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Paddle Steamer Waverley, Tower Bridge & The Twinkling Thames

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2T16772

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

2 days

Events 2024 - 2 Days

Picture the incredible sights of the capital floating by as we drift down the River Thames under a blanket of dazzling stars on the Paddle Steamer Waverley. On this spectacular two-day getaway, we spend free time among London’s iconic landmarks and take a twilight cruise aboard the world’s last seagoing, passenger-carrying paddle steamer as it charts a stunning route along London’s famous waterway, passing through Tower Bridge during this unforgettably captivating experience.

PRICE FROM ? £199 per person
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What's Included?


  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight stay at a selected hotel outside London (JG3 or JG4 rating) with breakfast
  • Evening Paddle Steamer Waverley cruise on the River Thames
  • Free time in London




From a morning pickup in your local area, we travel by coach to Southend where we spend some free time before we board the Paddle Steamer Waverley. From here we enjoy the lit-up skyline of London, on a unique 3-and-a-half-hour cruise experience aboard this beloved vessel as it winds down the storied River Thames, taking in the capital’s great landmarks such as Tower Bridge, which opens up especially to allow our passage through. After we dock in the city, our coach transfers us to our hotel outside London for our overnight stay.


After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and travel into London for some free time in the capital. From a trip on the London Eye and a spot of retail therapy on Oxford Street to a stroll through Hyde Park, there is plenty to do. We rejoin the coach in the mid-afternoon for the journey home.



Experience the wonder of the England’s capital with National Holidays, and rediscover London's top attractions and hidden gems. 

One of the top capitals in the world, London boasts a wealth of attractions to keep all the family entertained. Take advantage of the spectacular sights from the London Eye or wander around Camden Market, looking for quirky gifts.

If you enjoy history, why not discover one of the many museums, rich with culture and years of interesting artefacts, or explore the array of shops on Oxford Street. Why not relax with a cocktail up the world-famous Shard building or take in the magnitude and elegance of St Paul's Cathedral. 

Whatever you decide to get up to, London has it all to appeal to the whole family!

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Selected Hotel

JG3 or JG4 rating

We’ll stay at a well-appointed hotel outside London. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Hotel accessibility information

Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Hotel Rating

JG3 rating

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

JG4 rating

Accommodation in our JG4 category is of an even higher standard, typically offering a wide range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are designed to make your stay the most comfortable possible and the staff provide a service that reflects the detail and quality. You can also expect higher standards of food and beverages.

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