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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Highlights
  • Combine two essential London activities: a Thames cruise and afternoon tea
  • Get a unique view of London's landmarks from the water
  • Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea of scones, cakes, and sandwiches
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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea
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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea
From US$43.20
Overview
Make the most of your time in London by combining tradition with sightseeing on this afternoon tea cruise. See the capital's iconic sights—the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and more—while indulging in the British tradition of afternoon tea. Take advantage of picture-perfect views from the water while savoring scones, sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, tea. If you fancy something stronger, visit the onboard bar.
What to Expect
Make your way to Tower Pier to board your cruise. Settle into the cozy, indoor salon and get ready for the quintessential London experience.

Heading west, you'll first pass the infamous Tower of London, known for its dark history, then, in contrast, the sparkling contemporary architecture of the glass Shard building. Continue to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the enormous ferris wheel, the London Eye. Enjoy people-watching along the South Bank, a favored hangout for locals, tourists, skaters, and entertainers. Your cruise loops around at Westminster where you get excellent views of the Gothic-style Houses of Parliament and iconic Big Ben before heading back.

Along the way, indulge in British teatime favorites, including scones spread with jam and cream, dainty finger sandwiches, cakes, tea, and coffee. You can even toast the evening with a glass of Champagne from the bar (own expense).

The tour concludes back at Tower Pier.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Good but not for 3!

Lovely boat, great customer service, delicious food, no shortage of tea/coffee. Overall this was a lovely experience and if you are a group with even numbers then it would be perfect. The reason for only 3 stars is that we were a group of three...More

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Nice sightseeing on the Thames

The boat ride was nice but was a little delayed in the start. The afternoon tea was ok but I would rather recommend just the boat ride. Saw the Swedish flag which was a great bonus.

Thank Jóhann E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very unaccommodating for disabled people!!!!!!!

I had booked the afternoon tea cruise for myself and my friend who has MS. On the day, she unfortunately had an infection and couldn’t travel. The company were very unsympathetic and refused to allow us to change to a different date. They also sent...More

1  Thank ShonaH1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lovely Afternoon Tea & Sightseeing

Had a very enjoyable trip. Although a long queue of people to board. Tables have been pre allocated so no rush or panic. Afternoon Tea was lovely. Sandwiches,Cakes & Scones. Couldn't fault any. Infact found sandwich a nice change. Quarters instead of fingers. Tea and...More

Thank JoyEssex62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CANNOT BOOK

Was given a buy a gift trip with City Cruises for Afternoon Tea cannot book online have to phone City Cruises to book it is impossible to get through holding on several occasion over 45 mins contacted buy a gift no interest in helping you...More

2  Thank Grimmey
CityCruises, Manager at City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We’re very sorry to hear the nature of your complaint and that you are disappointed with the service you have received so far. City Cruises would like to apologise for the delays in getting through to our Reservations Department, your...More

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Manhattan J
20 April 2018|
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Response from Gizzy02 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing any children on the cruise but that's not to say they can't go. I would double check with City Cruises directly on +44 20 7740 0400.
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