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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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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Partake in a unique sightseeing excursion on this delightful lunch cruise along the Thames River. See the best of London’s riverside attractions on a cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster. Stroll the deck, savor a delectable 2-course meal, and admire great views of the London Eye, the Tower of London and more. An onboard bar offers additional drink options for spicing up your afternoon (own expense).
  • Cruise through London on a round-trip route from Tower Pier to Westminster
  • See top London attractions including the London Eye and the Shard
  • Enjoy a 2-course lunch featuring delicious dishes such as chicken supreme
  • Visit the onboard bar to purchase drinks, if you wish
River Thames cruise
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

City Cruises Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK

Departure Time

11:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your luncheon cruise sets off from Tower Pier in central London at midday. Make your own way to the pier with plenty of time to board the boat and find your seat in the cozy, indoor saloon. Sit back and enjoy panoramic views of the city shoreline as your cruise begins.

Heading west from Tower Pier, first pass the formidable Tower of London, situated in the modern Square Mile, followed by The Shard—the 95-story pyramid dominates the South Bank skyline. Continue on to Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, a historic active theater, and the enormous London Eye. Along the South Bank, witness the bustle of performers, locals, and meandering tourists. Your cruise loops at Westminster, where you get great views of the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben before turning around.

As you cruise, indulge in a sumptuous 2-course meal featuring an entree and dessert with coffee and tea. For an added treat, purchase wine, beer, or other non-alcoholic beverages from the onboard bar. After lunch, get some air on the outside deck as your river cruise returns to Tower Pier. Arrive with plenty of time to continue sightseeing (and walk off your hearty meal)!
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Tower of London
board at Tower Pier where you will be a stones throw away from the Tower of London
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Houses of Parliament
Head towards Westminster and take the opportunity to head to the upper deck to take a picture of Houses of Parliament.
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Big Ben
Head towards Westminster and take the opportunity to head to the upper deck to take a picture of Big Ben
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London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
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The View from The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in the perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
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Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will appear on your left as you head down to towards Greenwich
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Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
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City Cruises Tower Pier
board at at Tower Pier, please arrive 20 minutes before the departure time
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HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
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Thames River
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available; if you require this, or have any other dietary needs, make a note in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place. When you board you will be shown to your table. Please note tables are fixed and within close proximity. Our panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please contact us after booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal?
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 Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal.
What is the social distancing policy during Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal.
What is the maximum group size during Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal?
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you wanted an alcoholic drive, additional, cost, they had a full bar." See review


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Lunch River Cruise
, Aug 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. The staff were very friendly, and the food was great. We also had great views of London, and I was able to take many memorable photos of such an amazing trip.
Still waiting for our refund !!!
, Aug 2020
We’ve booked the Thames lunch cruise for 4 adults last Friday 7th August 2020 at 11:45 but the address Viador has sent to us on the booking confirmation was wrong. When we got there, the City cruises staff member told us to contact Viator because the address sent on the booking email confirmation wasn’t the right one and finally we’ve learnt that the Thames lunch cruise was cancelled but no one told us before!!!! So, since then, we’re trying to reach VIATOR by phone and email but no one answer. It has been more ten days now and we’re still haven’t heard from them since then. So We’re still waiting for our 136£ back but they don’t seem to be helpful to solve this issue.
Thames romantic dining
, Mar 2020
This a lovely trip and meal. It was quite a romantic setting with gentle background music, which was nice as it was booked for our anniversary. The meal was very nice. And the commentary was very informative. Well worth the booking excellent value for money.
Lunch on the Cruise
, Mar 2020
An exciting two hours boat ride. The food is hot with good drink and Coffee. The servers were extremely nice. Overall, it was a good experience combining London visit with a good lunch
Verry well for lunch and see london by boat
, Jan 2020
Good lunch and very good staff. Visiting by boat during a lunch is a very good idea to complet to visit of London
Great lunch
, Oct 2019
Food was excellent. Staff is very friendly. Our first day in London, good way to start a vacation. I would definitely recommend.
Our 63rd Wedding Anniversary Lunch
, Sep 2019
Dear Viator, we would just like to say how much we enjoyed ourselves on your Thames Lunch Cruise on the 22nd of Sep The lunch was excellent, as was the service from your crew. We could not fault any part of our cruise. It was the Icing on the cake as far as our special day went. Thank you again From Peter and Sheila Bain
Very enjoyable experience
Gill P
, Aug 2019
When we eventually got to Tower Quay (having had a delayed rail journey from Gloucester to Paddington thanks to GWR and then finding the London Underground line we needed completely closed), my brother and I really enjoyed our lunch cruise. The food was delicious and the cold prosecco washed it down nicely! We were lucky enough to be right in the very front on a moving table and chairs rather than the fixed ones so had a great view as well. My only complaint was the commentary and the music that were far too loud and apparently uncontrollable!! Please note this was a trip for family but not young children or teens but there isn't an option to select for that.
Birthday lunch
, Jul 2019
Nice and relaxing good food .would recommend would do again Good history lesson only one think would be better if staff could speak better English
Great Excursion
, Jul 2019
Very nice lunch, hard to hear the guided piece of the tour-felt that could be more improved. Provide more details on the sites seen from the boat.

Product code: 3542LUNCHCRU

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