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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal provided by City Cruises

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

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2 adults
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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
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A Thames River sightseeing cruise is a must when visiting London. With a delicious 2-course lunch included and a licensed bar on board, this is one where you can really relax, sit back, and watch the world go by. See the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, and so much more as you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster and back again.
You'll start at
City Cruises Tower Pier
Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UKLocated a few minutes away from Tower Hill Underground Station
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  • Pass by Tower of London
    Pass by Houses of Parliament
    Pass by Big Ben
    Pass by London Eye
    Pass by The View from The Shard
    Pass by Canary Wharf
    Pass by Tower Bridge
    Pass by City Cruises Tower Pier
    Pass by HMS Belfast
    Pass by Thames River
You'll end at
City Cruises Tower Pier
Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UKLocated a few minutes away from Tower Hill Underground Station
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  • Cruise through London on a round trip between Tower Pier and Westminster
  • See top London attractions including the London Eye and the Shard
  • Savor a delicious 2-course lunch—vegetarian options available
  • Choose to purchase drinks at the licensed onboard bar, if you wish
What to Expect
Board your craft at Tower Pier and sit back as panoramic views of one of the world’s great shorelines drift past. See the Tower of London, the 95-story Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the mighty London Eye. Cast your eye over the tourists on the South Bank, and capture shots of the Houses of Parliament and iconic Big Ben before you turn around. Tuck into your sumptuous lunch which includes an entrée and dessert with coffee and tea—feel free to purchase wine, beer, or other beverages from the licensed onboard bar. Stroll the outside deck as your cruise returns to base.
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Important Information
Departure Point
City Cruises Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • River Thames cruise
  • 2 Course Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available; if you require this, or have any other dietary needs, make a note in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place. When you board you will be shown to your table. Please note tables are fixed and within close proximity. Our panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 contact us after booking.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Chocky59 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dudley, United Kingdom299 contributions63 helpful votes
We had booked to go elsewhere but due to Corona virus came to London and this trip with Sunday lunch was in with organised trip. No choice on meal other than veggie option. All in all was a good meal well presented and decent portion. Drinks extra and reasonable priced. Fruit
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Claudia H wrote a review Mar 2020
Miami Gardens, Florida7 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I have been planning a trip to London for over a year. We finally made it there and we purchase the lunch tour because it gave us an opportunity to cruise the river Thames while getting a audio tour and food provided. As this is how it was advertised. Once we
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Date of experience: February 2020
Kate wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions
Excellent & entertaining commentary. The lunch was exceptionally prepared & served quickly and courteously... which I think makes it mate enjoyable for everyone so that a portion of the passengers are finishing up their meal, while another portion is having their salad, whilst
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Date of experience: March 2020
35Bertie35 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom24 contributions41 helpful votes
Highly recommended We were given a vouchers for the 2 course meal/river cruise and to be honest we didn’t have high expectations. Completely unfounded…. For what it cost, the food was good, tasty & well presented. House white was not a stupid price. The staff were polite &
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Date of experience: February 2020
Countrywidetraveller wrote a review Feb 2020
Hounslow, United Kingdom56 contributions33 helpful votes
Very easy to get to and prompt departure. Warm greeting by staff, very friendly and attentive. Excellent service and the food was just lovely. Set courses but just enough to not make you feel bloated. Felt comfortable and safe. Plenty of sights to see in and time to eat. Would
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About the operator

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By: City Cruises
Absolutely worth it!
Unfortunately due to covid it didn't go all the way to Greenwich Pier, however that did not taint the experience at
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Cruise didnt arrive!?!? Strange.
Arrived early to the Tower Millenium Pier where me and my wife with other couple searching for the cruise that we h
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Utterly Wonderful!
We boarded the Alpha for the 13:00pm sailing from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier (one way) for a friends birthday p
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Definitely recommend
Lovey trip along the river. Saw some great buildings and the staff were very knowledgeable about the surrounding si
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Getting London back on track
Great day on the hop on and off city cruise. The staff were friendly . It seemed weird to be on a boat in July with
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Adequate as only got half the experience...
I booked a 24hr River cruise yesterday as a gift but once boarding they mentioned it was only running until 5pm (re
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A really special and different experience
My family and I booked this trip as it seemed like a different experience to the four walls of a restaurant. When
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Find another river cruise afternoon tea
Didn't enjoy my city cruise experience from the start. We seemed to have been extra guests and they just wanted a b
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Rachel W
Excellent Staff!
We took one of the City Cruises boats from Westminster to Greenwich in June 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed this differ
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Very happy!
Excellent and informative. Views and commentary was fabulous. Cruise was smooth and enjoyable. The wee cafe on boa
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Different perspective
A great way to get to Greenwich and the Tower of London - unfortunately we didn't have time to do both in the one d
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sarah m
great value
was great with loads of information. would deffo do it again. the staff were great and very friendly.
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Fantastic commentary
Have been on one of these before and you normally get a pre recorded running tape pointing out the major points of
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Good afternoon tea
Took this cruise few years ago and enjoyed it however this time it was nowhere as good. Food and service very good
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Average at Best
As a comparison, I have done 2 other trip advisor reviews from this vacation, and both of the others I gave 5 stars
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