Greenwich Explorer Pass  Cutty Sark & Royal Observatory with River Cruise

Explore Greenwich and combine a hop-on hop-off river cruise with a visit to two world-famous attractions – the Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark – and visit them in whichever order you like.

First, you could stand across the world-famous Meridian Line, with one foot in each hemisphere. Set in a charming historic building originally made for the Astronomers Royal with a modern planetarium alongside, the Royal Observatory is a great place to discover the stories of space and how we have found out what we know. Visit and you will learn about the past, present and future wonders of astronomy, space and the stars. Enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Park, the City of London and the River Thames.
Then, visit the Cutty Sark and experience what life was like on board a true survivor of the seas. Venture aboard and beneath one of the world’s most famous ships – the last surviving tea clipper, and the fastest and greatest of her time. Built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, Cutty Sark survived high seas, storms and mutiny, and travelled far and wide to almost every major port across the globe.
Or you could do it the other way round – it’s entirely up to you!

Your ticket includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing cruise ticket
  • Entrance to the Cutty Sark & Royal Observatory
  • Attraction tickets are untimed which gives you extra flexibility over arrangements
  • You do not have to go on the cruise and visit the attraction on the same day, but you can if you want

Package details

Opening Times

Please note that Royal Museums Greenwich will be closed to visitors from 19 March until further notice.  

Cutty Sark opens daily from 10am – 5pm. Last admission is 4.15pm. Closed 24-26 December.

The Royal Observatory opens daily from 10am – 5pm. Last admission 4.30pm. Closed 24-26 December. 

Please check the Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory opening times prior to arrival. These times are a general guide only and times may vary depending on seasonality and special events. 

Ticket Prices - Cutty Sark & Royal Observatory River Cruise

Online Price From
Adult (16+) from
Child (4-15) from
Monday to Friday only - Student (under 25) from
Infant (0-3)

Please note that prices will change from the 1st of April 2020

Cutty Sark & Royal Observatory ticket is valid for single entry to each attraction within 48 hours of issue date.

Students must have a valid ID on the day of their visit.

All children aged 15 years and below must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Attraction tickets must first be collected from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH), Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT) or Greenwich Pier (SE10 9HT). You will not be able to enter the attraction without your tickets!

Sightseeing Timetable

Sightseeing cruises depart every 40 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich. 

10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50 14:30 15:10B 15:50B*16:30A*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50B 17:30B 18:10
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30
10:00 10:40 11:15 11:55 12:35 13:15 13:55 14:35 15:15 15:55 16:35 17:15
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40

* No return service available. 


A: Return services runs only in high summer: 2nd July to 16th September 2018. 

B: Return services runs only in spring, summer and autumn 7th April to 28th October 2018. 

C: Extra services for spring to autumn: 9th April to 28th October 2018.

D: Please be advised if you wish to travel to Tower Pier, London Eye and Greenwich pier you will need to change boats. 

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. 



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