Follow the Royal Route of King Henry VIII along the Thames, and enjoy a picturesque journey to one of London’s most beautiful locations with this Kew Gardens River Cruise for Two.
From Westminster Pier, you’ll weave your way along the river, past the London Eye and the Palace of Westminster, as you head towards Kew Gardens. Through locks and under bridges you’ll get to see London from a unique vantage point.
Disembark at Kew Gardens to explore this fantastic UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the world’s largest collection of living plants. The Royal Kitchens, Palm House, Rose Garden and even Britain’s smallest palace are waiting to be seen, guaranteeing a fantastic day full of special sights.
- A 1 hour 30 minute one-way sightseeing cruise for two from Westminster Pier to Kew Gardens
- See a different side of London as you drift along the River Thames
- Entry for two to Kew Gardens
- Explore 326 acres of UNESCO World heritage Site and the world’s largest collection of living plants
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
On arrival at Westminster Pier 15 minutes before your pre-booked cruise is due to set off, you’ll step aboard your boat for the day before starting your 1 hour 30 minute cruise along the River Thames.
There’s commentary throughout so you won’t miss a thing, all the way to your final destination: Kew Gardens. Once there you’ll be able to roam freely until Kew Gardens closes, so feel free to take it all in before making your way home from there.
Please be aware that the River Cruise is a one way journey only and arrives at Kew Pier which is a 10 minute walk from Kew Gardens.
- Minimum age: 17
- Unfortunately, the boats are not wheelchair accessible
- Disabled access is available throughout the Gardens. Kew Palace offers a staff-operated lift to all three of its floors
- The experience content may vary
River Cruises are available at the following times:
Westminster to Kew - 11.00, 12.00 and 14.00 (there is an additional boat at 10.30 on weekends and during Summer Holidays. Please note the cruise time-table is subject to change)
Please note a full service operates until September. In October one boat operates daily and then the season ends until one week before Easter. Your cruise must be pre-booked as the boats do get booked up and if there is no availability on the day and a booking has not been made you can and will be turned away.
Kew Gardens opens daily at 10.00 (except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Closing times vary seasonally.
Kew Palace, along with the associated Royal Kitchens and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage are open annually from Easter to the last weekend in Septembe.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available.This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
The River Cruise lasts 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours and you are free to spend all day at Kew Gardens during the opening times
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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