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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 1 Day Pass (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3542RRR
The best way to see London's sights and splendor is from the deck of a boat. With this hop-on hop-off pass you can cruise up and down the Thames, alighting at your leisure, for a whole day.

The Thames weaves its way through London, with history around every bend. Aboard the hop-on hop-off River Red Rover you'll cruise in comfort and style past London's world-famous landmarks. The boats have open upper decks for great sightseeing and comfortable lower saloons. Relax and enjoy the views, onboard commentary, light refreshments and full bar service as London's famous sights glide by.

The river cruise departs every 40 minutes from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier (near the London Eye), Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier (near the Cutty Sark). With just one ticket you may hop-on or off at any of the piers as often as you like throughout the day. The shortest trip between piers lasts approximately 20-30 minutes, while the full round trip takes approximately 2.5 hours.

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Cruise departs from all the following piers at different times throughout the day:

  • Westminster Pier
  • Waterloo Pier
  • Tower Pier
  • Greenwich Pier
Departure Time:
  • 10:20am - 4:20pm from 01 April - 31 October
  • 10:20am - 3:40pm from 01 November - 31 March

Cruise runs every 40 minutes. Last times shown are the latest embarkation times for the full round trip.

1 Day Pass

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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Tower Bridge, London

  • Hop-on hop-off river cruise
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bar, cafe and toilets are available onboard
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Allison K, July 2016

Great choice to get an overview of the city from the river. The line for the ticket exchange for the voucher is very long, be prepared to wait unless you can get tickets in advance and return for your boarding time. There is a guide on the boat who is knowledgeable about the scenery and historical points of interest. There are bathrooms onboard, a bar to get drinks and snacks. Bring your own snacks and cold drinks to save money and waiting in line. The boats are packed. You can literally get off at various bridge points of landing and/or get back on another boat if you want to visit that area/location. Ticket is good for 24hours. You can of course just get a simple ride from one location to another for a different price, this is used as a part of the transportation system of the city. If you go all the way to the end, Greenwich, be aware that there is a couple hour lag time in the return trip. If you want to spend time visiting and eating in that area, plan ahead. There is some scenery on the way, but it takes about 4 extra hours of your day. Otherwise, get off at the last landing point before this trip around the bend and to Greenwich. There is the Royal Naval Academy museum, and a pub attached, other restaurants throughout the city and clotted cream ice cream vendors, along with street musicians.
Also at the end in Greenwich, and at the end of the return trip back to starting point, there is an announcement for gratuity if you like, then, someone literally stands with a bucket as you walk off the boat. Didn't like that. Overall, this is worth the value. Get your bearings for the sites and then return for your visit/tour of each location you like.

Reviewed by: Kathleen H, July 2016

Lovely views of famous sights from the river.Excellent commentaries by staff.Good snacks and drinks .Staff very helpful.Greenich stop very enjoyable

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