Paris Rail Day Trip from London
Reviewed by: Karen G, April 2013
This tour had an early start, but the operator sent a taxi to take us to St Pancreas station. Immigration and customs at the station was a bit chaotic and time consuming, but the train ride was fine. Note: to purchase snacks from the dining carriage took ages! I thought my sister had disappeared off the train. Had been to Paris before, so stayed with group to go to Eiffel Tower, then we were on the hop on hop off bus. Spent time at Eiffel Tower, did the whole bus loop and spent time shopping at Galleries La Fayette, just amazing! Had a lovely lunch at Angelina's tea rooms. Tour guide organised a meeting point for all of us to meet and return to Paris station together. A long day and a late return into London. Plenty of taxis available just outside the station for transfers to London hotels.
Reviewed by: Natosha R, April 2013
This trip was perfect!! I had family come in to visit and we wanted to get the most out of Paris in a 1-day visit. The tour guide did a great job with escorting us around Paris, keeping us on track with time to see the sites that we wanted to visit, etc. I would recommend microphone to help with volume when she talks as it was hard to hear her at times with such a big group. Also, it was hard to keep up with her at times being that Paris was very crowded. I have seen other guides carry an umbrella and hold that in the air as we walk so that we can keep track of them. That works perfect. Also, we enjoyed the river cruise and hop on/hop off bus. It was a bit chilly but worth it and better than alot of walking. The train ride was excellent as well so great job by Viator in organizing this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to others if needing a 1 day tour of Paris.
Reviewed by: Robert S, USA, March 2013
This tour is a terrific value...made all the more special by our tour guide in Paris Mirjana.
Everything was well organized and efficiently run beginning with meeting the Viator rep at St. Pancras station, who provided our tour packet and overview of the day ahead. Mirjana met us in Paris and took over from there. Her local contacts helped wisk us through queues at Eiffel Tower, Seine cruise and various bus hops along the way.
As first time visitors we saw a lot in a short time and Mirjana's narratives provided a perfect backdrop to the experience. She made sure that we got to see the most important sights given the timeframe.
We'll be sure to book our next tour thru Viator.
Reviewed by: Larry S, March 2013
Evan Evans Tours met us at St Pancras Intl Railway with our tour packet. We chose the independent tour so we could see Paris at our pace. While the Hop On, Hop Off bus was part of our deal we really didn't use it except to get us from and to Gare de Nord. My son and I were dropped off at the Eifel Tower. We took a lot of photos and then made our way over the the Arch of Triumph. After spending almost and hour at the Arch we made our way to the Louvre where we spent the rest of our time in Paris. The tour guide that met us at Gare de Nord was friendly and informative. It was a great day! If you don't like the big tour bus thing the independent trips are a great way to see things at your pace. I'd highly recommend this.
Reviewed by: Janice C, March 2013
We were glad that we chose the escorted day trip to Paris. Our guide was excellent. The only bad part of the day was the bitterly cold wind which of course no one has control over. Thank you for our fun and interesting excursion. J. Cushon
Reviewed by: Peter M, Australia, December 2012
Evan Evans tours were fantastic. Seem to be well organised and so polite and helpful over the phone! Our organised guide in Paris was so helpful and knowledgable, couldn't do enough for our group.
Reviewed by: Virgil S, November 2012
It was the Best trip I've ever taken! The sights, the rich history, the friendly people were what really made this trip. It was so easy to get to Paris on eurostar, a nice scenic ride. When we got to Paris, our tour guide Sammy was wonderful.... He took us all over Paris and guided us at each stop.