The River Red Rover is all-day hop on, hop off Thames river pass offering unlimited access to the river for 24 hours or 72 hours. You can hop on and hop off at any one of four piers, with open passage on any City Cruises sightseeing boats for a full day spent exploring the sights of the Thames.
With comfortable seats, hot and cold refreshments, guided commentary, friendly staff and (most importantly) uncompromised views from all-weather sightseeing boats, this is the best way to see the heart of London.
We offer a great value family pass. Pay for two adults and up to three kids travel completely free.
In between stops, you'll be treated to a guided commentary of the many sights along the Thames. There's so much to see and do with a 24 hour river pass.
Our cruises depart every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round, giving you the chance to explore the many sights of the River Thames from four fantastic piers near popular attractions: Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich.
Please note that some discounts are only at pier level such as travel card deals and freedom passes and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Sightseeing cruises depart every 30 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich. We also run circular cruises from Tower and Bankside pier.
* No return service available.
A: Services run from 26th September to 30th October only.
B: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only 1st October to 30th October.
Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services.
The crew members were absolutely lovely and the commentary was delightful!
Service was quick and friendly.
Great cruise, had two different live commentaries which were very informative.
The live comments were the best. Our guides have been absolutely lovely, funny and entertaining!
well mantained cruise ship and numerous seats. thankfully the cruise isn't that crowded so i can still enjoy the tour
Loved the personal guide and his amusing commentary!
The return journey was much better. crew much more professional. I have got photos of the men on their mobile and smoking
Good overall experience e
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise, due mainly to the extremely entertaining commentary given by the crew. Fantastic trip, saw London in comfort and the views of all the famous landmarks from the boat were superb.
The boat was big enough for everyone to have a seat. the commentary was amusing and it operated on time.
Enjoyed journey, made very intersting by human commentary.
The captains were really nice with informative commentry along the way
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly
Great tour guide very entertaining and knowledgable
We had to wait for a long time for a boat but other than that it was a good cruise
excellent tour guild
A good trip with just the right amount of commentary.
Although my friend and I had to run to Westminster Port in rush hour, we appreciate that promptness!
The bar staff, the driver (not sure of term) all the staff were really good, informative & helpful. Would recommend this to friends
Funny live commentaries. Makes it so much more interesting.
On time and crew were great
The guy who was controlling the boat wasn't an official guide but he was brilliant at explaining the sights and very amusing at the same time.
We travelled from Greenwich to Tower Bridge, the commentary out was a bit behind the sights being pointed out which meant passengers who didn't know what they were looking for missed a lot.
However the return journey was a live commentary and excellent and humerous, heart fun .
Very enjoyable experience, loved every moment of it!
Saw a new London - things you wouldn't see from Land. Really interesting. I've lived in London 20+ year and was great to have a different experience. Kids enjoyed too. We all got something from the trip. Great family fun that was easy too.
the staff member giving us a sightseeing guide on our initial trip was very very good and informative, well done.
Everything went well the weather was awesome and the places we stopped were nice.
We were able to see London from a different perspective
Very pleasant to discover Central London from the Thames
If guided notice will be bigger and more clear
We had lovely time with interesting running comentry by staff member
I have found it a bit frustrating that even though you book a particular time of cruise, you aren't guaranteed your place on that boat. I'd appreciate two lines - one for people who booked that time, and one for people with general tickets. We often get caught behind hoards of people and have to wait for the next boat- no good when you're on a schedule.
Also, it would be helpful if you emailed receipts for online booking. You only send the tickets, which don't have the total amount on them.
Really enjoyed the cruise. Friendly staff, enjoyed the commentary given by one of the crew. Would recommend to others.
Great value for money!
While I am sure the commentary provided interesting information, it was difficult to hear/understand most of what was being said. Poor sound system.
Interesting way to see the city. Staff and crew very helpful,
Informative and pleasant. Would definitely use again
For the first 10 minutes of the journey an audio tape recording was played which we couldn't hear but after the first 10 minutes a member of the crew asked if we would like them to commentate instead, we all opted for the member of the crew to commentate and I have to say it vastly improved our river cruise experience. The young man was from London and pointed out lots of historical buildings and information during the cruise. This made the experience much more enjoyable and I would highly recommend.
Would do it again
Would use again
Very dry and funny commentary by Ben
It was a fabulously sunny warm day so that helped but the guide was so witty and informative I would definitely recommend
Great boat, excellent amusing commentary, great service on board.
We were unable to sit up top (the boat was full) and couldn't hear much from where we were.
Shame the weather. Otherwise optimal cruise to have a general sight from a different point of view
The city cruise bus was fabulous! Great way to see London and the personalised commentary by a staff member was greatly informative and enjoyable to listen to!
Came from Perth, Western Australia and wanted to do something other that get stuck in traffic so decided on cruise. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Commentary was entertaining and very witty !!! Boat was clean, big and well equipped. Would recommend.
EXCELLENT LIVE COMENTARY TO GREENWICH, RECORDED COMING BACK TERRIBLE, NOT IN TIME AS YOU PASSED SIGHTS OF INTEREST.
It was my third city cruise (I bring my family to London and show them around) - it was my second time with that lovely guide and as always it was very funny and entertaining! loved it!
Had such a lovely cruise up the river Thames
The Value for Money of the service needs to be improved. It was too short a cruise on LondonEye-Tower Bridge-London Eye route to be charged to the tune of £20
Great cruise commentry first class
commentary on tour enabled us not to miss any of the sights.
Excellent work from the crew and a great commentary from one of the guys made it all a bit more fun and informative.
Deffo come back for another cruise next time we are down that way.
A great way to see the sights. Fantastic
Very good service & commentary on our journey on our journey to & from Greenwich.
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome
Clean boat and professional/knowledgeable staff
A very nice cruise!
My daughter was impressed with the sights you were able to see from the water and loved the whole experience.
I have been on 2 cruises in the past 2 years and I am irritated to hell by the "ad lib" commentary by crew members. It is loud, overpowering and scrounging - the "Silver" bucket at the end is downright embarassing. The little bit of the In Built commentary that I managed to hear was more than enough for me. It is in the background and not intrusive.
My grandchildren love going on these boats , my youngest grandson couldn,t wait to see Big Ben, you can see all the sights while sitting in comfort come rain or shine
Very good commentary by staff on history of river Thames
The cruise was very good we got to see all of the landmarks you'd expect to see on a river cruise and the staff were well informed about everything they made it enjoyable.
We thought the cruise was brilliant. The commentary was very entertaining and informative. The seats were comfortable, the facilities clean. Very enjoyable. Thank you
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting London - we had a great time, with lots of information given on local sights and also timetables to ensure we had the times to return :)
There were plenty of places of interest on the way and knowledge of the crew was very helpful.
Staff a !of of knowledge about the river and the history
Very good. Open upper deck very good. Thank you.
Really enjoyed my day going up and down the Thames, Staff were really helpful and informative, I have already recommended it to others when I got back to work.
Informative commentary and quite amusing, too. Service/loading was carried out efficiently. Agood afternoon out
Enjoyed the sightseeing on the city cruise.Commentary has made it even more interesting.Thanks for making it one of the memorable trips to London.
We enjoyed the trip and were entertained by Daniel who had lots of interesting information and jokes to share.
One thing we really needed was assistance for people with injury or bad knees to get to the top. And also to also stop at the eye on the way back to Westminster would be advantageous for those heading to the eye in the afternoon.
I had to walk my mum up stairs and over the bridge to get to the eye and she isn't in great shape. But other than that a good service.
The guy were in the microphone very funny .really enjoyed his speech.
really enjoyable, superb commentary from all 3 different trips we went on. well worth the money
The boatmen are hilarious. I think they should be commended
We were sold 24 hours but stopped operating to Greenwich early and then stops completely at 19.30. We had to change boats twice because of problems with the 2 boats we took, so we only rode on 2 legs
On both our days out with City Cruises we had a fab time, we found the waterman who commentated on both our visits, knowledgeable and humorous. We learnt so much about the river and the city of London and had a thoroughly enjoyable day(s) out. Thank you for helping to make our time with our family so special.
Nice and enjoyable
guide was very good giving all the details etc. cruise journey was very pleasant & had a very nice nice day.
Good verbal guide on the way out, ( same jokes on the way out made it a bit stale)
London the star of the show on a lovely day. No complaints
Very lovely, it does worth to see.
Flexible and accommodating for groups
Very nice cruise
Took some lovely pictures
Excellent tour commentary.
Covered most of the sights on the riverside
I could not make the trip
As I had a fall and had to return home
I thought the cruise was really good and interesting with the live commentary which was provided on board the boat on the day.
The space is fantastic, the views are great and the tour guide giving us a detailed tour stole the show, he was fantastic!!
It was a lovely little cruise, saw everything that we wanted and more as a crew member points out buildings and tells you some facts about them.will do it again
im not sure whether we used the wrong boat but there was no real commentary on the boat maybe I got it wrong beforehand
Excellent, informative and humorous commentary.
The cruise on the way to Greenwich was awesome...the commentary was fabulous! The only issue was that we didn't know they were stopping in Greenwich. We thought the boat was just going to turn around. We got off the boat as we were there for about 40 mins...and lots of places were closed or closing. If we would have known that was the case we may have went earlier so we could experience Greenwich. You may want to state that in the info when booking.
Fabulous, really enjoyed the trip.
Great Cruise, Clean boat. Great narration
My second cruise to Greenwich from Westminster. All our party thoroughly enjoyed their day out and the crew were very entertaining.
It was brilliant - from ease of access with a child and buggy to the cruise itself!
This was really cool, the staff was professional and the boat cruise was fun. 10/10 will recommend to others in the future.
Very helpful staff
Interesting Experience and a quick way to see London
Very pleasant journey with a really nice cruise.
Informative and friendly commentary.
It was a fun cruise.
informative and humorous
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