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London Day Trip from Paris by Eurostar including Thames River Cruise

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$262.11

Pop over to London in just two hours and fifteen minutes on the high-speed Eurostar train from Gare du Nord station in central Paris. Travel in comfort and arrive with a full day to explore the British capital. And boy is there a lot to explore! Big Ben (the name of the bell, not the tower!) and the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and its famous Beefeaters ,ravens & Westminster Abbey (venue for Royal wedding & the Queen’s Coronation) for starters. Catch the best of the city on your hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour, from your Thames River Cruise and on your choice of two walking tours. Visit a museum (many in London are free!), feed squirrels and ducks in a park, take afternoon tea in a cozy tea room or grab fish ‘n’ chips and a pint in a traditional pub! Not to mention shopping! At the end of the day, hop on your Eurostar to cross the Channel back to Paris
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not accessible by wheelchair
- A valid passport or identity card is required on day of travel
- Visa requirements must be obtained prior to crossing
- All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
- Train departure times are subject to change depending on availability
- The London underground is busy at peak times and there can be a lot of traffic on the roads. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get back to St Pancras station in order to catch your return Eurostar train to Paris, as you will have to make your own way to the departure lounge.
- Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, especially in winter, as temperatures can differ between London and Paris.
- Tickets for the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of London and the Thames Cruise are provided with the train ticket.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Gare du Nord, Paris, Ile-de-France

Meet our representative at Gare du Nord: on the mezzanine ( top of the escalator leading to the Eurostar). Your journey will then start when getting your return train ticket and all details to plan your day in London.Remember to set your watch to UK time.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: St. Pancras International Station, London, England

Once in London, you will be greeted at the exit of the “Eurostar arrivals” area by a Golden Tour' s host and hand you your ticket for the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour and Thames River Cruise . You will then be taken to the closest Hop on Hop off stop. This is when you start enjoying the sightseeing tours of the City.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, London, England

From there, London is your oyster! Climb aboard an open-topped double-decker bus (see the bus route in ‘Additional Info’ below), the ideal way to see the city’s sights, and learn about its centuries of history with the multi-language audio commentary.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Big Ben, London, England

Turn it into a treasure hunt with your free augmented reality app. Hop on and off the bus at any stop along the way to take a closer look at Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and London’s many other landmarks.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thames River, London, England

Get off the bus at one of several stops by the Thames to board your river cruise and view London from another perspective.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, London, England

Fancy a walking tour? Opt for the Royal Walking Tour including the Changing of the Guards if you’re a fan of Her Majesty,or The Beatles London Walking Tour if The Fab Four’s more your cup of tea. Prefer to plan your own itinerary?

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Pancras International Station, London, England

One for serendipitous discoveries? Make your eight hours in London your own. When it’s time to head back, make your way to St. Pancras station (be sure to leave enough time) for your return Eurostar trip to Paris, with your phone full of snapshots, your head full of memories and your bag full of souvenirs!

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Gare du Nord, Paris, Ile-de-France

Return back in Paris on the evening with plenty memories. Remember to set back to the correct french time!

Departure:

Departure point:

Gare du Nord

Departure time:

7:30 AM

Duration:

16 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Clrudy

We were met on time at the Eurostar, received clear instructions and our tickets. Once in London we were met again hopped on the bus, took a wonderful Thames ride. Wonderful trip

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Veronica O

it was amazing!

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rose bernardino

We enjoyed this trip. Very fast paced, but it's a great way to see main sites in London.

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Rocco

Lots of fun especially the tour of the tower of London.

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tina o

London is Fabulous! Very diverse and friendly. The one day pass for the tour buses and transportation not so much. Better to can it around to save time. Harrods souvenir section is a must!!

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Sanrob

great service need better time schudule

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rmgarden

This can be planned on your own at over 1/2 the cost. The guide met us at the Eurostar station, gave us our tickets, and left. We did everything else on our own. There was a guide that met us in London, but all he did was show us where the hop on hop off bus was. It was a great experience, but not worth the money for this tour guide.

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pdblue

It was difficult to locate the person with the tickets for the train to begin with then the train was delayed so less time in London. Further, once we got to London, the rep we met sold us tickets to West Minister Abbey without telling us that it closed early and when we got there, it had just closed. If we would had known it closed early, we would had gone to that event first.

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Christie J

The Eurostar ride was comfortable and without any hiccups. Customs was easy and fast. However we could have done fine without the rudeness and scolding of the Paris city vision customer service staff. It was only our 2nd day in Paris so we did arrive a little late to the meeting spot. I called and profusely apologize for being late but the customer service staff just kept scolding me which I did not appreciate as this was not a free service they were providing. I paid almost 600 US dollars for this excursion. Also the directions to the meeting spot is not as clear as Paris city vision think they are. We walked past the guide at least 3 times and couldn't spot him because he did not have anything to identify him. Finally we walked up to a man standing in a corner and saw that he had a FOLDED sign in his hand with the company's name. Once we got done with the awful experience of the customer service staff and got out boarding info from the guidehe was nice and understanding to us being late, we went through customs very easily and quickly. The guide waiting in London was very nice and helpful. The city of London is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring it. We enjoyed the Thames River Cruise.

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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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London Day Trip from Paris by Eurostar including Thames River Cruise
Overview:

Pop over to London in just two hours and fifteen minutes on the high-speed Eurostar train from Gare du Nord station in central Paris. Travel in comfort and arrive with a full day to explore the British capital. And boy is there a lot to explore! Big Ben (the name of the bell, not the tower!) and the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and its famous Beefeaters ,ravens & Westminster Abbey (venue for Royal wedding & the Queen’s Coronation) for starters. Catch the best of the city on your hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tour, from your Thames River Cruise and on your choice of two walking tours. Visit a museum (many in London are free!), feed squirrels and ducks in a park, take afternoon tea in a cozy tea room or grab fish ‘n’ chips and a pint in a traditional pub! Not to mention shopping! At the end of the day, hop on your Eurostar to cross the Channel back to Paris

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$262.11

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