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

London: Dixie Queen New Year's Cruise With Band and Buffet

Product ID: 317687
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Set sail on the River Thames for a special celebration this New Year's Eve. Enjoy a tasty buffet and pass beneath Tower Bridge while celebrating the New Year.
About this activity
Duration 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy live entertainment on board from the band Inferno
  • Cruise past the city's spectacularly illuminated landmarks
  • Tuck into a delicious buffet with Champagne at midnight
Full description
See London at its very best by spending New Year's Eve in style on board the replica paddle steamer, the P.S. Dixie Queen. It's London's largest and most recognised passenger boat. Following a specially created celebration buffet, relax inside the vessel's beautifully decorated interior and take in the spectacular views available from its spacious windows and open-air deck. Marvel at the city's world-famous landmarks, spectacularly illuminated along the banks of the river.

With a live band, the party on the dancefloor never stops, except to celebrate the countdown at midnight. What's more, you'll have the experience of a lifetime as you pass under the spectacularly illuminated Tower Bridge on your journey through the heart of London. The centrepiece of your celebrations on-board the Dixie Queen takes place beneath Tower Bridge. The raising of this iconic landmark to mark the start of 2020 provides a truly memorable moment during your starlit cruise through the city. 

Itinerary

8:00 PM - Boarding at Butlers Wharf
8:45 PM - Cruise departs
12:00 AM - Welcome in 2020
1:15 AM - Boat returns to Butlers Wharf
1:30 AM - Disembark

Buffet Menu (may be subject to change)

Hot Mains

Baked lemon sole, prawn and champagne sauce
Cinnamon spiced aubergine, cauliflower and chickpea coconut curry garnished with pomegranate seeds (vegan)
Buttermilk, rosemary and garlic marinated chicken breast
Fillet of beef and oyster mushroom stroganoff, roast red onions

Sides/Salads

Honey and thyme roasted parsnip and carrots (vegan)
Broccoli and green beans (vegan)
Roast garlic mash

Desserts

Dark chocolate and orange pave
Pear, apple and almond crumble with vanilla custard
Includes
  • Glass of Veuve Chapelle on arrival
  • Delicious three-course buffet
  • Live performance from the band Inferno
  • Cruise on the Dixie Queen
  • Glass of Veuve Chapelle at midnight
  • Midnight snack - bacon roll
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Butler’s Wharf Pier, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE Butler's Wharf Pier is located on the south shore of the River Thames, situated on the Queen's Walkway approximately 50m down stream of Tower Bridge Parking Nearby: Q-Park Tower Bridge (Butler’s Wharf Car Park), 46-50 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE NCP Car Park London Bridge, Kipling Street, London, SE1 3RU Off street meter parking in the vicinity Stations Nearby: London Bridge Underground and Rail stations (15 minutes’ walk) Tower Hill Underground Station or Tower Gateway Docklands (15 minutes’ walk)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license
Not allowed
  • Jeans
  • Trainers
  • Shorts
  • Inappropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Please note that due to Tower Bridge's location on the Thames, views of the fireworks display above the London Eye, if they can be seen, will be limited. The sheer size of the Dixie Queen means it is unable to cruise further up the river, towards the fireworks, as a result of low bridges and high tides.
• Tower Bridge will rise at 23:30. From approximately 23:30 to 00:30 the vessel will be positioned between London and Tower Bridge (opposite the HMS Belfast).
• Age restrictions: The entry process will require everyone to present ID, regardless of their age. All guests need to be aware they need ID and have it in their hand prior to reaching the front of the queue, together with their printed e-ticket.
• The dress code is smart casual. No trainers or jeans are permitted.
Organized by

Hospitality Line Ltd

Product ID: 317687