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Day tours to Paris from London by fast Eurostar train service

Day tours from London showcasing the highlights of Paris in a long day from London

Eiffel tower, Paris
Time to visit the epic Eiffel Tower on a day tour from London

The Eurostar high speed train service to Paris take just 2 hours 15 minutes to travel between London St Pancras International station to Paris. The terminus in Paris is the Gare du Nord Station which like St Pancras is on the periphery of the centre of Paris.

It is a long full day in Paris, but the Eurostar trains enable around 7 hours sightseeing in Paris.

Eurostar train fares are very volatile. At short notice the whole cost of a Paris day tour can be significantly cheaper than a walk-up Eurostar train fare.

At Easter and Christmas/New Year, special longer duration versions of the 3-day tours are commonly made available.

See our range of day tours from London to Paris below, including options for independently minded visitors as well as the best-selling lunch on the Eiffel tower and cruise on the River Seine.

All tours offer a River Seine Cruise, and you can chosoe your level of guiding to suit.

Basic Paris day tour   Standard Paris day tour   Luxury Paris day tour   Lunch on the Eiffel Tower  

Three day tours to Paris to choose from - guided or independent?

Paris river cruise
Cruise down the River Seine


Choosing a Paris day tour depends on your requirements. On this page we give you three options, from very independent through to fully guided. The choice is yours.

  • The Basic Paris 1-day tour is for independently minded visitors and includes day return tickets on the Eurostar train together with the services of a guide for assistance and tips. Paris maps and information on getting the most from your day are provided and a one hour Paris river cruise is included.
  • The Standard Paris escorted 1-day tour adds a panoramic coach tour of the highlights of Paris to the train tickets plus a river cruise. You then have substantial free time to visit those Paris icons like the Eiffel Tower you want to spend more time at, or perhaps go shopping or take in Paris people watching from a typical Parisian cafe.
  • The Luxury Paris 1-day with 3 course Lunch Cruise on Seine is the ultimate day in Paris including all that the standard tour offers plus a river cruise with a 3 course lunch on board the prestigious Bateaux Parisiens and photo stop at the Eiffel Tower. In the late afternoon you can either have free time or opt for the tour option that includes a guided tour of the Louvre museum.

Common features of all day tours to Paris from London

Catching the Eurostar to Paris
Catch the Eurostar train from St Pancras to Paris

The common feature of all day tours to Paris is the Eurostar train service and the services of a tour manager for guidance and information.

In London the railway station is St Pancras International Station, just to the north of the very centre of London.

No hotel transfers are included to or from St Pancras.

It is an early start, you will need to be at St Pancras by 6 am to meet the tour representative. The tour representative will help you with check-in.

Note: you will need a passport and if applicable to your home country, a visa valid for visiting France.

You will have reserved seats on the Eurostar train. The train is scheduled to take around 2 hours 15 minutes to the centre of Paris.

On arrival in Paris, and through customs what happens next depends on the grade of tour purchased, (see detail below).

All tours include a 1-hour river cruise on the Seine but the cheapest tour does not offer the panoramic coach tour of Paris.

The return journey leaving Paris means you will be at check-in around 6 pm. (Note Paris and London are not co-ordinated on time zones and daylight summer saving. Most of the time Paris is 1 hour ahead of London.)

(Note the Louvre is closed every Tuesday and many Paris museums are closed one day a week - so if you have a particular place in mind to check out its opening days before you book.)

Day tour 1 - Basic escorted day trip to Paris

Louvre Premium Tours
The Louvre, Paris

Paris Special with escort day on-board Eurostar day trip includes:

  • Round-trip Eurostar tickets with seat reservations
  • One hour River Seine cruise
  • Map of Paris including public transport information
  • Shopping vouchers for Lafayette Gallery department store -10% off on luxury goods
  • Time for shopping and sightseeing

The entry level escorted tour takes care of course of all the ticketing involved. One of the advantages of taking a tour is that the tour operators can offer a fixed price tour company rate. Eurostar trains have very volatile dynamic prices. At short notice and at popular times the price of the whole tour can be half the price of the fares being offered.

This tour also includes a 1-hour river cruise on the River Seine.

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PARIS SPECIAL WITH ESCORT ONBOARD EUROSTAR

Paris day tour from London

Paris in one day tour from London including Eurostar

• Adult £199 • Child (4-11 years) £189 • Senior & student £196

• Seat reservation on Eurostar • Map of Paris including public transport information • Time for shopping and sightseeing • 1-hr Seine river cruise • Shopping vouchers for Lafayette Gallery department Store -10% off on luxury goods


Day tour 2 - Escorted with panoramic coach tour + river cruise

Arc de Triomphe Premium Tours
Arc de Triomphe

Welcome to Paris day trip with professional guide includes:

  • Round-trip Eurostar tickets with seat reservations
  • One hour River Seine cruise
  • Panoramic guided coach tour of Paris
  • Map of Paris including public transport information
  • Time for shopping and sightseeing

On arrival in Paris you will taken on a panoramic guided tour of the world's most romantic city. Enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame, Le Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and more.

During the day you will have the chance to visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame etc or perhaps head off to the shopping district on your own or relax and enjoy lunch while soaking up Parisian life. You can also enjoy a one hour river cruise on the Seine.

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WELCOME TO PARIS DAY TRIP WITH PROFESSIONAL GUIDE

Paris day tour from London

Paris in one day tour from London including Eurostar with Seine river cruise

• Adult £249 • Child (4-11 years) £239 • Senior & student £246

• Seat reservation on Eurostar • Guided coach tour of Paris • 1-hr Seine river cruise • Map of Paris • Time for shopping & sightseeing


Day tours 3 and 4 - Luxury escorted day tour to Paris 3 course Lunch Cruise on Seine - with or without Louvre

Lunch onboard the Bateaux Parisiens, Premium Tours
Lunch on-board the Bateaux Parisiens

Luxury escorted Paris day trip with Bateaux Parisiens lunch cruise includes:

  • Seat reservations on the Eurostar
  • Fully guided panoramic coach tour of Paris
  • 3-course lunch on the Bateaux Parisiens with river cruise
  • Photo stop by the Eiffel Tower
  • See the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Opera House, Champs-Elysees plus much more...
  • Tour option to add a guided tour of the Louvre in the afternoon

Upon arrival you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city taking in all the major sites including Notre Dame, Champs-Elysees, the River Seine and the Arc de Triomphe before arriving for your river cruise.

For your lunchtime experience you will climb aboard Paris's most prestigious boat for an unforgettable sightseeing cruise and find yourself face to face with Paris's splendid monuments. The large picture frame windows offer unrivaled light and an exceptional view over the city of Paris, whilst you savour traditional French cuisine, elegant and refined, freshly prepared on board each day.

After lunch you will head to the Eiffel Tower for photos, followed by the visit to the Louvre (choose from either option below - with or without tickets included in advance). If you do not wish to enter the Louvre you can choose the cheaper tour option and explore Paris independently.

In the early evening you head back to Gare du Nord for your return journey to London.

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LUXURY ESCORTED PARIS DAY TRIP WITH BATEAUX PARISIENS LUNCH CRUISE

Paris day tour from London

Paris in one day tour from London including Eurostar with 3 course lunch on the Bateaux Parisiens with river cruise

• Adult £299 • Child (4-11 years) £289 • Senior & student £296

• Seat reservation on Eurostar • 3 course lunch on Bateaux Parisiens • Fully escorted • Guided coach tour of Paris • New - 1-hr Seine river cruise • Photo stop at Eiffel Tower

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LUXURY ESCORTED PARIS DAY TRIP WITH BATEAUX PARISIENS LUNCH CRUISE + LOUVRE

Paris Louvre

Paris in one day tour from London including Eurostar with 3 course lunch on the Bateaux Parisiens with river cruise and Louvre entrance

• Adult £329 • Child (4-11 years) £319 • Senior & student £326

• Fully escorted • Seat reservation on Eurostar • 3 course lunch on Bateaux Parisiens • Entrance into Louvre Museum • Guided coach tour of Paris • Photo stop at Eiffel Tower

Day tour 5 - Luxury escorted day tour to Paris with 3 course Lunch Cruise on Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Lunch on the Eiffel

The original and best-selling Luxury Paris day trip with lunch on the Eiffel tower and cruise on the River Seine.

This includes ticket for the fast track group lift to the high quality restaurant on the first floor. Relax and enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch with wine and coffee followed by a picturesque cruise on the River Seine. See Paris in style accompanied by your professional guide. 

Reopened in June 2022, the 1st floor fully renovated brasserie is run by 2 Michelin stars chef Thierry Marx, offering contemporary brasserie cuisine. The restaurant opens 360 degrees onto the Iron Lady’s metal structure for you to enjoy its beauty, and offers a breathtaking view of the Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot.

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LUXURY ESCORTED PARIS DAY TRIP WITH EIFFEL TOWER LUNCH + RIVER CRUISE

Paris Louvre

Paris in one day tour from London including Eurostar with 3 course lunch on the Eiffel Tower with river cruise

• Adult £323 • Child (4-11 years) £313 • Senior & student £320

• Fully escorted • Seat reservation on Eurostar • 3 course lunch on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower in newly renovated brasserie • Guided coach tour of Paris • Fast track entry to Eiffel Tower • Cruise on River Seine


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