Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise | La Vacanza Travel

Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, London

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  • 3 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Enjoy an unforgettable evening of music and food on this 3-hour Thames River jazz cruise with 3-course dinner. Cruise on the Thames River with friends or your special someone, and admire sweeping views over top London attractions such as the National Theatre, the Oxo Tower, Shakespeare's Globe, the Tate Modern, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. With live jazz music from the band on board, savor a delicious 3-course dinner of grilled escalope of chicken with dauphinoise potato and ratatouille of vegetables with a White chocolate and rum truffle mousse dessert with raspberry coulis.
Tour includes round-trip travel from Westminster Pier.

Please note, this menu is subject to changes from April 1, 2023.

Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at Westminster Pier in central London at 8pm, and sip a glass of sparkling wine to start your tour in style. Then, cruise out onto the Thames River and enjoy fine views over landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from your vantage point on the water.

Take a seat at your table and watch as famous sites such as City Hall, the London Eye, the National Theatre, the Oxo Tower, Shakespeare's Globe, the Shard, Somerset House, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London drift slowly past outside.

During your 3-hour cruise, savor a delicious 3-course dinner and enjoy the sultry sounds of your on-board jazz band — the ChiJazz quintet. Listen to a range of popular swing and Latin jazz numbers while you enjoy your meal, and perhaps hit the bar for a selection of beers, wines, champagnes, spirits, cocktails, and soft drinks (own expense).

Step into the cool of the evening on-deck to capture the sires on camera. At 11pm, return to your starting point at Westminster Pier to bring your tour to an end.

  • Thames River cruise
  • Dinner - 3-course dinner
  • Live entertainment

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks, unless specified
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Service animals allowed
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Your seat on board is guaranteed and will be allocated to you before the cruise takes place. When you board you will be shown to your table. Please note tables are fixed and within close proximity. Our panoramic windows provide great views from all angles of the passing sky-line, regardless of your table location.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For gluten-free tea give at least 24 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 020 77 400 400 or e-mail to
  • Please note that as part of the relaxed atmosphere of this cruise experience, your table may be situated in close proximity to other guests.
  • Please ensure you arrive 20-minutes prior to departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Departure Time

08:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

User's Reviews


27 Jan, 2024

Family brought this trip for us for Xmas 2023 through Virgin Experience & managed to get an extension on our dates thankfully as we booked on to the cruise last night & had a wonderful cruise up as far as O2 & back to Westminster with bubbles three course meal & a Jazz band for everyone’s entertainment. A wonderful night out with very attentive & polite staff highly recommend & will book again. Many Thanks 🥳🥂🥳🍷🥳❤️


26 Sep, 2023

Well, overall the boat ride was cool! The down side was the dinner menu. I thought it was bad, someone else might think it’s great🤷🏽‍♂️. They should’ve offered a couple different dishes and not one, duck! The whole dinner menu trying to be gourmet didn’t do much for me. The band and singer were awesome! The band did a great job! Drinks were ok. Dinner for me didn’t seal the deal!


09 Sep, 2023

Very disappointed. Finding the boat was not easy - no signs. The service on the boat was awful- took 1/2 hour to get a Diet Coke. Food was awful- greasy and cold. Even dessert was bad. The music was NOT jazz - easy listening elevator music from a family band. The layout of the boat forced one person in the party to stare at the bathroom all night. Not good!!


05 Sep, 2023

City Experiences Hornblower Group Attention: to the CEO and Board of Directors Dear Sirs, I refer to our experience on Friday 11th August 2023 on the "Jazz Dinner Cruise on the River Thames" £274.80 for 2 inclusive of extra window table. Bearing in mind our age; "my husband is 90 and I am 80." we had high expectations due to years of travels and of diverse exposures, we were very disappointed. The Breakdown 1. Food was substandard a) Starter- artistically presented but, no depth of flavour-as it is an amuse bouche. The ingredients included ham. Unacceptable for Jewish and Muslim guests. b) Main course- An enormous duck leg unceremoniously plonked onto a plate surrounded by kale, lentils and billings of ham which was highly salted. Again, excluding the Jewish and Muslim customers. c) Dessert- The dessert saved the evening for our stomachs as we had to send all the food back as did the table next to us of two American couples. On booking this cruise, it was noted by your office agent named Pease that no pork or pig products should be added to the food. The quality of food which was sub standard at best. It felt as though there were three diverse caterers used for each course. This was evident as the courses as no coordination, style or balance in presentation. This for the extortionate price of £274.80 for just over 2 hours is a disgrace. 2. Service - The service was poor. it felt as if untrained staff were put to work. Having to wait to order a bottle of wine. Having to wait for our dinner as we were missed out by the untrained staff, I went to the back of the boat to complain to the supervisor who was furiously dishing out the unappetizing over salted duck leg. A hefty price of £274.80 for a floating "dive" of a restaurant. 3. Jazz- A Jazz quartet. The quartet strummed along fairly, however the singer was not a Jazz singer. She sang old Jazz favourites without personality passion or any essence of Jazz. Our neighbours at the next table who were American were embarrassed. £274.80 ? Not up to standard. 4. Lastly the vulgarity of a tray full of notes asking the guests for a tip was intimidating cheap and very UN BRITISH! Should have been included in the initial price. In Conclusion Going back on 60 years of travel; the British have been in the forefront in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The great Westend theatres, restaurants and cruises' have been a leading light creating magical moments for people like us. Your cruise did not depict the elements of excellence that the British are known for. It felt like a "fast buck" approach. Take a leaf from the Batton Mouche in Paris. Take a leaf from the cruise from New York to the Statue of Liberty. For the price one pays for 3 hours should , be of the highest standard and value. It is very sad that the British have dropped their standards. Very sad. Salma and Ralph Palmer P.S. Insist on your supervisor to check on the salt and pepper shakers that they are filled. Not at all British. £274.80 for 2 and 1/2 hours at this price?​ Grossly let down.


02 Sep, 2023

Unable to see any scenery. Setting too close to other patrons. F Duck well done. Accompanied sides fair. Service good

User's Picture Gallery


Great Night Cruising River Thames with Jazz accompaniment 🥳🥳


Family gatherings prior to wedding


Terrific Thames Time


A fantastic evening


Highly recommend


This was something special.


Lovely night out


Beautiful views, amazing...


Go for the band, not the food!


Staff are kind and...


5th Year Wedding Anniversary of Love& Devotion


It doesn't get better to celebrate a 70th birthday


Quite average.


We had such a great time!


Excellent, great evening


Good. It could be a bit less time


Nous avons passé une excellente...


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