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Paris Rail Day Trip from London

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3858EE034_037
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.


  • Choice of seating available
  • Rail Tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
St Pancras International Train Station, central London
Departure Time:
Monday - Friday: 6.15am
Saturday: 5.30am
13 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Return to Paris Gare du Nord station at least 30 minutes prior to departure between 8:30pm and 9:15pm. You will arrive in London at St Pancras between 10pm and 10:30pm

Pricing information

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Independent Trip: Standard
Code: STIN

Includes standard-class train ticket and hop-on hop-off tour

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Independent Trip: First Class
Code: 1CIN

Includes first-class train ticket and hop-on hop-off tour

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Guided Trip: Standard Class
Code: STES

Includes standard-class train ticket plus a guided day trip

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Guided Trip: First Class
Code: 1CES

Includes first-class train ticket plus a guided day trip

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Paris Rail Day Trip from London

Paris Rail Day Trip from London

  • Round-trip train ticket
  • Paris travel pack (public transport information and city map)
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Sightseeing cruise (if option selected)
    • Entrance fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities (optional)
    Additional Information:

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
    • Queuing time at the Eiffel Tower can be up to three hours. Your guide may suggest a visit to the Louvre Museum or Musee D'Orsay (on Tuesdays) as an alternative
    • Train times are subject to change
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    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Delphine W, November 2015

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

    Reviewed by: George S, 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.

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