Private Thames Cruise

“The only way to truly understand London’s history is a private guided cruise along the Thames.”

The Thames is London’s original freeway, the artery carrying everything from coal, wood, people, and, unfortunately, waste. Today, by European standards, the Thames is generally regarded as a clean river.

Step aboard a luxurious 50-foot commuter yacht, where you can unwind in the company of your private guide. For couples or small families a smaller Thames Venetian Boat.

Let the river's gentle twists and turns guide you to the Mayflower's embarkation point, the site of Captain Kidd's hanging, and the infamous traitors' gate at the Tower of London.

Private Guide and Boat for the day

Start the day with a chauffeur-driven drive through West London to Hammersmith Suspension Bridge, a grade 2 listed Victorian beauty. Jump on board at Dove Pier and head east, passing Battersea Power Station, The US Embassy, the Secret Service building, the London Eye, and Big Ben. You can also stop at Westminster Pier and visit Westminster Abbey with your guide.

You will have tea and coffee on board your vessel as you cruise to St Paul’s Cathedral and HMS Belfast. You can also stop at the Tower of London or the Shard. Enjoy lunch at Borough Market before heading into maritime London with its old docks and contrasting skyscrapers. Stop in Maritime Greenwich and enjoy a short walking tour of historic Greenwich.

Time permitting, cruise down to the O2 arena and the famous Thames Barrier. Enjoy cocktails and tapas on board and head back to Bankside Pier.

We can tailor your tour to allow you to visit historic places of interest, such as St Paul’s, The Tower, and Westminster Abbey.

Vessel Options: 

1. Thames Venetian Boat, Italian style, sporting a 30 ft metre with painted Union Jack. Ideal for up to six people.

2. The Commuter Yacht is 50 ft built from mahogany. This beauty is a sleek, comfortable vessel ideal for full-day experiences. This boat has capacity for twelve passengers and six crew. The interior can be configured for lunches-dinners and cocktails.

Let us help you make your private Thames River cruise exceptional

Our UK office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.

We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.

We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.

Contact information

From the UK: +44(0)20 8669 3666

FREE from Canada or the USA: 1-888-472-1799

Email: info@luxuryvacationsuk.com