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Thames Hop on Hop Off Sightseeing Cruise

from £16 per person

For the best value sightseeing on the river, book an all-day, hop-on, hop-off River Red Rover ticket.

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.


On all boats you’ll find bars serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks for purchase. You’ll also find that all boats offer full toilet facilities. Most boats are wheelchair accessible and have disabled toilet facilities, however please feel free to call and check with us if you wish as some boats offer extra benefits such as the Millennium Diamond which has a lift to the upper deck. Please advise at the time of booking and we can check with the team at the pier or call to learn departure times of the type of boat that will best suit your needs.

Live or Recorded Commentary

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.

With cruises departing every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round our Red River Rover hop on hop off cruises give you the freedom to explore the many sights of the River Thames. Shortest trips between Piers last approx 20-30 minutes. The full round-trip will take a leisurely three hours.

PIER LOCATIONS

Westminster Pier - is close to Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament (with Big Ben), Horse Guards, Whitehall and the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.

London Eye Pier - is next to the London Eye, County Hall (with the London Aquarium) and close to the world-renowned South Bank arts complex (including the Royal Festival Hall).

Tower Pier - is right next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Greenwich Pier - provides easy access to the World Heritage Centre of Greenwich, home of the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House and the Old Royal Observatory.

Walk Up Rates 2017

Walk Up
TicketAdultChild
Red River Rover 24HRS£18.50£12.00
Red River Rover 72HRS£22.00£14.00
Red River Rover 24HRS + Tower Bridge Exhibition£28.55£16.20
Red River Rover 24HRS + Royal Observatory£28.25£17.00
Red River Rover 24HRS + Cutty Sark£32.25£19.00
Red River Rover 24HRS + Tower of London£43.55£23.50
Red River Rover 24HRS + The View from the Shard£49.70£36.95

Departures from Westminster pier - From 1st ofApril until 31st of March 2018:

  • Westminster pier to Tower pier - 1000, 1040, 1120, 1200, 1240, 1320, 1400, 1440, 1520, 1600, 1640, 1720, 1800, 1840*, 1920*
  • Westminster pier to Greenwich pier - 1000, 1040, 1120, 1200, 1240, 1320, 1400, 1440, 1520*, 1600*

Departures from London Eye pier:

  • London Eye pier to Tower pier - 1010, 1050, 1130, 1210, 1250, 1330, 1410, 1450, 1530, 1610, 1650, 1730, 1810, 1850*, 1930*
  • London Eye pier to Greenwich pier - 1010, 1050, 1130, 1210, 1250, 1330, 1410, 1450, 1530*, 1610*

Departures from Tower pier:

  • Tower Pier to Westminster Pier & London Eye Pier - 1000, 1040, 1115, 1155, 1235, 1315, 1355, 1435, 1515, 1555, 1635, 1715, 1755*, 1835*
  • Tower pier to Greenwich - 1010, 1050, 1130, 1210, 1250, 1330, 1410, 1450, 1530, 1610*, 1650*

Departures from Greenwich pier:

  • Greenwich Pier to Tower Pier - 1030, 1110, 1150, 1230, 1310, 1350, 1430, 1510, 1550, 1630, 1630, 1710*, 1750*
  • Greenwich Pier to Westminster Pier & London Eye Pier - 1030, 1110, 1150, 1230, 1310, 1350, 1430, 1510, 1550, 1630, 1710*, 1750*

*- Extra service for between the 1st April to 24th September 2017 only!

Proof of ID must be presented when redeeming this voucher. Child ticket is between 5-16 years.

Both indoor and outdoor seating is provided

In general our boats are wheelchair friendly, some however offer extra benefits such as the Millennium Diamond which has a lift to the upper deck. Ask for further information.

There are cafés on all boats serving a wide range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches. Most boats also have fully stocked bars.

All boats have toilet facilities in the main cabin or on the lower deck.

For the last boats of the day, please check return times. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check for any changes to advertised services.

NB: Your free Riverguide is available on selected boats from the bar with earphones if you don’t have your own. Select the channel number as shown above for your chosen language. On most sailings there is also a live commentary in English given by a member of our knowledgeable crew.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Due to exceptional demand please note that Audio Guides can only be requested up to 72 hours prior to departure.

  • Please note that we are currently unable to confirm last minute requests, however bear in mind that a limited number of Audio Guides may still be available on-board.

Offer Details: 1 FREE CHILD PLACE IS INCLUDED PER ADULT TICKET PURCHASED. ADDITIONAL CHILDREN MUST PRE-PURCHASE A TICKET AND WILL BE DISPLAYED ABOVE. ANY ADDITIONAL CHILDREN WITHOUT A PRE-PURCHASED TICKET WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL CHILD WALK UP PRICE ON ARRIVAL AT THE PIER.

Ticket Information

Tour availability: Daily year round excluding 25 December.

Departure Times: Every 30 minutes, 7 days a week. Please check the City Cruises website for timetables.

Duration: Ticket is valid for 72 hours from redemption and is a hop on hop off ticket.

Redemption Point: City Cruises Redemption Pier locations are at Westminster, Tower, Greenwich and London Eye Piers. All, except London Eye have a City Cruises ticket office present at the pier. At London Eye, tickets should be exchanged at the general ticket office.

Hop on Hop Off Piers: Westminster, Tower, Greenwich and London Eye Piers. Please Note this ticket is only valid for City Cruises boats.

Additional Information: City Cruises reserves the right to alter times, vessels and piers due to the operational nature of the business. Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For the last boats of the day, please check return times. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check for any changes to advertised services. Due to exceptional demand please note that Audio Guides can only be requested up to 72 hours prior to departure. Please note that we are currently unable to confirm last minute requests, however bear in mind that a limited number of Audio Guides may still be available on-board.

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