Independent Day Trip To London From Paris Including Thames River Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 16 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Paris Gare du Nord (train station)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Just a few hours on the Eurostar train is all that it takes to get to London from Paris! On this exciting day trip, see the top sights of the British capital on an open-top bus tour before relaxing on a leisurely cruise down the River Thames. Have your camera ready to snap photos of the Palace of Westminster (home to the Houses of Parliament), Big Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London. See if the queen is home at Buckingham Palace, and learn about the sights youre seeing from an onboard knowledgeable English-speaking guide or multilingual audio guide. You may also join a free guided walking tour, if you wish.

Know More about this tour

Rise early and make your own way to the train station Paris Gare du nord where you'll be greeted by an assistant on the first floor next to the Eurostar ticket office. After you are issued your train ticket, board the train and settle into your reserved seat. On arrival at the St Pancras station in London after your approximately 2.5-hour train trip, exit the Eurostar terminal, where you'll be met in the concourse by a representative who will take you to Victoria station for your open-top bus tour.

During the tour, see London's most iconic attractions: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) and Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, the picturesque Tower Bridge and more. As you ride around town, a knowledgeable English-speaking guide (or a multilingual audio guide) on board the bus will tell you all about the sights you're seeing.

After your sightseeing tour, you may join a free guided walking tour if you wish. Choose between the 2-hour Diamond Jubilee Walking Tour (where you'll stroll around numerous places connected to the Royal Family and the Royal Wedding) and the Beatles London Walking Tour (where you'll visit the places where the Fab Four worked and played in London). Then its time to take to the water on a relaxing cruise down the River Thames, where you can admire Londons medieval waterfront sights.

Next, youll have some free time to explore London at your leisure, whether for shopping, sightseeing, eating, or all three. Make sure you allow yourself ample time to make your own way back to the St Pancras station at least 45 minutes before your 8:01pm departure on the Eurostar train. You will be back in Paris by 11:17pm!


Reserved train seat on Eurostar

Open-top bus tour with live English commentary or multilingual audio-guide

Optional walking tour

Thames River cruise

Map of London



Food and drinks (available on board the Eurostar train; you will have free time in London to eat, as well)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Thames River cruise departs every 20 minutes from Embankment, London Eye and St Katherine's Pier

Children under 3 are complimentary. You must bring a valid passport and visa if required. Please arrive at least 45min at the train station before your train departure time for check-in.

If purchasing more than one ticket, they will all be printed under the lead passengers name

100% cancellation charges apply for this tour once booked, it cannot be cancelled

During this tour there is a fair amount of fast paced walking involved. Please dress appropriately.

Please note that there is a 1-hour time difference between London and Paris, with Paris 1 hour ahead.

Trains depart at 7:13 AM from Gare du Nord station. Return train departs St. Pancras International at 8:01 PM. You will arrive back in Paris at 11:17 PM. You will receive confirmation of your exact train departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Check-in is 1 hour prior to departure and return trains. You must check in at Gare du Nord at 6 AM.

On 22 April 2019 Outbound Train 9011 will leave from Paris Gare du Nord at 08:04 arriving in St Pancras International at 09:30. Check-in time at Gare du Nord: 07:00. Inbound Train 9054 will leave from St Pancras International at 20:01 arriving in Paris Gare du Nord at 23:17pm.

On 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 April, 28, 29 & 30 May and 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14 June 2019 Inbound train 9054 will depart from London St Pancras International at 19:25pm arriving to Paris Gare du Nord at 22:49pm

On 27 May 2019 outbound train 9011 will depart from Paris Gare du Nord at 8:04am, arriving to London St Pancras International at 9:30am. Check-in time at Gare du Nord is 7:00am

On 30 May 2019 outbound train 9009 will depart from Paris Gare du Nord at 7:34am arriving to London St Pancras International at 9:00am. Meeting time at Gare du Nord 6:30am. Inbound train 9054 will depart from London St Pancras International at 19.25pm arriving to Paris Gare du Nord at 22:49pm

On 26 August 2019 outbound train 9009 will depart from Paris Gare du Nord at 8:13am, arriving to London St Pancras International at 9:30am. Meeting time at Gare du Nord 7:00am. Inbound train 9054 will depart from London St Pancras International at 20:01pm arriving to Paris Gare du Nord at 23:17pm

Please note: on selected date the tour departure time may vary- please confirm this with the supplier prior to the travel date

Golden Tours will have no liability if Eurostar trains are delayed for unforeseen circumstances such as security alerts, third party action, or bad weather as this is beyond the supplier's control.

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  • 10-Oct-2018

    What was I thinking? London in a day. Just to do the London Tower tour was about 2.5 hours Westminster Abbey another 2 hours and maybe longer if you did the audio tour. Then traffic in London. I still got fish n chips so all in all it was a good day

  • 10-Sep-2018

    Too much traffic all around the city. The recording went in and out too much and no one showed us where to take the river cruise. We waljed ariung had to ask questions and were lost for a while, we missed the boat had to wait for an hour and could not partake in a stop at Buckingham palace.

  • 17-Jan-2018

    Hop on, Hop Off - I wasn't aware of this package deal. I didn't like that the wait for the bus to come back around took 45 mins or more. The wait time for the bus took up the majority of the sightseeing time. The audio was off and I didn't know what I was looking at. The bus drivers kept pulling over for long breaks - stalling the tour.

  • 11-Nov-2017

    It was my first time in London and this one day trip from Paris was a great introduction. If I were to do it again I would have had a more detailed map of London streets with me as I spent a lot of the time trying to find where the bus we had tickets for was as often it was blocks away from locations.

  • 13-Sep-2017

    Great opportunity to see the highlights of London!

  • 21-Jun-2017

    We went on this trip on March, it was very cold but really pretty, it is a good way to take a glimpse of London in 1 day. The traffic is crazy in London so I would recommend really choose your stops as you won't be able to see it all. The service of the company was great everybody helped us get the most of the experience.

  • 29-Jan-2017

    DO NOT BUY! I WOULD GIVE 0 IF I COULD. GoldenTours Told we wouldnt do walks, that was a lie. Its like riding a city bus, no time for pics. NOT 1 GUIDE was helpful, 8 different and #34;guides and #34; directed us on wrong buses, we spend the whole day listening to people from GoldenTours that didnt know anything!

  • 07-Dec-2016

    When we arrived at the train station in France, we were met by our contact. He was very nice but he spoke no English. We managed to get the necessary details, though. The train ride was very nice and comfortable. When we arrived in London, we were met by another contact. This gentleman was not very helpful. He was much more interested in selling us other tours while in London than he was in helping us plan our day. He showed us to the bus and he disappeared shortly thereafter never asking if we needed more help/information. We only stayed on the bus for a short time. There was so much traffic and deadlock due to various construction projects that we just sat there! My Wife and I got off the bus and never got back on. We walked just about everywhere. People on the streets were extremely nice and polite and pointed us in the right directions for various places we wanted to see. We took the Thames river cruise over to Big Ben, etc. and walked the rest of the way. We walked to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and everywhere in-between. Then we took the subway back to the train station and headed back to Paris. We walked a lot but we saw so much! We even had time to sit down at a pub and eat Fish and Chips. We had a great time!

  • 05-Dec-2014

    The train ride was nice. Grab some snacks before you get on the train. One you get to London the traffic is terrible don't expect to see everything. You can't get around that fast. Plan what you want to see ahead of time. 3 or 4 major things is all you will get to see. You will not be able to take the bus around the second time.

  • 09-Oct-2014

    This is THE BEST tour of our selection, all well arranged and we really enjoyed this trip...except one staff in LONDON who gave pass to us in St. Pancras station...all others are very nice. That staff is not at all good and cribbing about his dissatisfaction of job and looking at my wife as if he never seen a lady at all. Did not gave any good impression...however, trip was enjoyable. We just loved london and we will come back to London alone to spend more days. Our Euro Star journey is memorable.

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