LONDON'S NO.1 CHRISTMAS DAY CRUISES ON THE THAMES

“On Christmas Day in the morning” and in afternoon as well, give yourself a surprisingly different view of London with Christmas Day Sightseeing Cruise and Christmas Day Traditional Lunch.

When Christmas Day itself comes along, we offer Traditional Lunch cruises for those who want to take it easy on the river and also Christmas Day Sightseeing cruises, a great way to add a special twist to the day.

If you're a turkey it's probably not the best time to be onboard, but for everyone else City Cruises is the place to be this Christmas.

  • Traditional Lunch 

If you're looking for something truly special on the big day itself, ask Santa for a trip on one of our Christmas Day Traditional Lunch cruises. Take your place on our Traditional Lunch cruise for the finest festive dining experience you'll find on the Thames. Sip a welcome drink then dig into a luxurious 4-course menu with a delightful, seasonal atmosphere - we promise you'll never experience another Christmas like it.

  • Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 1 hour circular cruise on the River Thames past  historic riverside sights in the comfort of a fully heated modern river boat that also has an open upper deck. Informative and entertaining commentary will be provided live by the crew (recorded commentary in 8 languages) while a variety of drinks and snacks will be available for purchase from the on-board bar, including mulled wine and mince pies. With under 5s travelling free, this is something the whole family can enjoy. The perfect stocking filler!

Cruise Details - Christmas Day Traditional Lunch

Departure

The boat departs from Westminster Pier at 12.00. Boarding commences at 11.30. The boat returns to Westminster Pier at 15.15.

Pier Location

Click here for Map - Westminster Pier SW1A 2JH

Your ticket includes:

  • 3 hour and 15 minutes river cruise 

  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine

  • 4-course Traditional Christmas Lunch with festive trimmings followed by tea or coffee

  • Festive music and carols

  • Licensed Bar 

Ticket Prices 2017

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (18+)
£125.00
 
Child (5-17)*
£99.00
 
Window Table of 2**
£270.00
 
Standard Table of 4
£460.00
 
Standard Table of 10
£995.00
 

Seating

Window Seats face each other on a table for two. They are separated from other tables and cannot be put together to make up a bigger table.

Tables are located in very close proximity to each other perfect for the festive spirit. 

Menu

View Menu >

Dietary requirements

You can select “Vegetarian” when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to info@citycruises.com at least 24 hours notice.

Cruise Details - Christmas Day Sightseeing Cruise

Departure times

09:45, 10:15, 11:00, 11:30, 12:15, 
12:45, 13:30, 14:00, 14:45

Please arrive 15 minutes prior departure. 

Departure Pier

Westminster Pier 

Pier Location

Click here for Map - Westminster Pier SW1A 2JH

Ticket Prices 2017

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (16)+
£21.00
 
Child (5-15)*
£10.00
 
Infant (0-4)
£0.00
 
Family (2A + 3C)
£42.00
 
Independent reviews by feefo
Christmas Day Sightseeing Cruise

  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We purchased tickets online. We were able to skip the line and board the boat.


    9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    purchased 10 day before the trip via internet, printing a voucher. perfect


    9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great Christmas Day cruise. Learned a lot. The Captain was very nice and funny and had a lot of knowledge.


    9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    9 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★

    I think it is worth the money.


    9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Easy!! Bought it at home in the USA before we left on our trip and w were able to get right in line to board.


    9 months ago

    ★★

    Not worth the money. Too short and our tour ended 15 minutes early. You can see the same things for free by simply walking along the riverwalk.


    9 months ago

    ★★

    Not much value. The staff was good but the commentary was weak.


    9 months ago

    Bad


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent. The trip was on time and interesting.


    9 months ago

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    Excellent


    9 months ago

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    As Above


    9 months ago

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    Good


    9 months ago

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    Excellent


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Interesting.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Pleased it ran on Xmas day


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Nice boat with good seating/viewing and great facilities i.e. bar/café/toilets.



    The guy doing the commentary was brilliant!! The whole thing was a treat and made a change from the usual Xmas day stuff.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Why not a little bit further beyond The Tower Bridge?


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Boat was warm. The wine was warm. The view was nice. The explanation of the (substitute?) guide was fun.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Nice way for first time visitors to get acquainted with London and learn about some of its history.


    2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Very good trip


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Except that the cruise was almost an hour late than the scheduled time, everything else was great.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


    3 years ago

    ★★

    The departure was delayed and the cruise was rather short.

    But the guide was absolutely marvellous.


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    really nice Cruise, complimentary Christmas food appreciated!


    3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    On the return, Jenny informed us of the various bridges and buildings with a perfect mix of humor, history and professionalism.


    3 years ago

    ★★

    See above


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    We purchased tickets online. We were able to skip the line and board the boat.


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    purchased 10 day before the trip via internet, printing a voucher. perfect


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Great Christmas Day cruise. Learned a lot. The Captain was very nice and funny and had a lot of knowledge.


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★

    I think it is worth the money.


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Easy!! Bought it at home in the USA before we left on our trip and w were able to get right in line to board.


  • 9 months ago

    ★★

    Not worth the money. Too short and our tour ended 15 minutes early. You can see the same things for free by simply walking along the riverwalk.


  • 9 months ago

    ★★

    Not much value. The staff was good but the commentary was weak.


  • 9 months ago

    Bad


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent. The trip was on time and interesting.


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 9 months ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Interesting.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Pleased it ran on Xmas day


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Nice boat with good seating/viewing and great facilities i.e. bar/café/toilets.



    The guy doing the commentary was brilliant!! The whole thing was a treat and made a change from the usual Xmas day stuff.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Why not a little bit further beyond The Tower Bridge?


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Boat was warm. The wine was warm. The view was nice. The explanation of the (substitute?) guide was fun.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Nice way for first time visitors to get acquainted with London and learn about some of its history.


  • 2 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Very good trip


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Except that the cruise was almost an hour late than the scheduled time, everything else was great.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    Excellent


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    As Above


  • 3 years ago

    ★★

    The departure was delayed and the cruise was rather short.

    But the guide was absolutely marvellous.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    really nice Cruise, complimentary Christmas food appreciated!


  • 3 years ago

    ★★★★★

    On the return, Jenny informed us of the various bridges and buildings with a perfect mix of humor, history and professionalism.


  • 3 years ago

    ★★

    See above