Christmas Day on the River Thames: Sightseeing Cruise with Traditional Lunch

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Christmas Day on the River Thames: Sightseeing Cruise with Traditional Lunch information and booking

2 hours 45 minutes
Departs from
Westminster Pier, central London
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
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Tour description provided by Viator

Cruise down the Thames River on a Christmas Day cruise in London, and see the city at its most peaceful! While gliding past top London attractions, such as the London Eye and Big Ben, you’ll see the city free from its normal crowds. An exciting way to enjoy Christmas in London, the Thames River cruise follows a route from Westminster Pier to Greenwich and then back again. Relax in style as you cruise and savor a delicious 3-course Christmas lunch.

Leave Westminster Pier and cruise along the Thames River on the most tranquil day of London’s year: Christmas Day. With the Thames free from its normal river traffic, glide along the river in the direction of Greenwich, enjoying picture-perfect views of London’s riverside sights without their usual crowds.

When lunch is ready, take a seat at your table and enjoy an aperitif. Then, all that’s left to do is sit back and eat your festive feast! Enjoy a lavish 3-course Christmas lunch including roast turkey with all the trimmings and perhaps enjoy a glass of wine from the onboard bar (own expense).

After eating, work off the food with an amble around the upper deck, and look out for popular London attractions like the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Cutty Sark ship. Having cruising gently down the Thames River, return to Westminster Pier to finish your Christmas Day cruise in London.

Sample Menu (subject to change):
First course:

  • Pumpkin, thyme and chestnut soup
Second course, served with seasonal vegetables (choice of one):
  • Roast turkey with herb and onion stuffing, ‘pigs in blankets’ (cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon), rich gravy
  • Baked wild mushroom, spinach and cranberries, served alongside a hazelnut and brie pastry on a cherry tomato and red onion confit
Third course:
  • Warm mince pie with brandy sauce, followed by tea or coffee

Check back soon for Christmas 2014!

What's included

  • Aperitif on arrival
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • 3-course lunch

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional) 
  • Alcoholic beverages