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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

While in London, combine an iconic British tradition with a unique sightseeing excursion on an afternoon tea cruise. Spend a luxurious time enjoying a unique dining experience with family and friends on the Thames River. As you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster, indulge in tea, freshly prepared cakes, and sandwiches, and view London’s great landmarks including the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the London Eye.
  • Cruise through the heart of London, from Tower Pier to Westminster
  • See legendary London landmarks including the London Eye and the Shard
  • Sip on a cup of tea, and enjoy a selection of British cakes, scones, and sandwiches
  • Visit the onboard bar to purchase more drinks, if you wish
In the afternoon, head to Tower Pier in central London to board the teatime cruise along the Thames River. Find your seat in the cozy indoor saloon and enjoy panoramic views of the city shoreline as your cruise begins.

Heading west from Tower Pier, first pass the mystery-laden Tower of London and the monolithic Shard building, a 95-story pyramid of glass. Continue on to Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, a stunning Elizabethan playhouse with running performances, and the towering London Eye. Along the South Bank, see a medley of buskers, locals, and tourists meandering on the bustling pedestrian path. Your cruise loops at Westminster, for great views of the Houses of Parliament before heading back east.

As you cruise, indulge in British culinary delights like scones spread with jam and spoonfuls of cream, finger sandwiches, cakes, and unlimited tea and coffee. For an added treat, order a glass of bubbly (own expense) from the onboard bar. After tea, feel free to wander the open-air deck as you arrive back at Tower Pier. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises Tower Pier
Board at Tower Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before you departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tower of London
board at Tower Pier which is within touching distance of the Tower of London
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich
Pass By:  
The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in the perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
Pass By:  
HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum
Pass By:  
St. Paul's Cathedral
Catch the peak of the St Paul's Cathedral dome where it will stand out from the rest of London's Skyline
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea.

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star-5
Definitely recommended!
Demi_T
, Mar 2020
Excellent experience, I’ve had quite a few afternoon tea experiences around London and this one is one of the best! Nice atmosphere, great quantity and quality of sandwiches, scones and other sweet treats
star-5
Fantastic
helenahalton
, Jan 2020
Just such a great way to see London from a different perspective. Food was fantastic as well as the staff. Recommend this tour.
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Very disappointed!
BrittanyC1504
, Dec 2019
There was no commentary at all on this tour! It went dark at about 3.45pm so it wasn’t so easy to see outside and even soft drinks were not included and we were charged extra! The hop on hop off buses also include river cruises the only difference is this one had afternoon tea.. but for what you get the value is not very good at all.
star-4
Anniversary cruise on the thames
Janes S
, Dec 2019
Pleasant cruise around the Thames. Organized boarding and attentive staff. Well worth the price. I highly recommend the cruise.
star-4
Thames river
angelredsnow
, Oct 2019
It's a very nice cruise to take if you want just a laid back and have tea in a boat. Very nice service.
star-5
Afternoon in London
th0mps0n222
, Oct 2019
Lovely, welcoming and friendly staff. Outstanding value for money. Never ran out or teas or coffee Definitely good quality foods and tasty. Organisation well executed and professionally delivered. Nothing too much trouble. Highly recommendable.
star-5
Great Experience
zako885
, Oct 2019
Overall the trip was amazing...the distance covered on the cruise really puts you in front of several iconic pieces of architecture all over London, and the ride was very smooth. Food and drinks were excellent as well, and the staff were all very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely make this trip again!
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Wouldn’t recommend
Mfloyd13
, Oct 2019
Staff was great but overall experience was terrible. Couldn’t hear ANY of the commentary from our window seat, windows were dirty so you couldn’t see. Truly a waste of 2 hours in London.
star-5
A fun and interesting tour
debimager2018
, Sep 2019
I enjoyed the beautiful views and the delicious foods. The service was great. The loudspeakers could have been a little louder to hear better, otherwise attn enjoyable ride.
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Afternoon Delight!
andrewfun717
, Sep 2019
My brother and I really enjoyed this afternoon tea cruise. We made it on time to the cruise and the staff were very helpful and welcoming at the pier and on the boat as well. The afternoon tea/coffee, sandwiches, scones, and sweets were all tasty! The views from the boat were also lovely. I would highly recommend this for anyone with a free afternoon in London!

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