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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Westminster Pier
    Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

    You will find us here: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Go directly to boarding points B and C at Westminster Pier and join the queue to board the boat. Please present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.

End point

  • Greenwich Pier
    Greenwich, UK

    One-way trip ends at Greenwich Pier, next to the Cutty Sark. Round trip returns back to Westminster Pier. At Greenwich, you do not need to stay on the boat. You may disembark, spend some time looking at local attractions, then re-embark on a later return journey.

What To Expect

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.

Houses of Parliament (Pass By)

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.

London Eye (Pass By)

The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Boats were fast so journey was short as likely possible .
The Thames cruise was nice; although, it was quite chilly it was nice to take in the sights of London by boat.
The lovely weather certainly added to my pleasure on the day but even if the weather was not as good, this would be a very good trip to do.
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Fun Cruise on the Thames
RuthAnne_N, Aug 2022
We took the River Cruise starting at Westminster Pier all the way to Greenwich and return. The guides/commentary was very informative and comedic too. It was a great trip all around! Thank you!
Great river cruise.
Regina_J, Aug 2022
Very confident service as we had our tickets in advance. I'm very satisfied and I would use this service again.
Great trip down the river...
Roger_L, Aug 2022
Great trip down the river Thames the captain was very knowledgeable and great at sharing his knowledge with the passengers
Great Experience
Louise_G, Aug 2022
The commentary was very interesting and entertaining. The cruise was a very smooth running and pleasant experience.
Easy to book, great crew...
Martin_R, Aug 2022
Easy to book, great crew and a very good trip. Great scenery and weather was nice and sunny which made the experience more exciting.
Great day on the river
Karen_P, Aug 2022
This was an amazing trip. The weather was beautiful which was great. The service and commentary was brilliant. Really made the trip thank you.
Full of fun and historic facts
Catherine_W, Aug 2022
I originally thought that the commentary was included as standard but apparently not. On both trips we took the captain said they were there to navigate the boat but were happy to tell us some facts along the way. I have to say both men gave excellent talks and were full of local knowledge and random facts with a speciality on the history of local pubs. Really enjoyed the trip lovely views of best sites in London .
Absolutely delightful ride! Value for money.
Kannan_A, Aug 2022
Amazing trip! Worth a money we spent on this one. We never expected this ride to have flexi options to get off at tower of london and return at any time based on our convenience.
Mrs s khan
Sabah_K, Aug 2022
This was my first trip in the cruise and it was lovely because my father was with me. We both had a lovely time.
Boat crew just brilliant
Debra_D, Aug 2022
Really loved the cruise, along the Thames lovely weather, even catching the sights of a seal along the way really great hosts on the boats going and coming back , really informative I learnt quite a bit about London than I imagined I ever would have thought, I’ve recommended this trip to all my friends and family EXCELLENT, really enjoyed my time in London the guys on board a big thank you.
Loved the vibe of the...
Sue_P, Aug 2022
Loved the vibe of the crew when we boarded - friendly and the commentary Was great.. I can’t quite believe of the three friends who had all lived in London non of us had done this trip.. views amazing.. and that’s before you talk about Greenwich…. The view drop the top is superb well worth the small hill. Value for money .
We are first time boart...
Anjali_S, Aug 2022
We are first time boart ride it is good We enjoyed maybe again do next year 😅my daughter was loved to rides but we are very happy ❤️ Thank you
Totally worth it
Orsi, Aug 2022
We have just decided a day before that it would be great to have a trip to Greenwich not by train and bus, but by boat. So I quickly bought the ticket online in a minute, and then everything was settled. It was totally clear from the description where and when to go. The boat crew was very professional and also funny, they shared a lot of interesting information during the trip.
David_H, Aug 2022
Excellent commentary by the captain and crew, an enjoyable and cool voyage on a very hot day and refreshing on the river.
thumbs up!
susan_b, Aug 2022
Entertaining commentaries throughout the cruise and interesting historic information on the life of the Thames
Andrea_B, Aug 2022
Knowing a lot more about the history of London and the day was extremely beautiful which made the cruise even more enjoyable.
Good experience
Frederick_O, Aug 2022
Good knowledge of British history gained during the trip Wonderful sight seeing. Great commentary by the ship crew
Laura_A, Aug 2022
We loved seeing the sights from the Thames. The man doing the commentary was very good. A great way to see London when your stay is limited. I would definitely do it again!
Excellent relaxing experience
Simret_K, Aug 2022
The atmosphere was relaxed and my children absolutely loved every minute of it. We will definitely do it again
Better prices available at the ticket office
Urszula_W, Aug 2022
I was refused a student ticket. Better deals available on the spot than throigh the website! lost money by booking through Viator as they did not tell us about student discounts or travel card! shame!
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