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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal provided by City Cruises

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal
4.5
Book in advance
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S$76.93
per adult
Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Cruise through London on a round trip between Tower Pier and Westminster
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
60
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
A Thames River sightseeing cruise is a must when visiting London. With a delicious 2-course lunch included and a licensed bar on board, this is one where you can really relax, sit back, and watch the world go by. See the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, and so much more as you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster and back again.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See top London attractions including the London Eye and the Shard
  • Savor a delicious 2-course lunch—vegetarian options available
  • Choose to purchase drinks at the licensed onboard bar, if you wish
What to expect
Board your craft at Tower Pier and sit back as panoramic views of one of the world’s great shorelines drift past. See the Tower of London, the 95-story Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the mighty London Eye. Cast your eye over the tourists on the South Bank, and capture shots of the Houses of Parliament and iconic Big Ben before you turn around. Tuck into your sumptuous lunch which includes an entrée and dessert with coffee and tea—feel free to purchase wine, beer, or other beverages from the licensed onboard bar. Stroll the outside deck as your cruise returns to base.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • See top London attractions including the London Eye and the Shard
  • Savor a delicious 2-course lunch—vegetarian options available
  • Choose to purchase drinks at the licensed onboard bar, if you wish
What to expect
Board your craft at Tower Pier and sit back as panoramic views of one of the world’s great shorelines drift past. See the Tower of London, the 95-story Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the mighty London Eye. Cast your eye over the tourists on the South Bank, and capture shots of the Houses of Parliament and iconic Big Ben before you turn around. Tuck into your sumptuous lunch which includes an entrée and dessert with coffee and tea—feel free to purchase wine, beer, or other beverages from the licensed onboard bar. Stroll the outside deck as your cruise returns to base.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3542LUNCHCRU
Important information
Inclusions
  • River Thames cruise
  • 2 Course Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • City Cruises London Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK Located a few minutes away from Tower Hill Underground Station. Please go directly to the boarding gate.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please ensure you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure time
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Inclusions
  • River Thames cruise
  • 2 Course Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • City Cruises London Tower Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK Located a few minutes away from Tower Hill Underground Station. Please go directly to the boarding gate.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please ensure you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure time
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK
    Located a few minutes away from Tower Hill Underground Station. Please go directly to the boarding gate.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Tower of London
    Houses of Parliament
    Big Ben
    London Eye
    The View from The Shard
    Canary Wharf
    Tower Bridge
    City Cruises London Tower Pier
    HMS Belfast
    Thames River
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
174 reviews
Excellent
119
Very good
32
Average
8
Poor
5
Terrible
10

Andy M
Bedfordshire, UK79 contributions
We booked this as a family celebration in preference to other eat out with a view and it was lovely. Staff were welcoming, food was good including a 'lactose free' alternatives and the atmosphere along side an amusing and informed commentary added to the enjoyment.

Prices were very reasonable even champagne on board was reasonable (~£58 a bottle) which in London was a bonus.

The boat was very stable but you could feel the wash of some of the 'Uber taxi faster craft' flying past. Delicate sailors may want to take precautions but it was a very smooth trip,

We booked via Virgin experiences and requested that 2 vouchers be joined in to one party by email which was easily accommodated by City Cruises.

All in all - a most enjoyable day!

*Correction: Trip was with 2 adult children - but 'Who was with you' offers family (teens) as the best match.)
Written 4 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello AndyM4136, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 star review, and for your kind words! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your lunch cruise and we are happy to hear that our crew were so helpful! We try our best to cater to different dietary requirements, so we are pleased you thought the lactose free meal was a good alternative. Thanks again, and we hope that we welcome you on board again soon! City Cruises
Written 8 July 2022
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Kelk C
Dover, England, United Kingdom137 contributions
Highly recommended, a wonderful experience. We were greeted and shown to a table, all tables have great views. The waiting staff look after you well and are very professional serving lunch on a moving boat. The lunch is a set menu of chicken in a mushroom sauce, dauphinois potatoes and vegetables followed by mousse. You pay for drinks on top unless you have tap water. You are free to walk around the boat, and I do recommend going to the top deck after lunch and seeing the views from the deck. The commentary is brilliant, the gentleman is funny and informative, I learnt so much about London that I had never heard before. Great value, wonderful experience and professionally run.
Written 15 May 2022
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Hello Kelk C, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear how much you loved the lunch cruise! We are happy to know your cruise was smooth and efficient and you got to see London from a different view! Thanks again, and we hope to see you on board again soon! City Cruises
Written 20 May 2022
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Gwen2005
Suffolk73 contributions
We booked lunch cruise with City Cruises during a few days trip in London. It far exceeeded our expectations having done one several years ago with another company.
The weather was far too good not to at least give Cty Cruises a chance. The meal itself was really lovely and the boat comfortable and spacious. But what certainly made the cruise memorable was the crew. The waiting staff were so polite and helpful and Tom and Martin the pilot and guide were absolutely wonderful. No boring, recorded commentary, but lively and knowledgable information imparted in a way which just highlighted their own enthusiasm for their job and the City of London. A great time. Highly recommend.
Written 10 June 2021
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Robin H
Purley, UK277 contributions
The customer service is an absolue joke . They never answer their phone & you cannot even leave a message as all their mail boxes are full .

They asked me for voucher numbers & codes after emailing me claiming they had spaces so I sent them the the required information .

Three days later someone called Tom emailed again to say they didn't have spaces ?

And yet I can still book for the requested day I have just checked again ??

Conclusion They Do Not want vouchers !!! The voucher providers should
dump such dishonourable providers who cause misery & don't appear to
worry too much about it .

The end result was I had to re-sort an 10 year olds birthday treat !

I will never set foot on any City Cruise Boat ever !
Written 2 August 2021
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Kate
Mahwah, NJ3 contributions
Friends
Excellent & entertaining commentary. The lunch was exceptionally prepared & served quickly and courteously... which I think makes it mate enjoyable for everyone so that a portion of the passengers are finishing up their meal, while another portion is having their salad, whilst the rest is just getting their drinks. The food was quite tasty and the portions were generous. My only negative was that there was literally, no selection of your meal. Everyone was served a chicken breast with a white sauce with mushrooms, a potato au gratin mini casserole, and a mixture of carrots and green beans. All very tasty and well prepared, but No selection, and, the lunch served remained a mystery right up until the plate was served in front of you. I enjoy surprises as much as any one, but not my meal at a special event. Fortunately, my
friend, my husband and myself all enjoyed the delicious meal, however, it could have gone quite differently.
With that said, I would suggest if you had specific dietary restrictions, you would need to bring that to their attention at the time of booking.
I also enjoyed that while you’re eating, you can easily view and photograph the many sites & attractions of London in your glass enclosed dining room. Once you have completed your meal, it’s easy to step up one level and enjoy the sites from the open top of this comfortable River Boat.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this lunch cruise on The Thames.
Written 3 March 2020
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Rosie M
223 contributions
Had a voucher given to me for Christmas....had arranged to stay in Cambridge and take the train to London Bridge Station. Lovely walk by the river to reach Tower Bridge and walk over and by the Tower of London to reach the boarding area by the river.
Once there it was well organised and social distancing, the wearing of masks - whilst waiting to board and the use of hand sanitizer was encouraged.
We were allocated seats - ours by the window (which we had specifically asked for on booking) ensured great views of the city.
Staff were all wearing face masks and were attentive. Drinks ordered and served before we set off.
The food was delicious ....chicken in white wine with potatoes and vegetables, followed by a chocolate mousse type pudding and then tea or coffee.
Toilets were clean and were accessed by some very steep narrow stairs.
There was some pre recorded commentary that played as we travelled, though it was difficult to hear some of it at times due to boat noise.
All in all a lovely relaxing trip.
Written 7 August 2020
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Gordon W
3 contributions
Couples
We were impressed with the care and attention they gave prior to boarding (my wife can't walk very well) and also prioritising our boarding. We were fortunate in having seats right in the front and so had the best view. The waiting staff were very polite and helpful. The factual commentary was informative and interesting. It was an enjoyable lunch cruise and I would recommend it.
Written 25 June 2022
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Hello W3725BEgordonw, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch cruise! And how our crew gave you the care and attention that you needed and making the boarding process easier for you and your wife. It's great to hear that you found the commentary from the captain informative and interesting and that it was enjoyable overall! Thanks again, and we hope to see you on board again soon! City Cruises
Written 28 June 2022
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John Speller
Dagenham, UK585 contributions
Our daughter bought us the lunch cruise as a Christmas present. We finally went in late March. The weather was glorious. The staff were very welcoming and efficient. We enjoyed the 'show' our waiter put on when pouring our drinks. The meal - chicken in mushroom sauce, cheesy potato and veg - was pleasant. The commentary was both informative and witty. We went as far as Westminster one way then back as far as Canary wharf. The drink prices are London prices, but you expect that. You are not confined to your dinner table and can sit on the top deck after lunch. A lovely experience.
Written 21 March 2022
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Hello johnofhornchurch, Thank you so much for taking the time for your review, it really means alot! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your lunch cruise with us and the whole experience was friendly and efficient! Thanks again and we hope to see you on board with us again soon!
Written 22 April 2022
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Heavit
Portsmouth, UK10 contributions
The meal was excellent and of higher standard than anticipated. All staff serving were smartly turned out and very polite. Made us feel valued customers. The boat was in very good condition and clean. After the meal could go to top-deck whilst cruising in both directions. Commentary was also excellent and learned so much more about London Thames, even though been to London many times. The time turned out so much better than we were expecting. Additionally the Tower of London is literally 300 yards from the City Cruise reception for a visit if wanted with several cafes very close also.
Written 5 August 2022
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Tracy-Garysadventure
21 contributions
Really good value for money, the food was really nice, we had daphoise potato chicken in a mushroom and tarragon sauce, followed by a chocolate and raspberry cake.We had a good tour of the Thames, The only problem was from the inside you could hear the informative information being played.
We were a little disappointed that we were unable to buy a hot drink, it only got served with lunch apparently, so they wouldn't sell us one.
There are toilets on the boat and you can go up stairs for a outside view.
Written 23 October 2021
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noladesiree
noladesiree
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Great Guide
Our tour was on May 2nd and due to a miscommunication from The Shard, the tour guide was about 45 minutes late. It
R7000BYjeremyc
R7000BYjeremyc
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Good sights
Very pleasant sitting upstairs on the open deck getting the breeze on a hot sunny day. We did the Tower pier to Wes
Voyage822669
Voyage822669
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Brilliant night, rubbish main course
Like so many other reviews, this is a great night out, great band and incredible views. The only reoccurring theme
stevespur2015
stevespur2015
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not good
It was late in the afternoon and got the last trip from Tower Bridge to Westminster we were the last couple allowed
Tracie C
Tracie C
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A great way to see the city’s landmarks.
We set off from Westminster Pier having prebooked our tickets. Big tip…if you used the train to get to London, then
MagsW161
MagsW161
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River cruise
Beautiful day for it so we took a leisurely cruise from Westminster to Greenwich. Took around 1 hr. 20 mins and we
252kirstieb
252kirstieb
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Fab experience 🤩
Amazing trip - never smiled and laughed so much 🤩 Really informative and good chat from Joey. Mark was such a cool
Diane N
Diane N
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Enjoyable river cruise with Chris
The river cruise was great, the tour guide Chris kept us all fully informed when there was a boarding delay. He gav
Hillyspeaks
Hillyspeaks
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Excellent experience
Booked this cruise dubiously as it was not cheap - however, I am pleased to say that we had a wonderful evening and
fangmsgt
fangmsgt
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Great Tour for all
wonderful evening on the river. had a great meal & then had a few dances. good way to start a visit to London!
Helen D
Helen D
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We loved it
Great hop on hop off boat trip, friendly staff and the commentary from Dave was really informative with some humour
Atk78
Atk78
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Excellent and definitely worth booking
Highly recommend this boat trip, we booked online for a family of 4 and the whole experience was great from start t
cpalmahm
cpalmahm
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Smug and dismissive
When reserving the “cruise” I opted for window seats and when we boarded we were informed that those seats were r
willc358
willc358
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Great Experience
Great hop on hop off boat trip. The commentary was very informative as well as humorous. The weather was very g
jane280165
jane280165
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Pleasant boat trip
Sunday evening trip ok . We had the bubbles and canapés option.1 glass of Prosecco on boarding waitress service of
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