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Witness the enchantment of London at night with a two-hour evening cruise along the historic River Thames! Aboard the glass-encased boat, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Shard, Big Ben and the Cutty Sark ship. Savor sparkling wine and canapés as you cruise the river and delight in the magic of London’s urban shoreline as night falls.

Highlights

  • 2-hour River Thames sightseeing cruise at sunset
  • Listen to live music as you cruise between Westminster and Greenwich
  • Enjoy colorful canapés and a glass of sparkling wine
  • Pass top London attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the Cutty Sark ship
  • Cruise past the glass-faced Shard building – London’s tallest!

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What You Can Expect

River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Your journey along the River Thames begins in the evening at Westminster Pier where you'll board the ship. Stroll the open-air deck and help yourself to delicious canapés as you embark on a two-hour float along London’s famous waterway. Then find a seat in the indoor saloon, enjoy live jazz music and admire unobstructed views of passing city landmarks at sunset.

Heading first past Westminster, you’ll get great views of the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben, followed by the illuminated London Eye and Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, a gorgeous Elizabethan playhouse that still runs regular performances. Sip on bubbly wine as your boat cruises under London Bridge and past the Tower of London and the monolithic Shard building – London’s tallest building at 1,016 feet (310 meters) in height.

The final leg of your cruise takes you by Canary Wharf, the Naval College and the striking Cutty Sark clipper ship, one of the remaining three clipper ships from the 19th century. From here, your boat will make its way back to Westminster Pier, where you’ll disembark with plenty of time for dinner or evening activities. 

Customer Reviews

judith s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

On the evening we took this tour, it had been raining during the day so I was not hopeful we would not have a soggy cruise. To my delight, the sun came out, the live jazz was mellow, the bubbly cold and dry, and the canapes both plentiful and innovative. What a treat to see a world class city from the water and to let the historic landmarks drift by. We got close enough to The Traitor's Gate at The Tower to imagine the terror a condemned prisoner would feel approaching it as well as delighting in The Globe and the vibrant South Bank. We did not have to go down stairs to the bar to replenish drinks as our needs were anticipated by a very attentive staff. I highly recommend this cruise as it takes you out of the often frenetic pace of the city itself.

Meg H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So I can't really review on the Sunset Sightseeing Cruise because it got canceled at the last minute. We were offered a free upgrade for the Showboat Cruise through the same company City Cruises for the same night and accepted the offer. It was fantastic! We had so much fun. The Showboat Dinner Cruise included Champagne, A half a bottle of wine per person, and a 4 course meal that was absolutely delicious. The entertainer was a singer that did covers and it was very casual as she encouraged us to go take pictures of the surroundings, eat, dance, etc. while she performed and the crowd was all ages. We lucked out and got the free upgrade but since it was one of our favorite nights in London, it was definitely worth the full price.

MrsKatJr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great evening of relaxation on the Thames. Drinks and plenty of appetizers available throughout the trip.
Lots of wonderful photo opportunities. With the good weather we were able to stay up in the open air the entire time.

Kenneth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful experience! The lights of the city at night were beautiful, especially Tower Bridge. I would recommend this cruise to anyone!

Allan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent, would recommend this to anyone.

Laura T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was fab. They weren't stingy on the canapés, the service was great, the bar reasonably priced. We also got the benefit of seeing the sights in both the light and then lit up which was beautiful. Bring a brolly in case of rain as the view from up top is a million times better but not covered.

natalie d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

great value for money, the staff were friendly and made sure you were catered for at all times. great sights and an overall perfect romantic evening. A definite MUST GO!!! xx

GORDON B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

SUPER TIME , A SUPER EXPERIENCE, EXCELLENT CANAPES, AND A TERRIFIC PRICE, COULD NOT HAVE WANTED MORE.

James L B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Wonderfujl beginning to our stay in London. Lovely sunset views, wonderful appetizers and the champagne just topped it off. Highly recommend this tour to anyone especially if it is your first day after a long international flight.
We met a British couple who were delightful and very informative about what we were passing by. We were in the cabin part of the boat. I think there was some kind of explanation on the top deck.

Diana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

My group had loads of fun on the cruise. We got to see a so many London landmarks from a different perspective along the river. The food and drink was very good, and everyone aboard was having a marvelous time. Would highly recommend this tour for a relaxing end to a busy day of sightseeing.

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