We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

  • Combined ticket to the Tower of London and Thames River sightseeing cruise
  • Tickets to the Tower of London
  • Fabulous Crown Jewels
Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
From US$60.59
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
Enjoy two classic London experiences with this combined Thames River cruise and Tower of London ticket, all for one great-value price. With your admission ticket, head inside the infamous Tower of London and explore the grounds, towers and Crown Jewels exhibition independently as you uncover the palace-fortress’ blood-soaked, 900-year history. On the same day, take a leisurely sightseeing cruise on the historical Thames. Settle on a comfortable cruise boat and soak up panoramic views of famous sights such as Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the London Eye from the water.
What to Expect
Choose the day you wish to take both tours when you book. Then, on the day, collect your tickets at one of the cruise departure points (not including Waterloo Pier) and make your own way to both the Tower of London and the cruise departure jetty.

Tower of London:
 Show your prebooked ticket at the Tower of London and head inside to explore independently. Founded in the 1080s by William the Conqueror, this medieval walled complex has served as a palace, fortress, armoury and prison, and reverberates with dark secrets.

Stroll around to see highlights such as Traitor’s Gate and Tower Green, the site of many royal executions. See the jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides, and visit the famous Jewel House, home to the Crown Jewels, to see these glittering symbols of British monarchy.

If you wish, join one of the complimentary Beefeater tours that run every 30 minutes from inside the gates. Discover the famous events that took place here, and hear the mysteries that still surround this 900-year-old complex.

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:
 Make your way to the departure jetty on the Thames, and board your sightseeing boat. Find a spot on the open deck or inside the spacious lower saloon, and settle in for your cruise.

Sail by some of London’s best-known sights, and absorb the wonderful river views. Along the way, listen to the entertaining live commentary from the guide, and if you wish, refuel with sodas, snacks and alcoholic drinks (all at own expense) from the onboard bars.

Cruises depart regularly from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier (near the London Eye), Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. The shortest between-pier trips last around 30 minutes, while a full round-trip takes 2.5 hours.
Write a ReviewReviews (126)

1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent way to spend the afternoon

Toured on the Millennium Diamond with Jamie and Tom (#Tamie) and they both really made our cruise from Greenwich to Westminster one we won’t forget. Informative with fun facts, with a special added sense of humor that had the passengers laughing and enjoying themselves. While...More

Thank kara7374
Reviewed 31 July 2018
Too busy!

We wanted to take our northern friends on a short cruise during our visit to London to see the RAF 100 Flypast and had time to book a return trip from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Pier. All ok at the start - forgot my...More

2  Thank Designs_JoanK
Reviewed 10 July 2018
What's Not To Love!

Though it was a it rainy (really, in London?!?), we had a great tour of the Tower and the Thames. Be sure to take in the Crown Jewels while you're there (the line is a bit like at Disney - lots of twist and turns...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 23 June 2018
Birthday trip down the Thames

Went on the River Cruise as part of the Tower of London package. We travelled from Tower Pier on the Thursday to Westminster where we had a automated guide. However on the Friday when we travelled the opposite way one of the Crew did the...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile
Fun with Facts

Did the return Cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier. From the moment of purchasing tickets to Boarding, all City Cruise staff excellent and very professional. Once on board and underway the Crews commentary of the sights along the river were educational,factual and very funny....More

1  Thank Peter S
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Antonieta C
25 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
takes roughly 45 minutes when on board. Please remember you will have to wait for the boat to arrive
3 June 2018|
Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
tour is Hop on and Off, so you can catch it to the Tower and jump off, visit the Tower, can the boat and then jump back on the bus again. You only need to check the last visit/bus/boat trip times. I hope this helps
Travellers Also Viewed
London Eye and Thames River...
411 Reviews
from US$60.86*
Tower of London Ticket with Crown...
1,631 Reviews
from US$34.60*
Likely To Sell Out
River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise
69 Reviews
from US$38.60*
London Thames River 1-Day Hop-On...
459 Reviews
from US$24.94*
Frequently bought together
Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket...
199 Reviews
from US$26.60*
Tower of London Ticket with Crown...
1,631 Reviews
from US$34.60*
London Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour...
4,084 Reviews
from US$44.30*
London Eye Skip-the-Line Ticket with...
1,776 Reviews
from US$43.17*
London Thames River 1-Day Hop-On...
459 Reviews
from US$24.94*
London Thames River Sightseeing...
75 Reviews
from US$42.60*
London Thames River Dinner Cruise...
266 Reviews
from US$106.40*
Likely To Sell Out
River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise
69 Reviews
from US$38.60*