New Year’s Eve Thames Cruise Onboard Meteor Clipper with Dinner and Fireworks

London is one of the greatest cities in the world and on New Year’s Eve it fills up with a special kind of excitement. This terrific package places you right in the middle of the wonderful atmosphere and, on what can be one of the busiest nights in London’s calendar, promises a smooth evening of delicious food and world-class entertainment.




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Tour Highlights

  • Experience the glamour and excitement of New Year’s Eve in London
  • A welcome drink will be served at the start of the evening
  • A glass of Prosecco before dinner
  • A tasty three-course meal at Minster Court will be served
  • Live music entertainment throughout your dinner
  • Set sail on the Thames on board the Meteor Clipper
  • Welcome drink before departure.
  • A toast at midnight to welcome 2018
  • A cash bar on board the boat as well as musical entertainment
  • A great place to watch the breathtaking fireworks show
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London is one of the greatest cities in the world and on New Year’s Eve it fills up with a special kind of excitement. This terrific package places you right in the middle of the wonderful atmosphere and, on what can be one of the busiest nights in London’s calendar, promises a smooth evening of delicious food and world-class entertainment.

Begin with a welcome glass of prosecco at the elegant bar and restaurant, Minster Court, before sitting down to a scrumptious three-course meal. Exclusive and festively decorated, Minster Exchange serve a delicate, seasonal menu of British and continental favourites.

After dinner, take a short 10 minute stroll down to Tower Pier, ready to board the Meteor Clipper at 9:15pm. Once on the boat, enjoy a welcome drink before you set sail on the River Thames and get the party going with the help of some live musical entertainment. You will enjoy a toast to 2018 at midnight and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening and when it’s time to watch the incredible world-class fireworks display, you’ll have one of the best views in the city. Docking at approximately 1:15am, this is a truly amazing way to welcome the New Year.



Departure Details

Date of Departure: 31 December

Dinner venue: Minster Court, Minster Pavement, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7PP. The welcome drink will be served from 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm and finish at 8:30pm.

Boarding: At 9:15pm from Tower Pier. Guests are advised to arrive early and to allow plenty of time to make your way to the pier.
Departure: At 9:30pm sharp.
Return Point: Tower Pier at 1:15am approximately.

Please Note: Roads may close early in preparation for the fireworks display. Please check road closures on www.tfl.gov.uk before you travel.

Please Note:
A printed copy of the voucher will be needed as police and security will not allow clients through without this voucher.
Ensure you arrive at Minster Court in plenty of time to avoid disappointment as there will be no refunds for late arrivals.
Tables at Minster Court will be shared with other diners.
If booking as part of a group, please put the booking through in one transaction to ensure you will be sitting together. There is no guarantee that passengers will sit together on the same table if booked separately.
Under 18s are allowed in Minster Court but cannot drink alcohol.
The pier is located approximately a 10 minute walk from the Minster Court.
Once booked, this cannot be cancelled or amended.
Dress to impress. No trainers or sportswear.
Please be aware that luggage and large bags of any type will not be allowed on the vessels.
Roads may close early in preparation for the fireworks display. Please check road closures on www.tfl.gov.uk before you travel.
This package is wheelchair friendly – but customers must call and advise Golden Tours staff if wheelchair access is required.
We will do our best to provide customers with the best view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks, however due to the high amount of traffic expected on the Thames, weather conditions and the changing tides, the positioning of the boat to the fireworks cannot be guaranteed. The captain’s decision will be final on the night although rest assured that the on-board team will do their best to secure the best viewing spot.

Inclusions:
Entrance to the Meteor Clipper on New Year’s Eve from Tower Pier. This is exclusive to us.
Three-course meal at Minster Court.
A welcome glass of Prosecco on arrival at Minster Court.
A welcome drink before departure onboard the Meteor Clipper.
Live musical entertainment at the restaurant and onboard.
A drink at midnight to toast the arrival of 2018.
Cash bar.
Friendly staff on hand throughout the evening.



FAQ’s

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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