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Enjoy a different view with City Cruises!
Witness the beauty of London’s highlights at dusk on this 2-hour evening cruise on the Thames River. Sip on a glass of sparkling wine and sink your teeth into a selection of moreish canapés as you glide past a host of top London attractions. Get up close to the likes of Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. See the Shard, the Gherkin and other recent additions to London’s famous skyline, as well as history-steeped sights such as the Tower of London.
Make your own way to Westminster Pier in central London in the early evening, and hop aboard your cruise boat. Then, take a seat on the open-air upper deck, or settle into one of the window-side seats in the fully-heated lower saloon area.Feel the rumble of the engines and take in unparalleled views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben as your cruise boat slips away from the pier and out onto the calm waters of the Thames River.Nab a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and help yourself to the selection of colorful canapés being served by the friendly waiting staff. Then, relax and listen to the live musician play soothing jazz, pop and soul songs as your boat glides down the river toward historical, Royal Greenwich.With the sun hanging low in the sky, see the landmarks of London bathed in a dreamy, orange glow. Cruise past the London Eye, and see the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral and the famous Elizabethan playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.Have your camera at the ready as you meander through the cluster of famous sights that surround the London Bridge area. See the aptly-named Gherkin building and the gravity-defying Shard that stands at a dizzying 1,016 feet (310 meters) tall. Then, marvel at the iconic Tower Bridge and be awed by the monumental Tower of London. Travel past the impressive skyscrapers and twinkling lights of Canary Wharf, London’s financial hub, before admiring the Cutty Sark, the world’s only surviving tea clipper, standing proudly at Greenwich pier.Perhaps head to the bar on the lower-deck to purchase additional drinks (own expense). Then, as the cruise boat turns and makes its way back to Westminster, return to your seat and watch the lights of London flicker to life as the sky grows ever darker. See the city’s skyline illuminate against the inky backdrop and snap a few final photos, before disembarking at Westminster Pier where your cruise concludes.
- Glass of sparkling wine
- Selection of canapés
- Live entertainment
What's not included
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Free drinks included
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water