Prices

  • £32.00 Adult (18 Years and above)
  • £32.00 Child (13 yrs and above)
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River Thames Riverlights Cruise

As the sun goes down and the lights come on, you can see London’s riverside landmarks at their glittering best on a River Lights cruise down the Thames.  What better way to end the day or start your evening than with a glass of bubbly in one hand, canapés in the other, listening to a selection of jazz and chill out pop songs from our live performer.




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Prices

  • £32.00 Adult (18 Years and above)
  • £32.00 Child (13 yrs and above)

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapés while cruising on the Thames
  • Admire stunning London sights all beautifully illuminated at night
  • Listen to popular jazz tunes performed by a live musician
  • Fully stocked bar is opened throughout the cruise
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Riverlights Cruise

As the sun goes down and the lights come on, you can see London’s riverside landmarks at their glittering best on a River Lights cruise down the Thames.  What better way to end the day or start your evening than with a glass of bubbly in one hand, canapés in the other, listening to a selection of jazz and chill out pop songs from our live performer.

During a two hour cruise you will take in all the major sites on the river, from the London Eye to the Tower of London, the mini Manhattan of Canary Wharf and returning under the majestic Tower Bridge.  The River Thames by night is a magical place and there’s nowhere to experience it better than with City Cruises, either from the comfort of the main saloon or upstairs in the open air panorama deck.  Fully stocked bar is open throughout the cruise if you want a top up.



Important Information

  • Dress code: Smart casual, no trainers

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 hour river cruise on the boat with an open top deck
  • Glass of bubbly on arrival and canapés service throughout the cruise
  • Live music

Schedule

  • October to March: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Departure details

  • Westminster pier at 18:30pm (boarding 18:15pm)
  • Return times: Tower pier at 20:30pm.


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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