1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Product ID: 5273
See London's famous sights on a leisurely cruise of the River Thames. The River Red Rover ticket enables you to hop on and hop off for 24 hours at any of London’s main destination piers, such as Westminster, London Eye, Tower, and Greenwich.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 1 hour before activity starts

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  • Sit in all-weather boats with panoramic vision and open deck areas
  • Get myriad photographic opportunities of the most famous sights of London
  • Enjoy on-board refreshments at the bar, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks on all ships
  • Listen to a lively commentary of all the attractions, such as the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and Globe Theatre
  • Enjoy unlimited travel within a 24-hour period
Full description
Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames!

Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort.

Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye.

Or grab a refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more.
  • 24-hour hop-on and hop-off ticket to the cruise
  • On board commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks (available to purchase on board)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The cruise starts at Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, or Greenwich Pier.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check for any changes to advertised services
• The ticket is valid for unlimited travel within a 24-hour period
• Vouchers must be redeemed at Westminster Pier, Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier, and not at London Eye Pier
• You must queue at the local tour operator's kiosk and have your GetYourGuide e-ticket scanned and exchanged for one of the local partner's tickets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1541 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We got some great pictures from the top of the boat however the speaker was very muffled so couldn't hear/make out all the interesting information about the different sights we were seeing. It was also very cold on the top of the boat so if you wanted good pictures you had to freeze for them. Since it was so cold there was limited seating in the downstairs area where it was warm so felt very cramped. If I were to do the cruise again I would either choose a warmer day or a day that's less crowded so I could hear what the tour guides were saying.

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January 12, 2020

Great boat ride but issues were: I ordered tickets online the day before. When we arrived there was no signage that the ticket needed to be validated so we missed the boat standing in line and then had to go back to get our ticket. Also the tour speakers went out during the rides so we did not get the full tour.

September 29, 2019

Worth the money

This has been on my bucket list for a while. Seems we picked a great time to do it. We booked on line and then discovered we had to download the app in order to get the tickets. We arrived at the pier only to bf informed we had to queue at the ticket office to get our tickets validated, which kind of defeats the object of booking online to avoid the queue. The crew were giving a local commentary as we made our way from Westminster pier down to Greenwich, which was interesting and informative if not altogether historically accurate. Overall we enjoyed the trip although we wouldn’t rush to do another.

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September 16, 2019

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City Cruises Plc

Product ID: 5273