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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 November 2015

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My first time in Paris was wonderful! thanks!

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.

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