Christmas Day Lunch Cruise with Panoramic Bus Tour of London

On this magical tour you will experience Christmas Day in London. See the spectacular window displays whilst taking in the London’s iconic landmarks during a panoramic tour of the capital on this tranquil Christmas Day morning.

See historic Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace with your professional guide then board your boat at Westminster Pier to be seated for a traditional three course Christmas day lunch.

From the comfort of your seat you can see views of The Shard, London Eye, Big Ben and the Tower Bridge.






from £167.00

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Tour Highlights

  • Panoramic tour of London
  • Traditional Christmas Lunch
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Luxury coach
  • Professional guide
  • Complimentary hotel pick up service available
moderate rain
76% humidity
wind: 6m/s WSW
H 22 • L 16
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Tour Schedule

Panoramic Tour of London

Experience the magic of Christmas Day in London during a panoramic tour of the capital.  See the twinkling lights and the city’s most famous landmarks on this tranquil Christmas Day morning.  Your expert guide will point out picture-perfect sights, including historic Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise

After exploring London on land, you will be taken to Westminster Pier to board your boat and tuck into a festive feast!  As you enjoy a traditional Christmas Lunch, the liner will float past a number of lovely landmarks – the perfect setting to your British Christmas dining experience!

The escorted tour will finish at approximately 11:30am at Westminster Pier where you will then join your lunch cruise.  The cruise will finish at Westminster Pier at approximately 15:15pm where you will be dropped off.

Important Information

  • Dress Festive- Smart Casual (no jeans or trainers, please)
  • City Cruises does not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts.
  • Gluten free meals are available with 72 hours advance notice.
  • Please note the vegetarian menu MUST be pre-ordered before the day of sailing.
  • We are unable to take vegetarian menu orders on the night.
  • Fresh fruit salad dessert is available on request.

Tour Inclusions

  • Panoramic tour of London.
  • Christmas Lunch on board a luxury river liner.
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine.
  • Luxury coach.
  • Professional guide.
  • Complimentary hotel pick up service available.

Traditional Christmas Day Menu


  • Smoked and Poached Salmon and Parsley Rillette.


  • Gratin of Winter Vegetables with Stilton & Thyme.


  • Roast Pepper, Tomato, Sage and Chestnut Soup.


  • Roast Turkey with Braised Red Cabbage, Herb Stuffing, Chipolata Sausages wrapped in Bacon with Buttered Carrots and Garlic Potato Gratin, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce.


  • Baked Wild Mushroom, Cranberry and Brie Pastry with Braised Red Cabbage, Herb Stuffing, Buttered Carrots and Garlic Potato Gratin, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce.


  • Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake with Cinnamon, Orange and Nutmeg infused Berries.


  • Tea /Coffee Served with Mini Mince Pies.


  • Check-in time: 08:00am,
  • Departure time: 08:30am
  • Boarding for lunch: 11:30am
  • Departure Time:12:00pm
  • Return (approx.): 15:15pm

Departure Point:

  • 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH.
  • Return Point: Westminster Pier.


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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