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London is Britain’s most important rail hub, making it a great base from which to explore destinations near and far. From the shores of Lake Windermere to UNESCO–listed Edinburgh, here are a few locations within reach of London by rail.

Paris — 2.5 hours from London
Thanks to the speedy Eurostar rail service, Paris lies within easy reach of London and makes a wonderful day trip from the British capital. Explore in comfort on a hop-on hop-off bus tour; take to the waves on a scenic Seine River cruise; and discover top Paris attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Liverpool — 2.5 hours from London
Take a Fab Four day trip by train to Liverpool and enjoy a tour of the city made famous by the Beatles. Explore historic Albert Dock, hop aboard a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club, and discover top attractions such as Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Lake District — 3 hours from London
Home to Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows, the Lake District National Park boasts some of Britain’s most captivatingly beautiful countryside. Delve into the idyllic Yewdale Valley; follow in the footsteps of author Beatrix Potter; and don’t forget to sample a traditional English cream tea, a must for any visitor to the lakes.

Edinburgh — 5 hours from London
Scotland’s capital, the UNESCO–listed city of Edinburgh offers dramatic scenery alongside centuries of colorful history. Take in the sights with ease on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, stroll along the historic Royal Mile, or sip a wee dram at the Scotch Whisky Experience. And don’t miss one of the city’s must-sees: the Scottish Crown Jewels inside Edinburgh Castle.
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Fully Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip with Lunch at the Eiffel TowerDay Trips

Fully Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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See Paris and savor lunch on the Eiffel Tower on this private day trip by Eurostar from London. Travel by high-speed train from St. Pancras International and, on arrival, take a panoramic coach tour of top Paris attractions including the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine River cruise. Then, after having lunch at a chic Eiffel Tower restaurant, choose either to visit the Louvre (own expense) or enjoy free time. Upgrade to first-class Eurostar travel, including breakfast and dinner. Please note: Restaurant 58 reopens in the Fall of 2020. Until then, a Seine River lunch cruise replaces the Eiffel Tower restaurant.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$330.01
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$330.01
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Guided Day Trip to Paris from London-includes Eiffel Tower, River Cruise, LouvreDay Trips

Guided Day Trip to Paris from London-includes Eiffel Tower, River Cruise, Louvre

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Grab your passport and cross the channel to Paris for an unforgettable day in the City of Lights. Your guided day trip includes round-trip transportation by Eurostar from London and entrance to two of Paris’ most popular attractions – the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. That’s not all: you’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Paris, including sights like the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Trocadero, then set sail for a cruise along the Seine river.
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  • 16 hours
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$356.77
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$356.77

Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from LondonDay Trips

Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from London

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Discover The Beatles’ hometown on this rail day trip to Liverpool from London. Visit The Beatles Story attraction, packed with memorabilia and replicas of Beatles’ sites; and enjoy a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations linked to the Fab Four including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club.
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  • 14 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$213.12
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$213.12
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Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from LondonDay Trips

Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London

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Enjoy Paris as you please with a guide or independently during this rail 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 an included Paris city tour, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River, and time to explore. Either trip includes round-trip Eurostar standard or first-class tickets—your choice—between London’s St. Pancras and Paris’ Gare du Nord station.
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  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$285.42
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Full Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from LondonDay Trips

Full Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London

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Unless you hire a car, exploring the Sussex South Downs National Park from London means catching trains, buses, and even cabs. After a train ride to Brighton, this full-day trip lays everything on with a deluxe minivan tour in a personalized, small-group atmosphere. Admire the rolling downs at Devil’s Dyke, see Beachy Head, and the Seven Sisters cliffs, travel country roads, and more, all with a guide for deeper insight.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.40
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Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On Hop-Off BusDay Trips

Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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See the sights you want to see in Edinburgh on this independent day trip from London. Travel to the Scottish capital by train, and then make use of an included Edinburgh hop-on hop-off bus tour to set your own sightseeing schedule. Visit Edinburgh Old Town; wander along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Royal Mile; and choose to visit the St. Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, and a whole host of other top attractions. An entrance ticket for Edinburgh Castle is also included.
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  • 16 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$257.04
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Guided Paris Day Trip from LondonDay Trips

Guided Paris Day Trip from London

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See the very best of Paris on a full-day trip from London by high-speed train, and enjoy a mix of guided tours and time to explore on your own. Take in key sites on a coach tour, then board a riverboat for a cruise along the Seine. Spend the afternoon by yourself, with plenty of time to shop Parisian boutiques, visit museums, or sample classic French cuisine in the "City of Light."
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$279.05
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Lake District Rail Day Trip from LondonDay Trips

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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Experience the untamed beauty and literary heritage of England’s Lake District on this guided day trip from London, with round-trip rail tickets included. On arrival, explore this epic region by minivan, visiting Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows. In summer, enjoy an added visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former farmhouse; a scenic lake cruise, and tea at the famous Lindeth Howe hotel. Upgrade to first class rail tickets for extra comfort.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$290.62
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Fully Guided Tour of Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry PotterDay Trips

Fully Guided Tour of Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

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Harry Potter fans, grab your wands and owls for the journey to Hogwarts and beyond on an official guided tour of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Take a train directly from central London to the studio, where you’ll be greeted by a representative and taken on an immersive journey featuring original sets, props and costumes featured in all eight Harry Potter movies. From Platform 9 ¾ and Diagon Alley to Hagrid’s Hut and Dumbeldore’s office, you’ll be transported directly to J.K. Rowling’s beloved world of wizardry.
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  • 5 hours
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$177.11
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$177.11

Free & Easy Day Trip by Eurostar from London to Paris with Open Top Bus TourDay Trips

Free & Easy Day Trip by Eurostar from London to Paris with Open Top Bus Tour

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Combine the convenience of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel on this independent day trip to Paris from London. Settle into your reserved seats on the Eurostar, then set out to discover the city at your own pace, armed with a metro ticket and a map of Paris. That’s not all: an open-top bus tour is also included, so you can marvel at star attractions like the Champs–Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, before setting out to explore on your own.
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  • 15 hours
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$266.30
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See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!Half-day Tours

See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

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Hit the streets and visit a wide range of London landmarks on this walking tour through the city center. Instead of joining a crowded bus tour and listening to a guide read out a script, join this small group tour and enjoy the personalized commentary from your responsive guide. Explore London’s bustling squares and alleys, all while learning about highlights like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Shakespeare’s Globe.
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  • 5 hours
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$65.63
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$65.63

3-Day Edinburgh Tour from London by trainMulti-day Tours

3-Day Edinburgh Tour from London by train

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Edinburgh on this seamless, 3-day tour from London. Leave all the planning to someone else, and embark from King’s Cross station in the morning, traveling via high-speed train to Edinburgh. Upon arrival, you’ll go for a city tour and will see Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and more. On the second day, explore the city further or upgrade for a Loch Ness visit. On the final day, visit the National Monument and enjoy panoramic views before returning to London.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$443.79
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3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from LondonMulti-day Tours

3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

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Discover the architectural delights and natural splendor of Scotland on a 3-day tour of Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London. Visit some of Scotland’s most important cultural institutions in its beautiful capital city of Edinburgh; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Loch Ness and the Great Glen on a guided tour; and travel through the scenic delights of the Scottish highlands while learning of the region’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy two nights accommodation in a comfortable B&B and travel by comfortable and scenic train from London to Edinburgh.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$644.53
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Budget Independent Rail Tour to Paris by EurostarDay Trips

Budget Independent Rail Tour to Paris by Eurostar

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Enjoy a day in beautiful Paris as you wish on this great-value, unescorted Eurostar rail day trip from London. Ride the morning Eurostar to Paris and get the whole day to enjoy the city at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Eiffel Tower and Ile de la Cité, stroll along the Champs-Élysées, explore the magnificent Louvre, and dip into the sidewalk cafes and chic boutiques—it’s your choice. Your experience includes round-trip Eurostar standard class tickets, maps, and a Visite Paris Pass giving you unlimited, 1-day use of Paris’ metro and bus network.
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  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$259.93
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Go Up The Shard & London Landmark Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Go Up The Shard & London Landmark Walking Tour

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If you’re visiting London for the first time, orient yourself in England’s capital with ease during a full-day tour that includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to The Shard—guaranteed to save you up to an hour of waiting in line. As well as ascending to the viewing platform of The Shard, you’ll tick off more than 20 top London attractions with the help of your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.73
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3 Hour Private Downton Abbey London Locations Walking TourHalf-day Tours

3 Hour Private Downton Abbey London Locations Walking Tour

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Fans of "Downton Abbey" don't want to miss the chance to see London filming locations from the TV series. This private walking tour takes you to top attractions such as Hyde Park as well as lesser-known city sights where Lady Mary and other characters filmed scenes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at how the show was made. You'll also see locations from "Mr Selfridge" and "The Halcyon," two other British period dramas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.57
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Private Custom Tour: London in a DayFull-day Tours

Private Custom Tour: London in a Day

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Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.28
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$158.28
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Bicester Village Shopping by TrainDay Trips

Bicester Village Shopping by Train

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Stock up on designer goods with this shopping day trip to Bicester Village from London. Just an hour from the capital, the luxury shopping outlet is home to British and international brands such as Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, and Stella McCartney — all at discounted prices. With this experience, you’ll travel by fast train from Marylebone station with a flexible return ticket, and save time to spend in the shops. You’ll also get a VIP pass for further savings on select brands.
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  • 4 to 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.13
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$33.13
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Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of LondonFull-day Tours

Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

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The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are two of London’s most impressive must-see attractions, but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, save valuable sightseeing time with skip-the-line entry and head straight inside with your guide. Learn the history of Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square on a walking visit, and stop at Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$415.42
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Tour to Brussels from London via Eurostar Train, with Brussels Open Top Bus TourDay Trips

Tour to Brussels from London via Eurostar Train, with Brussels Open Top Bus Tour

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Beer, chocolate, and beautiful architecture — what’s not to love about Brussels. Hop on the Eurostar for a full-day trip to Brussels from London and take in the best bits of the Belgium capital in one day. On arrival, step aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour and jump off to explore the European Parliament buildings, snap a photo by the Manneken Pis statue, or admire Brussels’ Art Nouveau architecture. Best of all: your self-guided tour means you can tailor your itinerary and see the sights that interest you most.
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  • 14 hours
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$234.34
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Churchill's War Rooms & London Top Sights TourHalf-day Tours

Churchill's War Rooms & London Top Sights Tour

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Relive the drama of World War II on this 5-hour walking tour to more than 20 of London’s most-visited attractions. With kids joining free (they pay only the entrance fee to Churchill’s bunker) you’ll enjoy taking the whole family on this guided excursion through the city, ending at the war rooms used by Prime Minister Churchill during the great battles of WWII.
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  • 5 hours
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$94.97
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Brussels Rail Day Trip from LondonDay Trips

Brussels Rail Day Trip from London

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Get to know history-steeped Brussels on this independent London to Brussels day trip by rail. Travel to Belgium’s capital by Eurostar, and use an included hop-on hop-off bus ticket to admire the city’s famous sights and create your own sightseeing itinerary. View the splendid Royal Palace, Atomium and European Union buildings; stroll around the guildhouses and Town Hall of the magnificent, cobbled Grand Place; and use your remaining time to stroll, sightsee and relax as you wish. Your hop-on hop-off tour, return Eurostar tickets, and a city map are included.
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  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$347.70
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Discover Paris at your Leisure Tour via Eurostar, with Seine Cruise &TravelcardDay Trips

Discover Paris at your Leisure Tour via Eurostar, with Seine Cruise &Travelcard

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Take a break from Britain to experience the romance and history of Paris on a full-day, independent rail tour from London. Ride under the English Channel on the Eurostar to arrive in the City of Lights in the morning. The day is yours to spend as you please with the help of a Paris map and an unlimited day-use Metro card. Take in iconic sights like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame on an included hour-long Seine River cruise.
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  • 15 hours
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$258.33
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Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from LondonDay Trips

Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London

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Discover one of Britain’s most striking heritage cities on an independent day tour from London, traveling by rail through the English countryside to historic Chester. On arrival, use your hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing Bus tour to visit the majestic Chester Cathedral, the iconic Eastgate Clock and the landmark Northgate. Walk the ramparts and climb the towers of the remarkably preserved Roman City Walls, then admire the unique Rows galleries and ancient cellars, crammed with shops, bars and restaurants.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.39
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