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Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon1 day  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Combine admission to the Royal Observatory Greenwich with a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. Step inside the astronomical observatory to stand on the Prime Meridian of the World and experience the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Then see major London landmarks such as Big Ben and London Eye with a hop-on, hop-off river cruise. Your cruise ticket is valid for 24 hours and departs from four piers every 30 minutes.
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich and River Thames cruise combo
  • Explore London’s only planetarium and straddle the Prime Meridian
  • View major landmarks from the water and listen to informative commentary with a hop-on hop-off cruise
  • Cruises depart every 30 minutes from four piers
Admission ticket to Royal Observatory
25 Hour river pass
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Lunch

Departure Point

1: Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK
2: Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK
3: Greenwich Pier, United Kingdom

Departure Time

Cruise departs daily from 10am. Last entry to Royal Observatory is 4pm

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers should check opening times of Royal Observatory prior to purchasing tickets.
  • Please note: Customers must first collect their attraction vouchers from a City Cruises Pier, which are Westminster, Tower or Greenwich. Customers cannot enter the attraction prior to collecting their entrance tickets from the pier. Attraction tickets cannot be collected from the London Eye Pier.
  • Please note: Royal Observatory tickets are valid for 48hrs from time of issuance for one entry per person
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Royal Observatory 10am–5.30pm daily (closing times vary during summer)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT BETWEEN 4TH JULY 2020 - 30TH SEPTEMBER 2020 WE WILL NOT BE OPERATING TO AND FROM GREENWICH PIER
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass.

Traveler Tips


  • "Boat ride was nice otherwise an uneventful trip - take it if you are looking forward to walking up a big long hill." See review

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Boat ride was nice otherwise an...
Jeffrey W
, Jul 2018
Boat ride was nice otherwise an uneventful trip - take it if you are looking forward to walking up a big long hill.
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Royal Observatory/River Cruise
h0juj
, Jul 2018
The cruise alone was well worth the cost. The boat host was helpful in pointing out major sites along the way to Greenwich. Participants should understand it is a long walk to go all the way to the Royal Observatory.
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The trip down the river to Greenwich...
Frances W
, Sep 2017
The trip down the river to Greenwich was a great way to see the city. The observatory is at the top of a steep hilll which offers a fabulous view of the river and the city. We straddled the Prime meridian, saw the telescopes and used the audio guides which helped explain the various exhibits. At the pier there is also a restored sailing ship and that is quite interesting as well. Definitely an excellent way to spend a day.
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the observatory was bear busy and...
courtney c
, Aug 2017
the observatory was bear busy and quite an up-hill walk, but we did enjoy it. The river cruise was fun and both commentators to and from were funny and great.
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Fascinating spot to visit. I loved...
Elisabeth S
, Aug 2017
Fascinating spot to visit. I loved the trip on the river to get there. Should note that it is a bit of a hike up from the dock to the Royal Observatory so leave plenty of time to get there by foot. Beautiful walk though. Highly recommend a visit.
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Royal Observatory was great for...
Orval B
, Jul 2017
Royal Observatory was great for historical scientific significance. The Thames boat ride was a great way to get a beautiful view of London while hearing informative and humorous commentary from the guide.
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Very easy to find and get on board...
Ronald R
, Jul 2017
Very easy to find and get on board. There was a short line to turn in out e-receipt and get actual tickets, but no more than 5-10 minutes: no problem. The crew ad-libbed a guided tour of Thames River which we enjoyed.
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No stops between Tower pier and...
Diane W
, Oct 2016
No stops between Tower pier and Greenwich. Lots to see and do in Greenwiich but didn't anticipate the steep climb up to the Observatory.
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Tour guide on boat was great...
jlvamk
, Aug 2016
Tour guide on boat was great. Enjoyed seeing London from the Thames and hearing about a different side of its history. Only drawback was the walk to the Royal Observatory was longer and more uphill than had been 'advertised'.
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This was an ideal way to see London...
Dorothyms
, May 2016
This was an ideal way to see London from a different perspective. The sailor giving the commentary was great, pointing out the things to see as we went. They stopped several times for pictures. Greenwich is a beautiful spot and the observatory worth the visit. You can stand on the meridian line. Plenty of places to eat and a park to relax and enjoy the day.

Product code: 3542P24

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