Independent Day Trip to London from Paris including Thames River Cruise
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 you're seeing from an onboard knowledgeable English-speaking guide or multilingual audio guide. You may also join a free guided walking tour, if you wish.
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 it's time to take to the water on a relaxing cruise down the River Thames, where you can admire London's medieval waterfront sights.
Next, you'll 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!