Greenwich Getaway

Half-Day Tour

London's Naval History


Want to escape the hustle and bustle? Join us on a voyage to one of London’s most historic and beautiful districts, Greenwich. There is something for everyone in this leafy town, from Astronomy and Time to Naval and Seafaring history, all topped off with stunning views across London.

This private tour includes:

Meeting your private guide at your hotel or apartment

Private interior tour of Cutty Sark or the Royal Observatory Museum, the decision is up to you!

Lunch recommendation and reservation made by us (food at your own cost)

Insight into the history of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Guided walk up Greenwich Park Hill for stunning views of London’s skyline (time permitting)

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Trip Details


1-2 guests:
£370 by public transport

3-5 guests:
£460 by public transport

6-10 guests:
£610 by public transport

10-14 guests:
£730 by public transport

If you would like to do this tour with a chauffeured vehicle or for groups of over 14 guests, please email

£25 per adult/£20 per child to add an express National Gallery tour

Want to spend even more time with the royals? Then choose the full-day version of this tour, with interior palace visit, on the Royal Day in London Tour.


9AM – 1PM or 2PM – 6PM

Meeting point

Your professional local tour guide will meet you at your hotel, apartment, or central London location. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge — just let us know upon booking.


Every day, year-round

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This tour doesn’t run 24th-26th December.
If you would like a tour on these days, please email our team at

Not included

Food & drink (we’ll make a reservation for you), transport

Languages Available

If you would like this tour in another language please email

Sample Itinerary

Go By Boat to Greenwich
Use London’s most unique and comfortable public transport to see the city from a different perspective.

Hear Stories of Britain’s Seafaring History
Britain is a nation of sailors, and Greenwich has many historic links. From Royal Navy headquarters and sea merchants’ warehouses to gibbets where pirates and mutineers were hung as a terrible warning, this area has seen it all.

See a Perfectly Preserved Historic Ship
Visit the world’s last surviving tea clipper (a historic cargo ship), the Cutty Sark. Hear stories about the ship’s name and figurehead, tales of mutiny and murder, and how she was almost lost in a very recent fire.

Lunch at a Location of Your Choice
We’ll tailor our recommendation for lunch especially to you from a proper pub to a street food market or even in a picnic in the park. (Please note that food is at your own cost.)

Stunning 18th-Century Architecture
Choose from the many fascinating museums and historical sites on offer at Greenwich. Visit the world’s largest maritime museum, the Royal Naval College, or the famously beautiful Palladian-style Queen’s House.

Naval Know-How at the Royal Naval College
Now a modern-day museum, this is where Britain’s sailors from Lord Nelson to Captain Cook were trained. Here, the navy can teach you to navigate by the stars, command a frigate, and even survive a polar expedition.

See Where Time Stands Still
A short walk up the hill in Greenwich Park lies the Royal Observatory, where Greenwich Mean Time (and time zones around the world) is marked. This is also the best spot for views of London’s skyline (as seen in countless movies) from the Observatory.

Cruise Home by Boat
When you’re ready, jump back on the boat and arrive in central London in time for dinner or a show with happy memories of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your tours private?

Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.

Is this tour suitable for kids?

Absolutely. Our tour guides are fun, dynamic, and experienced in managing (and entertaining!) groups with kids.

Do you accommodate large groups?

This tour is designed for groups of up to 14 guests. If you’d like to take the tour with a larger group, please email and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Should I tip my tour guide?

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).

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