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River Thames Evening Cruise provided by City Cruises

River Thames Evening Cruise

River Thames Evening Cruise
3.5
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$40.26
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About
End a busy day of sightseeing on the Thames River on this sunset boat ride. This cruise sails by London's main attractions, from Westminster to Greenwich. As you watch the sun set, relax on the open-air deck with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés, and catch must-see sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. Plus listen to live jazz music in the boat’s indoor saloon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening to a busy day of sightseeing
  • This is a good option for first-time visitors to London
  • See the London cityscape and its top attractions from the water
  • Additional alcoholic drinks are available for purchase
What to expect
  • Your journey along the Thames River begins in the evening at Westminster Pier where you board the ship. Stroll the open-air deck and help yourself to delicious canapés as you embark on a leisurely 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, 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 and the HMS Belfast which is now the Royal Naval Museum. From here, your boat makes its way back to Westminster Pier, where you disembark with plenty of time for dinner or evening activities. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening to a busy day of sightseeing
  • This is a good option for first-time visitors to London
  • See the London cityscape and its top attractions from the water
  • Additional alcoholic drinks are available for purchase
What to expect
  • Your journey along the Thames River begins in the evening at Westminster Pier where you board the ship. Stroll the open-air deck and help yourself to delicious canapés as you embark on a leisurely 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, 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 and the HMS Belfast which is now the Royal Naval Museum. From here, your boat makes its way back to Westminster Pier, where you disembark with plenty of time for dinner or evening activities. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3542EVENING
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Glass of sparkling wine or soft drink
  • Snacks
  • Sightseeing cruise
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • City Cruises London Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to info@citycruises.com.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • Glass of sparkling wine or soft drink
  • Snacks
  • Sightseeing cruise
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • City Cruises London Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to info@citycruises.com.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 10, 2020
A note from River Thames Evening Cruise
There will be a space between all available tables in line with Government guidelines. To adhere to government COVID-19 guidelines, background music will be played during the cruise instead of live entertainment.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK
    Boarding at: 18.15 Cruising: 18:30 to 20:30
    See address & details
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    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    Stop: 20 minutes
    board at Tower Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time
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    Pass by
    Tower of London
    HMS Belfast
    The Shard
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Big Ben
    Houses of Parliament
    Tower Bridge
    Canary Wharf
    London Eye
  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.5
48 reviews
Excellent
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Emma M
4 contributions
Poor Customer Service
Sep 2021 • Couples
Would rate 0 if I could as we never actually got to experience the evening cruise because the company wouldn’t accept a voucher purchased through Wowcher. Despite their being availability on their website for full price tickets, they told us the dates we had selected were sold out for voucher holders. Poor customer service, very unwilling to help. Would be cautious of purchasing a ticket via Wowcher as there is no way to check ‘voucher availability’ before purchasing and company are unwilling to accommodate.
Written September 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Caz283
Birmingham, UK46 contributions
Excellent!
We loved this trip. Greeted by friendly staff with a glass of champagne and handed a plate of canapés to share (nothing fancy though!) Great way to see London in the evening, singer downstairs was really enjoyable, we sat downstairs on the return journey to enjoy the live singer with his guitar, just wish there was a speaker upstairs so you can see the sights from top deck and hear the singer at the same time!
Written September 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tabitha C
3 contributions
Excellent way to see London from a different perspective
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked the Evening Cruise together with husband and teenage son as wanted to see London from a different view.
Staff on arrival were lovely and welcoming and we were given a drink and a yummy plate of cold nibbles then took a seat on the top deck. Boat set off exactly on time and we had a lovely trip up river going as far as Battersea Park.
This is not a guided tour with commentary like some tours but it was perfect for us. We went past all the expected tourist sights and it was great seeing them from the perspective of the River Thames.
On our journey back it was alot colder so definitely recommend taking a jumper/jacket if you want to stay up top even on a summers evening! There was live music playing downstairs which seemed to be enjoyed by those in the cabin, we remained upstairs so could not hear it. Service was with a smile and prices for drinks are as expected.
The last half hour of the journey is when the lights came on Tower Bridge etc. An opportunity to get some fab photos!
Only one criticism... the rear seats on the top deck are smoking permitted but they are right next to the stairs downstairs making it a little uncomfortable for non smokers having to walk through especially when there are quite a few smokers in one small area?
Apart from that it was a brilliant trip, well worth the money!
Written August 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michaela K
Northampton, UK3 contributions
Good and not so good
Aug 2021 • Couples
Fizz and nibbles were enjoyable. Waitress friendly and attentive. However, the cruise left late and returned early- we were disappointed not being able to see all the London landmarks - missed Westminster, London Eye etc. After contacting the company - I was advised this was due to the tide - would have been nice to be informed of this at the time
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Phil02
Welwyn Garden City, UK62 contributions
Enjoyable early evening trip along the Thames
Jul 2021
City Cruises were very helpful and changed my booking to another date when I got pinged and had to self-isolate for a few daysl We had booked the 2 hour Thames evening cruise with a glass of sparking wine and Canapes for Two. Boarded boat on time (6.15 - 6.30pm) near Tower of London. Were handed a glass of wine each and a plate of canapes for two people. Proceeded from the covered deck to the open upper deck up steps with caution as hands full and the moored boat was rocking a bit but managed to get seated without loss of wine or food! We preferred the fact we were given a plate so we could eat at our own pace. The boat starts with a brief safety announcement that no one at the last third of the boat could hear (note to City Cruises to turn up the volume or speak louder). We had a lady singing live at the front to the boat on our open deck. It was very nice slowly cruising along the Thames looking at everything, sipping our wine, enjoying the Canapes and music. We were lucky with the weather, sun was shining. The seating had a smart phone notice to use when you wanted to order more drinks etc. Tried to do this without success. Went to bar downstairs and got some extra drinks (you have to pay), when I asked about Smart phone ordering from upstairs they said it was not working (note to City Cruises tell people it is not working). There were staff wandering about that would take your order and bring it to you though. . Would have liked the lady singer to have done more singing. Staff were friendly. Really enjoyed the boat trip and was glad we did it.
Written July 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jessica J
2 contributions
Would definately recommend
We had perfect weather, singer Aisling was amazing. We were served drinks at our seats. Staff were all friendly and accommodating. Canapés were nice. It was a really special evening and would definately reccomend!. Will definately be booking again.
Written July 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sophie S
6 contributions
Terrible Company
Jul 2021 • Couples
DO NOT BOOK WITH CITY CRUISES !!!!!!!!!!

You will end up wasting your money! they cancelled our booking without telling us !!!! let us turn up to be turned away !! completely ruined our day and they have no duty of care to there customers - avoid like the plague.
Written July 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joecool1973
Gillingham, UK1,960 contributions
Great Experience as always
My wife and I pre-booked this experience in 2020 but due to COVID-19 we couldn't go until 22nd May 2021. I have been on this before on 3 previous experience with my bestie. We were lucky to try their new boat as they bought a bigger boat for COVID-19 conditions. It is an impressive boat with great staff on board. The menu haven't changed for a very long time, however, still very good. The views are still very spectacular from the boat and from the deck. It is COVID-19 safe. Thoroughly recommend for couples especially, groups and older families.
Written May 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Susan Stringfield
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
River Thamse
The weather was really hit and sky so clear. It was an amazing time spend with friends on the yacht. We could see all what was by the river Thamse. I really recommend this to every tourist and londoner.
Written December 29, 2020
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Laura H
1 contribution
Boat didn’t turn up.
Dec 2020 • Couples
The boat didn’t turn up. We 100% had the correct time and location as it was confirmed on our ticket before arrival. Nobody answered the phones all day before the cruise or while we were waiting in the dark and cold when it didn’t turn up, or the days after. They apologised are processing a refund and but I had already planned an evening with my boyfriend around it so it ruined our night. Thanks for a lovely evening stuck out on the pier in the cold!
Written December 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Excellent
Fantastic views of London. Staff were friendly and helpful. Recommend the hop on and off tickets. Lovely experien
paulX4621LP
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Exceeded expectations
Much better than we imagined. Great experience with quality lunch, good service and reasonably priced drinks.
kenw226
kenw226
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Leisurely Lunch on the Thames
A well organized leisurely trip along the Thames , with Delicious food and well priced drinks. Had time to sit out
Trail249948
Trail249948
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What a treat!
This was a real treat! The food was excellent: lovely sandwiches, cakes and scones with cream. A lot for two. The
Edsway
Edsway
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SPOILED BY POOR SERVICE
I find it very hard to believe in these covid aware times that we were expected to share a table with another coupl
galehay1959
galehay1959
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Great cruise
We had a lovely cruise seeing the sites, food was delicious and the staff very friendly. The commentary was brillia
K1396YLstephenm
K1396YLstephenm
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Great value
Great trip. We had the most amazing weather which added to experience. Very efficient service. Tour commentary was
MikeF61
MikeF61
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Fantastic River Cruise
With a group of friends all born and raised in London as it was a sunny day we decided to do a river cruise from T
JasonVause
JasonVause
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Extremely poor booking system and no service whatsoever
Booked as a special birthday treat for my wife, with our young family. Booking was made on-line and credit card cha
trudyw378
trudyw378
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Wow
We had such a lovely evening. Everything was great. We were welcomed by the staff, nothing was too much trouble. We
andygurd
andygurd
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Pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon
The afternoon tea was good quality. Nice, fresh sandwiches, good variety of small cakes/macaroons. Scones were ok.
rcallear1980
rcallear1980
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Thames Cruise
Took my mum and we both thought it was excellent! The staff gave informative and funny commentary and we saw so man
Sharon W
Sharon W
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Leisurely trip up the Thames
Was gifted this for Christmas and added an additional person so we were 2 adults and a child. The personal commenta
Kathy O
Kathy O
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Great Value and a Lovely Trip
We tripled up our Tesco vouchers (50p = £1.50) for these tickets which were valid for 24 hours, up to and including
595josiec
595josiec
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Best introduction to London's sights and afternoon tea
It was a fantastic experience, me and my aunt went on the cruise; it had amazing service, the food was both delicio
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