Enjoy a Christmas Day with a difference on the River Thames. See the heart of London from a river cruise, with lots of big-name sights and open vistas as you go from Big Ben to Tower Bridge and beyond

With City Cruises the only company operating boats, it’s the day of the year when the river is at its calmest and most serene. It can seem as though it belongs just to you. 

Christmas Day Sightseeing will give you a lovely fresh hour and lots to talk about during the day.

Christmas Day Traditional Lunch gives you delicious food, all the sightseeing you could ask for and Yuletide cheer with a live singer.  

  • 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


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

Online Price
Adult (18+)
Child (5-17)*

*If a child from 0-4 years would like to have a seat and be served a meal, child rate will be charged.


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

If you have any dietary requirements, please select “Vegetarian” or "Gluten Free" when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. Please note that no changes can be made on the night.  For more info, call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to [email protected].

Cruise Details - Christmas Day Sightseeing Cruise

Sailing Times:

9.45, 10.15, 11.00, 11:30, 12.15, 12.45, 13.30, 14.00, 14.45

Departure Pier:

Click here for Map - Westminster Pier SW1A 2JH

The boat departs and returns to Westminster Pier:


1 hour

Ticket Prices

Online Price
Adult (16)+ from
Child (5-15)* from
Infant (0-4)
Family (2A + 3C) from