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London is Britain’s most important rail hub, making it a great base from which to explore destinations near and far. From the shores of Lake Windermere to UNESCO–listed Edinburgh, here are a few locations within reach of London by rail.

Paris — 2.5 hours from London
Thanks to the speedy Eurostar rail service, Paris lies within easy reach of London and makes a wonderful day trip from the British capital. Explore in comfort on a hop-on hop-off bus tour; take to the waves on a scenic Seine River cruise; and discover top Paris attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Liverpool — 2.5 hours from London
Take a Fab Four day trip by train to Liverpool and enjoy a tour of the city made famous by the Beatles. Explore historic Albert Dock, hop aboard a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club, and discover top attractions such as Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Lake District — 3 hours from London
Home to Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows, the Lake District National Park boasts some of Britain’s most captivatingly beautiful countryside. Delve into the idyllic Yewdale Valley; follow in the footsteps of author Beatrix Potter; and don’t forget to sample a traditional English cream tea, a must for any visitor to the lakes.

Edinburgh — 5 hours from London
Scotland’s capital, the UNESCO–listed city of Edinburgh offers dramatic scenery alongside centuries of colorful history. Take in the sights with ease on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, stroll along the historic Royal Mile, or sip a wee dram at the Scotch Whisky Experience. And don’t miss one of the city’s must-sees: the Scottish Crown Jewels inside Edinburgh Castle.
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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

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560
  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$322.81
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$322.81
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.
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* A traveler said: "This was a very good trip it was a quick trip but if we wanted a longer trip we would have made different arrangements we got to see the highlights witch were good."


Guided Day Trip to Paris from London-includes Eiffel Tower, River Cruise, Louvre
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.
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* A traveler said: "Awesome ride, very clean and great seating not tight-very rooming, great concession room for eating and drinks, clean toilets- clean in all. Met our guide tour-Janis OMG she was awesome!! And the driver also!!!"


Liverpool & The Beatles Rail Day Trip from London

Liverpool & The Beatles Rail Day Trip from London

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205
  • 14 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$238.24
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$238.24
Discover The Beatles’ hometown on this rail day trip to Liverpool from London. Visit The Beatles Story attraction, packed with memorabilia and replicas of Beatles’ sites; and enjoy a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations linked to the Fab Four including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club.
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* A traveler said: "The experience was amazing, Liverpool is a great city with so many things to see and do, looking forward to going back there."


Edinburgh Rail Trip from London with Castle entry, Optional Hop-on Hop-off bus

Edinburgh Rail Trip from London with Castle entry, Optional Hop-on Hop-off bus

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174
  • 16 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$252.34
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$252.34
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.
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* A traveler said: "I have done this trip three times, the train ride is wonderful (there are no trains where I live) I love wandering around Edinburgh"


Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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59
  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$322.62
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$322.62
Experience the untamed beauty and literary heritage of England’s Lake District on this guided day trip from London, with round-trip rail tickets included. On arrival, explore this epic region by minivan, visiting Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows. In summer, enjoy an added visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former farmhouse; a scenic lake cruise, and tea at the famous Lindeth Howe hotel. Upgrade to first class rail tickets for extra comfort.
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* A traveler said: "The Lake District is beautiful and a few days there would be fun. But if you do not have that time this tour is a great way to see it. It is very doable in a day. The guide was very nice and full of fun interesting information. I would recommed this tour."


Discover Paris at your Leisure Tour via Eurostar, with Seine Cruise &Travelcard

Discover Paris at your Leisure Tour via Eurostar, with Seine Cruise &Travelcard

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11
  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$282.29
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$282.29
Take a break from Britain to experience the romance and history of Paris on a full-day, independent rail tour from London. Ride under the English Channel on the Eurostar to arrive in the City of Lights in the morning. The day is yours to spend as you please with the help of a Paris map and an unlimited day-use Metro card. Take in iconic sights like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame on an included hour-long Seine River cruise.
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* A traveler said: "The rep. met us at St. Pancras explained everything. After that we were completely independent.|We had plenty of time to enjoy Paris and the Metro day pass is a great plus.|We made reservations at Les Ombres restaurant, it was marvelous, definitely recommend! We upgraded to first class our way back"


Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.50
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$133.50
Swap the bustle of London for the rural beauty of the Cotswolds on this full-day trip, including a 2-course lunch. Traveling to the Cotswolds from London by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, drink in the rolling countryside and slow pace of this enchanting region, famous for its stone-built villages, lush pastures and old-world atmosphere. Enjoy free time to stroll around gorgeous towns and villages such as Burford, Bibury and Stow-in-the-Wold; and break midway to enjoy a traditional English lunch at an old Cotswolds hotel restaurant, complete with stone fireplace and oak beams.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide James and our driver Troy were wonderful! We were given plenty of time to explore each town and lunch was very good. We highly recommend taking this tour."


Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

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1400
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.76
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$123.76
Immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of Harry Potterℱ with a ful-day behind-the-scenes experience at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - the Making of Harry Potter. Enjoy round-trip transportation by luxury coach from London Victoria, and spend roughly four hours exploring the spellbinding film sets independently. See the Gothic grandeur of the Ministry of Magic, walk Diagon Alley, snap photos at iconic locations such as Platform 9 Ÿ and the Hogwarts Express, and admire intricate costumes and props used in the movies.
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* A traveler said: "Very smooth journey arrived at Harry Potter world in good time and return trip was just as good. The Harry Potter experience was fantastic"


Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.39
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$90.39
Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Warwick Castle before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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* A traveler said: "Beatiful scenery, a lot of history about Oxford, Cotswold, Shakespeare. Very beatiful place, clean, the hospitality is very good. We’ll be back again."


Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.67
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$137.67
Discover three of southern England’s top sights on this full-day coach trip from London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dover. Pass the maritime historical buildings of Greenwich on your way to scenic Kent, a county known as the ‘Garden of England.’ Take a private look around stunning Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive, and enjoy a privileged tour of UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral. End your day with views of Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
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* A traveler said: "Norma led us on a fun, fact-filled day of great interest. She was lively and engaging and explained everything we saw. She was very friendly and knowledgeable so it made a great sight-seeing day! I highly recommend this tour."


Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.45
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$140.45
Maximize your time and budget on this full-day tour from London, starting with a tour of Leeds Castle, Henry VIII’s grand Tudor palace. Next, explore the medieval city of Canterbury, famous for the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral. After lunch, head to the coast to visit the mighty White Cliffs of Dover, then return to London to discover more of Britain’s maritime history in Greenwich. Then, cruise along the River Thames, past landmarks like Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide, Tony, was great and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed visiting Leeds Castle and seeing the cliffs especially. We ended up seeing the cliffs from afar from the beach. Canterbury Cathedral was beautiful, but is under construction right now."


Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London

Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London

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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.73
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$98.73
Discover two gems of southern England on this full-day coach trip to Stonehenge and Bath from London. Travel to Stonehenge, a prehistoric stone monument that rises imperiously from Salisbury Plain. Gaze at the gigantic stones, learn how the monument was used, and then continue to the UNESCO-listed city of Bath to discover this gorgeous 18th-century city independently. Choose to stroll the elegant Georgian streets and see top Bath attractions such as the Royal Crescent as you wish; or upgrade to visit the stunning Roman Baths or Jane Austen Visitor Centre.
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* A traveler said: "Andrew was an amazing guide and John was a safe driver. I highly recommend this tour as it was well paced and "just enough". I do not know how the other tours fit more stops in to the agenda."


Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London

Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London

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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.39
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$90.39
Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of England on a fulfilling full-day trip to Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds from London. With an accomplished guide, explore the opulent chambers of Blenheim Palace, a Baroque manor house that boasts UNESCO World Heritage status, and discover the building's historical heritage. Travel to the Cotswolds to absorb the splendor of an area replete with charming churches and gorgeous natural panoramas including Bourton-on-the-Water and Bampton, to see filming locations for 'Downton Abbey.'
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* A traveler said: "Lesley was very professional very good explaining the history of the places and the driver was very patient especially when there was a very bad trafic."


Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

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100
  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$294.62
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$294.62
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 CitĂ©, stroll along the Champs-ÉlysĂ©es, 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.
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* A traveler said: "A full day trip to Paris thru the euro tunnel.|A lot of land marks to visit in Paris.|Enjoyed the day|Highly recommended."


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

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  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$420.65
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$420.65
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.
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Free & Easy Day Trip by Eurostar from London to Paris with Open Top Bus Tour
Combine the convenience of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel on this independent day trip to Paris from London. Settle into your reserved seats on the Eurostar, then set out to discover the city at your own pace, armed with a metro ticket and a map of Paris. That’s not all: an open-top bus tour is also included, so you can marvel at star attractions like the Champs–Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, before setting out to explore on your own.
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Full-Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London

Full-Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.76
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$123.76
Unless you hire a car, exploring the Sussex South Downs National Park from London means catching trains, buses, and even cabs. After a train ride to Brighton, this full-day trip lays everything on with a deluxe minivan tour in a personalized, small-group atmosphere. Admire the rolling downs at Devil’s Dyke, see Beachy Head, and the Seven Sisters cliffs, travel country roads, and more, all with a guide for deeper insight.
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* A traveler said: "Lovely day out , great scenery , lovely staff , you will be looked after 👍 Day out from London urban hustle and bustle ..,🙌👍"


3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

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35
  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$703.42
Price varies by group size
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$703.42
Price varies by group size
Discover the architectural delights and natural splendor of Scotland on a 3-day tour of Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London. Visit some of Scotland’s most important cultural institutions in its beautiful capital city of Edinburgh; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Loch Ness and the Great Glen on a guided tour; and travel through the scenic delights of the Scottish highlands while learning of the region’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy two nights accommodation in a comfortable B&B and travel by comfortable and scenic train from London to Edinburgh.
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* A traveler said: "Hotel was very close to railway station & bus stops for hop on hop off. Wish we had had more time. Weather was beautiful."


See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.63
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$71.63
Hit the streets and visit a wide range of London landmarks on this walking tour through the city center. Instead of joining a crowded bus tour and listening to a guide read out a script, join this small group tour and enjoy the personalized commentary from your responsive guide. Explore London’s bustling squares and alleys, all while learning about highlights like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Shakespeare’s Globe.
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Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$453.37
Price varies by group size
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$453.37
Price varies by group size
The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are two of London’s most impressive must-see attractions, but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, save valuable sightseeing time with skip-the-line entry and head straight inside with your guide. Learn the history of Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square on a walking visit, and stop at Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, and more.
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* A traveler said: "This is a great way to maximize the use of your time in the city. We were thrilled to be able to see so much - it was a full day and well worth it."


The Complete Beatles 2-Day Tour: Liverpool and London

The Complete Beatles 2-Day Tour: Liverpool and London

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5
  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.73
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$276.73
Calling all super fans of The Beatles, this 2-day magical mystery tour of Liverpool and London covers all of the locations significant to the pop superstars. During a self-guided day in Liverpool, you’ll visit the Beatles Story and head to famous spots such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, and the Cavern Club. The next day in London, you’ll take a guided tour that covers Abbey Road and the film locations for Help! And a Hard Day’s Night. Train tickets, entrance fees, and tours are included.
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* A traveler said: "If you are a Beatle fan this is the tour for you. I am still amazed I was able to see where it all began. I had a nice surprise we were up graded to first class on the train trip. Timing was perfect on all stops. Tour guides were fun and knowledge. I am still pinching myself."


Day Trip To The Lake District

Day Trip To The Lake District

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2
  • 14 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$461.36
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$461.36
Experience the Lake District on a full-day tour from London that provides a comprehensive introduction to this scenic region in northwest England. Ride the train from London to Oxenholme where your local guide takes your around Lake Windermere. Highlights include a Lake Windermere sightseeing cruise, and a visit to Bowness-on-Windermere and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Afternoon tea, boat cruise, round-trip train tickets, and transportation provided.
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* A traveler said: "Although it was raining and muddy, the guide was fantastic. I was treated like royalty. First he found out my interest in the Lake District and explained all the things he felt I was interested in. He was a wealth of knowledge. Later I find out he was a retired teacher who had grown up in there. I don’t know about the other Tour Guides, but Peter is the BEST."


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

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

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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$387.97
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$387.97
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-ÉlysĂ©es 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.
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* A traveler said: "Although I did the same tour two years ago around this same time. it was worth repeating. Our guy, Charlotte, was great. From the time left London and returned we were well looked after."


London in a Day Private Custom Tour

London in a Day Private Custom Tour

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46
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.28
Price varies by group size
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$158.28
Price varies by group size
Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent way to know London, our guide Deveay was incredibly knowledgeable about his subject and super cheerful person, you can get connected to him in a second, full of passion to the city and will give you very good insight from insider"


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