River Thames Jazz Dinner Cruise

Your evening will start with a warm welcome and complimentary glass of bubbly to get you in the mood. Then as we set sail, the first course of your three course dinner is served. As you enjoy your starter our ChiJazz band will be launching into the first part of their set for the evening.

 




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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a sophisticated Jazz Dinner Cruise
  • Indulge in a delicious three-course dinner
  • Live entertainment provided by ChiJazz quintet
  • Board Millennium Diamond, City Cruises’ newest addition!
  • Order your Champagne, Beer or Wine from the Cash bar
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Tour Schedule

Your evening will start with a warm welcome and complimentary glass of bubbly to get you in the mood.  Then as we set sail, the first course of your three course dinner is served.  As you enjoy your starter our ChiJazz band will be launching into the first part of their set for the evening.

ChiJazz has an extensive repertoire of tunes, ranging from jazz classics to contemporary pop tunes.  Popular tunes performed include At Last, Cry Me a River, Girl from Ipanema, Have You Met Miss Jones, Makin’ Whoopee, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Night and Day, Summertime…to name just a few!

As we sail on the newest addition to our fleet, the stunning Millennium Diamond, towards the glittering skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, you’ll be enjoying your main course and perhaps another glass of wine from the bar.  As you make room for dessert and tea or coffee, the band will be preparing to return for the second half of their set.  More great jazz and if the mood takes you, it will be time to take to the floor for a little cheek to cheek action.  The dancing continues until we dock at around 23.00 when we’ll leave you to depart.



Important Information

  • The menu options needs to be pre-ordered before the day of sailing.  We are unable to take menu orders on the night. City Cruises does not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts.  Gluten free meals are available with 24 hours advance notice.  Menu ingredients are subject to variation.
  • Cruises may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to departure without penalty.  Arrangements cancelled after this time, or no-show guests, will be charged in full.
  • Dress code: Smart casual, no trainers or shorts
  • Child Policy: No young children.

Tour Inclusions

  • 3 hour cruise with our quintet ChiJazz.
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
  • 3-course meal with tea and coffee.
  • Cash bar offering Champagne, Pimm’s, wines and beers.
  • London’s spectacular riverside sights all illuminated at night.

Menu

Starter
Charcuterie platter, chorizo, Parma ham, tortilla, manchego cheese and quince jelly, olives, caperberries and salami
OR
Feta, roast butternut squash, pomegranate, black olive, green bean, ruby chard and Rocket salad with honey and mustard dressing
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Main
Grilled escalope of chicken, saffron and chive mashed creamy potatoes and Provencal courgettes
OR
Gratin of artichokes, asparagus and wild mushrooms with goat’s cheese served with seasonal vegetables and new potatoes
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Dessert
Summer pudding with fruits of the forest sauce and clotted cream

Schedule

Days of operation: April to March: Friday

Departure Time: 20:00pm
Departure Location: Westminster Pier
Boarding time: 19:45pm

Returns Time: 23:00pm
Returns Location: Tower Pier



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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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.