We are able to offer any of our guided tours in combination with each other or as part of an overall day out in London combined with a theatre trip, a dinner or both. Our guided walks can also be combined with a traditional British Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner as well as incorporating a trip to a high view point from which you have a splendid view of this ancient and modern capital city. Imagine overlooking London with a glass of champagne in her hand. We can build you and your friends/ colleagues or guests a bespoke experience day from these elements.
All of the above can be tailored broadly to your requirements for a great day out. Below are a range of experience days we offer as standard:
The City of London & Thames Sailing Barge experience
Start with a traditional English Breakfast and then go on a 2 hour guide walk on a theme of your choice from our listed walks. We will then take time out at one of the City’s many high points with a glass of champagne to rest a while and take in the magnificent sight that is London. Then we will continue to explore some of the history of the city and its contemporary impact before we move to the river to take a trip on our Thames sailing barge. These barges once lined the Thames from bank to bank. So much so that you could almost cross the river by walking from barge to barge.
Our barge will take us from central London to Greenwich and the naval College. On our way Tower Bridge will be raised to allow us passage along the Thames as you enjoy a light lunch. Your guide will give you a commentary during this trip explaining many of the unique and interesting sites as they appear. On the return journey you can relax and just take in the scenery as we head back to St Catherine’s Dock by Tower Bridge. Here, after seeing how the crew expertly lock us into the dock you can take the short walk to the Dickens public house to round off your day.
Experience London’s Riverside on and off the river Thames
We start the day with a proper English breakfast and then take a walking tour along the side of the Thames where your guide will explain much of the history of the buildings and activity on the river. After a refreshment stop we will board a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) for a fast paced tour along the river looking at some of the places you saw earlier but gaining a very different perspective. In addition you will travel further along the river in the RIB and your guide will explain the buildings and history as they are revealed along your way. And of course you get to enjoy an exhilarating trip in a RIB along one of the most interesting waterways in the world.
Sail a Thames Sailing Barge
This is an experience day outside of London. The truth is that the river Thames is simply too narrow in London to sail a Thames sailing Barge. For this reason we sail from either Ipswich in Suffolk or Maldon in Essex. This experience day provides an ideal Team Building Event for up to 13 people. Even the experienced sailors amongst your colleagues or friends are unlikely to have sailed anything like this vessel. This is a real opportunity to gain hands on experience in sailing a piece of history. It can be physically challenging and very exhilarating. For those who are simply looking for a pleasant day out with family and friends this vessel can come fully crewed to enable you to simply lay back, relax and take the sea air whilst enjoying the rugged scenery of the east coast of England.