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

Paris Rail Day Trip from London

Enjoy Paris as you please or with a guide on this day trip by Eurostar from London. Opt for an independent trip with an included Paris hop-on hop-off bus tour, and then stroll, sightsee, shop and spend the day exactly as you wish. Alternatively, choose a guided experience, with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral visits, and a scenic Seine River cruise. Either trip includes round-trip Eurostar standard or first-class tickets — your choice — between London’s St Pancras and Paris’ Gare du Nord station.

Highlights

  • 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!

Take an independent or guided rail trip to Paris by Eurostar, starting and ending at London’s St Pancras International Station. Select your tour option and standard class or first- classtravel when you book, and then settle aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned Eurostar train for your journey to Paris’ Gare du Nord station. 

If you upgrade to first class travel on Eurostar, savor a delicious breakfast served at your seat on the outward journey, and dinner on the way back. Plus, enjoy the comfort of a wider seat and increased leg room.



Independent Day Trip:

On arrival at Paris’ Gare du Nord, spend the day in the French capital any way you want. With no itinerary tying you down, enjoy a relaxed hop-on hop-off bus tour to see top Paris sights including the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde and more; and visit attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Louvre as you wish. Alternatively, perhaps simply relax at the sidewalk cafes, dip in to the stylish restaurants, or shop for goodies at the chic stores.


Guided Day Trip:

On arrival at the Gare du Nord, meet your friendly guide and take an open-top, double-decker hop-on hop-off tour of Paris’ signature sights. View must-sees such as the Place de la Concorde and Champs-Elysées, and then leave your bus for a visit to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

Soak up the awe-inspiring city views from the observation platform, and listen as your guide talks about the monument’s history and construction. Then, following a break for lunch (own expense), reconvene with your guide for a scenic cruise along the Seine River. Behold the riverside sights, including Notre Dame Cathedral, before stepping ashore to see this breathtaking building independently.

Gaze in awe at the magnificent Gothic interior and 13th-century rose window, and then enjoy free time to delve into the charming Opera neighborhood, perhaps scouting out souvenirs or unwinding at the cafes. Your guided Paris visit then ends with a drop-off at Gare du Nord.



Please note: wait lines at the Eiffel Tower can be very long. If this is the case when you visit, your guide may suggest a substitute visit to the Louvre or Musee D'Orsay.

Customer Reviews

Ian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was fantastic from start to finish. Everything went like clockwork and I saw and experienced more of Paris than I ever imagined was possible to achieve in one day. Even when I loss my return Eurostar ticket, Sam our excellent Tour guide, arranged for a duplicate ticket to be issued.

Delphine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

wonderful tour guide the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Saw so many wonderful sites

George S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We did the Hop On Hop Off Tour and it went like clockwork. We were asked to be at the London train station at 5:30 am and we quickly found our liaison from the tour company. We booked through Viator, but there was a local tour company. The lady told us everything we needed to know about the tour and saw us through the check in process on our way to Paris. When we arrived in Paris we quickly found our contact carrying a tour company sign. He told us everything we should expect throughout the day and brought us to the bus. The buses arrive at the stops every 10 minutes and we never waited long to get to the next attraction. We found that the length of time was more than enough to see everything we wanted to. We didn't go in any museums because we wanted to spend some time at every attraction along the route. In hindsight we would have been able to go in the Louvre, for example, and still get to see everything else. Perfect day tour.

Adrian J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The trip was fantastic. Perfect way to see Paris in a day. I highly recommend to anyone thinking about doing this. Of course, we had great weather on this particular day and I'm sure that makes a huge difference.

AMY LYNN W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Sammie was awesome, you will see my review on trip advisor.

Ellen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic! Definitely worth the price! Our guide was very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A great way to see an overview of Paris in one day.

Lakeysha T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My first time in Paris was wonderful! thanks!

Donald K B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

Andrew O Canada

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.

Jenny S

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.

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