Windsor's Best Afternoon Tea cruise on the Thames
Experience a British tradition in a Royal setting with our Windsor afternoon tea service.
Offering a menu that is designed to reflect the Berkshire countryside, indulge yourself with scones, mini pastries and selection of sandwiches, as well as an assortment of teas as we pass various famous Windsor sights.
Our afternoon tea service also offers a variety of activity packs for children and for adults that don’t enjoy high tea, you can pay a little more to enjoy a glass of bubbly too.
Setting sail from Thames side in the centre of Windsor, our glass-topped Melody vessel will pass various Windsor sights, including Windsor Castle, Windsor Racecourse and Eton College, as well as the town of Windsor itself and other Royal boroughs.
Please note that we can only accept card payments on board.
On Sunday we have different sailing times of:
Boarding: 15:45 Departure: 1600 Return: 17:15
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Windsor Afternoon Tea
Windsor Afternoon Tea
A relaxing afternoon on the Thames with a selection of tea, cakes and sandwiches and the picturesque sights of Windsor.
Our Windsor Afternoon Tea Cruise includes:
- One and a quarter hour cruise
- Selection of sandwiches, scones, mini patisseries
- Assortment of teas
- Additional enhancements available
Our afternoon tea cruise has a smart casual dress code. Find out more about our dress code policy.
Children between 3-12 years are permitted on our lunch cruises. Details of our child afternoon tea package.
We are located at Thames side, Windsor. Find out more about how to find us.
When should I arrive for the Windsor afternoon tea cruise?
For the Windsor afternoon tea service, we recommend arriving between 14:45 pm and 15:00 pm. There can be a queue to board and we will be setting sail at 15:30 pm. Please leave plenty of time before boarding to collect tickets.
How long does the Thames cruise afternoon tea last?
Our Windsor cruise afternoon tea takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. During this time you will be served a tea experience like no other. Start with tea and coffee before enjoying finger sandwiches, pastries and scones with clotted cream and jam while the views of Windsor Castle and Oakley court unfold around you.
What’s included with your afternoon tea?
Our afternoon tea includes:
- Tea and coffee
- A selection of sandwiches
- Scones with clotted cream and jam
- A selection of pastries
Additional enhancements are available.
Where does the afternoon tea cruise start and finish?
All Bateaux Windsor cruises start and finish at Thames Side. The nearest train station is Windsor & Eton Riverside station and is approximately a 2-minute walk from the pier.
Does the afternoon tea cruise make any stops?
The afternoon tea cruise will not make any unauthorised stops. The boat will set sail from Thames Side, sail down the river, before returning to Thames Side.
What will I see on the afternoon tea cruise in Windsor?
Enjoy afternoon tea in the most picturesque setting with Bateaux Windsor. Offering the very best of the Berkshire countryside, take in views of Windsor Castle, Windsor Racecourse, Eton College, Alexandra Park, Windsor itself and other nearby Royal Boroughs.
Does your afternoon tea in Windsor cater to guests with special dietary requirements?
The Windsor chef is more than happy to cater the afternoon tea serving for guests with special dietary requirements. This includes guests with gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan diets. Please note that you need to give our chef five (5) days notice of your dietary requirements. Please complete the dietary requirements section at the time of booking should you have any allergies.
What is your afternoon tea dress code?
While we want our guests to be as comfortable as possible, we ask that guests adhere to a smart casual dress code.
What live entertainment is provided on an afternoon tea cruise?
All our Windsor afternoon tea cruises include a professional pianist playing a variety of classics on a baby Grand Piano.
Can I order alcohol aboard the afternoon tea cruise?
Yes, adults that are in a celebratory mood can pay a little extra to receive a glass of bubbly.
Do you provide commentary on board a dinner cruise?
Unfortunately, we do not provide commentary on board our afternoon tea cruise service. For commentary, please see our lunch cruise service.
Do I have to share a table with other guests like other afternoon tea cruises?
No, each booking is allocated its own individual table. This allows you to enjoy the lunch cruise at your own pace and chat away as the views of Windsor unfold around you.
The Melody vessel is a beautifully crafted river boat, featuring large, arching windows, providing uninterrupting views of the river Thames and Windsor's lush landscapes.