseeing with a leisurely London cruise along the Thames on the same day. Board a comfortable sightseeing boat, and take in wonderful views of top London landmarks such as Big Ben and the Tower of London from the river.

Highlights

  • Combined tickets to the London Eye and Thames River sightseeing cruise
  • Panoramic views of London from one of the world's tallest observation whees
  • Thames River sightseeing cruise
  • Cruise in comfort on the open upper deck or lower saloon
  • Live commentary onboard

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What You Can Expect

London Eye and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

London Eye and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Select the day you wish to take both tours when you book. Then, when the time comes, collect your tickets and make your own way to both the London Eye and the cruise departure jetty.
London Eye Flight:Travel independently to the London Eye, one of London’s most iconic landmarks, on the south bank of the Thames River, and gaze up at the gigantic structure. Rising 442 feet (135 meters) high, the Eye is one of Europe’s tallest observation wheels and has welcomed an average 3.5 million people a year since opening in 2000.
Use your standard ticket and step aboard your shared, glass capsule for your flight. Receive a complimentary mini-guide for adults and in-flight pack for children, and then ogle the exhilarating views over London during your approximately 30-minute flight — a single rotation of the wheel.
Marvel at the panoramas over London’s skyline and admire landmarks such as Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and more. On a clear day, the views can stretch up to 25 miles (40 kilometers) in each direction, so you’re in for a treat!
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:Make your own way to the departure jetty on the Thames River, and step onto your comfortable sightseeing boat. Find a spot on the outer, upper deck or the spacious lower saloon, and settle in for your cruise.
Have your camera ready as you sail by some of London’s best-known sights, and drink in the wonderful views of the river, its bridges and the north and south banks.
As you sail, listen to the interesting live commentary from the onboard guide. Learn the stories of the landmarks as they roll by, and perhaps light refreshments (own expense) from the café and full, onboard bar.

Itinerary

The journey through history begins at Westminster Pier, in the shadow of Big Ben's tower and just a few steps away from Westminster Abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned for almost 1,000 years. This is also the pier closest to the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms off Whitehall, the center of national government, and the Banqueting House, the last remaining building from the old Palace of Whitehall.

Across the river, County Hall, once the headquarters of the London County Council and then the Greater London Council, no longer echoes to the cries of councilors. Down below, the London Aquarium reveals the secrets of the deep while, above, visitors and business people relax in the comfort of the Marriott Hotel.

A few yards downstream see the Millennium Wheel, better known as the London Eye. In a 25 minute ride it offers spectacular views across London and far beyond.

Through the Jubilee and Hungerford foot bridges and Charing Cross railway bridge, the Royal Festival Hall recalls the post-war days when the river carried some 6million people to celebrate the Festival of Britain at this very site.

Beyond Waterloo Bridge comes Somerset House, the grand building on the north bank that was once the home of various government departments and is now a vibrant arts, heritage and entertainment center.

Beyond Blackfriars, look up the steps on the north bank for a view of St. Paul's Cathedral as you pass beneath the new Millennium Footbridge, which provides a pedestrian link with Bankside, part of the South Bank regeneration development. Among the attractions in this area are the Tate Modern art gallery and Sam Wannamaker's re-creation of Shakespeare's Globe theatre, the first building with a thatched roof to have been built in London since the great fire of 1666.

The South Bank here is the heart of historic Southwark, famed for its riverside pubs and the smallest of the capital's three cathedrals. Through London Bridge a thrilling vista unfolds: the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the retired battle-cruiser HMS Belfast.

On into Docklands: historic Wapping and Limehouse to the north, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe to the south. Many of the old docks have disappeared while those that remain now play host to yachtsmen, weekend sailors and narrowboats.

And to the historic Greenwich, the home of time itself. The Naval College and Seamen's Hospital have taken on a new role as the main campus of Greenwich University and Trinity College of Music.

The National Maritime Museum, with its new Neptune Court and galleries, offers a fascinating and entertaining visit for all the family. These, together with the historic clipper ship Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Observatory, Queen's House, Fan Museum, traditional covered market and many more attractions form the World Heritage Site of Greenwich.

Customer Reviews

Trace L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great to do, when you pick up the tickets you have 24 hours to use the boat ride and longer for the London eye, so it doesn't matter too much which day it's booked for. Good value

heatherldowning

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Nancy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a great way to see London. The boat tour is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The tour guide was knowledgeable . The only thing is to remember to dress warm. The eye is wonderful. It isn and #39;t like a ride because it moves so slowly. I never felt nervous about the height.

cisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tours and easily achieved

Shirley L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Chan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It is a fun way to see the sights in London along the river with Hop on an Hop off at various piers, you can do it at your own pace. The London Eye passes can be used anytime during the day, it is nice to go up around sunset and see the city at dusk.

Robin N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A must when you first arrive! Such a wonderful way to see the city and also get from place to place!

stuart s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Perfect in everyway

Katie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved the hop on and hop off. We got to see parts of London ( and grennich ) that we would not otherwise have seen and it was a surprisingly efficient, cost efficient, and fun method of transport. The tour guide pointed out landmarks along the ride which we appreciated.

Teresa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was amazing. We even booked for one day and weren't able to go that day and they let us switch to the next day. The river tour was awesome and the tour guide very knowledgeable. The line for the London eye was incredibly long but it was mid-day Saturday in 70 degree weather so that was understandable. We met some nice English and Irish people in line and had a good time chatting!

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