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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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$16.34

Cruise from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben all the way to Greenwich and discover London's historical sights along the way on this 1-hour Thames river sightseeing trip. With departures every 30-40 minutes from Westminster Pier and live audio commentary, this is a perfect introduction to the city: upgrade for a return ticket.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Bar and toilets available on-board
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

The Houses of Parliament are the home of British democracy. The Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben is one of the most
famous landmarks in London.

Pass By: Coca-Cola London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.

Pass By: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX England

Built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, the venue is host to many international concerts. The complex includes restaurants and bars with great views of the river.

Pass By: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

Housed in the converted Bankside power station, the Tate Modern is a ‘family-friendly’ modern art gallery, with a free permanent collection as well as specialist exhibitions.

Pass By: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

Built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Paul’s is simply awe-inspiring. See amazing views from the dome, but be
warned, it’s 530 steps to the top!

Pass By: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

A replica of the original Globe Theatre with daily behind-the-scenes tours, and a summer season of Shakespeare’s plays as Elizabethan
audiences would have seen them.

Pass By: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England

Explore the nine decks of this warship to discover what life was like onboard during the Second World War.

Pass By: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

Explore a thousand years of history. Visit the Bloody Tower, see where royalty lived - and were executed - and marvel
at the Crown Jewels.

Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

An excellent example of Victorian engineering at its best. Find out how it works and see the Thames through the glass floors of the
walkway in the Tower Bridge Experience.

Stop At: Cutty Sark, King William Walk Greenwich, London SE10 9HT England

Visit Cutty Sark in Greenwich for an action-packed day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Meet figures from the ship’s past like Captain Woodget and the ship’s cook and hear their epic stories about life on board the fastest ship of her time. Take the helm at the ship's wheel, visit the crew's quarters, then relax with a coffee and a cake at the ship’s café. Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving tea clipper and now an award-winning visitor attraction.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ England

Take a selfie at the historic Prime Meridian where east meets west and take your place at the centre of the world. Whilst you're at the top of the hill at the Royal Observatory be sure to enjoy the views of London and beautiful Greenwich Park, the perfect chance to point out landmarks to your kids.

Visit the beautiful Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and historic home to Britain's Astronomers Royal. Take a fascinating glimpse into the apartments where the Astronomers Royal and their families lived and worked in our new Observatory Life display. On top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals, the bright red Time Ball, which has been in operation since 1833. See it drop at 1pm every day!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Greenwich Park, London SE10 8QY England

Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th-century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9NN England

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 5B Greenwich Market A206, London SE10 9HZ England

London's only historic market set in a World Heritage Site. Open 7 days a week 10am-5.30pm. Find street food, antiques, fashion, boutique shops and more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Maritime Museum, Park Row, London SE10 9NF England

The National Maritime Museum – the largest of its kind in the world – sets out to illuminate the history of Britain's encounters with the sea.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

1: Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK
2: Greenwich Pier, United Kingdom

Departure time:

Return 9/1/2019 - 10/27/2019

Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
10/28/2019 - 12/31/2019
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:30 PM
1/1/2020 - 2/29/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:00 PM
9/1/2020 - 10/27/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
10/28/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:30 PM
1/1/2021 - 2/28/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:00 PM
Single 9/1/2019 - 10/27/2019
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
10/28/2019 - 12/31/2019
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:30 PM
1/1/2020 - 2/29/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:00 PM
9/1/2020 - 10/27/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
10/28/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:30 PM
1/1/2021 - 2/28/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:20 AM - 03:00 PM

Duration:

1 hour

Inclusions:

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Anne P

On-time performance and a comfortable boat. But that's just the basic. The onboard commentary was totally enjoyable: informative and humorous. Highly recommend this.

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Emocolmain

In hindsight, I should have booked it round trip because getting back to central London from Greenwich took longer.
Well worth the fee and Greenwich is great

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gummiebear55

Great way to see the city in a short amount of time. I liked Greenwich even more then I like London. There is an art market, antique stores, plenty of restaurants, the prime meridian line, fan museum and more.

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Ida P

The Thames cruise was nice; although, it was quite chilly it was nice to take in the sights of London by boat. We had the option to sit outside or sit inside. I sat outside to have some good photo ops. We exited in Greenwich. We visited the museum and walked around. We had purchased a return trip so we got back on the cruise boat and headed back to the original pickup. I enjoyed the cruise.

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Mark H

Staff was very good. Helpful and knowledgable. Boats were fast so journey was short as likely possible .

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David R

There was one part that was disappointing. It was at Greenwich on the return boarding. They had zero idea how if our return ticket was valid. Ie I was not with a City and it took staff 10 mins to find out where we should board. Most disappointing. The test of the tour was good

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GAJillian

The trip to Greenwich was fantastic, mainly due to the humourous and informative commentary. It was a great way to see the city and learn interesting facts about the changes the Thames has gone through. It was lovely to wander around Greenwich though was a bit disappointed in the Queen's House as it is mainly set up as a gallery. The trip back to Westminter, for those who don't realise, does not have any commentary which isn't necessary unless you have only joined the trip from Greenwich. Would recommend this trip as a way to see an interesting part of London, and a great way to travel to Greenwich.

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Ayodeji O

The first half of the cruise up to Tower Bridge is interesting because of all the landmarks and it's nice to view them from a boat riding along the Thames. Once you get past that it gets less interesting due to the lack of famous sites.

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Barb B

Just a typical river cruise. Beautiful sights of London and good narration. Other than that, “so-so.” We would not do it again.

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jpeacock

This is advertised as a sightseeing tour, but the first half of it was spent going to pick up other customers.

Its was good to ride along the Thames and see the views for the brief period we were on the move and not picking up other people from various points along the river but sightseeing cruise this is not. Its more a hop on, hop off ride to get from one tourist attraction to another in London.

I'd say it was worth doing as an alternative to the tube and something a bit different but alter your expectations accordingly


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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise
Overview:

Cruise from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben all the way to Greenwich and discover London's historical sights along the way on this 1-hour Thames river sightseeing trip. With departures every 30-40 minutes from Westminster Pier and live audio commentary, this is a perfect introduction to the city: upgrade for a return ticket.

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$16.34

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