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Time90 minutes (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Combine London’s riverside landmarks with a delicious 3-course meal on this 1.5-hour lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Thames River. Escape the city’s midday crowds, and relax as you admire the iconic sights ranged along the riverbanks. Enjoy stellar views of the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and more; all as you savor a starter, main course and dessert freshly conjured up by the expert onboard chefs. A delightful way to spend lunchtime in London with family and friends or to celebrate a special occasion.
  • 1.5-hour lunch cruise on the River Thames
  • Three-course meal freshly prepared onboard
  • Sightseeing cruise takes you past London's famous attractions
  • Onboard commentary provided
Choose your desired cruise departure time when you book. Then, make your own way to the departure pier, and step aboard your comfortable sightseeing boat for your 1.5-hour lunch cruise.

Settle aboard and drink in your first glimpses of London’s skyline from the Thames River. Then, have your camera at the ready as your boat slips its moorings and sets out on its journey up and down this famous river.

Snap photos of top London sights such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, and hear fascinating facts about their history from the informative onboard commentary. Watch, too, for other legendary landmarks, including the immense dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the instantly recognizable Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

As you cruise, feast on a delicious, 3-course lunch of classic dishes, all freshly prepared by a team of talented, onboard chefs. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Savor each course as you drink in the passing sights and enjoyable river setting.

After around 1.5 hours on the water, your cruise experience concludes when your boat docks back at the original start pier.

Itinerary

Sample Menu (subject to change at any time without notice):
Entree:

Smoked and Poached Salmon Roulade, Pickled Cucumber
Main Course:
Chicken En Croute, Celeriac Mash, French Beans,Thyme Jus
Dessert:
Vanilla Pannacotta, Macaroon Biscuit, Raspberry Coulis
Fairtrade Coffee or Tea

Vegetarian option:
Entree:
Tomato, Courgette and Mozzarella Tart
Main Course:
Root Vegetables En Croute, same accompaniments as main menu
Dessert:
Vanilla Pannacotta, Macaroon Biscuit, Dark Chocolate Sauce
Fairtrade Coffee or Tea

Elite Lunch Menu:
Entree:
Dietary Requirement: Vegetarian
Tomato, Courgette and Mozzarella Tart
Main Course:
Root Vegetables En Croute
Same accompaniments as main menu
Dessert:
Vanilla Pannacotta
Macaroon Biscuit, Dark Chocolate Sauce
Fairtrade Coffee or Tea
Half a Bottle of Poeta Sauvignon Blanc Venezie or
Poeta Merlot Venezie
Half a Bottle of Mineral Water
Served with your meal

Reviews

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L
, Aug 2018

We had a 9 hour layover in London on our way to Cape Town. Rather than stay all day in Heathrow airport, we took an 1 1/2 hour taxi to the Embarkment pier where we boarded for our river cruise. It would actually have been much faster to take the tube from LHR to the Embankment Pier underground station. This is exactly where the taxi let us off however, we did enjoy getting to see the various neighborhoods on the drive.
Once on board, we had a very nice lunch while we gently floated down the Thames pass many of the important buildings and sites along the river. There was an explanation over the speaker system of what was coming up on our right or left. You can also go outside to the front for even better views. Our table was along the window which was glass from top to bottom for great views. Afterwards, we boarded our prearranged taxi back to LHR with plenty of time for security and boarding our plane.
The only drawback was that the departure was 30 minutes later than stated on our Viator ticket. This caused some anxiety about returning to LHR.

O
, Jul 2018

VERY HOT! hard to hear any explanation given

M
, Mar 2018

Nice tour, good food. I fully recommend it!

H
, Oct 2017

We are not visitors to our lovely country but have never actually been up the river Thames before. Were very disappointed as did not see any of the famous buildings - guess we went the wrong way for the Houses of Parliament and didn't get as far as the London Barrier. Did we really want to see all the modern glass structures!!! Or London Bridge painted blue - and not even a matching blue!!! The food was excellent, but would not recommend this trip to foreigners who would expect to see more of our historical buildings. A few small, original, pubs were pointed out - but not of any great interest. Visitors would probably be better off on the London Eye - but as I have not done this either then am not sure.

j
, Sep 2017

A fantastic trip.The wine and food was excellent.A audio guide to the places of interest along the river bank was good

L
, Sep 2017

This was a lovely cruise,, the food was excellent the staff were great Everything was very professional.

D
, Aug 2017

The overall experience was ok, but the biggest complaint was that the boat was HOT and not ventilated very well - every other customer was fanning themselves with menus because they were so hot, and staff said there was nothing they could do. Even the drinks that were brought out were all room temperature, and we had to specifically ask for ice just to get a reprieve from the heat.

The tour itself was decent, though it was very difficult to see what the pre-recorded audio recording was actually referencing, and there was no real life guide to ask questions to. The restaurant part was ok - the meals were good quality though small portions, but the service speed was very slow. Also the times provided by Viator were way off - they had us arrive an hour before the boat actually boarded, well ahead of the times that were actually posted by the tour operator when we got there.

G
, Mar 2017

Really a memorable experience with a window seat, couldn't be better.

L
, Feb 2017

This was one of the last items on my itinerary before leaving London and I was really looking forward to it. Upon arriving at the pier, they had a nice sitting area for you to wait before docking the boat. The dress code is smart and it was nice to see everyone really abiding by it. Made the experience feel really classy. The weather on this day was windy so the boat was rocky, which would have been fine because the boat travels so slow, but unfortunately it was also quite sunny on this day and the all glass boat became uncomfortably hot and stuffy. The mix of the rocking and the heat made the ride uncomfortable for me and others on the trip. The plus side was that the food was delicious!! The wait staff were all very polite and the pre-recorded tour guide speaks to you over the loud speaker and it is perfectly timed so that you can enjoy your meal while also enjoying the sights. I never felt rushed or like I was missing anything. I would suggest this tour to others but with the warning to wear proper layers so that you may be comfortable incase you are hot natured like I am. The company also offers dinner cruises, a Sunday jazz brunch and even afternoon tea on the same boat.

A
, Dec 2016

Great day out


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