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 1.5-hour tour by coach, then board a river boat for an hour-long 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.
Meet a guide and group at St. Pancras Station for a 6am departure, then board a high-speed train from London to Paris (Saturday tours depart at 6:30am). You’ll see the landscape fly by on the 2-hour journey, and arrive for a morning tour of Paris’ key sites. Board a bus for a 1.5-hour trip through the city, passing the Opera House, the glamorous Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Moulin Rouge, the Louvre Museum, and more. The bus tour concludes at a pier near the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll transfer to a river boat for an hour-long trop on the Seine River. Pass classic landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musee d’Orsay, the Grand Palais, and the Statue of Liberty, a smaller version of the iconic statue in New York City. After the Seine cruise, you’re free to explore on your own, and the guide can help point you towards the best places to eat, shop, and visit. At the end of the afternoon, simply meet up with the group at the Gare du Nord train station, arriving at 6:15pm for a 7pm departure. This full-day Paris excursion concludes in London at roughly 8:30pm.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Dec 2017
We had a great time on this day trip! Charlotte was our guide and she was great. Very knowledgeable and gave us great recomendations. We orginally had planned to go off on our own once the river cruise was finished while the rest of the group had lunch at the Eiffel Tower and visit the Louvre, but because of the weather Charlotte was able to purchase us tickets for the Louvre and we were able to stay with the group. She did a great job at the Louvre taking us to the top 5 or so paintings, sculptures, and rooms. She provided background on all the paintings and we learned a great deal from her. I would highly recommend this
The train ride was well organized. However, that was the extent of value for this trip. When we arrived to Paris, The tour guide Charlotte and the bus driver Drix did nothing but argue about the route for the tour bus. Clearly they do not have a clear marked route for the trip. IT does not help that they assumed no one on the trip spoke french, and kept snipping at each other like children.The bus ride will take you through Parisian streets, but there is only a few things worth seeing in the ride the opera house, the Roulin Rouge, and veeeeery far away the Arc de Triomphe. The boat ride was ok you get to ride on the Seine river, see some of Paris. The people who did go to the Eiffel Tower and to the Louvre another potential trip with this group mentioned it was lukewarm at best.To be honest, you would get your same money's worth by paying for the Eurostar trip separately and riding around in Metro all day. Consider a different option.
I was really expecting more. If you did not book the whole day tour, the tour guide just talked to you while you were traveling to the Eiffel Tower then you were on your own. It is not a tour of Paris. The boat ride was nice and the train ride was nice. I felt abandoned once we finished.
Don't believe anyone who says you can't do Paris in a day! A week would be better, but when you only have a day this is a great way to do it. A great tour operator and guide. I felt really looked after. You see all the highlights of Paris in a day and soak up the atmosphere of the city. There is a little confusion at points during the day because they appear to book many different types of tour in the same day. It starts early and is a full day but well worth it.