Day Trips From London
Day trips from London
Are you visiting London on holiday or a work trip and are keen to do a few day trips to explore rather than relocate around the countryside ?
As England is a lot smaller than here in Australia it is certainly possible to do this and see a lot of new places doing day trips either short near by places or more adventurous trips further afield
Amazingly you can get to see a variety of countries withing a short time due to cheap flights from London so it will be hard to choose where to visit first !
While we were in the UK they even had 1 pound day tickets on the ferries over to France , Fares to another country can't get much cheaper than that !
There are bus tours to Paris via the tunnel as well as other lovely places to visit around Britain.
You can choose from a variety of ways to do your day trips ,either by hiring a car , taking a bus tour , catching a train or by plane.
The opportunities to explore are endless so I will give you a few of my favourites that we enjoyed seeing on our travels like Bath , Brighton , Bodiam Castle, Dover & Paris.
One I really enjoyed while there was a day trip to Bruges and having a boat ride down the canel before exploring the quaint township !
After Australia it is such an amazing experience visiting so many countries in a short period of time !
Take advantage of discount rail travel as well as bus tours that offer great tours around Britain & Europe
Day Trip To Paris
Day trip to Paris
The Easy Day Trip to Paris includes r/t travel from London to Paris on Eurostar, unescorted full-day hop-on hop-off bus tour of Paris & a Metro ticket. Book now with Rail Europe.
Enjoy London as well
Day trip Ideas From London
Visit Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric monument in the world as well as Windsor Castle & enjoy tea & a boat trip in Oxford.
See Leeds Castle before it opens to the public. Enjoy lunch in Dover & see Canterbury Cathedral.
Enjoy a delicious two course lunch in Bibury described as the most beautiful village in Britain! Plus explore Burford and Bourton-on-the water, two of the most pictureque villages in the Cotswolds, before heading to Shakespeare's Stratford!
A trip to Paris via the Eurostar visiting the Eiffel tower. In the afternoon we take a cruise on the River Seine that passes historic Notre Dame, before heading to the Le Louvre
Love the Castles & the history
Visit Bath & the Roman pools
Bath is another place we enjoyed visiting as it is a World Heritage Site and is a unique city with its springs, Roman Baths, Abbey, and Georgian stone crescents. The surrounding countryside also makes it worth the trip. Take time to browse at the city shops as this compact city center is largely free of traffic , enjoy morning tea at one of the quaint cafe's .
Bath & Roman Baths
British Train service
- National Rail Enquiries - Official source for UK train times and timetables
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White Cliffs Of Dover
If you don't get anwhere else at least make sure you do a trip to Dover & across on the ferry to France especially if you have never been to another country that isn't mainly English speaking .
I found it an amazing feeling to be on a ferry looking back at the white cliffs of Dover the very first time we did the trip. Words cannot express the excitment & emotion to finally be doing this Spectacular cross-Channel panorama to France.
Make sure you view the world's busiest shipping lanes as well as enjoy the dramatic clifftop countryside walks of Dover. While up on the cliff you can relax & watch the ships coming & going from France.
London Bus tours
- London tours from 19 & Stonehenge sightseeing bus tour. Tower of London
London tours start every day with a private tour of the Tower of London. Plus travel to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle every day. London Eye, Madame Tussauds and more.
White Cliffs Of Dover
Travel Tips for Overseas.
Before you go overseas make sure you check out where you stand with
Visas you might need for the diferent countries for entry
Make sure your passport has plenty of time left on it for traveling.Most countries require a minimum of 6 months
Medication you carry for personal use -- Be very careful as we have to worry about this ourselves before we leave Australia as some countries won't allow you to enter with medication.
Customs of the country you need to know like what clothing you cannot wear , where photography is forbiddon etc.
International drivers licence if you are planning on driving yourself. Rembember in Europe they dve on the other side of the road from us when you get off the ferry in France !
Bruges in Belgium
There are a few ways of getting to Bruges by car , flying or by ferry from Dover .
I must have got a bus to Dover, crossed on the ferry to Calais and a bus to Bruges . I remember the boat trip down the canel and a chocolate shop !
Bruges will keep you intersted for days, however if you can only manage a day trip then I reccommend it for sure.
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