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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise provided by Thames River Sightseeing

Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise
4.5
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from HK$149.46 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 3 Sep 2020
A note from Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise
The health and safety of our staff and customers has and will always be our number one priority. We are limiting passenger numbers on all our cruises and we are regularly cleaning each vessel to ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers and team members.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Swap the busy streets of London for a more peaceful form of sightseeing—a tour past London’s top landmarks from the comfortable setting of a boat with on-board commentary to boost your London knowledge. Cruise between Westminster and Greenwich, admiring some of London’s highlights along the way, such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe.
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
German, Chinese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Get between Westminster and Greenwich with ease on a sightseeing cruise
Learn as you travel through live on-board commentary
Get great views of top London attractions, including the Tower of London
Flexible tour—multiple daily departure times to choose from
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37862P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Cutty Sark • Entry/Admission - Royal Observatory Greenwich • Entry/Admission - Old Royal Naval College
Duration
1h
Departure details
Westminster Pier, London SW1A, UK Next to Westminster Underground Station To skip the ticket line, go directly to boarding point B on Westminster Pier and present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.
Greenwich Pier, United Kingdom
St. Katharine's Pier, United Kingdom
Inclusions
Live commentary on board • Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Entry/Admission - Cutty Sark • Entry/Admission - Royal Observatory Greenwich • Entry/Admission - Old Royal Naval College
Departure details
Westminster Pier, London SW1A, UK Next to Westminster Underground Station To skip the ticket line, go directly to boarding point B on Westminster Pier and present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.
Greenwich Pier, United Kingdom
St. Katharine's Pier, United Kingdom
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Houses of Parliament
    London Eye
    Royal Festival Hall
    Tate Modern
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    HMS Belfast
    Tower of London
    Tower Bridge
  • 1
    Cutty Sark
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Greenwich Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Old Royal Naval College
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Greenwich Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    National Maritime Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Djp1989
Oakham, UK109 contributions
Marie Celeste - Ghost Ship - Never arrived
Apr 2021
Booked a tour via Tripadvisor (Viator) which was due to depart at 10:30 Sunday morning.

Turned up and waited, in the cold, for nearly an hour before it came evident that the Marie Celeste was never going to arrive.

Called Thames River Sightseeing a number of times to no avail.

Ended up taking the Uber boat to Greenwich (you can board using contactless) which was half the price and you saw exactly the same sights. Would highly recommend this.

Wrote a complaint to Thames River Sightseeing but never had an apology or anyone contact me. I just received an automatic refund.

Certainly not acceptable when we had planned our Sunday in London around this cruise
Written 27 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jnatsuryadi
Jakarta, Indonesia33 contributions
Relaxing
We took the ride after long walk throughout beautiful places around London eyes.
It's a relaxing time while getting our foot a good rest, windy weather didn't hinder us to enjoy great historical structures along Thames river.
Written 30 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rosanna M
2 contributions
Glass of wine while enjoying great views
Aug 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth the money. The commentary on board was very interesting. The boat has a bar so you can glass of wine while sitting on the top deck enjoying the views.
Written 30 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

653beatrice
13 contributions
Thames trip
Mar 2020 • Friends
Just went with my friend. We so enjoyed seeing London this way. Charge your phone first - you'll want photos! 😁
Written 15 March 2020
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Elle_TRS
Great to hear that you had fun on your trip with us! Thanks for your review, it means a lot to us.
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Martha S
53 contributions
Great Value
Mar 2020 • Couples
The commentary was fun and informative. The trip was comfortable downstairs despite the frigid winds and the windows were clean and clear enough to allow for good viewing. The staff was friendly and helpful and nd the boat was clean
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Elle_TRS
Thank you for leaving us your lovely review. We love receiving good feedback and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

K H
B11 contributions
Hilarious commentary
Feb 2020 • Friends
Very informative tour and commentary with such wit from a local Londoner. Everyone was laughing. Comfortable enough seating and clear sound system.
Newly living in London, this was a great way to see the city.
Written 25 February 2020
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Elle_TRS
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us! Thanks for your great review.
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Steph J
3 contributions
Great trip!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Booked this on our weekend away to occupy us for a few hours, see the sights and not have to walk miles to do so. Commentary was really funny and also full on fun facts. Friendly staff and couldn't have gone better. We only did a single journey as had already seen everything and wanted to move onto somewhere different after.

5/5
Written 2 February 2020
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Elle_TRS
Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jim M
Hellertown, PA89 contributions
Great Way to travel to Greenwich
Dec 2019
Rather than take the Underground/ Train or a hired car service, we decided to cruise the Thames down to Greenwich. What a great choice. Our ride included a knowledgeable guide who described the historical significance of the riverside attractions/ buildings. The cruise takes an hour, however the time passes quickly. Great photo shooting venue to get a different view/ perspective of all the noteworthy London landmarks. A great investment of time and value for the money.
Written 30 December 2019
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Elle_TRS
Thanks for your review - it's great to hear that you had such a good trip with us!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Arlington_traveller
Washington DC, DC159 contributions
A Great Cruise on the Thames River
Dec 2019
I did this cruise on a cold and blustery December morning, was well-bundled. Going to Greenwich I rode on the front of the boat (outside). It was super. The narration was incredible. On the way back, I rode inside (and was the only one inside).

This tour is great, and I thoroughly recommend it. The narration was very professional, and frankly VERY interesting.

What a great cruise.
Written 29 December 2019
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Elle_TRS
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us last week! Thank you for leaving us a review.
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Susan W
Birmingham, UK21 contributions
Loads of history
Dec 2019 • Couples
Brilliant cruise up and down the Thames, full of history. Greenwich market is a good wonder round some good stalls. Greenwich itself steaped in history, you need 4/5 hrs if you want to do everything. Over 60 pubs in Greenwich itself 😱
Written 17 December 2019
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Elle_TRS
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us (and the pubs in Greenwich!)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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gillatacocugu
gillatacocugu
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A Good Way to See Parts of London
Travelling by boat on the River Thames is a wonderful way to see parts of London and the humourous and informative
Wildcat7400
Wildcat7400
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Good Way to See London At Night
We were less than a minute late & that made us miss the cruise. Prior to the disappointment, we were told to go to
Dreamingspires123
Dreamingspires123
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Use the Thames as your highway
Quick and easy way to see sights.....get the hop on hop off tickets on the Thames Clipper service. You can travel
rorina85
rorina85
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Great Cruise on the Thames River
I did the cruise that went from Westminster to the Tower of London. It lasts for about an hour, which was a good ti
Hernandez1697
Hernandez1697
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Great to see London from another perspective!
London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Parliament, smooth ride, comfortable seats downstairs and great views upstairs. Have
markcaldecoat
markcaldecoat
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More than just a ferry
We wanted to travel from Westminster to Greenwich while seeing some of the fantastic sites of London so we decided
Catherine S
Catherine S
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Incompetent Staff
Don’t bother just take the tube. Waited 10mins. Card reader was broken, so the staff make us try every card possibl
Janette G
Janette G
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Not as promised
When we booked we specifically asked for a trip that went to the Thames Barrier, and paid for such. Unimpressed tha
rlkempharper
rlkempharper
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A boat trip on the Thames.
Take the boat from Westminster down river as far as the Thames Flood Barrier and via Greenwich. You will have a dif
Ruth P
Ruth P
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Westminster to Richmond
Boat in very poor condition. Seats of wooden slats hard and uncomfortable especially after 2 hours. 39 mins wasted
robclark800
robclark800
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Great Trip, going out to Barrier recommeded
Very enjoyable trip with entertaining commentary. We bought the hop on hop passes, which are a bargain with the Tra
therichastill
therichastill
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Save With a Travelcard!
If you are an adult or a child don't book in advance on the internet. Instead if you are getting into London with a
Geraldineoz
Geraldineoz
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Was not happy.
We arrived to get our boat at 11.30 to find that it has been cancelled without notice. We were told to get on anoth
Roger M
Roger M
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Great River Trip
We had an excellent trip from Westminster to Greenwich and back. The boats were on time and the crew friendly and h
MissJames80
MissJames80
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Staff throw their cigarette butts in the Thames!!
Really lovely family run business, good value and great tour. I would’ve given 5 stars but was shocked to see the b
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