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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

Eda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Sammy was an amazing tour guide!! Through out the tour, he was very attentive, respectful and entertaining. The group I spent the day with, we didn't have to sit on a crowded bus or wait in any lines. Sammy has incredible insight of Paris. I highly recommend.

popsnmams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Sammy, our tour guide was a charmer and he took care of us from the time we arrived 1 Hr late-train trouble until he put us in line for the train back to London. This is just a taste of a great city and now I want the whole enchilada. Expensive, but if you only have a day this is a good way to spend it. It is my opinion that fully guided tours are the only way to go. ,

nmcastro114

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Got to see so many things in just one day. Highly recommend this trip if you want a whirlwind tour of the city.

ingridboatright

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

If you do not have a guide like Sammy, you will spend most of your day in line. Sammy got us into the Louvre and Notre Dame without having to wait in line. Great access. Saw so much in 1 day and didn't have to worry about catching buses or missing trains.

bobcareygriffin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Paris is a crazy city to navigate, so the hop-on hop-off bus tour was a good option for us. Our buses did seems to run less frequently than other bus tours, but we were able to get around the entire city and make it back to the station in time to catch the train back to London. By opting for the self-guided tour, we were able to go into Notre Dame and to the summit of the Eiffel Tower, excursions that might not have been possible with the guided tour. For a one-day trip, we saw and did enough to make it worth it for us.

Jennifer J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour and the guide Samy were GREAT!
The instructions for getting to the tour and where to meet were not clear at all. It said to meet at a group welcome desk however, it does not exist anymore. Please make instructions more clear. The tour itself was great though.

Kristi C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This is a long, long day!! We got the standard tickets and believe me, there is no reason for the first class. Don't waste your money. The Eurostar is incredibly comfortable. Our full day tour ended up being just 7 people total. We had a person guide who took us around Paris to his favorite places. We had time to go to the Louvre and he took us past everyone in line! Notre Dame was definitely one of my favorites as well. We had a wonderful time on this trip! Exhausting, but certainly one of the highlights!

Lorraine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is an excellent tour for those with limited time to see Paris! We left St Pancras station and were met by our tour guide Sami in Paris. Our first destination was the Louvre where we were given free time to see the things we wanted to see. Next the bus took us to Notre Dame Cathedral and we had plenty of time to view it's beautiful interior as well as its outside structure. Our next destination was the bus trip up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triumphe. Then finally the magnificent Eiffel Tower. The river cruise along the Seine completed the trip and for me was a highlight.

Donald K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was so exceptional I felt I should have actually paid more because the value was that outstanding. The tour itself was conducted by a local tour operator and every customer contact, from the 6:15am meeting, was punctual and professional. Our guide in Paris, Sammy, was simply SPECTACULAR! He knew all of the ins and outs, made sure we never waited in line, watched out for our safety he could spot a pick pocket a mile away, knew someone at every sightseeing stop and stayed with us until we were safely inside the train station heading back to London. One of the other people on the tour started calling Sammy The Mayor because he knew so many people and knew so much. My wife and I had previously toured Paris and brought our daughters on this trip. We saw more on this tour than we did previously in three days. The value here was exceptional. By the way, the Eurostar experience was phenomenal. If you are thinking about one day in Paris, spend the extra pennies or pounds for the guided option- you'll be happy you did. And ask for Sammy to be your guide!

Stephanie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great day! I was able to see everything in Paris. I highly recommend this excursion. Christophe was an amazing tour guide/ photographer!

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