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London: Thames River Cruise and London Eye Ticket

Activity provider: The London Eye - MEG

London: Thames River Cruise and London Eye Ticket

Activity provider: The London Eye - MEG
Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

From US$ 15.57 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to life.

About this activity

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Duration 45 minutes - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (Palace of Westminster)
  • Admire views of St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
  • Take a ride on the London Eye (if this option is booked)
Full description

Enjoy a cruise on the River Thames with live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by expert guides. Admire the views along the shorelines, passing some of London's most famous landmarks. The circular cruise offers both covered and sun deck seating and departs from the London Eye pier directly underneath the London Eye. It goes as far as Tower Bridge and returns 40 minutes later having cruised past the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe as well as Westminster, Millennium and Tower Bridges.

  • River cruise
  • Souvenir guide map (available in seven languages)
  • Foreign language audio commentary
  • London Eye admission (if option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Board the boat at London Eye Pier County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • The time slots available at check-out are for the river cruise element only
    • For the river cruise and London Eye combination ticket, you must book the London Eye entry time separately in advance via the link provided after booking
    • Access to both attractions is subject to availability, it is recommended to book both elements in advance. You can book your second attraction within 90 days of visiting the lead attraction
    • Infants aged 3 years and under ride free, but must still reserve a ticket
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18+
    • Disabled guests pay the standard price and their carer enters free of charge. The carer ticket will be issued on-site at the attraction upon presentation of proof of disability
    • This attraction is cashless
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 1368 reviews

    Review summary

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    The boat trip: great to see some of the main sights (even buckingham palace in the distance!) from a different angle. You can take beautiful pictures from the places on the outside of the boat of the "places to see" in combination with the water! The London Eye: Also great for taking pictures! The line may seem long, but the waiting time is not that bad. It is best to leave an hour and a half between the 2 attractions if you want to do the london eye first. We had an hour in between and it was still tight even though the entrances to both attractions are next to each other. Very important to know: both can be done perfectly with a mobility scooter!

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    August 31, 2022

    Had a great time on the river cruise. You can see a lot of landmarks on the Thames. I took loads of photos. It was my 50th birthday & Mick the guide had the passengers singing happy birthday to me . He made to tour interesting with some jokes . Great value. Would highly recommend. Thanks Mick .

    August 22, 2022

    The river cruise was fantastic. Lots to see and very informative BUT we also booked the London Eye admission at the same time but when booking it wasnt very ckear that the time slot we reserved was only for the cruise and not the London Eye as well. Could easily have missed out on the Eye. That said, would recommend but read your confirmation carefully

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    August 16, 2022

    Product ID: 193403