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Sightseeing River Cruise Exclusive ticket, hotel and breakfast packages

Exclusive ticket, hotel and breakfast packages from only £42* per person!

Selected dates throughout 2024

All aboard! Explore London's sights like you've never seen them before. Experience the city's iconic landmarks in a unique and tranquil manner, away from the hustle of traffic and crowded trains.

City Cruises offers not only breathtaking views but also a range of amenities for a memorable journey. Enjoy the fully-stocked bar, featuring seasonal specials, while listening to entertaining and informative commentary. Whether you prefer basking in the sun on the upper deck or lounging in the comfort of the indoor saloons, this cruise is the perfect way to see London's sights in style.


  • Flexible Sightseeing Cruise Ticket
  • Overnight stay in a Central London hotel
  • A delicious breakfast the next morning

Exclusive Offer

Holiday Extras Breaks guests receive 10% off ALL products from the on-board café when they quote HX10.

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Choose Your Cruise

Take in London's breathtaking riverside landmarks whilst sailing along the Thames - it's a wonderful and relaxing way to see the city. Choose between the flexible Hop-On, Hop-Off 24-Hour River Cruise or the direct Single River Cruise and start your scenic journey by searching at the top of the page.

Hop On Hop Off 24 Hour River Cruise Offer

A 24 hour sightseeing ticket allows you to hop on and hop off at any one of four piers along the River Thames over a 24-hour period, meaning this can be used either day of your stay.

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Single Trip River Cruise Offer

A single sightseeing flexible ticket can be used for one journey on any sightseeing route at any time from any of these Piers: Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.

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Where to meet

Average cruising time from one pier to the other is 30 minutes except from Westminster Pier to London Eye Pier which is 10 minutes. Have a look at the full timetable here.

Locations available to hop and off from are:

  • Westminster Pier
  • London Eye Pier
  • Tower Pier
  • Greenwich Pier

Handpicked central London hotels for your short break

    Holiday Inn Express London Royal Docks

    Holiday Inn Express London Royal Docks

    3.8 miles from the Attraction
    Breakfast included
    On-site bar
    Short walk to Canning Town station

    A great value hotel in an enviable position in London's Docklands, this no-fuss Holiday Inn is always a wise choice for those who want to check-in, drop off their bags and head out into the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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    The Tower Hotel

    The Tower Hotel

    0.2 miles from the Attraction
    Breakfast included
    Opposite Tower Bridge
    Short walk to Tower Hill station

    With the Tower of London, right at your doorstep, your exploration of the city begins the moment you step outside the Tower Hotel. Each room at the Tower Hotel offers a stunning view of either Tower Bridge or St. Katharine Docks.

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    Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

    Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

    2.3 miles from the Attraction
    Breakfast included
    Cosy family rooms
    Short walk to Russell Square station

    Holiday Inn Bloomsbury is the perfect family base for your London theatre trip, offering rooms tailored for comfort and equipped with modern amenities. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Russell Square tube station, providing easy access to explore.

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Discover the piers along the Thames

Explore the capital's endless options of things to do, promising an unforgettable city break!

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Fun Facts to Float Your Boat

Looking forward to a London Thames River Cruise? Before boarding the boat, you may like to know a few fun facts about the river itself!

  1. Did you know that the River Thames is a bustling hub of wildlife? It's home to a whopping 110 species of fish, not to mention the adorable otters, crafty voles, and slinky eels that call it home. Talk about a natural wonder!
  2. Bridges, bridges everywhere! Over 200 bridges arch elegantly over the Thames. As you glide underneath them, you'll be floating through a piece of history.
  3. The Thames isn't just a river; it's a journey through 7 counties, including the picturesque Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and Gloucestershire. Stretching over 200 miles, it's like the backbone of southern England!
  4. People have been hanging out by the Thames since, well, forever. We're talking Neolithic period, around 10,200 BC. That's a lot of history to soak in as you cruise by.
  5. And for the sports fans, the iconic Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race first made a splash there in 1829. That's almost two centuries of rivalry and paddling prowess on this very river!

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River Cruise - FAQs

What is included in the Thames River Cruise offer?

This offer includes a choice between a 'Hop-On, Hop-Off 24-Hour River Cruise' and a 'Single River Cruise' along the Thames, coupled with a top London hotel and breakfast.

How does the 'Hop-On, Hop-Off 24-Hour River Cruise' work?

The 24-hour pass allows you to board and disembark at any of the four piers (Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier) over a 24-hour period, offering flexibility to explore London's landmarks at your own pace.

What is the 'Single River Cruise'?

The Single Cruise option is a one-way journey along the Thames, perfect for a relaxed sightseeing experience. You can use your ticket for a single journey on any of our sightseeing routes from any of the four piers.

What sights can I see on the Thames River Cruise?

The cruise offers a unique view of London's famous riverside landmarks, including historical sites and modern architectural wonders, all from the comfort of the open-air deck or heated indoor saloon.

Can I use the river cruise ticket on any day?

Yes, the sightseeing ticket is flexible and can be used on any day, from any of the designated piers, depending on your ticket type (single or 24-hour pass).

Are there facilities on board the cruise?

The boats are equipped with comfortable seating, open-air decks, and a heated indoor saloon, ensuring a pleasant journey regardless of the weather.

Is this offer suitable for families?

Absolutely! The Thames River Cruise is a wonderful experience for visitors of all ages, offering a unique perspective of London's landmarks.

What are the boarding locations for the cruise?

You can board the cruise from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, or Greenwich Pier, providing easy access from various points in the city.

Terms and conditions apply.
*Lead price of £42 per person is based on 3 people booking this package and staying at the Holiday Inn Express Royal Docks on all Sundays to Wednesdays in February, March, April and May 2024. Subject to change and availability.