Recent Searches
Clear
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Day Trips to European Cities from London

star-4
1,441 Reviews
Day Trips to European Cities from London
Just beyond London’s bustling streets and famous sights lies a world of European adventure—all within easy reach by rail. See below for our top picks of urban day trips, from the romance of Paris to the scenery of Edinburgh, to enjoy from London.

Paris — 287 miles (462 km) from London
Board the Eurostar, journey under the English Channel, and disembark in Paris, where a full day of French art and culture await. Admire the City of Love’s must-see highlights like the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees on a walking tour, drift past the Eiffel Tower and the UNESCO World Heritage–listed banks of the Seine River on a sightseeing cruise, and perhaps pay a visit to the Palace of Versailles, the jewel in France’s crown.

Edinburgh — 396 miles (637 km) from London
Edinburgh, Scotland’s proud capital, boasts spectacular scenery, centuries of colorful history, and famous landmarks including the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Explore the UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town and neoclassical New Town on a hop-on hop-off bus tour to see top sights such as St. Giles Cathedral and the National Museum of Scotland at your own pace. Don’t miss the chance to sample a wee dram at the famous Scotch Whisky Experience, formerly named the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre.

Cardiff — 158 miles (254 km) from London
The capital city of Wales, Cardiff is a short and sweet train ride from London and makes an ideal day trip for those wishing to explore this British neighbor. Follow an expert tour guide on a walking tour to top attractions such as Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle, and the National Museum, gaining insight into centuries of rich Welsh history along the way. Finish your tour with a visit to 13th-century Caerphilly Castle, one of the largest castles in Great Britain.

Brussels — 226 miles (365 km) from London
From fine Belgian beers to traditional chocolates to UNESCO-listed architecture, there are plenty of good reasons to day trip to Brussels from London. Travel directly into the Belgian capital by Eurostar, then board a hop-on hop-off bus tour and enjoy the freedom to explore top attractions such as the Atomium, the European Parliament, and the Royal Palace at your leisure.
Read More
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details

10 Tours and Activities | All London Tours

Sort by:Featured
Fully Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Fully Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

star-4
See Paris and savor lunch on the Eiffel Tower on this private day trip by Eurostar from London. Travel by high-speed train from St. Pancras International and, on arrival, take a panoramic coach tour of top Paris attractions including the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine River cruise. Then, after having lunch at a chic Eiffel Tower restaurant, choose either to visit the Louvre (own expense) or enjoy free time. Upgrade to first-class Eurostar travel, including breakfast and dinner. Please note: Restaurant 58 reopens in the Fall of 2020. Until then, a Seine River lunch cruise replaces the Eiffel Tower restaurant.
More
  • 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$341.02
From
$341.02
Taking safety measures

Guided Day Trip to Paris from London-includes Eiffel Tower, River Cruise, Louvre

Guided Day Trip to Paris from London-includes Eiffel Tower, River Cruise, Louvre

star-4
Grab your passport and cross the channel to Paris for an unforgettable day in the City of Lights. Your guided day trip includes round-trip transportation by Eurostar from London and entrance to two of Paris’ most popular attractions – the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. That’s not all: you’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Paris, including sights like the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Trocadero, then set sail for a cruise along the Seine river.
More
  • 16 hours
From
$368.67
From
$368.67

Paris Rail Day Trip from London with Optional Guided tour or Sightseeing bus

Paris Rail Day Trip from London with Optional Guided tour or Sightseeing bus

star-4
Enjoy Paris as you please with a guide or independently during this rail day trip by Eurostar from London. Opt for an independent trip with an included Paris hop-on-hop-off bus tour, and then stroll, sightsee, shop and spend the day exactly as you wish. Alternatively, choose a guided experience with an included Paris city tour, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River, and time to explore. Either trip includes round-trip Eurostar standard or first-class tickets—your choice—between London’s St. Pancras and Paris’ Gare du Nord station.
More
  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$294.93
From
$294.93
Taking safety measures

Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

star-4
See the sights you want to see in Edinburgh on this independent day trip from London. Travel to the Scottish capital by train, and then make use of an included Edinburgh hop-on hop-off bus tour to set your own sightseeing schedule. Visit Edinburgh Old Town; wander along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Royal Mile; and choose to visit the St. Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, and a whole host of other top attractions. An entrance ticket for Edinburgh Castle is also included.
More
  • 16 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$265.61
From
$265.61
Taking safety measures

Guided Paris Day Trip from London

Guided Paris Day Trip from London

star-4
See the very best of Paris on a full-day trip from London by high-speed train, and enjoy a mix of guided tours and time to explore on your own. Take in key sites on a coach tour, then board a riverboat for a cruise along the Seine. Spend the afternoon by yourself, with plenty of time to shop Parisian boutiques, visit museums, or sample classic French cuisine in the "City of Light."
More
  • 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$288.35
From
$288.35
Taking safety measures

Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

star-4
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.
More
  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$268.60
From
$268.60
Taking safety measures

Cardiff Day Trip from London

Cardiff Day Trip from London

star-3.5
Hop over the border to Wales on this full-day tour from London and visit another country with no passports or visas necessary. Spend the morning in Cardiff, where your Welsh guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of attractions like Cardiff Castle, the National Museum and Cardiff Bay. After enjoying free time in the capital, pay a visit to the 13th-century Caerphilly Castle (entry included), before traveling back to London.
More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$110.60
From
$110.60
Taking safety measures

Romantic Paris Day Trip Guided Tour with Louvre & Lunch at Le Bistro Parisien

Romantic Paris Day Trip Guided Tour with Louvre & Lunch at Le Bistro Parisien

star-2.5
Hop on the Eurostar from London and escape to Paris for unforgettable day in the City of Lights. First, marvel at the Arc de Triomphe, stroll down the glamorous Champs–Elysees and take in the views from the Trocadero on a walking tour of Paris. Next, enjoy an unforgettable 2-course lunch as you gaze out over the city from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Finally, get up close to priceless artworks, including the legendary Mona Lisa, at the Louvre.
More
  • 15 hours
From
$397.71
From
$397.71

Brussels Rail Day Trip from London including Brussels Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Brussels Rail Day Trip from London including Brussels Hop-on Hop-off Bus

star-2.5
Get to know history-steeped Brussels on this independent London to Brussels day trip by rail. Travel to Belgium’s capital by Eurostar, and use an included hop-on hop-off bus ticket to admire the city’s famous sights and create your own sightseeing itinerary. View the splendid Royal Palace, Atomium and European Union buildings; stroll around the guildhouses and Town Hall of the magnificent, cobbled Grand Place; and use your remaining time to stroll, sightsee and relax as you wish. Your hop-on hop-off tour, return Eurostar tickets, and a city map are included.
More
  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$359.29
From
$359.29
Taking safety measures

Brugge Day Trip from London

Brugge Day Trip from London

star-4
Hop across the channel to Belgium and swap the busy streets of London for the cobblestone lanes and dreamy spires of Bruges on this full-day tour. Keep your camera handy as you stroll through one of Europe’s most photogenic medieval cities, stopping to climb the landmark Belfry, visit the Bruges Beer Museum or take a cruise along the canal. Round-trip transport (by Eurotunnel or ferry) and a guided bus tour of the city are included, making this is the ideal day trip for first-time visitors.
More
  • 16 to 19 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$143.52
From
$143.52
Taking safety measures