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Enjoy two classic London experiences with this combined Thames River cruise and Tower of London ticket, all for one great-value price. With your admission ticket, head inside the infamous Tower of London and explore the grounds, towers and Crown Jewels exhibition independently as you uncover the palace-fortress’ blood-soaked, 900-year history. On the same day, take a leisurely sightseeing cruise on the historical Thames. Settle on a comfortable cruise boat and soak up panoramic views of famous sights such as Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the London Eye from the water.

Highlights

  • Combined ticket to the Tower of London and Thames River sightseeing cruise
  • Tickets to the Tower of London
  • Fabulous Crown Jewels
  • Stunning views of London's riverside sights from the Thames, including the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and South Bank Arts Complex
  • Entertaining and informative live commentary aboard the river cruise

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What You Can Expect

Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Big Ben, London

Choose the day you wish to take both tours when you book. Then, on the day, collect your tickets at one of the cruise departure points (not including Waterloo Pier) and make your own way to both the Tower of London and the cruise departure jetty.

Tower of London:
 Show your prebooked ticket at the Tower of London and head inside to explore independently. Founded in the 1080s by William the Conqueror, this medieval walled complex has served as a palace, fortress, armoury and prison, and reverberates with dark secrets.

Stroll around to see highlights such as Traitor’s Gate and Tower Green, the site of many royal executions. See the jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides, and visit the famous Jewel House, home to the Crown Jewels, to see these glittering symbols of British monarchy.

If you wish, join one of the complimentary Beefeater tours that run every 30 minutes from inside the gates. Discover the famous events that took place here, and hear the mysteries that still surround this 900-year-old complex.


Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:
 Make your way to the departure jetty on the Thames, and board your sightseeing boat. Find a spot on the open deck or inside the spacious lower saloon, and settle in for your cruise.

Sail by some of London’s best-known sights, and absorb the wonderful river views. Along the way, listen to the entertaining live commentary from the guide, and if you wish, refuel with sodas, snacks and alcoholic drinks (all at own expense) from the onboard bars.

Cruises depart regularly from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier (near the London Eye), Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. The shortest between-pier trips last around 30 minutes, while a full round-trip takes 2.5 hours.

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Customer Reviews

Frederick B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was so nice. It really covered the interest areas. Actually the river cruise was so entertaining by virtue of the funny guide. And you gotta see the Tower.
Great job with the ticketing and everything. It was professionally done.

3fsandac

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was amazing! Love the history and the jewels!!! Thank you VIATOR for the wonderful memories!

Geraldine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Everything of the tour was great. Allthe planning from Canada was excellent, the tour was great also the bot cruise. I would certainly pland and go again. I would recommend it to all going to London.

Frances H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The Tower is a must see but make sure you do a tour with a Warder yeoman otherwise the value will be considerably less. The tour is included. You can spend hours here. The sightseeing cruise is useful too if the crew give you a commentary. You take the cruise to the Tower/Palace, do your tour and then take the cruise back to Westminster. Convenient.

suzannecapps61

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our group of 7 had a wonderful time on this tour. Boats run frequently and are easy to board. The Tower of London was amazing and all decided that if we had more time we would have spent at least one other day here. Thank you for making this a great experience in London.

Sandal H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Tower of London tour was really fantastic, the guides who are authentic Beef Eaters are just brilliant, and very funny. They have the comic timing of well trained actors. All the info was terrific, it was only an hour and packed with so much information and laughter. Of course you can stay all day and see the Royal Jewels and the Chapel etc.., at your leisure The River Cruise was good, but if you are going to Westminster don't buy lunch on board, there is not enough time to eat it! Well worth the money. Sorry I can't post photos lost the camera!,

Diane D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Trip made more worthwhile by the captain's commentary.

worthington.rl United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Definitely a must for tourists. Tower of London was especially impressive.

sklloyd

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. Fitting in both parts of this tour could be tough for some people. We started at the Tower of London, and we were able to change our voucher there at the City Cruise station even though the ticket said we would not be able to. We were able to fit it all in.

Debra J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

IT was a bit confusing where to get the tickets to enter the tower of London. Once we got the tickets though, we had all the time we wanted to spend exploring the tower and then walking to the cruise area from the Tower of London was very convenient. .

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