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Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London

Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon15 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Enjoy Paris as you please with a guide or independently during this rail day trip by Eurostar from London. Opt for an independent trip with an included Paris hop-on-hop-off bus tour, and then stroll, sightsee, shop and spend the day exactly as you wish. Alternatively, choose a guided experience with an included Paris city tour, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River, and time to explore. Either trip includes round-trip Eurostar standard or first-class tickets—your choice—between London’s St. Pancras and Paris’ Gare du Nord station.
  • See the sights on a Paris hop-on hop-off bus tour and admire sights of top attractions like the Louvre (independent tour only)
  • Enjoy a Seine River cruise (guided day trip only)
  • Make the most of the rail trip’s convenient start time and enjoy a full day of Paris sightseeing
  • Relax in a standard-class seat or upgrade to first class for more leg room

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This flexible Paris day trip lets you explore in the company of a guide or discover the city independently.
Take an independent or guided rail trip to Paris by Eurostar, starting and ending at London’s St. Pancras International Station. Select your tour option and standard-class or first-class travel when you book, and then settle aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned Eurostar train for your journey to Paris’ Gare du Nord station. 

Independent Day Trip: On arrival at Paris’ Gare du Nord, spend the day in the French capital any way you want. With no itinerary tying you down, enjoy a relaxed hop-on-hop-off bus tour to see top Paris sights including the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Visit attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and Louvre as you wish. Alternatively, simply relax at the sidewalk cafes, dip into the stylish restaurants, or shop for goodies at the chic stores.

Guided Day Trip: On arrival at the Gare du Nord, meet your friendly guide and take a city tour of Paris’ signature sights. View must-sees such as the Place de la Concorde and Champs-Elysées.

Soak up the awe-inspiring city views, and listen as your guide talks about the monument’s history and construction. Then, go on a scenic cruise along the Seine River. Behold the riverside sights, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, before stepping ashore to see this breathtaking building independently.

Please note: Wait lines at the Eiffel Tower can be very long. If this is the case when you visit, your guide may suggest a substitute visit to the Louvre or Musee D'Orsay.
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Eiffel Tower
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.
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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
Admission Ticket Free
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Louvre Museum
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.
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Seine River
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
Admission Ticket Included
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Hotel de Ville
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.
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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.
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St. Pancras International Station
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gare du Nord
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
Admission Ticket Free
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Arc de Triomphe
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.
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Place de la Concorde
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.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London.
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London.
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London.
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Paris Rail Day Trip from London.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This tour is 10 hours so bring snacks and lots of water." See review
  • "Do do your own homework in terms of what passport/visa requirements that is necessary for your own travels to go to another country and remember to bring your necessary travel documents." See review
  • "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." See review


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Paris is Burning
, Feb 2020
Nigel lead our all American group to Paris in February. He was remarkable well spoken and informed. Handed us our tickets and got us through the queue to get through passport control and onto the train. The train ride was quite fun and exciting for my 10 year old. Once in Paris we had a wonderful time seeing all of the sites (which are quite close together). Nigel was a perfect mixture of leading and helpful while he also gave us time to disappear and wander off on our own. I was really excited about this trip and it was worth the time. It will be a long day but you will see so much!
Paris in a day
, Feb 2020
This was a very good trip it was a quick trip but if we wanted a longer trip we would have made different arrangements we got to see the highlights witch were good.
One day rail trip from London to Paris
, Nov 2019
It was raining day through out of the day ☹️ and during the day our tour bus broke down so we had to travel by under ground train to get to different places. Our tour guide was excellent 👌. So overall it was a good experience 😊
Wonderful Day!
, Nov 2019
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!
Paris Birthday trip.
, Nov 2019
This was a miserable birthday for me. It is very dirty. People there were very rude and disrespectful. This is one place I will never visit again. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Fabulous Day in Paris!!
, 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.
Fantastic basic tour
Julie M
, Nov 2019
If you are looking for a quick basic tour (which suited us perfectly) the guided bus tour is a great option. You will see the main point of attractions and have a some free time for your own activities and to wander about. There isn’t a great deal of walking. Great for just seeing some of the sights by bus. Carol our tour guide was fantastic!
Oui Oui
Douglas F
, Oct 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
All the sights, stress free!
, 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!
Excellent way to see Paris
Chris C
, 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.

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