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Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard provided by City Cruises

Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Please note: attraction venues have differing measures in place under the guidelines of local authorities. Please visit venue website for further details
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Tick off two of London’s most popular activities with a package that combines a Thames River cruise with an admission ticket to the View from the Shard. Ideal for families and first-time visitors, this combo lets you see London from two distinctive perspective—the water and high in the sky. Plus, this you can hop off your sightseeing cruise whenever an attraction captures your attention.
Highlights
  • Bag the best London views from the city's tallest building
  • Escape the crowds on land and admire riverside sights from the water
  • Explore the city at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off cruise
  • Regular departures from four piers make arranging your sightseeing a breeze
Important Information
Departure Point
City Cruises Westminster Pier, Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK City Cruises Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK City Cruises Greenwich Pier, King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9HT, UK
Duration
24h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off Thames River sightseeing tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cruises do not operate on Christmas Day
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT BETWEEN 4TH JULY 2020 - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020 WE WILL NOT BE OPERATING TO AND FROM GREENWICH PIER
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guided element is on the sightseeing boat , not at the attraction
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Lisa G wrote a review Oct 2020
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom139 contributions89 helpful votes
As this was my first river cruise along the Thames i enjoyed the views as London is rather spectacular at night from the river. It was wonderful to sail under Tower Bridge multiple times, however we went no further up the river than Big Ben which was a shame. The 2 hour cruise
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Gavin M wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Both Samson and team leader Simon were incredible from the start of our day to the very very end would highly recommend :)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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John T wrote a review Sep 2019
Highfields, Australia9 contributions8 helpful votes
Loved the cruise, live commentary was excellent. Interesting and unique way to get to the Tower of London.
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Susan A wrote a review Apr 2019
Kent, United Kingdom71 contributions6 helpful votes
Two course lunch on the river cruise Staff were friendly and helpful, as a fussy eater could not fault the food and what better way to see London. Highly recommend and plan to re book for an afternoon tea 😊
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selkielikesit wrote a review Jan 2019
Melbourne, Australia164 contributions22 helpful votes
Quite slow but good to see a few things along the Thames. Fairly good volume on English speaker guide and available in 8 other languages on request. Not too crowded, clean and warm. Ticket valid for 24 hours but we were too busy to use more than once.
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Mark B
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Great experience
Fantastic experience with very friendly staff. The cruise was very informative with brilliant commentary on rout
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jillchristined2019
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EXCELLENT And INFORMATIVE cruise experience!
My experience with the cruise was AMAZING! Very nice and kind staff,service was very good. The food was excellent,l
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KLG018
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Poor
Not going to Greenwich, which was why we brought the ticket. Didn't tell you much about what was along the river a
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Dave385
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Thames Showboat Dinner Cruise
The staff could not have been more helpful or attentive. My partner uses a walking stick & is not very mobile but t
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MattBurgerLover
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Great activity for a sunny day
Great live guide! Perfect on a sunny September day to explore the city and have a good look at local area.
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alextQ4172NE
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Afterward tea on the Thames.
Would fully recommend this company, lovely boat with completely glass sides giving excellent visibility, great crew
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Mark A
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Lovely experience with friendly staff
I have been up and down the Thames over fifteen times with City Cruises over the years. Lovely, cheerful staff and
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B3029ZKbenm
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Birthday Celebration
Absolutely outstanding from start to finish, polished warm hospitality, food acceptable, music and entertainment re
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Linda W
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Relaxing and safe way to see London.
Due to Covid, the boat was not very busy, seating was socially distanced and although the commentary was pre-record
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925salihs
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Crowded
NO SOCIAL DISTANCE!!!!!! Slotted time staff not checking slotted time they letting in everybody . Last Sunday we v
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carolyngM4294PO
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Brilliant Experience
Booked this trip for myself and family members to celebrate what would have my husband's birthday on 20/9/2020. All
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RiaP348
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Citycruises + Greg as guide = FUN!
The live guide was great! Thanks to Greg and Charlie, we had a great time and some good laughs. The boats look fine
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108valeriew
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Great Views of London
It was a lovely sunny September day so we sat at the top of the boat. Beverages are available on board. Due to Covi
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NIKKKKKIII7
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A must do!!
Fantastic way to see Londons top attractions, 40 minutes from Westminster pier to Tower pier and 40 minutes back ag
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stephanieS221293
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Sunny day out made perfect
A nice day out on the river and City Cruises didn’t disappoint. The vessels were clean and social distancing was ma
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Key Details
  • Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and 6 more
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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