Paris Rail Day Trip from London

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Paris Rail Day Trip from London
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Take a day trip from London to Paris by Eurostar train, and explore the city on your own or with a host ! Choose from an independent trip with a Paris hop-on hop-off tour to see sights like the Louvre, or a escorted day trip that includes a city tour, a one hour circular sightseeing cruise and time to explore. The rail trip comes with a Eurostar seat in standard class, or an upgrade option is available to standard premier for more leg room, including light meals.
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In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
15 hours
Operates:
Daily, except Sunday
Highlights:
Choice of seating available
Rail Tour
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Eiffel Tower, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris France

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France

Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France

The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement.

Stop At: Seine River, 75001 Paris France

Enjoy unique views over Paris on a Seine River Cruise and pass under top attractions from the Orsay Museum, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. (If option selected)

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris France

The Hôtel de Ville in Paris, France, is the building housing the city's local administration, standing on the place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville in the 4th arrondissement.

Pass By: Champs-Elysees, Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris France

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France, 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 70 metres (230 ft) wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located. It is known for its theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, for the annual Bastille Day military parade, and as the finish of the Tour de France cycle race.

Stop At: St. Pancras International Station, St. Pancras Station Euston Road, London N1C 4QP England

Central to London's King's Cross area; St Pancras International station is home to Eurostar and an exciting collection of shops, restaurants and bars.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gare du Nord, Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris France

The Gare du Nord, officially Paris-Nord, is one of the six large terminus stations of the SNCF mainline network for Paris, France. Near Gare de l'Est in the 10th arrondissement, the Gare du Nord offers connections with several urban transport lines, including Paris Métro, RER, buses and Eurostar.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris France

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile — the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues.

Pass By: Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris France

The Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris, France Measuring 7.6 hectares in area, it is the largest square in the French capital. It is located in the city's eighth arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées.

Inclusions

  • Paris travel pack (public transport information and city map)
  • Hop-on hop-off tour - if you selected for Unescorted tour
  • A professional guide from London - If you selected for Escorted tour
  • Sightseeing cruise (if escorted option selected)
  • Return Eurostar tickets with reserved seats
  • Luxury small private coach in Paris - if you selected for Escorted tour
  • Light Meals on Eurostar, if you selected for Standard Premier tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Seine River

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified (if you selected Eurostar Standard tickets)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

St Pancras International, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Train times are subject to change

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We had a wonderful day trip to Paris. It's important that you understand that you are only paying for your transportation with the basic package: train tickets and hop-on-hop-off bus. There is not a guided tour. (My suggestion would be to purchase the basic package one anyway as it doesn't sound like the other options are worth the money.) I will also say, that the instructions say that the the tour "Departs" at 6 am. This is not the case because the train left at 7 am. You will meet the representative from the travel company at 6 am to check in. You really do not need to be there until 6 am, so don't kill yourself to get there like we did an hour early. This is a truly fantastic way to visit Paris and see what you can fit into one day. It was absolutely worth it in my opinion!
• Submitted 22 Nov 2019
Family of 9 women aging in range from 19-65 thoroughly enjoyed our day in Paris. Angela was a wonderful guide. The day was extremely long but we felt like we had enough time to see core Paris sites.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
This turned out to be a real good deal. Myself and two colleagues were trying to plan a day trip to Paris , but, the expense of the EuroStar tickets was prohibitive. Then we looked into the guided tour through Viator and the price of the tour and all it included was cheaper than the EuroStar tickets we could get on our own. The guided tour did not have enough sign ups, but, we did the hop on hop off bus and the river cruise and it was a very nice day
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
Excellent day trip to Paris. Our guide (Alexandria) was excellent. She was well versed in the culture, and background of Paris. There were certain parts of the tour that weren't ideal for mobility limited tourist, but she was able to work with us to give us the best of what Paris had to offer. The river cruise was awesome for photo taking opportunities.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Simon was an EXCELLENT tour guide! The Magic of London guided tour is a good balance of sightseeing and independent time. This was a perfect way for us to see everything we wanted without having to worry about navigating on our own. You do not get to go inside any of the sights (Louvre for example) but we were totally fine with that. This is a great snapshot of Paris and Simon was full of interesting information!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Most memorable trip celebrating my 70th and my daughters 50th birthdays! Fantastic day all around! Thank you Viator!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2019
For us, this trip was the best way to see Paris in one day since our time was limited. The train ride started at 6:18am. Our tour guide (Nigel) met us at 5:30am and provided us with our train tickets as well as all needed information to start the trip. The train ride from London was comfortable and Nigel and Ahmad, the bus driver at Paris made this trip unforgettable experience. We visited the Eiffel Tower, made the river cruise tour, visited the Louvre Museum, and visited all prominent landmarks in Paris. Nigel was very knowledgeable about all the areas we visited and provided us with all needed information. Free time was the right amount, thanks to the experience of Nigel. Keep in mind that this trip would provide you with the main highlights of Paris in one day, but if you need to spend more time at the attractions, you need to consider a trip that lasts for few days.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
This was a fantastic way to see the highlights. Peter, our guide, made the transport process very easy. He was wonderfully helpful and informative, as well as witty and entertaining. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to do a quick visit. We are a family of three with an eleven year old. We had good time to explore two areas of Paris and a clean, convenient way to see the sights.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Nigel and Ahmad were a very good pair as guide and driver. Nigel was personable, knowledgeable and well organized. He related well to all on board. We will recommend this trip to friends!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
This was the perfect way to see Paris in a day. Train ride from London was great. We did the river cruise tour, without lunch, saw so much from the relaxing boat ride. The bus took us to see all the "must see" places in Paris. Free time was the right amount. And our tour guide Angela was the best!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
Confirmed trip by calling tour center the day before trip. The Evans worker was on time with the tickets and gave clear instructions similar to what's found online. After that you are on your own if it's the hip on hop off trip. The bus stop is close to train station in Paris. The weather was lovely and traffic was a bit bad, however there were still enough time to make stops, take pictures, and enjoy the sights. It was a lovely time. If you want to do museums and other attractions you would need more than one day trip to get into those attractions.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
We wanted to go to Paris for a few days, but I waited to buy Euro Star tickets, and they went way up, so then choose this tour instead. It was a great way to see Paris for the first time. Very well organized and you get to see a lot. The only thing I wish I would've bought prepaid tickets to go up into the Eiffel Tower. You get about 2 hours to view and eat around the Eiffel Tower. We waited in line through the security lines to go inside the grounds,but then you have to wait in line to buy tickets to go up, which the lines we felt were too long the day we went. But, if you buy your tickets ahead of time, you'd have time, not a ton of time to be up there, but some especially if it's not a busy time of the year. If you want to go up into the tower, I'd ask the tour company if you should buy tickets ahead of time. Just walking around and taking pictures and then finding a spot to eat was great as well.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019
This is the best way to see Paris in one day,great tour guide from start to finish,we were met at the rail station taken to our train,once in Paris the bus was waiting for us,did the city tour,after that we did the river cruise,after that back on the bus for more sightseeing,then we had free time to ourselves.All in all a great day out with a great tour guide named Angela.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Highly recommended for a quick overview of Paris in one day. Our tour guide Nigel was great! We will definitely come back to Paris but will do a longer visit.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Paris was on our bucket list and this day trip from London was a good fit! Loved that train tickets and hop on tickets were taken care of by tour! Paris was busy but we did a quick look at the major sites and was a great experience!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Alexandra was a phenomenal tour guide!! We had a wonderful experience and we will utilize/recommend this service again!!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
EvanEvans tour group did a great job getting us to the sights of Paris! Nigel was a fantastic guide.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
Carol is AWESOME!I booked this trip for my birthday. I was one of two people who were scheduled on this date so I had a personal tour guide - Carol - and she was mindful of every detail! From our initial meeting, she was charming, witty, smart, knowledgeable, and catering to me. The train ride was wonderful and the tour around the city was really enjoyable. I ate lunch at 58 Eiffel Tour Restaurant because Carol called ahead and got a table for me to celebrate. She informed them that it was my birthday and they gave me a dessert and sang happy birthday to me! The cruise on the Seine River was really nice and the afternoon was pleasurable. The return trip to London with Carol was also enjoyable and I will forever be grateful for the special care she showed me on my birthday!
• Submitted 17 Jan 2019
I was worried a bit after some of the reviews saying it was a exhausting day. But I must say it was perfection!! Richard was a delightful ambassador for Paris and our day was a perfect combination of history and exploration. My husband and I were traveling with my 75 year old parents and each of us loved it equally. And the tops was meeting our fellow trip mates who quickly became friends!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2018
Fantastic guide Richard so knowledgeable he explained each site so well and exposed us to so much charm and wonder of the city. Had we gone on our own we would not have been exposed to so much. I would highly recommend this tour and this fantastic guide.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2018
A very smooth process going on the train. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was a beautiful day and enough time to visit if you have visited before. Tour bus driver was a amazing at his job. Watch your purse and wallet while visiting.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2018
The representative at San Pancras station was so patient, and had the tickets and itinerary organized for my group of 4. The hop on hop off was easy and convenient. Also allowed for AMAZING views of all of the monuments. The entire trip was seamless, and completely enjoyable. I highly recommend this.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2018
A wonderful side trip to visit Paris. You have enough time to see the major sites with some free time to explore. The boat cruise on the Seine was very much enjoyable. Highly recommend it. The only negative was not the tours fault. The lines going through customs were very unpleasant. Lastly, Nigel our tour guide was amazing.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2018
Very easy to book and delivered as promised. The representative met us in the exact location provided an on time. The train is great. The only difficulty came when attempting to locate our hop on / hop off bus once we arrived in Paris. But, we were ultimately successful! Great day in Paris exploring on our own.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018

In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
15 hours
Operates:
Daily, except Sunday
Highlights:
Choice of seating available
Rail Tour
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

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