“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 3-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


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

Your ticket includes:

  • 3 hour and 15 minutes river cruise 

  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine

  • 3-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+)
Child (5-17)*
Window Table of 2**
Standard Table of 4
Standard Table of 10


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. 


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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 at least 24 hours notice.

Cruise Details - Christmas Day Sightseeing Cruise

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