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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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

Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
  • Westminster to Greenwich Thames River sightseeing cruise in London
  • See top London attractions and the city skyline from the water
  • Enjoy great views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and more
  • Learn about London’s history and landmarks via the live onboard commentary
  • Upgrade to a return ticket to sail back from Greenwich
  • Choice of several departures times throughout the day
  • Ideal for a family day out and for first-time visitors
Live commentary on board
Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK
2: Greenwich Pier, United Kingdom
3: St Katharine's Pier, United Kingdom

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Book your required ticket and on the day, board your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier at leisure.

Settle on the open-air or indoor deck as you wish, and then sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of London’s skyline and waterfronts as you cruise eastward to Greenwich.

During your journey, keep your camera ready as you sail past a string of top London attractions, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Tower Bridge. Admire the sights and learn their stories and secrets, as well as the history of the Thames River, via the entertaining live onboard commentary.

On arrival at Greenwich, take the opportunity to explore its many attractions (own expense), perhaps visiting the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Market, or Royal Greenwich Observatory as you wish; all of them within strolling distance of the pier.

If you’ve booked a return ticket, catch a return cruise boat from Greenwich when your sightseeing is done.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
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.
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London Eye
The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.
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Royal Festival Hall
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.
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Tate Modern
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.
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St. Paul's Cathedral
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!
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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.
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HMS Belfast
Explore the nine decks of this warship to discover what life was like onboard during the Second World War.
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Tower of London
Explore a thousand years of history. Visit the Bloody Tower, see where royalty lived - and were executed - and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
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Tower Bridge
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.
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Cutty Sark
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Royal Observatory Greenwich
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 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Greenwich Park
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Royal Naval College
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 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Greenwich Market
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Maritime Museum
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
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames River Sightseeing

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise?
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 Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise.

Traveler Tips


  • "Boats were fast so journey was short as likely possible ." See review
  • "The Thames cruise was nice; although, it was quite chilly it was nice to take in the sights of London by boat." See review
  • "On the way from Westminster to Greenwich which is worth to visit repeatedly, plenty of interesting and valuable information was given on latest developments of London and the Thames." See review

Reviews

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169 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-3
Nice fall morning on Thanes
Adrienne
, Oct 2020
Cold blustery day. Very nice staff and tour. Would have been nice to dry off the seats. Not well marked to know where to go given other tours. Return option confusing
star-5
The birthday shout out!!
Mia_W
, Oct 2020
It was my daughter's 18th birthday, it was pouring with rain but she had a great time and said the boat was really warm.
star-5
Boat Ride
Vikash_P
, Sep 2020
It was a great experience and trip, the hosts made in insightful and funny. Defo recomend this tour, and who knew Greenwich had such great history.
star-5
Commentary towards Greenwich was great fun.
sally_r
, Sep 2020
A last minuet booking as the day was so nice, a smooth transaction to our 10:30 trip up the Themes. This is our second time on this trip and both times have been great. Commentary towards Greenwich was great, out 4 year old found the trip exciting and truly great. Saying "thank you captain" to every crew member on the boat. Thank you for a great time. sally
star-4
Seal giving us a wave and view of city.
Rachel_B
, Aug 2020
Great way to see London and to get a sense of how how the landmarks relate. Boat arrived on time (we got confused where to board, but eventually found a member of staff to point in the right direction). Good view point from top deck and below. All the commentary from the crew was insightful, if a little repetitive, but well appreciated.
star-5
Excellent tour company
Steff
, Aug 2020
We have used Viator for several years in the UK and France. We enjoyed many tours organised through them, they are always excellent. I would recommend them and will continue to use their services. Thank you so much!
star-5
Nice
odilouak
, Feb 2020
Very nice trip.The ship was clean and the staff was polite.good experience.I suggest audio guide in different languages.thanks
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks so much for leaving us a lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. We do have audio guides available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese with plans to add more languages this year. We hope you'll come back for another cruise soon!
star-5
Interesting trip by boat from Westminster to Greenwich
christelr336
, Nov 2019
On the way from Westminster to Greenwich which is worth to visit repeatedly, plenty of interesting and valuable information was given on latest developments of London and the Thames.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!
star-4
Nice Cruise!
idaprz12
, Oct 2019
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.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us!
star-5
Amusing and well worth the money!
erikpalmer
, Sep 2019
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.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Really pleased that you enjoyed travelling with us, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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