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Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy a day in beautiful Paris as you wish on this great-value, unescorted Eurostar rail day trip from London. Ride the morning Eurostar to Paris and get the whole day to enjoy the city at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Eiffel Tower and Ile de la Cité, stroll along the Champs-Élysées, explore the magnificent Louvre, and dip into the sidewalk cafes and chic boutiques—it’s your choice. Your experience includes round-trip Eurostar standard class tickets, maps, and a Visite Paris Pass giving you unlimited, 1-day use of Paris’ metro and bus network.
  • Budget rail day trip from London to Paris
  • One day Visite Paris Metro Pass (Zones 1-3)
  • Get around Paris by metro and see all the sights, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre
  • Paris information pack with city map and metro map
  • Round-trip Eurostar tickets and seat reservations

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This unescorted day trip to Paris provides a budget-friendly way to visit the City of Lights from London.
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Return train tickets on the Eurostar. Optional extra to upgrade to Standard Premier
Welcome pack with map of Paris
Paris Visite Pass to travel by Metro while in Paris
Hotel pickup and drop off
Museums entrance fees
Guide

Departure Point

St Pancras International, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to London’s St. Pancras rail station in the morning, and step aboard the comfortable Eurostar train bound for Paris. Your round-trip Eurostar tickets come with a 1-day Visite Paris Pass that entitles you to unlimited travel on the city’s central metro and bus network, as well as a Paris information pack, metro guide, and city map.

Sit back into your reserved seat, and relax on your journey to Paris’ Gare du Nord rail station. Then, on arrival, enjoy the best part of the day and early evening in the beautiful French capital. With no fixed itinerary to tie you down, you’re free to relax and explore as you wish. All activities in Paris are at your own expense.

Perhaps head to the Eiffel Tower to experience the views from this iconic 19th-century monument; stroll along the elegant Champs-Élysées to see the Arc de Triomphe; or marvel at the medieval architecture on Ile de la Cité. 

Alternatively, you may want to visit the world-famous Louvre to admire art treasures such as the sublime 'Mona Lisa' by Leonardo da Vinci, or delve into the bohemian streets of Montmartre. Or, perhaps miss out on the sightseeing and spend your time relaxing at the sidewalk cafes, shopping at the upscale boutiques, and sampling fine French cuisine.

When the time comes, make your way back to the Gare du Nord to catch the mid-evening Eurostar train back to London. Your trip finishes when you arrive back at St. Pancras in the late evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Pancras International Station
St Pancras International station is home to Eurostar and an exciting collection of shops, restaurants and bars, including Europe's longest Champagne bar.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Gare du Nord
The Gare du Nord, officially Paris-Nord, is one of the six large terminus stations of the SNCF mainline network for Paris, France. It serves train services toward regions north of Paris, along the Paris–Lille railway.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Pass By:  
Louvre Museum
The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum, is the world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement.
Pass By:  
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France.
Pass By:  
Champs-Elysees
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France, 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located.
Pass By:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris, referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The cathedral was consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
Pass By:  
Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile—the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its twelve radiating avenues.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please ensure you have a valid passport and visa with you.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children under 4 years are not provided with a seat on the Eurostar or coach
  • We will make every effort to fulfill seating requests on the Eurostar however this can not be guaranteed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card.

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  • "Also be advised that you have to pay to use the restrooms at Gare Du Nord upon returning and once checked in to our return to train to London the restrooms were free." See review
  • "I purchased the budget independent rail tour with metro day pass and it was the perfect way to visit Paris for a day from London." See review

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Great way to visit Paris
mdh1222
, Jun 2019
I purchased the budget independent rail tour with metro day pass and it was the perfect way to visit Paris for a day from London. The cost of the Eurostar tickets were less than purchasing directly through Eurostar. The tour company met us the morning of departure and provided an envelope with our train tickets, day pass for the metro, Paris map, and guide to checking in and traveling on the Eurostar. The guide was very informative as she explained the check in, security, immigration processes both ways. This was much more than I had expected from an independent tour. Really good service.
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1 exit too soon
, Jul 2018
good rate overall but with the express train out there were no stops so I/we expected the same on the return and were not told there would be at least 1 (more?) so we rushed to beat everyone off the train to try to get a taxi only to find out we were 40 miles or so outside of London. Luckily there was another train about 30 min later we were able to catch back to London.
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Booked this package as it was...
Cherie B
, Apr 2018
Booked this package as it was cheaper at the time then booking through Eurostar. WIsh we had asked more questions of the person who met us at Kings Cross to give us our tickets. Also it is good to be on time as it took us a while to get through customs and security. We took advantage of the metro pass. However, we did not know that Gare Du Nord was under construction. So finding the correct metro line was a bit a tricky and not too many people spoke English. Also be advised that you have to pay to use the restrooms at Gare Du Nord upon returning and once checked in to our return to train to London the restrooms were free. Once we figured out the metro we had smooth sailing.
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Horrible experience. Had a day tour...
Gregory H
, Mar 2018
Horrible experience. Had a day tour to Paris with Eurostar from London to Paris. Showed up early at the train station and Viator rep was late. Then Viator rep was missing one of my tickets. Viator rep was completely lost and had no idea what she was doing. With 5 minutes for gate to close, Viator rep simply said, I'm sorry we missed a ticket and there's nothing we can do. VERY unprofessional!! She didn't even try to solve the problem. Needless to say one of Viator's competitors was around and was able to provide us 2 free tickets to board the train. If it wasn't for this tour company, we would have missed the train and lost our money. Will NOT be booking through Viator again!!! Such a horrible experience and needless to say embarrassing to my spouse which was their anniversary gift.
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All in all it was great until we are...
Daniel M
, Mar 2018
All in all it was great until we are told that we need to make sure we get on the 9:01 PM train from our guide and then realize that our guide gave us incorrect information and we needed to be on the earlier train. We had to pay 40 euros each of our tickets to make the change and when we tried to call the emergency number multiple times no one answered. The start of the trip was great but really felt like this travel agency did not follow through when we needed them.
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The train was not very well...
Kevin C
, Oct 2017
The train was not very well air-conditioned and due to a rail switch problem, we were stalled on the train for several hours.
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We chose to see Paris without a tour...
Julie G
, Oct 2017
We chose to see Paris without a tour guide because we wanted to roam around at leisure. It was so easy!!! Firstly, by joining a group to meet at Eurostar London we were guaranteed seats with like-minded travellers. The train was SO comfortable. We arrived at Gare du Nord and jumped on a hop on hop off bus there are 3 different routes immediately outside the station on arrival. Throughout the day we saw all the main sights for 33 euro bus ticket. It was WONDERFUL and stress free and we spent as long as we liked looking at the sights we chose not ones we didn't. Remember to take your passport and be prepared for security checks similar to man airports.
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A full day trip to Paris thru the...
Wency
, Sep 2017
A full day trip to Paris thru the euro tunnel. A lot of land marks to visit in Paris. Enjoyed the day Highly recommended.
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This provided an easy way to get from...
Syed Hassan A
, Sep 2017
This provided an easy way to get from London to Paris in a short period of time.
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Having these train tickets with an...
Amy R
, Aug 2017
Having these train tickets with an open schedule during the day was very convenient for our trip.We met in the morning to receive our train tickets and also received guidance on where to go, what to do, and how to get more information. Everything was easy and went smoothly, and our contact was kind and informative. Of much more importance, however... our evening return tickets were stolen while in Paris PANIC!. I was able to get a customer service person on the phone very quickly, and within less then 15 minutes he had reached our morning contact, who had then reached back out to me. When I answered her call, her first question was Are you okay?! She asked if we were alright, and then asked if we still had our passports - before anything else. THAT is what sticks in my mind. She was worried about myself and my traveling companions as PEOPLE and not just as customers, and it was incredibly appreciated during our hectic day. Within another few minutes she had reached the train company, provided me a new confirmation number and details, and we were able to have new tickets printed at the station prior to our departure. In less than a half hour, EVERYTHING was fixed in a calm, kind, and very professional manner. I cannot say enough good things about this service. THANK YOU!
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