Cruise on the Thames as the London sun sets

Croisière sur la Tamise à Londres au coucher de soleil

Take a twilight cruise on the River Thames in the heart of London

Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or a holiday with friends, London remains a destination of choice for its festive side, its culture and its unique monuments. But you can go even further and fall head over heels in love with the city on a sunset cruise on the River Thames.

Dreaming with your eyes open

Croisière sur la Tamise, au coucher du soleil à Londres

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After a series of monuments to discover in the English capital, why not relax with a little sunset cruise? Today, it’s possible to discover this thousand-year-old city and see it from a different angle from its world-famous river, the Thames. At dusk, when the light of the sun changes and merges with the horizon, London will reveal itself to your astonished eyes in an incredible sparkle. For almost 2 hours, with a glass of champagne in hand and a small selection of appetizers, you’re in for a dream cruise.

Whether you’re visiting Westminster or Greenwich, Big Ben, the London Eye or the Shard, you’re guaranteed to see some of London’s finest attractions along the River Thames.

Must-see sites

Croisière sur la Tamise à Londres au coucher de soleil

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During this sunset cruise, you’ll see and rediscover some of London’s most famous landmarks. Your cruise ship is perfectly equipped for night-time visits, with a spacious outdoor terrace and window seats in the lounges for total comfort during the 2 hours on the water. There’s the obligatory Big Ben, the famous clock that dominates the Westminster district, and the London Eye on the south side of the Thames, next to Shakespeare’s Theatre of the Globe.

Don’t forget to admire the 310-meter-high Shard building, which defies all gravity, or Canary Wharf, the village of skyscrapers where London’s bankers flock daily. London illuminated at night is a real treat not to be missed.

What you need to know

The Sunset Cruise on the River Thames not only includes the two-hour cruise, but also a tasting of amuse-bouches (canapés) and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to enhance this delicious moment. At the same time, you’ll be bathed in a refined ambience thanks to a jazzy, somewhat soulful musical backdrop. However, transfers to and from your hotel are not included. That’s why we strongly advise you to arrive at least 20 minutes before departure, which is generally around 6:30 p.m. (boarding at 6:10 p.m.) from Westminter Pier (Westminster subway station on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines).

For safety reasons, children are not allowed on board. A sunset cruise on the Thames is a unique and magical experience for two, or a romantic outing with friends. How can you resist?