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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Paris Rail Day Trip from London

Take a day trip from London to Paris by Eurostar train, and explore the city on your own or with a guide! Choose from an independent trip with a Paris hop-on hop-off tour to see sights like the Louvre, or a guided day trip that includes a city tour, visits to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral plus a Seine River cruise. The rail trip comes with a Eurostar seat in standard class, or an upgrade option is available to first class for more leg room, breakfast and dinner.


  • London to Paris day trip including round-trip Eurostar ticket
  • See the sights on a Paris hop-on hop-off bus tour and admire sights of top attractions like the Louvre
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower’s 2nd level, enjoy a Seine River cruise and explore Notre Dame Cathedral (guided day trip only)
  • Enjoy use of a complimentary Paris travel pack including map and transport information)
  • Make the most of the rail trip’s convenient start time and enjoy a full day of Paris sightseeing
  • Relax in a standard-class seat or upgrade to first class for more leg room and two meals

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

See Paris the way you want with this tour. After your relaxed train trip from London, take a guided tour of the top sights on the hop-on hop-off bus or go independently using your included ticket to go where you choose. It's a stress-free day trip to the City of Lights!

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What You Can Expect

Paris Rail Day Trip from London

See the Louvre Museum on a rail trip to Paris from London!

Both the independent and guided rail trips start from and finish at St Pancras Station in central London. Simply board your Eurostar train and relax on the journey to Gare du Nord in central Paris. Save the pennies to spend on sightseeing by booking a standard Eurostar ticket, or upgrade to a first-class ticket. Benefits of first-class Eurostar travel include a breakfast on the way out and dinner on the way back, plus you’ll have the comfort of a wider seat with more leg room.

Independent Day Trip:
Travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord by Eurostar, and then spend the entire day at leisure. For an ultimate hassle-free day of sightseeing, use your ticket for a Paris hop-on hop-off tour, to get around the city and visit attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées and more.

Guided Day Trip:
Meet your friendly local guide at Paris’ Gare du Nord, and then board your open-top double-decker hop-on hop-off bus for a whistle-stop tour of the city. Take a seat and gaze at Paris’ A-list attractions, and then hop off at the Eiffel Tower and head up to the second level. As you walk around the viewing platform, your guide will share highlights of the monument’s history, and then leave you to gaze out at the City of Lights.

After a break for lunch in town (own expense), meet your guide and walk to the water’s edge for your Seine River sightseeing cruise. Have your camera poised to capture photos of the historical buildings that line the UNESCO-listed river banks; Hôtel de Ville and Notre Dame Cathedral are just a couple of the sights you’ll see.

Having admired the sights of Paris from the water, step back onto dry land and visit Notre Dame Cathedral independently. Marvel at its ornate Gothic architecture and 13th-century rose window, and then enjoy some free time for shopping in the Opera neighborhood. Your time in Paris finishes with a drop-off at Gare du Nord.

Please note: wait lines at the Eiffel Tower are often long. If they are deemed too long on the day of your tour, your guide may suggest a visit to the Louvre Museum or Musee D'Orsay, instead.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Enjoyed seeing Paris, but it wasn't worth the money we spent through Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had an absolutely fabulous time. Our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He was able to get us express tickets for the Eiffel tower as well as Notre Dame, so that we did not have to wait in line. Train trip from London to Paris was quick and smooth with beautiful countryside scenery. Viator representatives were very easy to spot and efficient at both the St. Pancras station in London and Paris station.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day trip. Busy day but managed to see so much and felt we had plenty of time at each venue to enjoy. Guide was terrific very informative and made us feel we were not rushing. Would definitely recommend the guided option and we enjoyed the upgrade option on eurostar.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Definitely a great one day trip to Paris! Enjoyed our train ride. Had a great tour guide and loved the hop on hop off bus for the day, made it easy to see all the big things we wanted to see for the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best way to tour Paris in a day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Other than the tour was cut short due to a train strike it was very nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide was really kind. Paris is absolutely lovely and thanks to this tour, my younger sister and I got to see as much as possible in one day. Thanks so much Viator for helping make a dream come true!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guides were very professional and we had a wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I loved this trip! I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to just spend the day in Paris! It was so easy through this company!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great day!! Everything went smoothly and the guides were informative and readily available. Highly recommend.

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