Luxury Paris Day Trip with Champagne Lunch on the Eiffel Tower
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Enjoy an unforgettable day in the French capital on this luxury day trip from London to Paris, with an included Champagne lunch at the Eiffel Tower! Travel on Eurostar from St Pancras International and enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour taking in Paris’ top sights, including the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe. Sip Champagne before a delicious 2-course lunch on the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a cruise along the Seine past Notre Dame Cathedral. Then, choose to visit the Louvre (own expense) or enjoy free time to explore or shop independently.
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  • Book by February 23 and travel by December 31, 2018 to save 10% off our previously offered price!
  • London, United Kingdom , United Kingdom
  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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4. 10

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Kristen B

Our group of 4 took this tour on November 4th 2017. I would like to share our experience. Booking and adjusting our trip was not a problem through Viatour, but when we went to take the day trip from the train station things seemed to unravel quickly. Our instructions were to arrive at the station way too early. The train does not leave until 7:50 a.m. on Saturday which makes for arrival in Paris not until after 11 a.m. Our train unfortunately had delays, so we did not leave the station in Paris until after 12. After we left the station our whole day was quite rushed due to the delay. We zipped through the streets of Paris for approximately 30 minutes, only to arrive at the boat tour that we had missed due to this delay, The reality is there would not have been time for both the coach tour and boat tour even if we had been on time. If we had made the boat tour we never would have been at lunch on time. Very poor planning on their behalf. After we parked, and then realized the boat tour would not happen as scheduled we were rushed off to the Eiffel tower for lunch. The bus driver and tour guide were quite frazzled by the new security barriers at the Tower, which therefore made us even more rushed to get up the tower for lunch. They constantly made mention that we were running out of time everywhere we went. Our wait at the Tower was not long, one perk of having this tour is the fast track line to get up the Tower. We did enjoy our lunch, quickly, made our way up and then down the tower and planned the next 2 hours left of our day. Our guide said we could take the boat tour at 3 which would mean no free time to explore the city for the afternoon. Everyone with a ticket for Le Louvre had no choice but to skip the boat. We decided to grab a cab and drive around the city for a bit and do some shopping at our own pace. Although this was our choice, this of course was an extra cost. After exploring and meeting the group at Le Louvre we then headed back in the coach to the train station. It was a nice night time view of the city in the coach. The train was very straightforward, and was definitely an enjoyable way to get to and from Paris for a day. If I ever did this tour again I would much rather book the trip on my own. The 6:18 a.m. departure from London to Paris is the way to go. You will be able to buy Big Bus Tour tickets on the train and see much more of the city than taking this Tour. I would not be intimidated at all travelling through the city as everyone we spoke to was so pleasant and helpful. I completely understand the train delay was out of Viatour's control but I would still not recommend this trip to anyone due to our experience. It was not well organized and often felt like it was thrown together the day before. With a little research and planning anyone with some Trip Advisor savvy could plan this better.
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What To Expect

Make your own way to St Pancras International station and meet your professional guide. Board the Eurostar and relax as it whisks you to Paris in just over 2 hours. If you wish, upgrade to 1st Class and enjoy breakfast served on board and dinner on your return journey.


Once you arrive in Paris, join your guide on an air-conditioned coach for a panoramic sightseeing tour. See top Paris attractions such as the Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and Opera House as you hear fascinating facts about the city.


Next, arrive at the iconic Eiffel Tower for your Champagne lunch. Skip the possible long admission lines with your fast-access ticket and ride the elevator to the stylish 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant on the first floor. Take your seat and enjoy a glass of Champagne and delicious 2-course lunch with the sweeping views of the city providing a truly magical backdrop! See the Itinerary for a sample menu.

Afterward, enjoy a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine River, whose banks boast UNESCO World Heritage status. Snap photos and listen to the illuminating commentary as you pass sights such as soaring Notre Dame Cathedral and the island, Île de la Cité.

Next, either choose to use some free time to shop or sightsee, or take a guided visit to the magnificent Louvre Museum (own expense) to see Leonardo da Vinci’s exquisite Mona Lisa and other masterpieces.

In the late afternoon, return to Gare du Nord station and catch the Eurostar back to St Pancras. Your tour ends when you arrive at around 8:30pm.

Itinerary
  • Sample Lunch Menu
    Main Course:
    • Roast chicken with fondant potatoes

    Dessert:
    • Chocolate cake and chocolate mousse
Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Round-trip tickets on Eurostar
  • Panoramic sightseeing tour of Paris
  • Champagne lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant
  • 1-hour Seine River cruise
  • Breakfast and dinner on the way back if option selected
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee for optional Louvre visit
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Eurostar arrives at St Pancras Station at approximately 8:30pm
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Rail Tour
  • Lunch included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Occasionally, lunch is not available on the Eiffel Tower. In this event, lunch will be provided on the Seine River cruise
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note: the Louvre is closed on Tuesdays
Cancelation Policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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