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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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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.
  • 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Too busy!

We wanted to take our northern friends on a short cruise during our visit to London to see the RAF 100 Flypast and had time to book a return trip from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Pier. All ok at the start - forgot my...More

1  Thank Designs_JoanK
Reviewed July 9, 2018
What's Not To Love!

Though it was a it rainy (really, in London?!?), we had a great tour of the Tower and the Thames. Be sure to take in the Crown Jewels while you're there (the line is a bit like at Disney - lots of twist and turns...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed June 22, 2018
Birthday trip down the Thames

Went on the River Cruise as part of the Tower of London package. We travelled from Tower Pier on the Thursday to Westminster where we had a automated guide. However on the Friday when we travelled the opposite way one of the Crew did the...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile
Fun with Facts

Did the return Cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier. From the moment of purchasing tickets to Boarding, all City Cruise staff excellent and very professional. Once on board and underway the Crews commentary of the sights along the river were educational,factual and very funny....More

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Great trip. Very entertaining commentary. Our trip was part of our package with Superbreaks but would have been worth paying for. Sit upstairs for the best views of London.

Thank Jill R
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Antonieta C
June 24, 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
takes roughly 45 minutes when on board. Please remember you will have to wait for the boat to arrive
June 3, 2018|
Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
tour is Hop on and Off, so you can catch it to the Tower and jump off, visit the Tower, can the boat and then jump back on the bus again. You only need to check the last visit/bus/boat trip times. I hope this helps
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