Half-Term Sightseeing Offers on the River

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Autumn is a wonderful time to explore the inspiring and beautiful sights of London from the comfort of a covered, heated boat with full seating! And City Cruises, London’s No. 1 sightseeing tour on the Thames, has some great offers to make a half-term day trip out in the capital even more attractive.

Kids travel free

For those families who like to cram as much as possible into one day, the River Red Rover family ticket is a great deal, providing hop-on hop-off access to the entire City Cruises fleet of sightseeing boats at any one of four piers located at Westminster, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Greenwich. The shortest trips last between 20–30 minutes, while the full experience takes guests on a three-hour round trip from Westminster to Greenwich, and back again.

Most importantly, up to three kids travel free whenever you purchase a River Red Rover family ticket. You can find out more and book tickets on City Cruises’ website.


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As a special half-term treat both for kids and parents, City Cruises is adding an interactive and fun learning experience to its hugely popular sightseeing tours.

In association with Guy Fox History Project Limited, London’s most innovative educational charity, every boat over the half-term break will feature Guy Fox Explorer’s Maps. Packed with colour pictures and fun facts, these Maps truly help bring the Thames to life.

The First Mate’s live commentary has always been a favourite part of the cruises amongst grown-ups – revealing little known tidbits about the river in a humorous and engaging way – and the Explorer Map’s will help do the same for younger passengers.

The river’s the best way to see London

Half-term is a great time to explore London, and by offering easy access to London’s biggest sights without suffering in the cramped, boring Underground or running the risk of getting caught out by the weather, the Thames is the perfect starting point for any family trip. There’s always so much to see and do.

If you want to find out more about some of the many family-friendly events taking place near the river during half-term, check out our feature here.