This one-day trip to Paris from London includes return travel and allows plenty of time to explore at your own pace. Choose between a travelcard or a bus tour to get around, and you can also add a river cruise to make the most of your time in the French capital.
Travel to Paris
Head to St Pancras International Station to get an early train to London's closest European capital neighbour. After two hours, step off the train and into the bustling streets of Paris.
Start off your day by exploring iconic Paris landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, before going for a leisurely stroll and a spot of shopping on the Champs-Élysées.
You can choose to add a one-day travelcard to your journey, allowing you to use the Paris metro to visit the city's top sites.
Add a Seine river cruise
In the afternoon, discover Paris from the water, with a wonderful river cruise (optional). It's one of the best ways to see the French capital, as the river Seine meanders through the middle of the city.
Climb on board an hour-long luxury cruise to see some of the best monuments from the water, including the beautiful Gothic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral which sits on an island in the middle of the river.
Choose an open-top bus tour
You can also add an open-top bus tour to make the most of your day in the French capital. When you arrive at Gare du Nord Station, make your way to the Open Top Bus stop, situated outside the station at 35 rue Saint Quentin (facing the station: Gare du Nord Main entrance).
Buses run every 20 to 30 minutes, stopping at 10 major sites in Paris (see the route map), including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum.
Return trip to London
After a day taking in as much as you can of Paris, head back to Gare du Nord for your short journey back to London in time for a late dinner in the city.
How do I get tickets for the tour?
What's included in the booking?
Return tickets on the Eurostar from London to Paris are included in your booking. Extras that can be added when making your booking include a one-hour river cruise, a hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour and a one-day travelcard (Paris zones 1-3).
What time does the Paris tour depart?
Meet your Golden Tours representative at 6am at St Pancras International (5.30am on Saturdays). You'll receive a welcome pack and will take the 07.01am Eurostar to Paris, which takes two hours and 15 minutes.
Don't forget your passport!
What time does the tour return to London?
The tour includes reservations on the 8.13pm Eurostar from Paris to London. You must check in at least 45 minutes before departure. You'll arrive back in London at 9.29pm.
Check all timings on your booking confirmation.
Prices and opening times
|Child Ticket||From £175.00 per ticket|
|Concession Ticket||From £180.00 per ticket|
|Adult Ticket||From £185.00 per ticket|
Ticket prices vary depending on what options you select, which include a Paris travelcard, bus tour and/or Seine river cruise.
Tours run every day except Sundays.