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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

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Take afternoon tea on the Thames during a 1.5-hour river sightseeing cruise in London. While enjoying the oh-so-British tradition of tea with cakes and sandwiches, cruise through the heart of central London on a round-trip route from Tower Pier to Westminster to see several of the city’s best-known sights. Gaze out at the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and more!
  • Combine two essential London activities: a Thames cruise and afternoon tea
  • Get a unique view of London's landmarks from the water
  • Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea of scones, cakes, and sandwiches
  • Cruise departs from central London
What to Expect
Make your way to Tower Pier to board your cruise. Settle into the cozy, indoor salon and get ready for the quintessential London experience. Heading west, you'll first pass the infamous Tower of London, known for its dark history. Then, for a contrast, view the sparkling contemporary architecture of the glass Shard building. Continue to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the enormous ferris wheel, the London Eye. Enjoy people-watching along the South Bank, a favorite hangout for locals, tourists, skaters, and entertainers. Your cruise loops around at Westminster where you get excellent views of the Gothic-style Houses of Parliament and iconic Big Ben before heading back. Along the way, indulge in British teatime favorites, including scones spread with jam and cream, dainty finger sandwiches, cakes, tea, and coffee. You can even toast the evening with a glass of Champagne from the bar (own expense). The tour concludes back at Tower Pier.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tower Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK
Departure Time
3:30 PM
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cruise
  • Afternoon tea - selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Champagne
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of 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
  • 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 call us after booking.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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As our last activity booked, our quick trip to London ended on a subdued note. The volume levels (though there is not much to do about that) were quite high. The guided audio tour however was completely drowned out by the rest of the passengers. It was lovely to see a lot of
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Had this for last Christmas off daughter.Afternoon tea was lovely sandwiches were good and cakes delicious!All went down lovely with glass of prosecco ....it was my birthday!nice sunshine for sailing down the Thames very enjoyable
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Despite the choppy waters on the day we went this was a perfectly pleasant trip. The afternoon tea itself was of a good quality, however the scones were a slight let down as they were dry. Boat is spacious and well air conditioned apart from at the front where we were. I think
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I booked this tea cruise because they had gluten free options. TripAdvisor didn’t have a way to specify allergy information and I emailed the email provided and they never responded. Just make sure you specify ahead of time! Otherwise, it was very nice. The food was really
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We booked this via Viator and it wasn't quite what we had in mind. They only offered one type of tea and the boat engines were so loud that it was hard to hear the little bit of commentary they had. The tea sandwiches were decent and the staff was efficient.
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