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Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise provided by City Cruises

Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise
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About
Sightsee at your own pace on a hop-off hop-on cruise on the Thames River, a great way to explore London at your leisure. Embark at one of the central London piers located in Westminster, Waterloo, Tower Bridge, and Greenwich, and travel between London’s top attractions with ease. Opt to remain on board for the entire loop, accompanied by live commentary, or hop on and off as many times as you'd like within the 24-hour validity period.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore London at leisure on a hop-on hop-off Thames River cruise 
  • Hop on or off at piers along the banks of the Thames 
  • Disembark or embark near top London attractions
  • Listen to live commentary throughout the loop
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary
What to expect
  • Board your hop-on hop-off boat at one of the piers located in central London. This day cruise departs regularly from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier for your convenience. Once embarked, cruise past London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Royal Observatory, the London Eye, and Shakespeare's Globe while listening to comical commentary from an onboard guide. Hop off whenever an attraction captures your attention, or opt to remain onboard for the entire loop. This Thames River hop-on hop-off cruise is valid for 24 hours after your first use.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore London at leisure on a hop-on hop-off Thames River cruise 
  • Hop on or off at piers along the banks of the Thames 
  • Disembark or embark near top London attractions
  • Listen to live commentary throughout the loop
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary
What to expect
  • Board your hop-on hop-off boat at one of the piers located in central London. This day cruise departs regularly from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier for your convenience. Once embarked, cruise past London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Royal Observatory, the London Eye, and Shakespeare's Globe while listening to comical commentary from an onboard guide. Hop off whenever an attraction captures your attention, or opt to remain onboard for the entire loop. This Thames River hop-on hop-off cruise is valid for 24 hours after your first use.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3542RRR
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 Day Pass, Hop-on hop-off river cruise
  • Live commentary onboard
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Cruise departs from all the following piers at different times throughout the day: • Westminster Pier • Waterloo Pier • Tower Pier • Greenwich Pier Please note: • Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at a City Cruises ticket office (located at Westminster, Tower and Greenwich piers) before participating in the activity. Customers can travel to/from London Eye pier after vouchers have been exchanged.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bar, cafe and toilets are available onboard
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • 1 Day Pass, Hop-on hop-off river cruise
  • Live commentary onboard
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Cruise departs from all the following piers at different times throughout the day: • Westminster Pier • Waterloo Pier • Tower Pier • Greenwich Pier Please note: • Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at a City Cruises ticket office (located at Westminster, Tower and Greenwich piers) before participating in the activity. Customers can travel to/from London Eye pier after vouchers have been exchanged.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bar, cafe and toilets are available onboard
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

4.0
343 reviews
Excellent
166
Very good
97
Average
35
Poor
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Terrible
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK416 contributions
Hop on hop off
Not cheap really, but can’t complain about the service. Went from Westminster to Greenwich, catching a later return from Tower Pier back to Westminster. Nice to see London from the Thames for a change.
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rain
Pilton, UK13 contributions
Really good, thank you :)
We did the hop on and off tours and I thought it was really good! The tour guides (though they both did make sure to let us know multiple times they aren’t actually tour guides but in fact boat people :p ) were really knowledgeable, funny and had a of interesting tidbits to say. I was very pleased that they both had very good, clear voices, as well as a microphone. I often struggle with delayed auditory processing and unable to ‘hear’ tour guides but I had a much easier time of it week before last. We were on a time crunch so weren’t able to properly hop and off so treated it like a two tours, one going from tower bridge to Greenwich and back and then from tower bridge to Big Ben and back. It was a really nice way to get to see parts of London you usually wouldn’t. The only negatives being that when they did play the recorded audio guide it was really cheesy and felt like 60% adverts, and that the choice of food down at the kiosk was a little sparse.
Written 1 October 2021
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Owlly99
Chapel St. Leonards, UK83 contributions
Brilliant
Bought our tickets using Tesco vouchers, cost £13.50 of vouchers and topped up with 50p. Boat big and clean, bar and snacks available, commentary informative and funny. Same on return. Highly recommended
Written 30 September 2021
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leavethecatalone
Saxmundham, UK61 contributions
Fun and informative
Spacious modern boat with good seating, toilets and snacks. The crew member who guided us though the different sights was excellent. Stops are in interesting places to visit. Loved it.
Written 26 September 2021
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66Pete2015
Cardiff, UK8 contributions
Great cruise
Great cruise the commentary by the staff was excellent really interesting history and knowledge.
Great price for 24 hours offers on website
Written 23 September 2021
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NCA
Sudbury, UK2 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2021 • Friends
Fantastic views of London. Staff were friendly and helpful. Recommend the hop on and off tickets. Lovely experience.
Written 18 September 2021
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MikeF61
London99 contributions
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 Tower Pier - The staff were very efficient and friendly and full of fun - as there were 5 of us we got a group booking discount ( who knew!) - we went from Tower Pier to Westminster down to Greenwich and back to Tower Pier .
It was fantastic - the commentary from Darren as we went up and down the river was comedy gold and it was worth the cost of the ticket just for him .
I am 61 and lived in London all my life but you still can learn something from this tour as you travel along the Thames in one of the worlds great cities looking at the fantastic buildings .
Can’t recommend this tour highly enough - we had 3 hours of the best fun on a great boat trip . Book it now
Written 8 September 2021
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Sharon W
Marston Moretaine, UK57 contributions
Leisurely trip up the Thames
Sep 2021 • Family
Was gifted this for Christmas and added an additional person so we were 2 adults and a child. The personal commentary was great, informative and at times very very funny….on the return joust we had the pre-recorded commentary which although subdued gave us a chance to take in the sights we may have missed on the way up. A fantastic way to spend a part of the day in London
Written 5 September 2021
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Kathy O
Gloucester, UK28 contributions
Great Value and a Lovely Trip
Sep 2021
We tripled up our Tesco vouchers (50p = £1.50) for these tickets which were valid for 24 hours, up to and including the time you booked the following day. We used it to travel to Westminster on the first boat, then sailed to Greenwich on the last boat and back to Tower Hill. It was a very good way to end a day where we'd walked miles and miles and our feet really appreciated the sail! We had the pre-recorded tour guide on one trip and a human one on others. These were corny but fun, if a little repetitive by the time you'd done your third trip :). The following morning we boarded the first boat and could have sailed up and down the river on the same 24 hour ticket as long as we didn't get off. The staff on board were fun and friendly but the staff we met at Tower Pier and Westminster couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Em240593
Portsmouth, UK292 contributions
Fantastic way to see the sights! 100% must do.
Sep 2021
Myself and my family have 'done' London plenty of times and had considered all of the main attractions ticked off but we all thoroughly enjoyed the boat trip along the Thames taking in London's attractions from a different perspective.

We purchased our tickets through Virgin Experience Days and after a discount code we ended up paying less than a tenner each for the 3 hour tour! If you buy your tickets directly through the company you will pay £20 per person which although is still pretty good value for money, I would definitely recommend booking through an experience day website like Virgin to make the best savings. We boarded the boat at Greenwich, just 10 minutes walk from the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark. Boats depart every 50 minutes or so, and you can download a timetable from City Cruises' website to help you plan your day. Tickets are valid for a 24hour period which gives you lots of flexibility if you are planning on staying the night in London too.

We boarded the Millenium of Peace and noticed there wasn't any commentary between Greenwich and Tower Pier but once the next passengers boarded, the official tour began. The captains of our boat were Pascal and Ben and both were local and offered humorous and interesting facts along the cruise. As we decided to stay on the tour from start to finish we did hear some of the same facts twice but the commentary was natural and didn't feel tired or rehearsed. Refreshments are available on the boat which we took advantage of as it was a little chilly at times! Prices were a little more on the expensive side as you would expect (£3.10 for a Mocha) but you could bring your own snacks and drinks instead to save some money.

Plenty of photo opportunities along the way as the boat travels at a leisurely pace, and it wasn't too full which meant passengers could sit comfortably and maintain disancing where necessary.

All in all I think this tour is an absolute must for those wanting to see the attractions but do not necessarily enjoy the hustle and bustle of the London streets. The Captains offered recommendations of places to visit at each stop too, and if you had any more questions, both were very approachable and friendly and answered to the best of their knowledge.
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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GreenLady101
GreenLady101
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Definitely book afternoon tea!
My mum and I booked an afternoon tea river cruise. There was quite a lot of people on the trip, in fact the boat wa
Juju5050
Juju5050
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Worth a visit
Very good visit to this attraction easy to find right next to the London eye. I was really impressed by the variet
AnthonyandLesley
AnthonyandLesley
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Does what it says on the label, but better.
The boat left on time as advertised, the food was very good, the staff were excellent and the service was excelle
rodpat
rodpat
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Fantastic commentary from Jamie and alfie
Had returned river cruise included with 48hr pass for big bus tour. The bus tour was OK however the river cruise wa
KLouise85
KLouise85
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'Fast' is questionable
I'm going to have to go against the majority here and say I was quite deflated with this ride. After reading revie
caelchamberlain2
caelchamberlain2
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Afternoon tea
This trip was brilliant , the captain decided to do a live commentary instead of the recorded one and you can defin
Stuart-forster
Stuart-forster
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Good way to see the river
Not the quickest but I think the best way to really see the rive, really enjoyed both the trip down river as well a
mark b
mark b
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Excellent customer service
Booked a one-way cruise from Greenwich to Westminster for two, due to current COVID issues took out insurance. Unf
David B
David B
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The best afternoon tea.
The weather was excellent and we were very well looked after for the whole of the trip. The afternoon tea was one o
F8890CEkarenb
F8890CEkarenb
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Lovely cruise but for the food
Lovely cruise, just don't go for the food. Cruise and commentary were wonderful. Chicken very tough. We would go
Francis C
Francis C
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Boat ride with husband
Great evening we were disappointed that our time was rescheduled for 7 but it was the best decision. We were able t
Kim7960
Kim7960
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Fantastic evening
Fantastic evening on the River Cruise and excellent value for money. Received a glass of champagne and canopies on
365tonio
365tonio
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Helpful staff kess
I needed to book tickets for me and my family onto the river cruise boat and the member of staff behide the counter
paulX4621LP
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
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