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River Cruise and Entry to Hampton Court Palace 11040393

4 out of 5 (based on 12 reviews)
£89
2 locations to choose from
For 2 people
Valid for 20 months
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Overview

Treat a loved one to a truly regal day out with a leisurely river cruise to Hampton Court, along with entry to the incredible palace. Boarding at Westminster, you and your guest will embark on a scenic three-hour journey that follows the Royal Barge Route of King Henry VIII. Along the way, you’ll enjoy commentary as you pass landmarks including Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and historical Richmond, and experience the twists and turns of the river. Arriving at Hampton Court for the next part of your experience, you and your partner will enjoy entry to the incredible royal palace that has stood proudly on the river for more than 500 years. Whether you take a free audio guide, costumed guided tour or simply explore at your own leisure, there is so much to see and take in: from the breath-taking contrasting Tudor and Baroque architectural styles and the famous seven-foot-high maze, to the Georgian Chocolate Kitchen and Henry VIII’s Apartments and Crown! An unforgettable day out, this experience is a wonderful way to see London from the river and soak up some of Britain’s rich history.

What's included?
  • Thames river boat from Westminster to Hampton Court for two people – return not included
  • Entry to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens for two adults
What do I need to know?
  • This experience is available week-round
  • Hampton Court Palace is closed between the 24th-26th December
  • Boat times are as follows:
    - Westminster to Hampton Court - 11am and 12pm (there is an additional boat at 10.30am on weekends and during Summer Holidays)
  • Unfortunately the boats are not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note a full service operates until September. In October one boat operates daily and then the season ends until one week before Easter
  • The river cruise lasts from three to four hours
  • Light snacks and bar beverages are available to purchase onboard at an additional cost

Locations

Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single Journey located at
Hampton Court Palace Entry for Two Adults located at
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Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (based on 12 reviews)
8 out of 12 (67%) reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
What cruise?
01 October 2019
I only gave this experience 1 star because there wasn’t an option to give it no stars at all. We didn’t actually go on this cruise so I’m not sure why I’ve been asked to write a review. We tried to book, no response to our emails, eventually got through on the phone to find that either the dates we wanted were unavailable or that the time of the cruise offered would have left no time to visit Hampton Court Palace which was the whole point of the day out. Having read similar bad reviews from other people we decided to give it a miss. We did go on the second part of the experience which was entry to Hampton Court and well worth the trip. If I’d been invited to leave a review about that it would have been 5 stars.
Response from Buyagift
By India, Customer Services, 06 Oct 2019
Hi there, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you were not happy with your experience, please contact our customer service department on 0208 275 5220 and we can investigate this for you.
Disappointed
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Fantastic day
04 August 2018
Very enjoyable boat trip.
Wendy
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Fantastic day
04 August 2018
An amazing boat trip with lots of information from captain. Food was good too.
Elaine
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Thames Boat Trip
29 July 2018
We booked months ahead. But when we got there there was a free for all and almost punch ups to get on boats. We couldn't get on the 10 o clock service. so we had another hour to wait. About half an hour later an influx of people arrived. We stood up by embarkment gate with others that couldn't get on the last boat so we could get on next boat before the new arrivals. But when the boat arrived the crew called for the large group bookings to get on. So of course everyone that had waited an hour couldn't get on again and confronted the crew who were very rude and aggressive to one of the customers who was going to complain about their rudeness but the crew didn't care. We were all told there would be another boat in a few minutes. Luckily the next boat had a really nice and friendly crew but we still had to pile on like cattle. Once on we found a seat which was just a plank of wood with legs and plank for our backs. Considering we had a three and a half hour trip this was so uncomfortable and my poor partner who has arthritis could just about walk. The crew gave us a great commentary and were very pleasant. The views were great and the weather was lovely and would have been perfect if we were more comfortable. As a summary the boat company just sold more tickets then spaces without any times on them. The boats were tiny and old and always full to capacity. Thus causing this Stress, chaos and bad will when we should be relaxing and looking forward to our trip.
Response from Buyagift
By Lynsey, Customer Services, 20 Nov 2018
Hi there, thanks for your feedback about your recent experience, I am sorry to hear this did not meet your expectations. I've passed your feedback on to the provider to make them aware of your comments and allow them to make improvements where possible in future. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us your review!
Littlebear
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
It was good but not the right combination due to length of time
29 July 2018
The cruise takes 3-4 hours and has very limited snacks and provisions. It’s was good and the commentary was great but the first boat leaves at 10/10:30. We were on the 11:30 boat which arrived at Hampton court palace at 3:15. By the time you’ve got your tickets for the palace and wondered around a bit you don’t have that much time to make full use of the experience with seeing the gardens and doing the maze as they say it takes around 4 hours to do everything. I would have rather had a shorter boat trip and longer at the palace. It just isn’t a good combo especially if you don’t live in London and have to travel there and back the same day it leaves you a bit short on time. I would recommend the boat cruise on its own though as you got to see a lot of things.
Response from Buyagift
By Lynsey, Customer Services, 20 Nov 2018
Hi there, thanks for your feedback about your recent experience, I am sorry to hear this did not meet your expectations. I've passed your feedback on to the provider to make them aware of your comments and allow them to make improvements where possible in future. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us your review!
N
Age: 25-34
Occasion: Christmas
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Enjoyable day out
19 July 2018
River cruise was interesting. Good to have reasonably priced refreshments on board. However the cruise took 3 3/4 hours to get to Hampton Court Palace so there wasn't enough time to see everything there. Still, it wetted our appetite so we will definitely go back to see the rest of the Palace and gardens.
Response from Buyagift
By Jacqueline, Customer Services, 06 Nov 2018
Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience fully. I have passed your comments to our events team to ensure they are aware of your comments and future improvements can be made. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Christine
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Just because!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
What could be nicer than messing about on the river
29 September 2017
A treat for my 78 year old mum and me to spend some quality time together. Funny and informative guide whilst on the Thames in London. 3 hours went so fast , Hampton Court is wonderful Hampton Court, fun in the maze. A little windy and cold, shame if you sat downstairs could not admire the riverside views.
Denise
Age: 55-64
Occasion: Just because!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Lovely day out
22 September 2017
I have enjoyed the lunch cruises on the Thames so thought a cruise down to Hampton Court would be nice. Booking the cruise is not the easiest, no one answers the phone at Thames River Cruises, I had to leave my number for a call back but I had no response until a week later! In the meantime I emailed them & did get a speedier reply through which I made my booking. The 3 hour cruise was lovely, the commentary on board was very enjoyable & informative & the crew very helpful & friendly. There is a bar on board to buy coffee/alcohol. Hampton Court was very interesting & the gardens beautiful, well worth a visit but be aware that it closes at 4.30 pm so if you have a later sailing you don't get enough time to see everything. We had 2 hours & to be honest had to rush round & still could have done with another hour there. All in all a very enjoyable day that I can thoroughly recommend.
Owlwoman
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Excellent cruise
19 September 2017
Whilst not the hottest day of the year it was dry and meant we could stay on top for a lovely sightseeing trip up the Thames to Hampton Court
Gdad
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Birthday
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
Excellent cruise and Hampton tour
06 September 2017
Very picturesque
Cb
Age: Over 65
Occasion: Just because!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This review is from Westminster to Hampton Court Thames Cruise for Two - Single PACKAGED. Please note that although some details (e.g. location or duration) contained within this review may vary, it's still a great indicator of what you can expect.
River Cruise and Entry to Hampton Court Palace
£89