London Day Trip from Paris by Eurostar including Thames River Cruise
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from $270.97
the low down
Hop on the Eurostar in Paris for an easy day trip to London! After a high-speed train journey of 2 hours and 15 minutes, you’ll have the rest of the day to see top London attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, with sights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square. Enjoy informative narration on board and hop off to explore by foot. Also included is a Thames River cruise! This is the perfect way to see London's must-see attractions in a short amount of time. At the end of the day, board the Eurostar and whiz back to Paris.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Paris, France , France
  • 16 hours
customer reviews
out of 5

Orlando W

I very rarely spend this much time on a negative review but felt other travelers needed to be warned about this trip and what you really can expect. My wife and I booked the tour in March 2018 and were really looking forward to our first trip to London. First of all up front you need to know the tour is conducted by two operators Paris City Vision Paris and Golden Tours London. Be prepared, the Gare du Nord station is very confusing and cold! The Eurostar train was late as employees there acknowledged happens quite often. If you have already booked this trip, be sure and check your tickets as there is assigned seats on the train. Train ride went well and arrived in London about twenty minutes late. This is where the real issue with the tour started. Every representative of Golden Tours when asked for a time expectation would quote you a time that was at least 20-25 minutes over what it actually was. When we boarded the Hop on Hop Off Bus at the train station in London we were told it was a 40 minute ride to the first stop at the Tower of London. We arrived an hour and 10 minutes later! We toured the Tower of London after lunch and decided to re-board the bus at the same spot at around 1:45. We were told the buses returned to each stop every 25-30 minutes. An hour and 20 minutes later, the bus finally arrived! We made the decision at that time that it was better to get back to the train station than try and do anything else including the free Thames River Cruise as Golden Tours advised we needed to get by no later than 5:30. We spent the next 2 hours on the bus in traffic not arriving back at the St Pancreas Station till well after 6pm just in time to catch our train back to Paris. There were many stops in that two hours that were unexplained by the drivers as one would disappear and be gone for up to 10 minutes? When again asked about time expectations we were always told only 25- 30 minutes to the train Station! We could have walked back faster! For a very expensive tour we were able to have lunch and see one London attraction. My advice is to pre-purchase your own Eurostar tickets and take Taxis to where ever you want to go, it will be cheaper and less stress! As a Level 6 Trip Advisor I take pride in writing accurate reviews and stand by this one!

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what to expect

Meet your host in central Paris early in the morning. You’ll be given your round-trip train ticket and escorted to the station to board the 8:13am Eurostar high-speed train to London. The train ride takes 2 hours and 15 minutes, getting you to London around 9:30am.

When you arrive at St Pancras station in London, you’ll be greeted by another host, who'll give you your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket and accompany you to the St Pancras station bus stop. After that, you're free to explore this incredible city on your own and spend the day as you please. For the hop-on hop-off tour, take the black Station Connector line to reach your desired stop — you can change to the red line at Baker Street — and board the double-decker bus to begin your tour. Click on 'View Additional Info' to see a map of the routes.

Get an overview of London’s sights and history as you cruise through the city and listen to the multi-lingual audio commentary. Hop on and off as you like to explore specific areas by foot. Top London attractions you can see include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.

Take a break from sightseeing by strolling around the city center, visiting a museum, or enjoying a traditional English meal at a local pub. It’s entirely up to you!

Your hop-on hop-off ticket also includes a Thames River cruise. Hop off the bus at the Westminster stop and take in London’s scenery from a different perspective as you cruise along one of the most famous rivers in the world.

You’ll have up to eight hours in London. At the end of the day, leave enough time to make your own way back to St Pancras train station to board the Eurostar train back to Paris. You’ll arrive at the Gare du Nord station in the evening.

inclusions and exclusions

  • Round-trip Eurostar train ticket
  • Meet-and-greet service at St Pancras station in London
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour in London
  • Thames River cruise
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Concludes at Gare du Nord station, central Paris
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Rail Tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • The train departure times are subject to change depending on availability
  • The underground in London will be busy at peak times and there can be a lot of traffic on the roads as well. Make sure you allow plenty of time to get back to St Pancras station in order to catch your return Eurostar train to Paris. There will not be a guide to accompany you so make your own way to the departure lounge.
cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.