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London to Paris Day Trip

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London to Paris Day Trip

Has anyone ever used www.londonenglandtours.net for day trip from London via Chunnel, to Paris? Recommend? or not?

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1. Re: London to Paris Day Trip

Make a comparison price doing the day trip independently

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2. Re: London to Paris Day Trip

Looking at their website, I think all these guys are doing is reselling others tours or tickets, so they are just an agent, its not their tours, though the wording tries to give that impression..

From their description, what your day trip will consist of is just a ticket for Eurostar, and a ticket for the HOHO bus. You could easily buy these yourself, cheaper, and have less to go wrong in terms of miscommunication of dates, names etc.

If you go to the eurostar website and book a day return as far in advance as possible that will get you the cheapest possible tickets. When booking, remember the 1 hour time difference, which means you will arrive in Paris 3 and a bit hours after you leave London, so you want to make it an early start. Of course, you get that hour back when you leave.

Ask on the Paris forum about HOHO bus tickets.

Edited: 07 September 2011, 08:07
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3. Re: London to Paris Day Trip

Also do a search for "paris" on this forum. This question appears every couple of weeks or so so there's a raft of information already available

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4. Re: London to Paris Day Trip

The site in question is just reselling other people's tours at what looks like very full prices.

The main choice you have is whether you do the day tour independently or via a tour company.

If you can get a cheap Eurostar train to Paris and couple this with a public transport day ticket or HoHo bus (that visit Gare Nord the Paris terminus) then thats hard to beat for flexibility and cost.

Some of the main Paris companies that do day tours like Evan Evans and Premium Tours offer this exact solution as a low cost package. Its often cheaper going through these as they get a good allocation of low cost tickets and are often cheaper than doing ot yourself. If you are not staying in the St Pancras area the free taxi transfer they offer to St Pancras station very early morning can also make a difference.

Once you get beyond this the packages tend to become very 'tourist track' with champagne lunches on the Eiffel Tower, river cruises (where you see little because of the high banks) and the tourist tacky area around Notre Dame / St Michel.

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