Prices

  • £43.50 Adult
  • £29.50 Child (14 and under)
  • £127.50 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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Thames Rockets – Kids Canary Wharf Voyage

This experience has been carefully designed to offer an excellent sightseeing adventure for the whole family, see all the famous sights and landmarks of London as you whizz along the Thames in our speedy speed boat.

 




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Tour Highlights

  • Excellent sightseeing adventure for the whole family
  • Fun-filled speedboat ride along the historic River Thames
  • See all the famous sights and landmarks of London
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Kids are not usually keen on sightseeing but they’ll love this fun-filled speedboat ride along the historic River Thames taking in all the sites from Houses of Parliament down past St Paul’s and through Tower Bridge.  No other boat experience allows you to cover so much of the Thames in such a short period of time.  Absorb the history of years gone by as the water laps at your sides and enjoy the spontaneous narration from your award-winning stand-up comedian guide before holding on tight for an exhilarating trip to Canary Wharf and back.  This is family sightseeing adventure at its best!



Important Information

  • You must redeem your voucher within one month of the booking date.
  • Suitable clothing must be worn bearing in mind it is usually cooler on the river compared with the shore.
  • Sailing and wet weather gear will be provided.
  • Life jackets must be worn at all times.  Please note if life jackets are manually inflated and/or damaged with intent, as lead name on this booking you will be charged £50.00 per jacket.
  • Please check with the staff if you have any pre-existing medical condition that may prevent travel. The supplier cannot accept any liability.
  • Without exception, expectant mothers are not permitted onboard at any stage of their pregnancy.
  • No food or beverages can be consumed on board
  • Please arrive at the boarding point at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Please note that a time slot needs to be pre-booked for this product.
  • Your confirmation voucher provides you with full information about the Local Operator (including contact details).  You can rest assured that we select only the most reliable and experienced operators in each destination.

Tour Inclusions

  • 50 minute river cruise
  • Life jacket

Schedule

March to October

Daily (every hour)
Monday to Sunday: 10.00am – 18.00pm

November to February

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (every hour)
Thursday and Friday: 11:00am – 16:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am – 16:00pm

Exceptions

25 December – closed

Departure Point

Boarding Gate 1 (One), The London Eye Millennium Pier, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB



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.