London Day Trip From Paris By Train Including Hop On Hop Off Tour

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 15 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Gare du Nord, 18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Ride the high-speed Eurostar train from Gare du nord station in central Paris and pop over to London in just two hours and fifteen minutes. 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 Queens Coronation) are just a few of the several attractions to visit. Catch the bGare de l|est 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.


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Rail Tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

The day trip to London starts when you meet our representative at Gare du nord: on the mezzanine ( top of the escalator leading to the Eurostar). Our representative will give you the return tickets and provide you all the details that will help you plan your day in London. Remember to set your watch to UK time.

Once in London, you will be greeted at the exit of the Eurostar arrivals area by a Golden Tour's host. You will be given your ticket for the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour and the Thames River Cruise. You will then be taken to the closGare de l|est Hop-on Hop-off stop. This is where you start enjoying the sightseeing tour of the city.

With this Hop-on Hop-off tour, 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.

You may turn your day-trip to London 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.

After wondering at all the attractions of London, it is now time to enjoy some quality time on a cruise along the Thames River. Get off the bus at one of several stops by the Thames to board your river cruise and view London from another perspective.

When it is 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 heart full of memories, and your bag full of souvenirs!


Meet-and-greet at St Pancras station in London

Hop-on-hop-off bus tour in London

The Royal Walking Tour

Augmented reality treasure hunt app

Audio-guide commentary available in 11 languages on Hop-on-Hop-off bus

Thames River Cruise ( No commentary)

Entry/Admission - Gare du Nord

Entry/Admission - St. Pancras International Station

Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey

Entry/Admission - Big Ben

Entry/Admission - Thames River



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

A valid passport or identity card is required on the 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

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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  • 05-Feb-2020

    1- Day of travel i went to Gare du Nord Mezanine level at 6.50 AM, meeting time was around 7 o'clock as departure time was 7.30 AM, no body show him self till 8.15 AM,
    I saw a lady by chance in mezanine level i asked her and told me to hurry up your train is moving at 8.45 AM
    2- The lady told that she works for ( Paris CityVision), and she told me you have to pay in London for the Hop on Hop off tour, and when you come back go to Paris CityVision and they will give your money
    3- On arrival to London a guy was present at the station he took us to the bus and asked us to pay as there were 2 Japanese in the tour because we don't have tickets,
    so we paid for the bus tickets and told to hurry because we are late and you train is 8.45 AM instead of the earlie rone !!!
    4- He told if you have to any thing else we have to pay and advised me to do London tower and London eye and i paid them and he did not mention any walking tour
    5-The 2nd day i went to the company and refused to give me my money back and told me to contact customer service Viator and told me that paying the train tickets is something different
    6- Hardly i caught the train i arrived like 15 minutes and at the station they helped me

  • 02-Dec-2019

    The train departure time was an hour and fifteen minutes later than the tour advertised. There wasn’t enough time to do the actual tours in London so it was a waste or money to pay for them all.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Our experience on the Eurostar was great and we were able to meet our guide as soon as we got off the train. The hop on hop off was a bit confusing and it wasn’t explained to us that well. Overall, it was an average experience with the bus tour.

  • 03-Oct-2019

    My wife and I spent a week in Paris. We took the Day Trip to London. We had a phenomenal day. We took the river cruise down the Thames, ate lunch at Westminister grill, did the Hop on and Off bus seeing all the sights and finished off a great day with afternoon tea. The Viator staff was difficult to find upon departure and we never did find the staff when we arrived in London. We were a bit lost but figured it out. We had a two hour delay returning to Paris due to a death on the tracks. Very sad! We loved this experience and highly recommend it. Buckingham Palace was one of our favorite sights.

  • 07-Aug-2019

    When we arrived at the train station, we met up with 2 other confused couples looking for our meeting spot and person to meet. He finally arrived late, hushing us that it would all work out. Anyway, you are given vouchers in an envelope and directed to a train. You are then met at the train station and instructed to meet back at that exact spot at a certain time, to not miss the train. That is understandable. There was not enough time to use all the vouchers. We opted for the Big Bus Tour of London, but with traffic it took almost two hours. I do not think that this tour was worth the money.

  • 25-Jul-2019

    Unfortunately, we had problems getting to the meeting site. We tried calling Paris City Vision for help but just got a recording saying everyone was busy and we should call back later. We sent an email and never received a response. Poor customer service.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Trip was fine but I had to pay 23pounds for the entrance of Westminster Abbey while the ticket says it's included.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We went with a family of four. We had soent a week in Paris and thought this would make a great day trip (having done a hop on /hop off tour during our honeymoon en route to Africa). The train was no issue, however, despite showing up at 0725 ( 0730 listed on ticket(, the representative told us we were the last ones and should have been an hour early for the train! This seemed silly that they would not have listed 0715 then....train was no issue. Upon arriving in London, we had a representative meet us, but he was not the most helpful . We got off the stop, Tower of London and we're able to get on the ferry fine. After that we boarded one more time and were able to go to Trafalgar Square. It all went downhill then when we realized that there was really only the one bus and few locations to catch the bus to get us pointed to the station. We walked over 1.5 miles to get us to stop 45 which should have been the right bus and after waiting 20 minutes, another color came by and was not going to the station. We then had to catch a cab. To do over, I would buy Eurostar ahead of time and get a Big Bus tour. We did not get our money's worth!

  • 13-May-2019

    London, itself, was amazing. The Eurostar was great. The trip however was difficult. It was very hard to find the person we were meeting for our tickets at the Paris Gere du Nord. No meeting place was given. The train station is huge. We called Paris City Vision several times to get a message that there were a high number of calls and to call later. We honestly thought we would miss the train. As it turned out, the person we were meeting was late, there were hundreds of passengers trying to get thru 2 sets of security so we missed the train anyway. So we lost extra time in London. thru no fault of anybody, there was the London marathon going on the day we went, so many roads were blocked off and kept us from seeing some things we wanted to see, The bus map we were given in London did not give specific places to catch the bus again so we were left to try to figure that out ourselves. With our day cut short, there was no time to take our ride on the Thames River. All in all, it was a taste of London and for that we were grateful. We found, however, it was not worth the money spent.

  • 08-Oct-2018

    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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