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Guided Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Thames Cruise Sightseeing Cruise for TwoCode: PGLBCC SP1 12 month validity London - Bankside 2 people
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Guided Tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Thames Cruise Sightseeing Cruise for Two
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Enjoy an iconic London outing, with a guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and a Thames sightseeing cruise for two.
Stepping inside the faithful recreation of Shakespeare’s iconic Globe Theatre, your expert guide will bring this extraordinary open-air theatre to life in a 50 minute guided tour. Hear colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and its role today. Take a seat ‘within this wooden O' - listen, absorb and ask questions as the secrets of the Globe unfold.
Afterwards, enjoy the sights together from the River Thames, and discover history and iconic landmarks around every bend. Enjoy unlimited hop-on, hop-off travel all day. With open air decks and panoramic windows, there’s no better way to get a unique sense of the capital.
- 50 minute Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for two
- Fascinating introduction to the world-famous Globe Theatre and life in Shakespeare's London
- Discover how shows were produced in Shakespeare's time to how the space is used today
- Tours are available in English only, with written information available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese or Simplified Chinese.
- Unlimited hop-on, hop-off travel on the City Cruises boat
- Departures from following piers every 30 minutes:
- Personalised voucher and message card
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
What happens on the day?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure at The Globe, where you'll be warmly welcomed by the staff. You'll then step inside for your 50 minute guided tour, with colourful stories of the original Globe, the reconstruction process, and how the building works today as an imaginative and experimental theatre space.
At your chosen pier, you’ll exchange your voucher at the City Cruises ticket office for an unlimited River Red Rover ticket. The two of you can embark and disembark from the piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich, cruising between them as many times as you like over the course of the day.
- Under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult
- Globe Theatre
A reasonable level of fitness is desirable as some walking is involved
The Globe is fully wheelchair accessible
- Thames Cruise
Any disabilities must be disclosed at the time of booking. All passengers must be physically able to walk on to the boats with an able bodied helper and unfortunately no electronic wheelchairs are permitted
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
The vouchers are valid for nine months from the issue date and cannot be extended.
Shakespeare’s Globe is open all year round Tuesday to Sunday. Some date exclusions, such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day may apply. Please contact the Shakespeare’s Globe Ticketing & Sales Team, who will be able to provide you with up to date opening hours and tour times.
2021 opening times and dates:
Until 30 September 2020 - Tuesday to Sunday
From 1 to 31 October - Thursday to Saturday at 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00 on Sunday at 10.00 and 11.00
1 to 14 November: Closed so there will be no tours available
15 to 30 November - Thursday to Saturday at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00 and Sunday at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00
1 to 22 December - Friday and Saturday at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00 and Sunday at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00
23 to 26 December - Closed so there will be no tours available
27 to 30 December - 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00
Opening times for 2022 will be confirmed soon.
Shakespeare’s Globe is a working theatre, tour times may vary due to performance schedules or sometimes take place during rehearsals (giving you an exclusive look at the rehearsal process!). Your tour guide will transport you back to Elizabethan London highlighting interesting historical landmarks of the area.
Please allow approximately 1 hour for the full experience.
You can use your voucher any day of the week, excluding 25 December. Please note that due to high demand for the river cruise during summer months there may be some restricted availability during July and August.
City Cruises services operate approximately every 40 minutes between 10.00 and 18.00 (depending on the departure pier and the season). Please remember to check the times of the return boats and the last boats of the day.
Some restrictions may apply during special occasions and major events.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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