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City Cruises

Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
020 77 400 400
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Ranked #162 of 571 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London from and to Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich piers on... more » Owner description: Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London from and to Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich piers on modern, wheelchair-friendly boats. Commentary provided, refreshments and toilets available. One-way, return and all-day, hop-on/hop-off tickets available for adults and children, with special value family tickets for two adults and up to 3 children travelling together. Cruises operate every day of the year (except Christmas Day 25th December) from about 10am until 5-6pm with evening cruises in summer. « less
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Alexandria, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The City Cruise line is great. The staff provide fascinating information on the sites along the River's edge. They are somewhatoushy for tips as you leave the boat.

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london
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A welcome glass of bubbly! Seating inside around long tables so it was a bit squashed inside and a bit too cool to be up on the deck for long. Nice canapés and reasonably priced drinks!

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Richmond
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We started off with the Big Bus Tour, which included this boat tour, so we walked over and got on the ship. We thought the boat was better than the bus. The views were unobstructed, the water was choppy but the boat didn't roll at all, the guide (who looked like Daniel Craig) had an excellent patter. I think this... More

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nr peterborough
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The staff were very friendly and our captain also had his son working with him who was the guide. He was very knowledgeable.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We ve just returned from a wonderful Thames boat ride on a beautifully clean boat with five star service from genuinely interested staff with a two course lunch which was as good as any five star land based meal-how did they do it? Even the vegetables were fresh and al dente, the chicken cooked to perfection, the sauce and potato... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got these tickets via groupon and they were very reasonable. We had to queue a while to get the coupons validated but no real problem. Some people had queued to find that there were no places for cash purchases, and honestly a little blackboard or sign would have avoided the unnecessary queuing but this is a small gripe. We... More

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Warwickshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We bought a family rover ticket which allowed us to use any of the City Cruise boats all day. The boats were comfortable and the staff very friendly. Although not official tour guides, the commentary was very informative & we laughed so much at the witty banter of our captain. Each boat we boarded was different but the amusing commentary... More

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Umtentweni
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I enjoyed the river cruise, passing tourist attractions like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. We ended in Greenwich, which is a great experience.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Took the boat up to Greenwich from Westminster Pier. Bought the tickets on line saving a bit of money. Weather was great and the trip takes about an hour or so with a stop off at the tower. Captain does his own commentary which was informative and witty. Well worth doing as you see so much that is not on... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We got on the Westminster Pier and travelled to Tower Pier. This experience was a freebie from the company we booked our break with. It was a great way to see the sights and the commentary was good and quite funny! I don't think I'd have been happy to pay the full price, but, we had a freebie so definitely... More

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