About this Cruise

The biggest tour boat operator on the River Thames, City Cruises plc provides tourism and leisure passenger services on the River Thames with more than four million passenger journeys taking place every year on its route through the heart of London between Westminster and the Tower of London, then under Tower Bridge and down river to Greenwich – a journey through 2,000 years of liquid history. Now also operating in Poole & York.

Based at Cherry Garden Pier, a historic location in south-east London that was once a part of London’s huge commercial docks dating back to the 1880’s and part of the setting for many of Whistler’s paintings, City Cruises operate a fleet of 17 passenger boats, along with a small fleet of support vessels and barges.

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One Way

Go back in time and live it today! This amazing trip will take you on a journey through history you’ll never forget.
Take a charming Sea Train Adventure, going by boat from Poole to Swanage then jumping on a steam train to pass by Corfe Castle.
After an hour’s spell on the open sea, you will disembark in Swanage, with enough time to take a walk, go shopping or stop for lunch.

Next you will embark on a real steam train, a fascinating step back in time that starts just 10 minutes’ walk from the pier at Swanage Railway station. Step back to 1885, then enjoy your 20 minute trip to Corfe, with its ruins of a never-conquered 11th century castle and old pubs overlooking the castle.

Your ticket includes:
1 hour cruise to Swanage
Swanage Steam single ticket to Corfe Castle

Dates of Operation:
01/04/20 -31/10/20 Daily

Departs from:
Poole Quay at 10.30 & 13.00 hrs*
*check train times separately as they vary

1 hour cruise & 20 min train

Complimentary policy: 1 Tour Leader travel free of charge with 20 paying pax (up to a maximum of 05 free tour leaders per group.)

Pre-booking is required for groups of 20 pax or more.

All vouchers MUST be exchanged for tickets at the ticket offices before boarding the boats.

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Last Updated: 14.02.2020


CHILD POLICY: Child rates apply for children 5-15 years old. Children under 5 years old travel FREE.

​CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations can be made free of charge up to the day prior to departure. Thereafter full (100%) charges will apply.