• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 16 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 268.35 View price calendar

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Embark on your very own British invasion with this full-day trip to London from Paris! Ride the high-speed Eurostar train under the English Channel, and then hop on an open-top coach tour to see some of London’s most iconic attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. Join a Beatles- or royal-themed walking tour if you like, and then get a waterside perspective with a cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy leisure time to explore, shop or dine on your own.


  • Independent day trip to London from Paris
  • Enjoy a comfortable ride in a reserved seat on the Eurostar train
  • Take an open-top bus tour to see London's top attractions, including Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower Bridge
  • Live English or multilingual audio guided tour
  • Go on an optional free walking tour and then enjoy a cruise on the River Thames
  • Receive a complimentary map of London

What You Can Expect

Independent Day Trip to London from Paris including Thames River Cruise

London Day Trip from Paris including Thames River Cruise

When you’re short on time but don’t want to miss a trip to the British capital, experience London’s highlights with this packed full-day tour from Paris. Get an early start and make your way to the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, where a host will be waiting with your round-trip Eurostar tickets. Settle into your reserved seat on a London-bound train and enjoy the scenic, 2.5-hour ride through the French countryside and under the English Channel.

When you arrive in London midmorning, a representative will escort you from the St Pancras train station to Victoria station to begin your open-top coach tour. Keep your camera at the ready as you pass iconic sights like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Listen to an onboard English-speaking guide (or a multilingual audio guide) to learn about the history and legends of passing attractions.

Next, you can opt to join one of two themed walking tours included with your ticket. Get a case of Beatlemania while walking in the footsteps of the Fab Four, or immerse yourself in royal history on the blue-blooded Diamond Jubilee tour. Alternatively, enjoy leisure time to explore London on your own.

In the afternoon, glide down the River Thames on a leisurely cruise while learning about the modern and medieval sights that line its banks. Enjoy free time in the evening to continue sightseeing, shop, dine or visit a traditional English pub (own expense). 

Head back to St Pancras station to catch the 8:01 pm return train, arriving at least 45 minutes before it departs. Relax on the journey back to Paris, where you’ll arrive at Gare du Nord station in the late evening.

Customer Reviews

Mary Ellen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great opportunity to see the highlights of London!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This is THE BEST tour of our selection, all well arranged and we really enjoyed this trip...except one staff in LONDON who gave pass to us in St. Pancras station...all others are very nice. That staff is not at all good and cribbing about his dissatisfaction of job and looking at my wife as if he never seen a lady at all. Did not gave any good impression...however, trip was enjoyable. We just loved london and we will come back to London alone to spend more days. Our Euro Star journey is memorable.

Katherine V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Wonderful! Your staff was very professional and courteous. The on and off bus ride was the best!

Danny L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

I highly recommend this tour if you're independent and wanted to see London in one day. I really like the arrangements made for us by this trip. Our tour guide showed up on time to greet us in both Paris and London so that was comforting. Overall, we got to see most of London's attractions in one day for a really good value.

Loren B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Everything was very organised and the people were extremely helpful. Strongly recommend this voucher for a day trip.

Nanci W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

I will definitely use Viator again. The trip went very smooth. There was a rep at the train station in Paris to give us our tickets, and a rep that met us immediately in London to give us our map of London and addition tickets for the boat ride etc.

Carole L

4 star rating: Recommended November 2017

It was my first time in London and this one day trip from Paris was a great introduction. If I were to do it again I would have had a more detailed map of London streets with me as I spent a lot of the time trying to find where the bus we had tickets for was as often it was blocks away from locations.


4 star rating: Recommended June 2017

We went on this trip on March, it was very cold but really pretty, it is a good way to take a glimpse of London in 1 day. The traffic is crazy in London so I would recommend really choose your stops as you won't be able to see it all. The service of the company was great everybody helped us get the most of the experience.

Michael N USA

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

When we arrived at the train station in France, we were met by our contact. He was very nice but he spoke no English. We managed to get the necessary details, though. The train ride was very nice and comfortable. When we arrived in London, we were met by another contact. This gentleman was not very helpful. He was much more interested in selling us other tours while in London than he was in helping us plan our day. He showed us to the bus and he disappeared shortly thereafter never asking if we needed more help/information. We only stayed on the bus for a short time. There was so much traffic and deadlock due to various construction projects that we just sat there! My Wife and I got off the bus and never got back on. We walked just about everywhere. People on the streets were extremely nice and polite and pointed us in the right directions for various places we wanted to see. We took the Thames river cruise over to Big Ben, etc. and walked the rest of the way. We walked to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and everywhere in-between. Then we took the subway back to the train station and headed back to Paris. We walked a lot but we saw so much! We even had time to sit down at a pub and eat Fish and Chips. We had a great time!


4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

The train ride was nice. Grab some snacks before you get on the train. One you get to London the traffic is terrible don't expect to see everything. You can't get around that fast. Plan what you want to see ahead of time. 3 or 4 major things is all you will get to see. You will not be able to take the bus around the second time.

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