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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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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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  • 15 hours
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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

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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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  • 16 hours
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Liverpool & The Beatles Rail Day Trip from London

Liverpool & The Beatles Rail Day Trip from London

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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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  • 14 hours
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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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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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  • 16 hours
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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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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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  • 13 hours
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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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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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  • 15 hours
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Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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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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  • 10 hours
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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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Immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of Harry Potter™ 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 ¾ and the Hogwarts Express, and admire intricate costumes and props used in the movies.
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  • 7 hours
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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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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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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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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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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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  • 10 hours
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London

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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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  • 11 hours
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Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London

Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London

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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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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London

Blenheim Palace Tour and The Cotswolds Day Trip from London

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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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  • 10 hours
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Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

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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.
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  • 13 hours
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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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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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  • 15 hours
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Free & Easy Day Trip by Eurostar from London to Paris with Open Top Bus Tour

Free & Easy Day Trip by Eurostar from London to Paris with Open Top Bus Tour

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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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  • 15 hours
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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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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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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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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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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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  • 3 days
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See Over 30 Top London Sights! Fun Local Guide!!

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

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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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  • 5 hours
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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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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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  • 8 hours
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The Complete Beatles 2-Day Tour: Liverpool and London

The Complete Beatles 2-Day Tour: Liverpool and London

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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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  • 2 days
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Day Trip To The Lake District

Day Trip To The Lake District

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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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  • 14 hours
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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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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.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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London in a Day Private Custom Tour

London in a Day Private Custom Tour

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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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  • 7 hours
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