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. This extra-special package includes a delicious buffet dinner onboard the ship. Your evening finishes in spectacular fashion with a fireworks display near Royal Greenwich!
The tall ships cruise departs from the Royal Arsenal Pier before sailing 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. You will also sail alongside the fleet of tall ships moored in the Thames so you will get a close up view of vessels from all over the world!
After sailing past the Cutty Sark, the ship will return to Royal Arsenal for a fantastic fireworks display. Enjoy the show as colours burst over the city and reflect beautifully in the water below.
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.