Want to travel to Paris, yet still have the freedom to linger where and when you want? Then the Easy Day Trip to Paris is a must. You’ll depart from London to Paris on Eurostar, the high-speed train. Once in Paris, your unescorted open top bus tour lets you hop on, hop off as often as you like—or just relax and enjoy the fabulous views. And since Paris is arguably the world’s most famous city, it may well be that just “being there” is enough. (Not!) So why not take a romantic stroll near the Seine, or do some unabashed rubbernecking at the Eiffel Tower. Tour Montmartre-Grands Boulevards, then art-ogle at Le Louvre. Or enjoy an outdoor café and soak up the joie de vivre. Because it’s your day to travel in the City of Light so experience it at your own pace.
Easy day trip to Paris
Make your day in Paris unique and unforgettable. With your tour. Your way.
Here’s what’s included:
- Round-trip train travel from London to Paris on Eurostar.
- Unescorted full-day open top hop-on hop-off bus tour through Paris.
- Breakfast, dinner, and refreshments provided on Eurostar in first-class.
- Reservations must be confirmed at least 4 days in advance by calling the reservation center in London. Details on making reservations are included with your voucher.
- Check-in for tour is at 5:30am at London St. Pancras international station.
- Passports are required.
- Train departs Paris at 8:13pm.
- Tour ends approximately 9:40 pm.
- Days of operation are Monday - Saturday.
- Subject to Availability.
- Once the tour has been reserved the tour is non-refundable.
- Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of the date of purchase.
- Prices are subject to change.
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