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.