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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
  • Westminster to Greenwich Thames River sightseeing cruise in London
  • See top London attractions and the city skyline from the water
  • Enjoy great views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and more
  • Learn about London’s history and landmarks via the live onboard commentary
  • Upgrade to a return ticket to sail back from Greenwich
  • Choice of several departures times throughout the day
  • Ideal for a family day out and for first-time visitors
Book your required ticket and on the day, board your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier at leisure.

Settle on the open-air or indoor deck as you wish, and then sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of London’s skyline and waterfronts as you cruise eastward to Greenwich.

During your journey, keep your camera ready as you sail past a string of top London attractions, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Tower Bridge. Admire the sights and learn their stories and secrets, as well as the history of the Thames River, via the entertaining live onboard commentary.

On arrival at Greenwich, take the opportunity to explore its many attractions (own expense), perhaps visiting the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Market, or Royal Greenwich Observatory as you wish; all of them within strolling distance of the pier.

If you’ve booked a return ticket, catch a return cruise boat from Greenwich when your sightseeing is done.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament are the home of British democracy. The Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks in London.
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London Eye
The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.
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Royal Festival Hall
Built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, the venue is host to many international concerts. The complex includes restaurants and bars with great views of the river.
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Tate Modern
Housed in the converted Bankside power station, the Tate Modern is a ‘family-friendly’ modern art gallery, with a free permanent collection as well as specialist exhibitions.
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St. Paul's Cathedral
Built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Paul’s is simply awe-inspiring. See amazing views from the dome, but be warned, it’s 530 steps to the top!
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A replica of the original Globe Theatre with daily behind-the-scenes tours, and a summer season of Shakespeare’s plays as Elizabethan audiences would have seen them.
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HMS Belfast
Explore the nine decks of this warship to discover what life was like onboard during the Second World War.
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Tower of London
Explore a thousand years of history. Visit the Bloody Tower, see where royalty lived - and were executed - and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
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Tower Bridge
An excellent example of Victorian engineering at its best. Find out how it works and see the Thames through the glass floors of the walkway in the Tower Bridge Experience.
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Cutty Sark
Visit Cutty Sark in Greenwich for an action-packed day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Meet figures from the ship’s past like Captain Woodget and the ship’s cook and hear their epic stories about life on board the fastest ship of her time. Take the helm at the ship's wheel, visit the crew's quarters, then relax with a coffee and a cake at the ship’s café. Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving tea clipper and now an award-winning visitor attraction.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Royal Observatory Greenwich
Take a selfie at the historic Prime Meridian where east meets west and take your place at the centre of the world. Whilst you're at the top of the hill at the Royal Observatory be sure to enjoy the views of London and beautiful Greenwich Park, the perfect chance to point out landmarks to your kids. Visit the beautiful Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and historic home to Britain's Astronomers Royal. Take a fascinating glimpse into the apartments where the Astronomers Royal and their families lived and worked in our new Observatory Life display. On top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals, the bright red Time Ball, which has been in operation since 1833. See it drop at 1pm every day!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Greenwich Park
Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th-century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
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Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Greenwich Market
London's only historic market set in a World Heritage Site. Open 7 days a week 10am-5.30pm. Find street food, antiques, fashion, boutique shops and more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum – the largest of its kind in the world – sets out to illuminate the history of Britain's encounters with the sea.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Boats were fast so journey was short as likely possible ." See review
  • "The Thames cruise was nice; although, it was quite chilly it was nice to take in the sights of London by boat." See review
  • "On the way from Westminster to Greenwich which is worth to visit repeatedly, plenty of interesting and valuable information was given on latest developments of London and the Thames." See review

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Nice
odilouak
, Feb 2020
Very nice trip.The ship was clean and the staff was polite.good experience.I suggest audio guide in different languages.thanks
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks so much for leaving us a lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. We do have audio guides available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese with plans to add more languages this year. We hope you'll come back for another cruise soon!
star-5
Interesting trip by boat from Westminster to Greenwich
christelr336
, Nov 2019
On the way from Westminster to Greenwich which is worth to visit repeatedly, plenty of interesting and valuable information was given on latest developments of London and the Thames.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!
star-4
Nice Cruise!
idaprz12
, Oct 2019
The Thames cruise was nice; although, it was quite chilly it was nice to take in the sights of London by boat. We had the option to sit outside or sit inside. I sat outside to have some good photo ops. We exited in Greenwich. We visited the museum and walked around. We had purchased a return trip so we got back on the cruise boat and headed back to the original pickup. I enjoyed the cruise.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us!
star-5
Amusing and well worth the money!
erikpalmer
, Sep 2019
On-time performance and a comfortable boat. But that's just the basic. The onboard commentary was totally enjoyable: informative and humorous. Highly recommend this.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Really pleased that you enjoyed travelling with us, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!
star-5
Great ride up the river with funny and informative commentary.
emocolmain
, Sep 2019
In hindsight, I should have booked it round trip because getting back to central London from Greenwich took longer. Well worth the fee and Greenwich is great
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
We're really pleased that you enjoyed your cruise with us, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!
star-5
Excellent
rah7961
, Aug 2019
Very good commentator. Enjoyed it immensely. Very polite staff and very helpful. Would recommend to others
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed the cruise with us!
star-5
friendly
arzooarif
, Aug 2019
happy and friendly service . will try and visit again soon . i told a few friends too . all good to hear
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
So pleased that you enjoyed your trip with us! Look forward to welcoming you and your friends on board again soon!
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Weather only negative
packern0rth
, Aug 2019
Staff was very good. Helpful and knowledgable. Boats were fast so journey was short as likely possible .
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us! Thanks for your review!
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The Thames
dbrees2019
, Aug 2019
There was one part that was disappointing. It was at Greenwich on the return boarding. They had zero idea how if our return ticket was valid. Ie I was not with a City and it took staff 10 mins to find out where we should board. Most disappointing. The test of the tour was good
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Good to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us, thanks for your review. Apologies for the confusion on the return boarding but we're pleased that we got you back as planned.
star-3
Good enough for the price
Ayodeji O
, Aug 2019
The first half of the cruise up to Tower Bridge is interesting because of all the landmarks and it's nice to view them from a boat riding along the Thames. Once you get past that it gets less interesting due to the lack of famous sites.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for your review, good to hear that you enjoyed the sightseeing tour with us.

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