With billowing white sails that stretch high in the air and a sleek, sturdy hull, a tall ship is the regal way to travel! For a limited time only, visitors in London can sail the River Thames aboard a stunning fleet of tall ships and enjoy incredible views of maritime Greenwich.
The Parade of Sail involves all the Tall Ships forming a parade before setting sail downstream until Margaretness limit. You will be right in the thick of the action as the largest Parade of Tall Ships in 25 years cruises down the Thames in unison! There will be an official salute to the Tall Ships at Maritime Greenwich and Woolwich followed by a last goodbye to all the other Tall Ships before returning to Woolwich. Prior to sailing you will receive a welcome drink and once on board the ship a delicious lunch buffet as the beautiful vessel glides through the city.
During the cruise you will also sail through the Thames Barrier and past top sights including the Old Royal Naval College, the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory, the O2 Arena, the Meridian Line and the Cutty Sark. The tall ships are a truly fitting way to see London’s riverside attractions and discover the city’s maritime heritage!
Tall Ships History
In the mid-20th century there was an international campaign for the preservation of the last remaining sailing ships of the late 19th and early 20th century. The current number of tall ships dating back to the great era of Sail has grown in recent years and now has a unique place in the modern world. New vessels are being built to traditional specifications before joining the international sailing fleet, with the Sail Royal Greenwich fleet being a spectacular example of these beautiful ships.